Oban Live - the re­gion’s big­gest live mu­sic event!

The Oban Times - - Scotfest17 -

A whole stream of tal­ented Scots and Ir­ish artists are lined up to play this year’s Oban Live, Ar­gyll’s largest mu­sic event. The con­cert, which at­tracted 7,800 vis­i­tors last year, takes place at Moss­field Sta­dium June 2 and 3. An­nounc­ing via live stream on Face­book ear­lier this year, trad­favourites Màn­ran, Trail West, and Tide Lines, as well as To­ploader and Hue and Cry were the lat­est ad­di­tions to the line up.

Daniel Gille­spie of Sk­er­ryvore and artis­tic di­rec­tor for Oban Live said: ‘We are de­lighted to an­nounce that Trail West, Màn­ran and Tide Lines will join us in Oban as not only are they great friends but they are three of the most ex­cit­ing acts on the Scot­tish scene to­day - all bring­ing their own brand and fu­sion of west coast mu­sic.’

The three bands join an im­pres­sive line-up that in­cludes Ad­mi­ral Fal­low, Roddy Hart and the Lone­some Fire, We Banjo 3, Skip­in­nish, Sk­er­ryvore and the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Ar­gyll Ceilidh Trail and Ceol an Aire. More big named acts will be added to the list very soon.

Celtic rock group, Sk­er­ryvore will also be joined on stage by Oban High School (OHS) Pipe Band. OHS Pipe Ma­jor, An­gus MacColl, said: ‘We are in­cred­i­bly hon­oured to be in­vited to play on stage with the sen­sa­tional Sk­er­ryvore. This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for our young band mem­bers to show­case their tal­ents to an au­di­ence of thou­sands, and in their lo­cal town, too.’

Daniel added: ‘An­gus MacColl is a pip­ing leg­end and a real hero of ours grow­ing up on Tiree learn­ing to play tra­di­tional mu­sic, so to have him join us on stage in Oban along with his bril­liant group of pupils will be a very spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion for us.’

Lo­cal tal­ents Ceol an Aire and The Ar­gyll Ceilidh Trail will join forces to open the show on Fri­day June 2. Ewan Macdon­ald from Ceol an Aire said: ‘Hav­ing seen how in­cred­i­ble last year’s Oban Live was, it is a great priv­i­lege to have been in­vited to open Oban Live 2017. Ceol an Aire was formed fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the first Ar­gyll Ceilidh Trail so it is ex­cit­ing to now be form­ing a col­lab­o­ra­tion with the lat­est line-up seven years on.’

More lo­cal tal­ent will be added to the bill as the event team hunt for an un­signed group in an ex­cit­ing ‘bat­tle of the bands’ com­pe­ti­tion. Check the event’s web­site and so­cial me­dia pages for more in­for­ma­tion.

Tick­ets to Oban Live 2017 are now on sale. To buy tick­ets and for the lat­est line-up an­nounce­ments, visit www.oban­live.com. Fol­low the event on Twit­ter @oban­live and www.face­book.com/oban­live.

Sk­er­ryvore at last year’s Oban Live

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