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Welcome to the Girvan Traditional Folk Festival 2012 web site

Friday May 4th until Sunday May 6th

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2012 Artists:
We have already got confirmed bookings for Sara Grey and Kieron Means at the next festival, and we will let you know as soon as we confirm more. If you have a particular artist you want to see at Girvan 2012, please let us know.

Once you have heard Sara Grey you will never forget her. She has a certain quality of voice that compels you to give her your undivided attention. Her voice is both powerful and sweet with a distinctive and lovely tremolo. It is a voice well suited to native American ballads and ballads of Ireland and Scotland. Her talented son Kieron Means is a singer primarily of traditional songs but also of contemporary songs and guitar player of great merit. He has a great rapport with an audience and has an exceptional professionalism for a young performer. His voice is as smooth as silk, rich and mellow and he sings to his audience not in spite of them.

More session venues coming.

Thanks to all who helped to make the 2011 festival a memorable and successful one. The new security measures at the camp site were a great success, ensuring all who stayed there were safe and sound throughout the weekend. The sun shone on all of us and helped to fill the town with smiles as well as great music, song and storytelling.

In 2012 there will be even more session venues for you, so please tell all of your friends and help to make this the biggest Girven Festival ever. There will be plenty of room and plenty of music for all to enjoy.

Can you help to make the festival even better?

We are planning next year's festival now, and we want each year in the run up to our 40th anniversary to be bigger and better than before. To achieve this we need your help.

We are looking for people to join our happy band of committee members, so if you have some skills and/or knowledge that you think may be useful to us, please send our Chairman, Graham Charlton, an e-mail () to introduce yourself. Please include a contact telephone number in your message

We also need people to help out during the festival weekend with all kinds of tasks, such as artist liaison, public information, ticket issuing, tee shirt sales, venue ushering, etc.

If you are available and would like to volunteer some time to help with the festival, please send an e-mail to: and ask to be put on the volunteer list. Don't forget to let us know which days and which times you are available, and please include a contact telephone number.

Tom McConville - 2011 Girvan folk festival artist
Geordie McIntyre- 2011 Girvan folk festival artist
2011 Joe at westcliffe