Yurtfest Line-up 2008

Andy Chung

Andy Chung

Andy Chung has performed live, both solo and accompanied by other musicians, extensively throughout Scotland and the north of England.

Over the past six years he has become a well loved character on the Scottish folk/world music scene, a finalist in the 1998 Danny Kyle awards at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and a regular performer at the Edinburgh Folk Club.



The acappella harmonies and rhythms produced by this Dundee based all female vocal ensemble set last year's festival alight!

Last year they sang a set of songs from Scotland, Africa and around the world drawing on folk and gospel traditions.

Not to be missed!

(Drawing by Andy Chung)

The Nightwatchmen

Col n Sam

All the way from Lancaster Colin
a break from looking after
the Yurtfest
web site to play a
few numbers
with his wife Sam.

Colin : guitar, ukulele & vocals
Sam : cello & percussion


Kishon McGuire


This will be Kish's second
at Yurtfest and he hopes to get
a bigger audience this year!

His influences include
Bert Jansch and John Martyn.

Amy Rayner


Amy is a young singer songwriter from Fife whose influences include
Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash,
Tori Amos and Amy Winehouse.


Handle With Care

handle with care

You may have seen Handle With Care at an acoustic session, such as the Burns Tavern in Leslie, Torleys in Lochgelly or Cafe Fresh in Dunfermline over the last couple of years.

They were usually simply known as ’the two Daves’, but for 2008 have decided to get their act together and get out there doing some proper gigs...
and thus Handle With Care was born.


Vivienne Bern

viv bern

Originally from the west of Scotland,
Vivienne is happiest when playing an intimate set where she can engage with her audience.
Her favourite quote from one listener
and fellow musician was...
“ye would make a grown man cry”

She has started writing her own material, including her most recent song ‘This Town’, and is working
on an album.

Influences include Indigo Girls,
KT Tunstall & Karine Polwart.




Afrodisiac was formed 10 years ago by African drumming enthusiast, Steve Haden. They perform traditional west African music, mainly from Senegal and Guinea, using a variety of drums, percussion instruments and song.

Typically the band plays in festivals and events throughout the year and they also host the annual African Drum Village, held in Glenisla in August. There are currently 12 band members aged between 20 and 60, most of whom live in the Angus area.


The Latecomers


The Latecomers are mainly a Glasgow based band who play a mixture of
their own material alongside a
number of covers. 
They currently play a regular slot at Lauries Bar in Glasgow on the last Friday of each month and played at both Yurtfest 06 (under the previous
name of 'Caponica')
and 07.
They're looking forward to seeing
you all at Yurtfest 08!
Rosie McNeill - Vocals, percussion, guitar.
Diarmuid Collins - Guitar.
Louise Haston - Keyboards, guitar.
Lesley Monaghan - Bass guitar.

David Adams

Piper from the Moonzie Allstars plays a solo set before joining his band mates.

Moonzie Allstars


Local Ceildh band will whirl you
your feet with their exciting arrangements of
traditional favourites.


The Awkward Squad


Last year's headliners are back again
for 2008's festival!

Al:guitars. Forbes:bass.
Howie:vocal. Martin:keyboards. Ashley: vocal.

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