Food & Music Festival - Visit Tarland
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Once again the festival is running for the whole weekend – from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September, 2018

Tickets available HERE

The Tarland Food and Music Festival is now in its fifth year, celebrating quality local food and Tarland’s thriving music scene. Events run throughout the village, catering for all.

We have some brilliant acts lined up for this year and some exciting activities and demonstrations, which all come at a cost.

We are very lucky to have support from local businesses, if you too wish to donate to the Tarland Food & Music Festival, please follow the link below.

Thank you for taking the time.

For more information please call 07387395481

The festival can be found on facebook , twitter  and

Volunteers needed!  See HERE for details

Friday 28th September

Project Smok

Paul Anderson and Malcolm Jones

To listeners, Ali Levack’s firebrand whistle playing sounds as though it owes as much to the influence of the great jazz wind players as it does to his roots in Scottish music. Levack’s accompaniment comes from Pablo Lafuente; a rhythmic, groove filled guitar style that perfectly complements his whistle playing. Together they are Project Smok.

Malcolm Jones has been a member of Celtic rock band Runrig for longer than he cares to remember, enjoying a wonderful musical career full of memorable achievements and highlights. Malcolm now hopes to have more time to strap on the accordion and guitar and play his other love, Scottish traditional music – more specifically the bagpipe and instrumental music of the North West Highlands.

One of the most respected exponents today, Paul Anderson is a legend in the time honoured fiddle tradition of Scotland.

A tune with Paul and Malcolm represents an enjoyable meeting of the East coast and the West coast styles of playing.


Saturday 29th September

Blazin’ Fiddles

Supported by The Rowies

The Rowies are a young, traditional, folk band formed of four teenagers aged between 16 and 18 years old, based in North East Scotland. They formed in September 2016 and have supported Session A9, Old Blind Dogs, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, and the 2017 Tarland Food & Music Festival headline act, Dallahan. In July 2017 they won Speyfest’s Young Entertainer of the Year and also played on the Danny Kyle stage at Celtic Connections, receiving a ‘highly recommended’ review.

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 20th year in 2018 – and with the release of their ninth album, The Key, in November 2017 – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear regional expressions from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.