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A RECORD-BREAKING Orcadian Strip the Willow was one of the highlights of the 10th Gigha Music Festival at the weekend.
About 80 dancers kept the dance going for over 65 minutes, beating the record of 62 minutes set by Tiree.
The dancers ranged from youngest participant Alex Wotherspoon, aged 9, to the oldest, Susan Allen, former chair of the Gigha Heritage Trust.
Top ceilidh band, HEUCH! composed of Dan Thorpe, Tia Files, Lorne MacDougall and Andy Horne, supplied the music for Friday night’s record.
Saturday afternoon saw a good crowd for open mic, crafts and children’s activities, before the evening’s entertainment from the Fiona Hunter band and folk favourites Blazin’ Fiddles.
The action continued into Sunday, with the hardiest souls making it through all the way to Survivor’s night.
See the Campbeltown Courier, July 6 2012 also available on line from the same date at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital