MOK Fest Rocks Wee Toon
The Mull of Kintyre Music Festival looks set to rock the town with some of the best bands and performers from across Scotland in its 27th year. The 5 day event which runs from Aug 21 – 25, has yet another great line-up including Manran, Dougie MacLean, Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Ainsley Hamill and Slainte Davaar Allstars.
Aug 21st – Festival Gaelic Concert £10
Ainsley Hamill & Toby Shaer
Tarbert Folk Group
Christine Macintyre as Bean-an-Tigh
This year’s Gaelic Concert in Ceol Campbeltown, Seafield on Wednesday August 21 will headline with Gaelic singer Ainsley Hamill who also plays in the band Barluath accompanied by Toby Shaer. Joining them will be Iain MacPherson, Tarbert Folk Group, Riabeart MacCallum Alec MacKinnon and a host of local artists with Christine Macintyre as Bean-an-Tigh.
Aug 22nd – Young Folk Night £7
Firm festival favourite, The Young Folk Night starts the events in the Heritage Centre on Thursday 22 featuring some of Kintyre’s finest young musical talent.
Aug 23rd – Festival Ceilidh £18 / £9 for under 12’s
Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band
The Dalriada Connections Band
Kintyre Schools Pipe Band
On Friday Aug 23 the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band make their debut at the Festival Ceilidh Night. The west coast ceilidh band includes stalwarts from across the traditional music world who are as at home playing large concert venues around the world as intimate bothy cèilidhs and are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. Also playing are young folk fusion band Eriska featuring artists from Argentina, Italy and USA, this will be the second time the band have played at the event having previously performed on the Festival Club in 2017. The Dalriada Connections Band featuring students and tutors for Campbeltown Grammar School alongside a core group of musicians open the concert sets. The evening starts with a rousing performance by the Kintyre Schools Pipe Band.
Aug 24th – Traditional Concert with Dougie MacLean £20
Headlining the Traditional concert in the Heritage Centre on the same night isScotland’sinternationally renowned singer songwriter Dougie Maclean making his third visit to the town Dougie who was originally famed for writing the song Caledonia will perform in the Campbeltown Heritage Centre for the first time. Scotland’s internationally renowned singer songwriter Dougie MacLean headlines the concert in the Heritage Centre on Aug 24th. Dougie making his third visit to the town was originally famed for writing the song Caledonia and will perform in the Campbeltown Heritage Centre for the first time.
Support band is Ceann Tir featuring a host of young music talent from South Kintyre who have come through the MOK Fest music development project with Campbeltown Grammar School. Band members
Arthur Johnstone will MC the concert.
Aug 24th – West Coast Rocks Concert £25
On Saturday Aug 21 the festival launches its exciting new event, The West Coast Rocks Concert with new sponsors Glen Scotia Distillery and a great west coast lineup of bands.
Folk-rock legends Manran making their debut at the festival will headline with supported by Heron Valley who are now headlining events across Scotland and are making a much requested return. Local outfit Rhuvaal will open the concert that promises to give us the full on west coast festival experience in the Victoria Hall
Aug 25th – Mitchell’s Glengyle Dalriada Connections Concert £12
Chris Stout and Catriona McKay
The Dalriada Connections Concert in the Campbeltown Heritage Centre on Sunday August 25 will again be sponsored by Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery. This popular Pan Celtic concert headlines with Chris Stout and Catriona McKay. Chris is from Fair Island, one of the Shetland Islands and Catriona is from Dundee and have played together for around 20 years including internationally acclaimed band Fiddlers Bid.
From Northern Ireland we have three piece band Ceólta who will be joined by Western Sound, Na Smeòraich, Scooter Muse, Ross Conner Trio, Frank Rochford and the usual mixture of local and visiting musicians.
Tickets include a free sponsors miniature at this event.
Aug 25th – Survivors NightConcert £22
Slainte Davaar Allstars
Matt McAllister Band
The legendary Survivors Night later that night will feature Campbeltown super-group Slainte Davaar Allstars who continue to come up with a fantastic set of new tracks each year.
Rhuvaal will also perform along with we.R.soul, Gilchristians, SessionA83 and more acts across the night. This year Alison M Leith takes over as MC.
Tickets and further info:
Tickets for all concerts will be available locally from A.P. Taylors, Main Street Campbeltown and on-line from Ticketweb at www.ticketweb.co.uk or phone 08444 771 000. For more updates go to www.mokfest.com or email [email protected].
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