The line-up for the Free Range Folk stage at Belladrum 2014 is announced.
Whilst it is hard to imagine that the stage will create as much excitement Tom Jones being announced for the mainstage, the Free Range Stage will certainly play host to a whole host of talent this year.
Michael Cassidy returns to the area following supporting Twin Atlantic on their Highland Tour and a recent goNORTH spot which earned him this comment from our reviewer ;”His vocals are spot on and accompanied by his catchy riffs, his music is a little bit irresistible.”
Other singer song-writers that played goNORTH this year that are on the bill include Dundee based Charlotte Brimner and Ewan Grant performing acoustically as Algernon Doll.
There is a strong cluster of “well kent” faces including The Whiskys playing an acoustic set which after pulling off an impress couple of slots at last years festival. Meeshelle accompanied, no doubt, by some of her band mates from Leonard Jones Potential and hoping to build on some of the momentum from her single release earlier this year. Red Ronson and their bubblegum pop anthems will return again, expect a sing along and a wee bit of chaos.
Caroline Truslove who has recently rejoined James Mackenzie with his latest project , Verona, will be playing a solo set. Another singer song writer who has frequented the Glachbeg Folk Club is Hannah Finlayson making her first appearance at the festival.
Folk/Traditional/ Ceilidh, albeit with a contemporary twist, will be well represented with H¬ò-r¬ò!, Big Fat Electric Ceilidh Band, Dante, Little Kingdom and The Youth & The Young.
Finishing of the bill are Nick Mercer Jnr, Keith Meisner, Aaron Fyfe, Andy Williamson, The Rogues, Graeme Macrae, Scott Logan and Strontian due Jacob & Rory Green .
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