Legendary 'Caledonia' singer Dougie McLean is among the top acts performing at the 2019 Mull of Kintyre Music Festival.

The event brings some of the best bands and performers from across Scotland to perform at the five day showcase which runs from Aug 21-25.

The Saturday night concert in the Victoria Hall on August 24 will be a celebration of some of the best folk-celtic- rock bands headlining with folk-rock legends Manran making their debut at the festival. They will be supported by Heron Valley making a much requested return and local outfit Rhuvaal now well established on the festival scene..

The Traditional Concert in Campbeltown Heritage Centre that same night will headline with Scotland’s internationally renowned singer songwriter Dougie Maclean. Originally famed for writing the song Caledonia, Dougie has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer. The support band is Ceann Tir who will feature a host of young music talent from South Kintyre.

On Friday August 23 the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band are guaranteed to get everyone dancing at the Festival Ceilidh Night. 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 hugely popular Dalriada Connections Band who open the concert sets. Kintyre Schools Pipe Band will get the night started in their usual rousing style.

The Mitchell’s Glengyle Dalriada Connections Concert on August 25 will have another great line-up with Chris Stout and Catriona Mackay supported by Ceólta from Northern Ireland, Western Sound, Na Smeòraich Scooter Muse and Ciaran Mulholland. More acts are to be confirmed for this event which promises to be another afternoon of musical delights.

The Festival Gaelic Night on August 21 opens the Festival with the a great line-up and the Young Folk Night on August 22 will feature the usual fantastic selection of young musicians from across Kintyre. Survivors Night on August 12th headlines with Slainte Davaar Allstars and many guest bands including Rhuvaal, we.R.soul, Matt Mcallister, Gilchristians and more acts across the night.

Event Manager Iain Johnston from J.I.G. Events said “We are looking to offer a wide variety of concerts this year. The Saturday night concerts encapsulate this featuring singing song-writing legend Dougie MacLean headlining the all seated Traditional Concert whilst Manran, Heron Valley and Rhuvaal give us the full on west coast festival experience in the Victoria Hall. We are also delighted to have so much young home musical talent on stage with Rhuvaal, Ceann Tir, Western Sound, the Dalriada Connections Band and many more all performing across the seven ticketed events.”

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