The West Coast Rocks concert is the headlining event at the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival, celebrating a unique mix of folk and rock with the atmospheric flavour of the Scottish West Coast Music Festival scene.
For the 30th live year of the Mull of Kintyre’s Music Festival, we are incredibly excited to bring Scottish powerhouse ceilidh-rockers, Skipinnish for an exhilarating night of live music that simply needs to be experienced. This is one you simply cannot miss.
Scottish cèilidh band Skipinnish, with their patented blend of rip-roaring traditional dance music, carved out a niche for themselves over a 20-year career to become one of the biggest folk bands in the country.
Skipinnish were formed in 1999 by Angus MacPhail (accordion) and Andrew Stevenson (pipes, whistles, fiddle). Their debut album was self-released in 2001 as a duo with additional guests. Their first few albums stuck largely to this template but as time went on, the band grew to encompass more members — including a second piper, a guitarist/vocalist, keyboards, electric bass, and drums — resulting in a much punchier folk-rock sound.
Ceòl an Aire are a 5-piece trad/folk band based in Oban. Since forming in 2010, the band have been fortunate to perform on a wide array of stages, taking on trips across the UK, Europe, the USA and Asia. The band have released two EPs and a single and have played in Kintyre numerous times, but this will be their first performance at the Glen Scotia West Coast Rocks Concert.
The Argyll Ceilidh Trail is six young, up-and-coming musicians showcasing their music across Argyll. The musicians will be on the road for four weeks, visiting Inveraray, Arran, Mull, Tiree and Oban, and we are delighted to have them perform at this year’s MOK Fest.
The instrumental arrangement of the band includes piano, fiddle, accordion, pipes, whistle and Gaelic song.
West Coast Rocks, or Saturday Night in the Vic as it’s commonly known to locals, has proved a huge success with bands such as The Fratellis, The View, The Saw Doctors, Deacon Blue, Idlewild, The Stranglers, Treacherous Orchestra, TTF and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers selling out in recent years.