Music on the Marr
Music on the Marr is a small but perfectly formed music festival held in Castle Carrock. It's been held every summer since 2010.
It was born out of love. There was a village wedding taking place on the Marr (the village green) one Saturday in June of that year, which meant that a large marquee was being hired for use. The hirers kindly agreed to it being available for use the following day by the village and local people. And a fine fellow by the name of Richard Johnstone, himself born in the village, took it upon himself to create a music festival, involving the church, the two pubs (when the Weary was still a pub), the village hall and the main marquee. The sun shone, the beer was drunk and the musicians played beautifully.