St Andrews Folk & Traditional Music
The University of St Andrews Folk and Traditional Music Society is dedicated to promoting folk and traditional music in and around the town. From 22nd February until the 24th February 2019, the group showcased the St Andrews Folk Festival, which was supported by the Community Trust most specifically through the offer of free tickets for schools to attend. The festival weekend included an open mic night, an instrumental workshop, a vocal workshop, a Gaelic singing workshop, concerts and a ceilidh.
Through appreciation and participation, the organisation hopes to raise the profile of this music genre throughout St Andrews.
Sarah Lamorte said:
‘The aim was to provide a weekend full of concerts and workshops to bolster the appreciation and support the education of traditional music in St Andrews. Throughout the year we hoped to reach out to more of the community to get them interested in this type of music and offer a weekend that celebrated the Scottish culture and this historic town.’