Festival 2023 - 8th to 10th of September 2023  - Friendly Folk in Linlithgow!

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Hannah RarityTwo of the leading young performers on the traditional music scene in Scotland - Hannah Rarity and Anna Massie – are coming to Linlithgow for a special concert on Friday December 8th in Queen Margaret Hall.  Building on a fast-growing reputation, Hannah Rarity ranks as one of Scotland’s finest singers. Performing a carefully chosen mix of traditional, contemporary, and self-penned material, she earns comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara Dillon, whilst standing confidently in her own right.

Widely recognised as a flourishing talent after winning the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2018, Hannah was tipped by The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch’ and, more recently, was invited to work as co-musical director for the Opening Concert of Celtic Connections 2022.

Anna MassieAnna Massie is the current presenter of “Travelling Folk” on BBC Radio Scotland. Equally at home as accompanist or melody player, Anna is one of Scotland’s foremost guitarists. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, she also excels on the fiddle, mandolin, and tenor banjo. Renowned for her work with Blazin’ Fiddles, Mairearad Green and RANT, her reputation as a producer, presenter and musical director grows with each passing project. Three-time nominee for Best Instrumentalist at the Scots Trad Music Awards, she is a highly talented musician “…lively, often witty arrangements with Anna Massie’s deft banjo and guitar compelling at the heart.” Colin Irwin, MOJO

Hannah and Anna are both former winners of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Hannah appeared at “Songs and Reels at the Rose” at Linlithgow Folk Festival in 2019. On December 8th in Linlithgow, they will be supported by ‘FINDING KEMBACK’, a young duo from Fife, who wowed the audience at the Nora Devine Stage this year.

The concert on Friday December 8th will take place in the Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road, Linlithgow EH49 7JA:

  • 7.30PM (doors open at 7pm)
  • £12 (Unreserved Seating)
  • This is a BYOB event. There will be no licensed bar

Tickets are now SOLD OUT.