A NEW traditional Scottish music festival is set to come to Glasgow this summer.

Rouken Glen Park in the city’s Southside will host The Reeling on June 10 and 11 this year.

The 5000-capacity festival will bring together some of the country’s most beloved traditional and folk musicians.

Celtic fusion band Peatbog Fairies will headline on the Saturday evening while Skerryvore will close the festival on Sunday.

Other performers on the opening day include trad four-piece Fras, folk acts RURA and Breabach and Gaelic vocal harmony trio Sian.

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Sunday meanwhile will see the likes of fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles, electro-Celtic band Face The West and Scots singer Iona Fyfe perform.    

The festival’s director Michael Pellegrotti said: “Despite being home to so many fantastic roots musicians, Glasgow has been longing for a summertime celebration of Scottish traditional and folk music.

“We believe it’s time to change that – The Reeling is just the event that the city has been crying out for.

“Our aim is to foster a feeling of community and creativity in everything we do. We want to create a unique wee escape in the heart of Glasgow 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.”

Pellegrotti continued: “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.

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“We can’t wait to welcome trad and Scottish music fans from across Glasgow and beyond for a right good reel at Rouken Glen this June.”

Martin Gillespie of Skerryvore said: “We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the first ever The Reeling.

“That there is such demand for a festival like this in Glasgow shows the strength of the Scottish folk music scene at the moment – it’s a joy to see, and we can’t wait to bring the party to Rouken Glen Park this summer.”

Tickets will go on general sale on February 11 at 9am.