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CAMPBELTOWN - Mull of Kintyre Music Festival
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CAMPBELTOWN - Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

21st - 25th August | various
See a mix of traditional and contemporary Scottish and Irish music in various venues in Campbeltown, Kintyre, at this friendly festival in a stunning location.

With 7 ticketed concerts and various free open air events accross the weekend, it's a real musical adventure. The festival attracts big names in the music industry, with past headliners include The Fratellis, The Time Frequency, The View, The Saw Doctors, Deacon Blue, Capercaillie, Idlewild, Ally Bain & Phil Cunningham, Peatbog Faeries, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Stranglers

Now in it's 27th year the MOK Fest 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.

The new The West Coast Rocks Concert sponsored by Glen Scotia Distillery has a great west coast lineup of bands. Folk-rock legends Manran making their debut at the festival will headline with supported by Heron Valley aand Rhuvaal in an event which promises to give us the full on west coast festival experience in the Victoria Hall.

Headlining the Traditional concert in the Heritage Centre is Scotland’s internationally renowned singer songwriter Dougie Maclean making his third visit to the town. Support band is Ceann Tir featuring a host of young music talent from South Kintyre.

On Friday Aug 23 the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band make their debut at the Festival Ceilidh Night and are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. Also playing are young folk fusion band Eriska featuring artists from Argentina, Italy and USA. 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 Gaelic Concert in Ceol Campbeltown, Seafield on Wednesday August 21 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 25 will again be sponsored by Mitchell's Glengyle Distillery. This popular Pan Celtic concert headlines with Chris Stout and Catriona McKay. From Northern Ireland are three piece band Ceólta who will be joined by Western Sound, 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. 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 22 featuring some of Kintyre’s finest young musical talent.

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 on May 16 from 10.00am. For more updates go to www.mokfest.com or email mokfest@hotmail.co.uk.

If you fancy an adventure this is the event for you.
Contact Information
T: 01586 552034
E: mokfest@hotmail.co.uk
W: www.mokfest.com
A: Campbeltown, Kintyre
   
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