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Culross Festival has produced an exciting varied programme of events with music at its heart, using many unique venues in its historic setting. New for 2014 and kicking off the festival on Thursday (August 14) is a production of Robert Farquar’s play ‘God’s Official’. Performed by The Bowhouse Drama Group, this anarchic comedy play about inept kidnappers of a football referee offers a new theatrical experience for Culross Festival. It will be held in The Stables at 7.30 p.m. Friday night is 100 per cent Ceilidh night. The Royal Marquee on the Village Green will play host to the company of Mark Grundy’s Jiggers’ Ceilidh Band. An Indian supper is included to provide the energy levels required. Seven Bands will be setting up for Saturday’s big event, ‘The Gig on the Green’. Held in the Royal Marquee in the heart of the Village, the main stage will host: Passing Lights (2.30 p.m.), Deek Jackson and The Circus Fantasticus (3.30 p.m.), Big River (4.30 p.m.) The Deal Blues Explosion (5.30 p.m.), Kiwi And The Bandits (6.30 p.m.), Hair O The Dug (7.30 p.m.), Cow Cow Boogie (8.30 p.m.). Sunday starts with the fabulous children’s book fayre with author Bob Harris and storyteller Kate Walker, and other dramatic happenings. 10.30-1.30 p.m.; The Royal Marquee on the Green. Sunday brings the ever-popular Outdoor Operatic entertainment. Taking place within the beautiful setting of the Abbey House gardens; Classical Musicians Scotland presents ‘The Ivor Novello Story’ by John Cairney (by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.) The Festival closes on Sunday in Culross Abbey with a performance by Hardwood’s Jazz Folk Fusion. Tickets for all events are available from the Biscuit Cafe, Culross or The Red Lion. Call 01592 611101 or visit www.culrossfestival.com.
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