MOK FEST INFO, MULL OF KINTYRE...

The Mull of Kintyre, a region brought to prominence in song by Sir Paul McCartney, has held this annual music festival, which has grown each year since it’s inception in 1993.  Set in the community of Campbeltown, the festival has become the region’s top cultural event being nominated in the Best Event category in the Hands Up For Trad Awards 2006.  It is now an event, which encourages people to visit Kintyre from all parts of the globe.  Satisfying an ambition of the Festival to showcase the very best in traditional and contemporary music worldwide whilst also displaying the region’s cultural individuality through the talents of the local musicians of all ages.

The event features concerts, ceilidhs, pub sessions, open-air events, children’s entertainment and cultural events along with an excellent campsite.  Past contemporary headline acts have been Deacon Blue, Idlewild and the Stranglers with Capercaillie, Eddie Reader, Altan, The Davy Spillane Band, Ally Bain & Phil Cunningham, Wolfstone, The Michael MacGoldrick Band, Dougie MacLean and Four Men and a Dog headlining the traditional concerts.

 

For more information contact Iain Johnston at 01586 552034 or email mokfest@hotmail.co.uk Festival website is www.mokfest.com