RIP-roaring Scottish traditional music courtesy of some of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland kick of what promises to be a very special few days at Settle Victoria Hall.

‘Blazin’ Fiddles on February 21, will be followed the very next day by Whiskey Shivers, all the way from Texas. A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that the Washington Post called “apocalyptic Americana”.

On Sunday, February 24, Dolly Parton - The Rags To Rhinestones Story, will recreate the star’s musical journey from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to The Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury.

Performed by Julia Martin and Ian Houghton, the production pays tribute to the musical journey of the queen of country music ‘Dolly Parton’, accompanied by the legendary Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell.

On Monday, February 25, it will be the turn of Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, two of the most sought-after young stars of the English folk scene.

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Russell and Algar met in 2011, quickly signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.

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