Festival concerts will be held in the stunning, atmospheric location of our 200 capacity arts venue and former church St Margaret's Braemar. Discounted full weekend tickets or individual concert tickets are now available.

Friday 30th September
Dougie MacLean

Composer of 'Caledonia', Scotland's world famous and most accomplished songwriter, the legendary Dougie Maclean OBE.

McGoldrick, McCusker, Doyle

The creme de la creme of celtic flute, fiddle, song and guitar, a rare musical treat you'll savour for a very long time.

Saturday 1st October
Joshua Burnside

East Belfast's rising, emotive and soulful singer/songwriter. “He creates a world and lets us live in it for a while… He’s like going to the theatre”Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Eryn Rae

One of the finest fiddle players in the country, winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award 2022 Eryn Rae.

Ellie McLaren Trio

Braemar's very own star fiddle player Ellie McLaren launches her debut EP in St Margaret's.

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Fringe Events
Jam Sessions
Get involved or simply enjoy a drink and relax to the foot stomping, lively folk and traditional jam sessions in the village's various cosy venues. Free entry.

Have you always wanted to give playing folk music a shot? Do you already play but would like to improve your technique or learn some new tunes?
All abilities will be welcome at our Saturday and Sunday morning folk and trad workshops.

Fringe events will be hosted by
Euan McLaughlin Trio

Euan is a multi instrumentalist and producer performing with various outfits including powerhouse festival bands, Valtos and An Dannsa Dub.

Jen Austin & Eric Linklater

Jen has performed with Rachel Sermanni, FARA, Adam Holmes, Heidi Talbot and Blazin' Fiddles. She has a first class honours from the University of Strathcylde and is an accomplished visual artist finding inspiration from the Orkney seas where she currently lives.

A small selection of photos at various places over the weekend of last year's debut Braemar Folk Festival. Photos include venues St Margaret's, Braemar Lodge Hotel, Farquharson's Bar & Kitchen, Th e Invercauld Mews and the Braemar Highlands Games Centre.

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Full Weekend £56

• Friday night concert: Dougie MacLean and McGoldrick, McCusker Doyle
• Saturday afternoon concert: Ellie McLaren Trio Album Launch
• Saturday evening concert: Joshua Burnside and BBC Young Trad Musician of the Year Eryn Rae  
•  Pub sessions
* Workshop tickets to be bought separately, see below.
Friday night £28

• Friday night concert: Dougie MacLean and McGoldrick, McCusker Doyle
• Pub sessions

Saturday Afternoon £10

• Saturday afternoon concert: Ellie McLaren Trio Album Launch
• Pub sessions

Saturday Evening £28

• Saturday evening concert: Joshua Burnside and BBC Young Trad Musician of the Year 2022 Eryn Rae
• Pub sessions

Workshops £5 each

• Saturday morning folk/trad workshop hosted by Jennifer Austin and Eric Linklater

• Sunday morning folk/trad workshops hosted by the Euan McLaughlin Trio

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