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Midsummer magic at Isle of Gigha Music Festival

Come to Gigha says Jane from the Festival Committee "Our wee festival is probably the smallest and most intimate traditional music festival in Scotland, as the island Village Hall where we hold our headline events has a capacity of about 150.   Many of our festival-goers are regulars: we know them by name, and they're always welcome to have a blether while booking their tickets. The music festival takes place over the last weekend in June every year. We have a festival supper, concert and then ceilidh dance on the Friday evening.  During Saturday we run a number of sessions and open mikes, put on a raft of music and poetry workshops, and hold a Gigha crafts fair. There is a late afternoon barbecue at The Boathouse followed by our headline evening concert. There are usually sessions in the Hotel on Saturday evening till late.  On Sunday we have an afternoon Pipers' Picnic – a beach session and an evening Survivors’ Session at the Village Hall.   We welcome musicians of all abilities to our festival – learn or improve at a workshop, play or sing at a session or open mike. Do bring your instruments with you."

This year, the line up is world class. On Saturday night the headline acts are Fred Morrison and Sharon Shannon. On the Friday night its Tidelines and Elephant Sessions. All concerts end with a ceilidh. Which is not for the faint hearted.... The Isle of Gigha Music Festival holds the undisputed world record of 65 minutes for a non-stop Orcadian Strip the Willow. Some 50 persons danced throughout the set by Heuch! at the tenth anniversary festival.

Tickets are still available. To find out more about booking click HERE


Information on accommodation and how to get there HERE