|Locals booked to perform at the Strathyre Music Festival|
100 performers have already committed to perform at Strathyre's first music festival to be held over 2 days during summer 2013 in an historic Trossachs village on the A84. Mark your diaries for June 1st and 2nd or why not make a week of it and book holiday accommodation with local members of The Loch Earn Tourism Initiative (LETI) who live and work in the community www.robroycountry.com
LETI members look forward to assisting performers and guests with their requests for restaurants, outdoor activities, accommodation, things to see and do, history, private tours and taxis, wildlife watching, landrover safaris and cottage industry product shopping as well as the music festival programme and venues. This applies to Strathyre and the neighbouring villages of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and St Fillans on the A84 and A85.
The Strathyre Inn and restaurant will be the flagship venue for performers. Resident band "Balvaig" are behind the launch of this exciting new event. If you can not wait until the festival you might like to go along to one of Balvaigs open music sessions at the Inn every Sunday at 3pm. Band Chairman and musician Ken Higgins told us "News of the festival has already attracted interest from over 100 musicians, singers and choir members including a folk band from Jerusalem, a musician from Rome, an act currently performing on celtic Connections, a local Jazz band that regularly performs at the Callander Jazz festival and a well known choir from Glasgow with 25 members attending".
Scottish tourism businesses are celebrating and promoting "Year of Natural Scotland 2013" .This new music event, set in Strathyre Village, combines a beautiful and popular setting at the gateway to The Highlands with the opportunity to experience; an eclectic mix of music and musicians, outdoor activities, nature, wildlife watching, locally sourced food and drink and a warm and friendly community.
Strathyre has a reputation as a venue where walkers, cyclists and tourers stop for food and shelter and leave with so much more. A stop over is made all the more memorable when you experience the warmth of the locals and their stories, a plate of hot food and a drink or two by the fireside or in the beer garden accompanied by a variety of musical sounds.
LETI accommodation includes Strathyre's Immervoulin camping and caravan site, The Strathyre Outdoor Centre Bunkhouse, The Strathyre Inn, Creagan House (an award winning five star restaurant with rooms) and other bed and breakfast and self catering options.
Visit Balvaigs website www.balvaig.co.uk for updates on the festival timetable and performers and www.robroycountry.com for accommodation and other activities and events in this area of The Loch Lomond and The Trossahs National Park of Scotland.