Passing of Iain Macdonald, Friend of the Festival

MR IAIN MACDONALD: I was very sorry to hear this morning of the sudden passing of another great supporter of Linlithgow Folk Festival - Mr Iain MacDonald from Aberdeen.  I don't think Iain had ever missed a Festival since its inception in 1999 and he was always to be found making his own significant contribution to the sessions.

A songwriter of some considerable repute, he collaborated on many projects with his brother Neil and barely a week went past without communication on new material flying between Linlithgow and Aberdeen.

Our sympathies go to Neil, Grace and all the MacDonald family in Scotland and all over the world.

Murdoch Kennedy
Chairman, Linlithgow Folk Festival Association
12 February 2014