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Gathering Festival in Inverness adds further acts to line-up

By Philip Murray

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The line-up of acts for this year's Gathering Festival.
The line-up of acts for this year's Gathering Festival.

MORE musicians have been added to the line-up for this year's Gathering Festival in Inverness.

A trio of artists have been added to the roster for the festivities in the Northern Meeting Park on September 4.

"First up are winners of the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music, the Kinnaris Quintet, who will bring their uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful live set, created by three fiddles, mandolin and guitar, with influences of traditional Scottish and Irish music, Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Classical," said The Gathering's Dougie Brown.

"We are also delighted to announce that two of Scotland’s most revered multi instrumentalists Mairearad Green and Anna Massie will be joining us. They are a truly captivating duo, and will be a real highlight of the festival.

"Final addition is a brand new project, Glin, who feature BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and Project Smok musician Ali Levack and former Manran and Talisk member Craig Irving.

The Kinnaris Quintet.
The Kinnaris Quintet.

"We are delighted with the additions of Kinnaris Quintet, Mairearad & Anna and Glin to our line-up this September in what is shaping up to be an incredible day of music and entertainment.

"The positive data emerging from the pilot events over the past few months is very encouraging and we have everything crossed that we will remain on course to see the easing of restrictions later this summer and we can enjoy live music with you again!"

The new additions join the previously announced line up of Skerryvore, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Torridon, Trail West, Rythmnreel, and the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band.


Away from the music, draft beer will be provided by the Black Isle Brewery, and whisky by Tomatin Single Malt. The festival's house gin and vodka will be provided by Caithness’s Rock Rose and Holy Grass respectively.

North Point Rum will also be present at the festival.

There will also be a selection of other Highland and Scottish distilleries and breweries on site as part of the festival's ‘meet the makers’ sessions – details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.

The event will also feature a programme of entertainment for the whole family including, come try traditional music sessions, mini Highland Games, theatre, magic shows and more.

Mairearad Green and Anna Massie.
Mairearad Green and Anna Massie.

The Gathering's full market stall and street food programmes will also be announced shortly, in what organisers are promising will feature the "very best in Highland and Scottish crafters, makers, and food and drink suppliers".

Related news: The Inverness Gathering Festival announces Skerryvore to its line up

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