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Tarland Food and Music Festival 2021 is live!

As well as welcoming folks back into The MacRobert Hall on the 24th and 25th September we will also be live streaming the Friday and Saturday nights so you can watch from the comfort of your own home and from anywhere in the world – more details coming soon!

We are finalising our programme at the moment and hope to share it with you very soon – lots going on and we are looking forward to seeing you all from Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th September.

Tickets are now on sale HERE

We are excited to let you see our programme for the 2021 festival!  There will be a more detailed programme coming soon but all tickets are now for sale  HERE .  There will also be an update on the livestreaming tickets soon!

2021 Programme

We are finalising our programme at the moment and hope to share it with you very soon – lots going on and we are looking forward to seeing you all from Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th September.

See some video from 2018 HERE

Download The Singing Land app  HERE

For more information please email

The festival can be found on facebook and twitter

The full programme is HERE

Friday 24th September 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

The Karen Matheson Band with support from Paul Anderson and Brian MacAlpine

Main Hall

Adults £16 Under 16  £13 

Booking required.

Licensed bar. All persons under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Karen Matheson’s life in the limelight began with her performing as a child in her local village hall in Argyll on the West coast of Scotland, where she was brought up immersed in the deep well of traditional songs that have been her inspiration for over 35 years of recording and performing worldwide.

Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Scots band Capercaillie, with whom she has graced the pop charts and featured in blockbuster movies, Karen’s solo career highlights have included sharing the stage with Pete Seeger in New York and performing at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where her stunning rendition of ‘Ae fond kiss’ stole the show to a televised audience of over 600 million people.

Karen released her new solo album in February 2021 to great critical acclaim.

Paul Anderson is one of the most respected exponents of the Scots fiddle tradition today and as such is in regular demand to perform at concerts, festivals and clubs. He has travelled the world with his music and regularly performs on TV and radio.

Brian MacAlpine is well known on the Scottish music scene, working with some of the country’s best musicians. He has over 67 albums under his belt, along with extensive live touring and countless radio sessions and television appearances. From performing to composing, arranging and producing, his skills reach across a wide range of genres from traditional to contemporary.

Saturday 25th, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)

Talisk with support from Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey

Main Hall 

Adults £18 under 16 £15 

Booking required.

Licensed bar and raffle. All persons under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up major awards for the explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation.

Moshen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018) Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fue concertine, fiddle and guitar to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered and instantly enthralling signature sounds that has captivated audiences around the globe.

Appearances at leading festivals – including closing out Saturday night’s main stage at the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tonder Festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysian Borneo, WOMADs UK, Chile and Las Palmas, Edmonton Folk Festival, Milwaukee Irish Festival, three back-to-back years at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, whilst folk and world music media have also lauded high praise upon the genre-bending trio.

Their hotly anticipated second album, Beyond, quickly rose to No.1 in the iTunes world music charts upon it’s late 2018 release, meeting a five-star “Top of the World” review in leading world music magazine Songlines, who brilliantly summarised the band: “incredibly infectious and endearing…fresh, invigorating, accomplished.”

Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey are award winning musical geniuses who are also old friends and two of the best musicians of their generation.

Tim is a former BBC Musicians of the Year (BBC Folk Awards 2012) and also won best duo with Brendan Power the same year. He is The Chieftain’s guitarist and accordionist of choice and also has a long standing solo career. Rated to be one of the world’s best guitarists and melodeon players in the Celtic folk scene he has recorded and toured with everyone from Christy Moore to Altan and Natalie MacMaster.

Ross, one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers (pipes, whistles, cuittern), is an acclaimed soloist and prolific collaborator with a long list of high profile awards and nominations going back as far as 2005, including being nominated three times for Music of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He won Best Duo with Ali Hutton in 2017 and was nominated for the same award again in 2018. Ross was also Composer of the Year in 2015 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.