The Festival is over for another year and we would like to say a big thank to all who came and hope you had a great time. Watch this space for details of the 2017 Festival.
MacGregor's Barn is located on Ledard Farm overlooking Loch Ard and is a great music venue with atmosphere and character. Dating Back to 1604 with a bar and minstrel's gallery, it has everything for a great night of music.
Rover Ticket for both nights just £25.00! Late night Session after Friday Concert!
Both nights start at 7.30pm for 8pm with the main act on each night providing entertainment over 2 x 45 minute sets and support acts doing 2 x 25 minute sets. Remember the Rover ticket offer at £25.00 for both nights!
Neil and Luc - MacGregor’s Barn Thursday 10th NovemberNeil Ewart and Luc McNally are a fiddle, box and guitar duo.
Neil Ewart, originally from Kilchoan in Ardnamurchan was taught classically as a youngster beginning at the age of 8 years old. After winning over 10 regional Mods and 1 National Mod his interest in traditional music grew and after his success decided to take his music more seriously and began studying at the National Centre of Excellence in traditional Music in Plockton.
Newcastle-born Luc’s background in traditional music comes from many influences. He was brought up on the music of Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland and often sang in choirs at school. At the age of 14 he gained a place in the Folkestra youth band, based at The Sage Gateshead. Website:www.nellyandluc.com
Robyn and Craig - MacGregor’s Barn Thursday 10th NovemberCraig took up the snare drum age 9, learning through the Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band and competing with them in grades 4 and 3, winning numerous drumming prizes at major competitions. As well as playing snare drum, Craig plays several other types of percussion, such as bodhran, djembe and cajon.
Robyn is a Glasgow-based musician, currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In this concert Robyn will be playing whistle, Border and Highland bagpipes.
Iain and Marc - MacGregor’s Barn Friday 11th NovemberIain Thomson has been described as a man who writes contemporary songs with a traditional twist.
Iain was brought up in Dumfries and started learning the piano at 7. By age of 15 he moved on from the discipline of classical piano to take up the guitar and singing. He moved to Mull in 1986 to run a large hill farm and became known as the "Singing Shepherd" after producing two successful tapes of self penned songs
Marc Duff is known primarily for co-founding the notable Celtic band Capercaillie with whom he has toured extensively and made many successful recordings. Marc has performed and recorded with an eclectic array of artists from many different musical genres including Def Shepherd, Fish, Iain Morrison, Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg.
Murray Willis - MacGregor’s Barn Friday 11th NovemberOriginally from the Isle of Lismore in the Inner Hebrides, at a young age Murray found learning traditional music on the accordion a brilliant way to help him deal with homesickness as he boarded in Oban for high school. As a teenager he studied music at UHI's prestigious Benbecula College. Whilst studying he played at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of his band Room 5. Memorable gigs to Murray also include several trips to Iraqi Kurdistan and a trip to Las Vegas. A Gaelic speaker, Murray, who also plays piano and alto saxophone and has a keen interest in languages, was a finalist in this year's BBC Young Traditional Musician. At this concert Murray is playing piano accordion.
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