Scotland’s “first online music festival” will take place this weekend.
The Glenfarg Village Folk Club will host the three-day Folk Feast on social media from today.
The group made the decision, after initially cancelling due to the current health crisis.
However the famed Puff-a-box championship, where competitors battle to blow the innards of a matchbox as far as possible, has been suspended. Instead “attendees” will be asked to take part in a “puff-a-thing” contest where they make and decorate an item and make it do tricks by blowing on it. The final winner will be judged by an online vote.
Organisers say the decision to go ahead was made at the last minute and they are still working out the logistics but that a number of well-known folk musicians are set to perform.
Performers will include Jez Lowe, Eddie Walker, Duncan McCrone, Christine Bovill, The Quiggs, and Jim and Susie Malcolm.
Bands will not be able to participate in isolation but Marieke McBean from Rallion will play alongside her husband Euan, and Martin from Harp and a Monkey.
Jennifer Bell, of the folk club, said: “We are receiving stupendous support from many of the greats of the folk world.
“We’ve never had such a brilliant line up.
“Ww also have a Friday gathering concert thanks to the many accomplished amateurs from various clubs.”
The programme will feature a song competition, fun challenges and videos featuring songs, tunes, storytelling and poetry throughout the weekend.
Jennifer said: “It’s certainly the first completely online music festival that I’m aware of. It is a one-off though, as far as we are concerned.”
The Virtual Folk Feast will be held on a closed Facebook group. Register to view or take part at email@example.com.