Aberfeldy Festival 2014...
Dates for your diary are 31st October and 1st November
Lineup to be announced...
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Aberfeldy Festival now in its 5th year returns with another fabulous lineup, poetry to make your eyes water and local Hillbillies.
Hillbilly is a term given to those Scottish and Irish migrants who settled in the Appalachian/Highland Mountains. Much the same as Highland Perthshire the Scotch-Irish have invaded. This is where the blurred lines are (not in a Thicke way) but in a sense of the music of Bob Dylan, Bonnie Prince Billy, Woody Guthrie and the cross overs with Van Morrison, John Martyn and many contemporary Irish/Scots musicians today.
This is about roots not pastiche and an attempt to be authentic or at least not lose the sense of your own voice or heritage. Many times we can resent our family and heritage thinking its not cool and then you hear something that transcends an era and yes there is a fiddle in there and the singer has an obvious accent or they have someone playing a banjo and it may even be described as country music - and then you're like NOOOoo I'm turning into me Da. This happened to me the first time I heard Witchita Linesman by Glen Campbell it completely had me but then I thought that it wasn't cool like the other stuff I was listening to at the time - which has long since disappeared.
So this year unlock your inner HALLOWEEN Hillbilly and lets have a Jamboree especially friday night where we will have a fancy dress night - there will be a prize for the best Jed Clampett and remember its not square dancing and yeehharring we still must lie to ourselves and feel we invented something new so that we do not become our country loving parents too quickly.