The fourth edition of the Qala International Folk Festival

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The fourth edition of the Qala International Folk FestivalThe fourth edition of the Qala International Folk Festival will be taking place between today and next Sunday (8-11th of October 2009). This year two foreign folk groups from Greece and Slovakia respectively will be in attendance. The highlight will be the Traditional Maltese Wedding to be held on Sunday morning throughout the streets of Qala.

The 4th Edition of this popular festival is organised by the Qala Local Council and the Menhir Qala Folk Group

The list of events taking place is as follows:

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2009

7.30pm – Defile by Ite ad Joseph Band.

8.15pm – St Joseph Square, Qala – Opening Ceremony for the 4th edition of the QIFF 2009 . Performances by: Menhir Qala Folk Group, Trencan Folk Ensemble, Folk Dance Group of Agios Georgios Municipality & Sinat Folk Group.

FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2009

11.30am – Marsaskala Primary School – Performances by: Menhir Qala Folk Group, Trencan Folk Ensemble & Folk Dance Group of Agios Georgios Municipality.

8.00pm – Xatt is-Sajjieda, St Julians . Performances by: Menhir Qala Folk Group, Trencan Folk Ensemble & Folk Dance Group of Agios Georgios Municipality.

SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2009

9.00am – Victoria – Cittadel Centre for Culture & Arts – International Conference on Maltese Folk.

8.00pm – St Joseph Square, Qala – Performances by: Menhir Qala Folk Group, Trencan Folk Ensemble, Folk Dance Group of Agios Georgios Municipality & Ta’ Cangura Folk Group.

10.15pm – St Joseph Square, Qala – Concert by: Spektrum.

SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2009

11.00am Bishop M. Buttigieg Square, Qala . A re-enactment of a Maltese Wedding ‘It-Tieg flfl -Antik’, starting at Imgarr Ro- ad and moving in a procession towards St Joseph Square and will be concluded with a small ‘festin’ serving traditional wedding delicacies. This will be immediately followed by the opening of the Local Gozitan & Maltese Traditional Hand-crafts Exhibition and accompanied by live traditional Instrumental Folk Music by the Ta’ Seguna Group.

7.30pm – Final Ceremony for the 4th edition of the QIFF 2009 – Performances by: Menhir Qala Folk Group, Trencan Folk Ensemble, Folk Dance Group of Agios Georgios & Aurora Folk Group.

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