MOK Fest 2019 Line-up

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MOK Fest 2019 Line-up

Postby IainJ » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:14 pm

MOK Fest Rocks Wee Toon

The Mull of Kintyre Music Festival aims 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 21st – 25th has yet another great line-up including Manran, Dougie MacLean, Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Ainsley Hamill and Slainte Davaar Allstars.

On Saturday Aug 24th 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

Headlining the Traditional Concert in the Heritage Centre on the same night is Scotland’s internationally 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. 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. Arthur Johnstone will MC the concert.

On Friday Aug 23rd 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.

This year’s Festival Gaelic Concert in Ceol Campbeltown, Seafield on Wednesday August 21st will headline with Gaelic singer Ainsley Hamill who also plays in the band Barluath. Joining her will be Iain MacPherson and a host of local artists with Christine Macintyre as Bean-an-Tigh

The Dalriada Connections Concert in the Campbeltown Heritage Centre on Sunday August 25th will again be sponsored by Mitchell's Glengyle Distillery. This popular Pan Celtic concert headlines with Chris Stout and Catriona MacKay. 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.

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, Matt McAllister Band and SessionA83. This year Alison M Leith takes over as MC.

Firm festival favourite, The Young Folk Night starts the events in the Heritage Centre on Thursday 22nd featuring some of Kintyre’s finest young musical talent.

Tickets for all concerts are available locally from A.P. Taylors, Main Street Campbeltown and on-line from Ticketweb at or phone 08444 771 000 on May 16 from 10.00am. For more updates go to or email
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