The 2021 Survivors Night
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown
Performing this year are
SLAINTE DAVAAR ALLSTARS
RHUVAAL + GILCHRISTIANS
we.R.soul + Alex, Archie & Arran McAllister
Session A83 with Alison M Leith as MC
Slainte Davaar Allstars make a welcome return to Survivors Night to headline this years Survivors Night.
This will be their 7th appearance following five outstanding performances over the past few years.
Campbeltown’s own supergroup come together again to close the Festival for another year.
Rhuvaal are an exciting young band who have been making a name for themselves over the past two years playing at various festivals including Butefest, Gig at the Goil, Oban Live, Eden, & Carradale as well as supporting Tide Lines, Skipinnish & Trail West at various concerts.
The band consist of Arran McAllister – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar, Raymond Gosling – Drum Kit & Percussion, Niall Gemmill – Keyboard & Bagpipes Bronwen Davies – Fiddle Kate MacPherson – Pipes / Whistles and Alex Wotherspoon on keyboards
GILCHRISTIANS: The Gilchristians were formed in 2008 after the tragic death of their namesake, Kenneth Gilchrist. The band keep the songs of Kenny alive with each performance either bringing out versions of songs that haven’t been heard for years or latter day classics that simply demand an audience. Since forming the band have played every at the MOK Fest performing at Survivors Nights and in 2012 supporting the Saw Doctors at the main Festival concert. The band can also be heard every year at The Kintyre Songwriters Festival which is held at the end of May.
We.R.soul return to perform at their second MOKFest having played a fantastic performance at last year’s Survivors Night.
Bringing together established local musicians and fresh talent they’ve created a sound that is powerhouse vocals, lively rhythm section and dazzling horns all fused into one.
The band are currently hard at work preparing an irresistible set of classic and modern hits, including a few songs you never knew were made to be performed this way
Alex, Archie and Arran McAllister
It’s great to see Alex, Archie and Arran back on stage again at Survivors Night. Alex and Archie have played many times with the Wee Toon Tellers at Survivors and they also performed at the Saturday Headline concert in 1994. Arran is no stranger to the stage and has played with the Dalriada Connections Band and his own band Rhuvaal many times at the Festival
SESSION A83: Some of the best local and national traditional musicians help start the concert in rousing style.
Alison M Leith
Alison yet again takes the reigns as MC for this legendary concert having performed as the lead singer of Slainte Davaar Allstars since the bands inception and debut in 2012. Alison has also performed with Gullion at both Survivors Night and the Saturday night concerts in the Vic in 2016 and 2018.