Dougie McLean tops bill at Killin Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

Man­ran, Sk­er­ryvore and Dougie Ma­cLean were among the fan­tas­tic acts who per­formed at the sell-out Killin mu­sic Fes­ti­val on June 16-18.

The crowd were in fine form at the McLaren Hall where they were treated to per­for­mances from Heron Val­ley, Tide Lines and Rura amongst many other fan­tas­tic artists.

In ad­di­tion to the evening con­certs, there was a lively ses­sion tent with a great at­mos­phere and de­li­cious Gin Bar. The McLaren High School Pipe Band lead peo­ple through the vil­lage on Sun­day fin­ish­ing up at the McLaren Hall with a con­cert by the lo­cal choir and pri­mary school choir with tea and cakes pro­vided by the lo­cal Can­cer Re­search Com­mit­tee.

Sun­day af­ter­noon also fea­tured an Open Stage with five top acts per­form­ing.

The win­ner was Calum MacKen­zie Jones from Buckie, Aberdeen­shire. He re­ceived the 2017 tro­phy and will be per­form­ing at the 2018 fes­ti­val.

Tick­ets for the 2018 are on sale now at www. killin­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com. Blazin’ Fid­dles, Peat­bog Faeries and Phil Cun­ning­ham and Ali Bain have been an­nounced as the 2018 Head­line acts.

Pho­to­graphs: Louise Bichan.

A bit of High­land Hus­tle got the en­ergy pump­ing. The mas­ter of them all Dougie Ma­cLean

Tide Lines rocked the party.

Calum MacKen­zie who won the Open Stage com­pe­ti­tion.

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