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Rootin Aboot

Rootin Aboot (Rooting About) is an annual music festival held at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.

It is a celebration of traditional Scottish music and combines acoustic music and world music such as African, Indian, jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock, dance, alternative country and Latin American.

The 2006 Rootin Aboot musical festival is a six day event from Monday 10 April until Saturday 15 April.

Events include free lunchtime gigs, workshops, children's events and shows, sessions and concerts.

The free concerts are sponsored by Belhaven

The 2006 Rootin Aboot is the 13th event.

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Performers at Rootin Aboot 2006

  • Bonnie Prince Billy
  • Harem Scarem
  • Julie Fowlis
  • Salsa Celtica
  • Otis Grand
  • Daimh
  • Peatbog Fairies
  • The Dohl Foundation
  • Kenspeckle Puppets
  • Clachan Yell
  • Gerry Jablonski
  • Lauren MacColl
  • GiveWay
  • Finniston
  • Filska
  • Sonsie Music
  • Heather Macleod
  • Flook
  • Fraser Fifield Trio
  • The Moonshiners
  • Culture Clash

Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen Box Office.

Contact Address, Telephone Number and Website For The Lemon Tree Aberdeen

The Lemon Tree
5 West North Street
AB24 5AT

Tel: 01224 642230


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