A MAJOR music festival will take centre stage in East Renfrewshire this summer.

The Reeling has been hailed as a "summertime celebration of Scottish music."

It will be held at Rouken Glen Park, in Giffnock, and feature acts such as Breabach, who were named Folk Band of the Year at the 2022 Scots Trad Music Awards.

The event, which takes place on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday June 11, is the brainchild of promoter Michael Pellegrotti, who is one of the co-directors behind the successful Skye Live Festival.

With the word ‘reeling’ derived from much-loved Scottish dances and tunes, the aptly-named festival will also feature Peatbog Fairies, who will be the headline act on the Saturday, and Skerryvore, who will bring the curtain down on the Sunday.

Breabach will be included in the line-up for day one, alongside Gaelic supergroup Dàimh, trad four-piece Fras, folk act RURA, Gaelic vocal harmony trio Sian, genre-defying trio Talisk and electro-trad duo Valtos.

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Day two's line-up includes Blazin' Fiddles, Hebrides powerhouse Eabhal, Stornoway electro-Celtic band Face The West, energetic trad act Heron Valley and singers Iona Fyfe and Siobhan Miller.

As well as music, organisers have said the event will feature "some unique dining experiences and other activities that will make The Reeling a truly memorable summer day out."

Mr Pellegrotti told the Barrhead News: “Our aim with The Reeling is to foster a feeling of community and creativity in everything we do.

"We want to create a unique wee escape and deliver an event that allows everyone to get together, have a great time outdoors in the summer and soak up music from some of our favourite Scottish artists.

"It’s also incredibly important to us that we support Scotland’s indigenous languages, with a strong presence of Scots and Gaelic.

“I’m proud to have an incredibly talented and experienced team behind the scenes who will help make this the very best festival to attend. We can’t wait to welcome trad and Scottish music fans for a right good reel at Rouken Glen this June.”

Martin Gillespie, of Skerryvore, said the band “couldn’t be happier" to be part of The Reeling.

"That there is such demand for a festival like this shows the strength of the Scottish folk music scene at the moment," he added. "It’s a joy to see and we can’t wait to bring the party to Rouken Glen Park this summer."

An exclusive pre-sale for subscribers to The Reeling mailing list will take place from 9am tomorrow, with tickets on general sale from 9am on Saturday.

For more details, visit https://thereeling.com.