The Girvan Traditional Folk Festival celebrates its 42nd year in style with an exclusive pre-festival taster session at The Gaiety featuring music from Maggie MacInnes, one of Scotland's foremost Gaelic singers and clarsach players. In 2004 Maggie was voted Best Gaelic Singer of the Year in the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards. She comes from a long line of singers from the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and has performed in various groups over the years such as Ossian, Fuaim, Eclipse First and The Maggie MacInnes Band, and this evening Maggie will perform with her musician son Calum Park. Also performing will be Eddie Seaman (pipes/whistles) and Luc McNally(guitar/vocals) - two of the five members of the young and talented band Barluath. These two talented young folk musicians have released their first album as a duo, Tirade to great critical acclaim travelling extensively in Europe to festivals and folk clubs. The 2018 Girvan Traditional Folk Festival runs from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May.