The Kilkerran Distillery Dalriada Connections Concert
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown Aug 13th 2023 with Doors at 1.30pm
2023 Bands TBC
In 2022 the performers were Brian McNeill, Ceolta, Scooter Muse, Lorne MacDougall + many more
Tickets were £14.00 incl sponsors miniature (Doors 1.30pm)
A concert celebrating the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada its music and its Pan Celtic Connections across Europe. 2022 featured acts from Kintyre, Argyll, Northern Ireland and the rest of the Kingdom of Dalriada and beyond giving the concert a proper Pan Celtic spread of music.
Multi-instrumentalist Brian McNeill is in the 53rd year of a career that has established him as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music. His work and influence as a songwriter, composer, performer, producer, teacher, musical director, band leader, novelist been recognised around the globe.
Based in the North of Ireland, Ceólta is an exciting group whose members have many years of experience on the traditional scene – they produce a vibrant sound with an array of instruments on self-penned and traditional arrangements. Members, Ciaran Mulholland, Paul McKernan and Mark Carmichael contribute a wealth of experience to the Ceólta sound.
A log time friend of the festival who has his roots in bluegrass and is an accomplished 5-string banjo player. He moved into the world of Celtic guitar and soon after founded the Full Moon Ensemble, before joining Henri’s Notions in 2003. In 2005 Scooter released his first solo recording of original guitar instrumentals, Saddell Abbey. www.scootermuse.com.
Lorne MacDougall is one of Scotland’s leading innovative traditional musicians performing on a range of bagpipes and whistles. Recent times have seen him achieve an MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year Nomination and previously placed 3 times in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Final. He has an Honours Degree in Scottish Music specialising in Bagpipes.
He is known for seamlessly integrating his sounds into soundtracks with highlighted credits ranging from movies like Disney Pixar’s Brave, DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon series and Dune to television shows like Doctor Who and Thunderbirds Are Go.