Tarbert draws the crowds for music festival
A late change in venue for the grand finale did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of Tarbert festival-goers. Rain loomed large in the weather forecasts, so organisers made the decision to move the Tarbert Music Festival Sunday concert on the quay to the drier surroundings of the village hall. With the building still filling with people, Treble Trouble got the audience warmed up with a cracking set of covers, before up-and-coming Kintyre trad starlets Rhuvaal really got the party started. The hall was jumping by the time Dunoon band Soap and Red Pine Timber Company from Perth came on stage. Around 15 bands performed over the festival, held between September 14 to 16, as pubs and hotels provided intimate venues for gigs around the village. Recently-formed Loch Fyne Pipe Band entertained on the Sunday evening, while Saturday night saw champion of champions Mid Argyll Pipe Band perform a stirring set on the harbour. Then there were the ‘fringe’ events’. A well-attended coffee morning in the Templars Hall, complete with delicious home baking, raffle and bottle stall, raised money for Tarbert Music Festival. Across the harbour to the pontoons, the marquee was packed with exhibitors from across Argyll for a craft fair. Visitors travelled from near and far to enjoy the Tarbert craic - and they were not disappointed.
Fantastic fun from Fyne Fusion in the Islay Frigate.