Annual ceilidh trail is in full swing
THE annual three-week Argyll Ceilidh Trail has got off to a ‘fantastic’ start.
Annually since 2010, Obanbased Fèis Latharna has been running the tour of Argyll and the Isles, where seven of the area’s finest young traditional musicians play a total of 18 gigs.
The aim of the trail is to provide the young musicians with the opportunity to experience work as professional traditional musicians whilst promoting local traditional music and Gaelic culture.
Chairman of Fèis Latharna Ewan MacDonald said: ‘The tour has been very successful so far - we have just finished week one, but the grand finale is on August 5 in Skipinnish Ceilidh in Oban.
‘They have got a variety of tunes for dancing, concert sets, and songs in Gaelic and English.
‘It’s quite a young tour this year, but they are doing fantastically - they are going down well everywhere.’
This year’s line up is: Alex Houston (Taynuilt), guitar and vocals; Bronwen Davies (Scammadale), fiddle, cajon and vocals; Heather Fothergill (Oban), guitar, mandolin, stompbox and vocals); Isaac Stanesby (Tarbert), accordion and vocals; James Divers (Benderloch), lead vocals, pipes and whistles; Kate MacPherson (Benderloch), pipes, whistles and vocals; and Holli Scott (Dunoon), fiddle and vocals.
The trail will also be at Gigha, July 27; Carradale, July 28; Tayvallich, July 29; The Old Inn, Appin, July 30; Victory Hall, Benderloch, August 1; Craignish, August 2; Kilmore Hall, August 3; and An Cridhe on the Isle of Coll, August 5.