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Periodically we will send you a bulletin highlighting an Artist/Band of the month, news of Concerts and Gigs, Special Offers and News.
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Featured Artist: The Friel Sisters
A magnificent album of traditional Irish music from The Friel Sisters.
The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are  young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire.

"Immerse yourself in 'Before the Sun' from The Friel Sisters and you'll discover something so close to perfect you would be hard pressed to make it any better" - FolkWords.

"Traditional Irish music is in a richer place for having these young genuine people carry it on to future generations" - Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan.
3rd – 8th May 2018 - Shetland Folk Festival
A stunning fifth solo album from top Celtic multi-instrumentalist Michael McGoldrick.

'Arc' illustrates the flautist, whistle player, uilleann piper and composer's repute as one of today's towering instrumental talents. His first album since 2010, 'Arc' showcases his continuing joy of music making.

Well known and respected for his work with Capercaillie, Mark Knopfler, Transatlantic Sessions, Usher's Island, Zakir Hussein. This album was co produced by Donald Shaw.
"One of the greatest flute players in the world" - BBC Music.

"McGoldrick is a rare pearl. He can pull off the impossible" - Ouest-France.

"Michael is in a class of his own - it's always a joy to share a stage or a studio (or a beer) with him" (Mark Knopfler).

"Mike McGoldrick is one of those rare musicians who never fails to serve the song and the moment in ways that cut through any blocks or filters. If pyrotechnics and passion are called for, he is there, delivering music that burns and soars. If a medium-tempo groove is needed to draw dancers to the floor, he is there with as strong a sense of timing and as infectious a sense of melody as exists anywhere on the globe. If an emotional slow air or a fluid ballad part is what completes an evening, or an album, then Mike brings forth that energy with a soulful tenderness all his own. In short, he is without doubt a musician's musician. . . but he is much more than that. It is hard to imagine anyone in the world not responding to the music that flows from him so naturally and beautifully, timed, always, to the rhythm of the heart." (Dirk Powell).

"All my albums have been a progression over the last 20-odd years, but this time I was really trying to use all those experiences to do something a bit different – different from how I've written and recorded before, and also from what anyone else is doing." Michael McGoldrick.
Latest CD release from Richard Morrison (Baritone) who delivers a selection of his favourite Classic Scottish Songs.

This album released on the Corban recordings label and in collaboration with Alastair McDonald.

Widely respected for his warm, lyrical voice and versatility as a performer, Richard appears at concert halls and opera houses throughout Europe.

He's a prizewinning graduate of the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with the renowned Italian soprano, Graziella Sciutti.
 view a video of Richard Morrison

Upcoming Event - Oban Live 2018

The Oban Live Event returns to the famous shinty ground Mossfield Stadium on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June 2018.

OBANLIVE is the biggest live music event in the region of Argyll & Bute.

The event was created following the open-air concert 'DECADE' in 2015 – the 10th Anniversary celebration of trad-fusion band Skerryvore that attracted 6000 people from all over the world to Oban.

Such was the reaction and impact of the event, 98% of attendees requested that it became an annual event. From this, OBANLIVE was formed in 2016 with the aim of showcasing the very best Scottish and International artists as part of both the open-air concert and OBANLIVE Fringe events.

This years line-up includes:
Sharon Shannon Band,
Hudson Taylor
Hermitage Green
Blazin' Fiddles
Heron Valley
Susan O'Neill
Michael McGoldrick
Oban High School Pipe Band
Sons Of Argyll


  • 16th May     -  GLASGOW, Cottiers  93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU
  • 17th May  - DUNDEE, Gardyne Theatre, Gardyne Road, Dundee, DD5 1NY
  • 18th May     - STIRLING, Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL
  • 19th May     KEITH, Royal Hotel, Church Road, Keith, AB5 5BL
  • 25th May     DUNFERMLINE, Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline, KY12 7JA
  • 26th May     MUSSELBURGH, Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
  • 27th May     DUNBLANE, Dunblane Centre, Stirling Road, Dunblane, FK15 9EY

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