Festival Overview

21st – 25th August 2019


Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st 

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival Heritage Trail Walks and whisky tours
Hear Campbeltown’s history on a waterfront walk then join in a tour of Springbank Distillery

Wed 21st August

Festival Gaelic Concert (£10)
Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown
Ceol turns into an old fashioned ceilidh house with great tunes, stories, songs and fantastic chorus singing.  The 2019 concert headlines with Ainsley Hamill and multi instrumentalist Toby Shaer.  Also performing are Iain MacPherson, Stuart Jackson, Callum & Fiona Ross, Na Smeòraich, Ceòl Beag, Tarbert Tame Dragons, Raibeart MacCallum and Alec MacKinnon with Christine MacIntyre as Bean an Tighe

Thursday 22nd August

Young Folk Night (£7)
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown 
This is a showcase for the young musical talent of South Kintyre.

Friday 23rd August

Kintyre Schools Pipe Band Performance (FREE)
Main Street, Campbeltown 
Piping at its finest on parade on Campbeltown Main Street.

Festival Ceilidh Night (£18 / £9 for children)
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown, Doors 7.30pm 
Bands: Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, Eriska, Dalriada Connections Band and Kintyre Schools Pipe Band

Saturday 24th August

Pipe Band Performance, Starts Kinloch Road, Campbeltown 12.30pm (FREE)
There will be a performance from Kintyre Schools Pipe band at the Head of the Quay before the band march up the street to open Up the Close

Up the Close” 1.00pm (Donations)
Springbank, Campbeltown

An open air concert with local stalls, crafts, free live music from a new hope? Gubbed, we.R.soul in an afternoon extravaganza that includes a dance performance from Dance Legacy as well children’s entertainment with the Funky Chicken.

Saturday Session Venue: Kilbrannan Bar 1.00pm 
An afternoon of music with the MOK Fest mega music session featuring many artists who perform on stage over the weekend and live performances from guest artists

Saturday Traditional Concert (£20)
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown (Doors 7.00pm)
Bands: Dougie MacLean, Ceann Tir with Arthur Johnstone as  MC

Glen Scotia West Coast Rocks Concert in the Vic (£25)
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown, (Doors 9.30pm)

Folk-rock legends Manran making their debut at the festival will headline 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

Sunday 25th August

The Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery Dalriada Connections Concert (£12 incl sponsors miniature)
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown (Doors 1.30pm)
Artists from across the Pan Celtic world headlined by Chris Stout & Catriona MacKay supported by Ceolta (NI), Western Sound, Frank Rochford Trio, Scooter Muse (USA), Ross Conner and many more artists from across the Kingdom of Dalriada feature in this hugely popular concert.

Survivors Night Concert (£22)
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown 
Pop, rock, brass, traditional, pipe band music and much more at this legendary concert headlined by Slainte Davaar Allstars, Rhuvaal, we.R.Soul, Matt McAllister Band, Gilchristians & Session A83.  Introducing Alison M Leith as MC.




    • admin Post author

      Hi Michael,

      The festival is held in Campbeltown in Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. It’s 136 miles from Glasgow by road and there is also a ferry from Ardrossan to Campbeltown which runs from Fri – Sun over the summer months.

      Let me know if you need anything more.


    • admin Post author

      Hi Liz, sorry for the late reply. Yes you can bring your camper van, you can come by road or on the Ardrossan – Campbeltown ferry. There is a Holiday Park at Machrihanish where you can book in for the weekend. I hope this helps. Iain

  • Watkin Lees

    Is there a festival club venue. Are there any trad music informal session venues/pubs? Thanks,

    • admin Post author

      Hi Watkin, yes there is a session on the Sat afternoon in the Argyll Arms Hotel. There are other informal sessions over the weekend, live music in the pubs and bars as well as the ticketed and free open air concerts.

  • admin Post author

    Hi Helen, the last ferry is at 16.55pm on the Sunday. There is an open mic on the Sat & Sunday afternoon in one of the local bars and there is a music session in the Argyll Arms Hotel on the Sat from 1pm -5pm

  • Lettie007

    It would be great to see this event moved to mid summer or beginning of August..not when schools elsewhere in the country are just going back…


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