Musicfest is back

After his successful appearance last year Alastair MacDonald returns to close Musicfest
After his successful appearance last year Alastair MacDonald returns to close Musicfest

Following the success of last year’s event Musicfest returns to Uddingston next month with six days of activities planned.

The festival is supported by Tunnock’s and kicks off with the ‘We Love Music’ opening concert on Valentine’s Day (February 14) in Park Church at 7.30pm.

Activities actually start a few hours earlier with story and songs for under-fives in Uddingston Library at 2.30pm, and there will also be a jazz night in Uddingston Bowling Club the same day.

On Saturday, February 15, ‘Mixter Maxter’, a mixed instrument workshop, featuring Nigel Gatherer from 10am-noon is in the Church of Nazarene.

Following her impromptu appearance last year Scotland’s Makar, Liz Lochhead (pictured), joins Mod gold medallist Joan Morrison for Poetry and Gaelic Song in Uddingston Old Church at 7.30pm.

On Sunday, February 16, the Musicfest ‘Songs of Praise’ is in Park Church at 6.30pm and ‘We Love Singing’ is in the Baptist Church on Monday, February 17, at 7.30pm.

On Tuesday, February 18, a Golden Tea Dance takes place in David Milne Centre from 2-4pm and at 7.30pm there is a choice of the family concert ‘3 Days Later’ in the Church of the Nazarene and ‘We Love Classical’, featuring top instrumentalists and singers, in St Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

The closing concert takes place in Park Church on Wednesday, February 19, at 7.30pm with Scottish folk star Alastair MacDonald.

Look out too for the ‘Musicfest Family Sing-along’ in Croftbank House and appearances from Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffin, Ashton Lane and Linn Lounge.

There will also be music in Redstones Hotel, The Rowantree, The Anvil, shops, restaurants and local streets during the festival.

To offer your talents contact organiser Lorna Cammock on 01698 323437.