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Local Legends Logan’s Close Topping The Bill At This Weekend’s Dunbar Music Festival.

  • Posted on September 02, 2021
  • News
  • By Mark Kiehlmann

Local legends Logan’s Close and award-winning folk group Kinnaris Quintet will be topping the bill at this weekend’s Dunbar Music Festival.

More than 32 acts will perform across the town from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September, with a unique set of six ticketed musical showcases taking place outdoors at the iconic Dunbar Harbour Battery.

One of East Lothian's longest running music festivals, it will feature a diverse programme of music performances, including the Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company which has the top spot for world music night on Friday at the Battery.

On Saturday, contemporary music will be the focus with headliners Logan’s Close, while Kinnaris Quintet will bring the traditional music programme to a close on Sunday.

A series of free gigs will also take place in beer gardens and outdoor cafes.

The range of music represented includes bossa and blues, as well as rock and rockabilly and folk.

Neil Allison, chair of the voluntary committee that runs Dunbar Music Festival, said: “We are thrilled to have this unique opportunity to bring our community together and enjoy the experience of watching live music in our beautiful home town.

“The pandemic has created many challenges for events but whilst we may not have the range and scale of venues we had hoped for this year, the Battery helps us create something really magical and we think people will be inspired by the range and quality of the performers taking part.”

The festival, formerly known as the Dunbar Traditional Music Festival, has taken place every September in venues across the town since 1988.

It was originally established as a celebration of traditional Scottish and Irish folk music, with the range of music broadening over the years to appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

This year’s event marks a welcome return for the festival after it postponed in 2020 due to the covid restrictions placed on public spaces and large gatherings.



For more information visit the Dunbar Music Festival website and the festival Facebook page.

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