Edinbane Festival is a non-profit-making community festival which takes place in the small village of Edinbane in the north of the Isle of Skye with both local and not so local bands as well as fun, dance and fireworks.
Friday: The Tassel Bandits, followed by Rosie Morton (on harp) and Carrie Thomas, with John McSherry's 'At First Light' from Ireland headlining, and The Harris Tweed Brogues rounding up with a footstamping ceilidh.
Saturday: This will include the Orchestra Macaroon led by Collin Blakey (ex Waterboys), The Ruffness and Shooglenifty.
Ard Urla, or Stage 1, is a tent given over to under 25 year old performers and this year includes another performance by Inflatable Haggis (who after last year's success are now one of the hottest bands on the island). More info on the bands will be posted shortly.
Online booking will become available afew weeks before the festival. Children under 12 get in free, tickets for 12 to 17 year-olds are half price and for over 18s, full price.
In addition to the main evening events there is alot laid on free. The festival organisers are expecting visiting giant puppeteers and also, perhaps, a circus with jugglers and unicyclists. A festival campsite by the lochside is planned at a small extra cost.
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Edinbane Festival 2005
last updated: Mon 11th Apr 2005