1994 saw the expansion of the Festival to include two concerts in the Victoria Hall, with Irish supergroup Altan headlining the Saturday night concert and the Tannahill Weavers heading the Friday night. This was also the first time the event featured bands from Ireland with Oige joining Altan on the Saturday night bill. This event also had a young Tony McManus performing before his rise to one of the top four guitarists in the world. Festival favourite Arthur Johnstone was MC at both events.
Survivors Night grew in prominence with a move to the Argyll Hotel with its larger capacity.