Festival takes to the streets

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Crail Festival could not have had a better start, with super summer weather adding to the packed programme of activities.

One of the busiest days in the 10-day festival was a successful street market in the burgh last Saturday afternoon.

Crail Festival 2013

Crail Festival 2013

As our video shows, people turned out in throngs to browse the stalls, but they were also treated to the excitement of Pictish band The Trybe, who whipped up such a party atmosphere there was the incredible sight of people linking arms the length of the Nethergate for a mass Orcadian Strip the Willow.

Also a hit was Cobblers the Clown and a dancing display.

Music has played a large part in the festival, with a family ceilidh setting the tempo on the first night.

Other musical highlights have included Christine Bovill singing Piaf, a performance of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, Mozart favourites played by the Crail Festival Orchestra and an African drumming workshop, while Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will bring the festival to a crescendo with a grand finale on Saturday night.

There have also been sports tournaments and coaching and a writer’s evening with the intriguing title of ‘Murder, Sex and Pies’.

For more pictures from the festival, see this week’s ‘East Fife Mail’.