Passing of Richard McConnell, Friend of the Festival

MR Richard McConnell: We were all very sorry to hear of the sad passing of our great friend, Richard McConnell.

Richard had been a stalwart supporter of our Festival since its inception and regularly travelled up from his home in Newcastle to attend all our events.

Our sympathy goes out to his son Euan and all the family, including his many nieces and nephews, to whom he was an adored "Uncle Rickety".

We will never forget his support and encouragement.