Campbeltown (Doors 7.00pm) £20.00
Saturday Night Traditional Concert
Arthur Johnstone (MC)
Dougie MacLean headlines the Traditional Concert in their first ever performance in Campbeltown Heritage Centre. He will be joined Ceann Tir, featuring a host of young musicians from the Campbeltown area.
They will open the concert with Arthur Johnstone as MC.
Scotland’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (Sing Out!, USA) with a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based song writing and instrumental composition.
He is internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, music for The Last of the Mohicans and inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers.
He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!
Dougie is performing at the MOK Fest for the first time in Campbeltown Heritage Centre. This will be only the third time that Dougie Maclean has played in Campbeltown having headlined 2 previous sell out concerts in 1997 and 2007.
Ceann Tir is an ever changing line up representing some of the best traditional & folk musicians from Kintyre. The line up for the 2019 Sat Traditional Concert features many of the young musicians who have attended the music development workshops that the Festival has been running in Campbeltown Grammar School each year.
Performing this year will be Amy Paterson, Alex Wotherspoon, Finlay Patrick, Kyle Paterson, Ross Conner, Darren Brown and Frank Rochford. Ross Kennedy (pictured) who has been working with the band members over the past few years will also perform.
ARTHUR JOHNSTONE appearance this year will be his 27th as he has been MC and sang at every traditional Saturday night concert since the Festival began. A hugely popular character Arthur, a founder member of “The Laggan”, returns to compere the Saturday evening Traditional Concert.