Pop Up Live Music Sessions

This event is in the past and is no longer available for booking.
  • Friday 23 September
    10pm - midnight
  • Saturday 24 September
    5.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Sunday 25 September
    2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Saturday 1 October
    9.00pm - 1.00am
  • Sunday 2 October
    2.00pm - 6.00pm

Out & About, Music

A Festival favourite back by popular demand. Why not start – or end – your evening by taking in (or taking part in) one of our live music sessions. The line ups regularly include great local talent and visiting musicians.

Every session is open to all – so if you have an instrument to play, a song to sing or a story to tell, come along and join in too.


Fri 23 Sep | 10.00pm – midnight

Trad Music Session @ Phoenix Cafe, Universal Hall, Findhorn


Fri 23 Sep | 5.00 – 8.00pm

Herding Cats @ The Bonnie Beastie, Forres

Versatile musicians coming together to play a mix of bluegrass, swing, rockabilly and more. Over the weekend the band will move from acoustic busking, pub session vibes to electrified fun at the saturday misfit Cabaret.
Comprised of Ewan Macintyre (Ewan Macintyre Band), Dirk Ronneburg (Viper Swing, Cera Impala), Bado Reti (Bado Reti Group), & Tamlin Wiltshire (Bristol Branch).


Sat 24 Sep | 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Traditional music session @ Cafe 1496, Forres


Sun 25 Sep | 3.00-5.00pm

Pop up music session @ The Bonnie Beastie


Sat 1 Oct | 8.00pm – 1.00am

DJ Dolphin Boy @ The Bonnie Beastie, Forres

It is club music with a Celtic twist, but done with a rare elegance and style, an infectious combination. Andy Letcher on ‘Vertical Variations’

Andy Levy, aka Dolphin Boy, has been a producer and DJ for more than 20 years, melding his clubbing chops with a love of the traditionally crafted tune whilst creating some well loved classics and remixes along the way.

Spaciously layered blend of slinky grooves, quirkily sourced samples and custom-recorded vocals have won glowing reviews in the clubland press. Uniting elements of folk and dance through collaborations with acts like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennett, and jazz saxophonist Phil Bancroft.


Sun 2 Oct | 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Traditional music session @ The Bonnie Beastie, Forres


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