Għanafest returns for another edition at the recently-renovated Argotti Botanical Gardens, the festival’s original location.

The festival will see a number of Maltese folk singers performing different kinds of għana and international performers.

Today’s programme fetures local singer Cheryl Bazan and Notthingham-based band Kellys Heroes, whose repertoire encompasses fast and furious Celtic tunes and songs, gentle ballads, contemporary numbers as well as some original material, which they play on the accordion, rhythm guitar and bodhran (an Irish frame drum).

Tomorrow’s line-up includes local quintent Skald,  which formed recently to breathe life into Maltese literature and culture with its own blend of original music, and Seiva, a folk group recreating Portuguese traditional music.

Għanafest is being held today and tomorrow from 7pm at the Argotti Botanical Gardens, Floriana. Tickets will be available at the door.

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