Annual Miri Country Music Festival returns


KUCHING: The annual Miri Country Music Festival (MCMF) will be held on Feb 25-26 at Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri.

There will be international band performances, line dancing workshops, barbecue cookout and activities for the whole family.

A press release recently said among the bands is Casual Ceilidh Band, which was formed in 2014 by a group of expatriates in Brunei.

The word ‘ceilidh’ signifies traditional Irish/Scottish social events where people of all ages would gather and dance to Celtic music.

The only known Celtic band in Borneo has also expanded its repertoire with country music, performing all over the region.

Other bands are from Australia, the United States, Miri, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

The MCMF line dancing workshops will be taught by dance instructor and choreographer Julio Ame of Broadway Dance Studio Miri.

Ame, who hails from the Philippines, is licensed under the World Dance Council (UK) in Latin American and Modern Ballroom Dance, and is also a certified Zumba instructor.

The one-hour workshops will be at 6pm on Feb 25 and 4pm on Feb 26.

There will also be a bazaar with food and specialty items, as well as games and activities for kids of all ages.

For more information on the festival, call 082-555189, email [email protected], go to, or follow Miri Country Music Fest on Facebook.