Nine-man ska dance sensation shook the Vic
SKA DANCERS took over Campbeltown’s Victoria Hall during last Saturday’s MOK Fest headline concert.
As ska sensation Bombskare took to the stage, revellers took to the dance floor to show off their best moves.
CalMac Culture winners Start Static kick-started the night in similar fashion, rocking the hall with their high energy indie-rock self-penned songs.
The four-piece from Glasgow got the crowd energised with their rock and roll stage performance and ready for Bombskare to tear up the stage.
Playing a myriad of instruments, including the saxophone, trombone and trumpet, as well as the usual keyboard, drums and guitars, the nine-man performing power-house was led by front man Scott McCafferty.
Their energy on stage had to be seen to be believed and quickly spread to the crowd, with people of all ages hitting the dance floor as soon as Bombskare hit their first note.
Before coming offstage, the Edinburgh-based band was joined for a tune by fiddler Ross Couper from the Peatbog Faeries, the next band to take to the stage.
Bombskare was a huge success, with many commenting afterwards that the only problem was that their set wasn’t long enough.
Returning to MOK Fest, Celtic dance giants the Peatbog Faeries were a hit from the start, interacting with the crowd throughout their performance, even photo-bombing a few selfies.
The Skye-based band performed a majestic set, playing folk instruments including the fiddle, pipes and whistle, keeping the audience enthralled with their atmospheric tracks.
Cries of ‘one more tune’ at the end of the night came as confirmation to the contemporary folk leaders that their night had been a success.
Those who made it through the whole weekend enjoyed MOK Fest favourite Survivors’ Night on Sunday.
With a plethora of local bands and musicians on offer, it rounded off the 25th Mull of Kintyre Music Festival in style.
A MOK Fest spokesperson said: ‘It was a great success with sell-out concerts and people from across Europe and the wider world attending.
‘The headliners at all the concerts commented on how much they enjoyed the event and the reception they got from the audiences.
‘Campbeltown Grammar School also held some great workshops with Arty McGlynn, Nollaig Casey, Ross Kennedy, Lorne MacDougall and Scooter Muse all tutoring a workshop each.
‘We would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the 25th Mull of Kintyre Music Festival such a special event. We now look forward to year 26. See you there.’
Jessica and Kyle Mackintosh travelled home from Glasgow to see Bombskare, who played at their wedding in Dunkeld last year.
Mairi Carmichael, Christine Inglis and Angela McMillan enjoyed the 25th anniversary concert.
Start Static started the night off with a bang.
Peatbog Faeries put on an atmospheric set.
Lauren McKellar, Linsey Cairns, Iona Reid and Bethany Kelly had fun on Saturday night.
Bombskare’s set was electric.