Manx men made MOK Fest music

MOK Fest 2013 poster.

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An overseas band named after an Isle of Man mountain brought its brand of Celtic music to Kintyre in 2013.

Barrule travelled from the crown dependency island, in the Irish Sea to headline the Mitchell’s Glengyle Dalriada Connections concert which also featured Joy Dunlop, Seudan Acadamaigh an Tarbert and many more Kintyre and visiting musicians.

Headliners were the Fratellis performing in the Victoria Hall. Local outfit Violent Echo played support, having previously supported Idlewild in 2007. The trad concert featured Rura, Fiona Hunter and the Arthur Johnstone Band.

Skipinnish, featuring Robert Robertson on vocals, played both the concert and ceilidh sets on the Friday night with Adam Fortune and Kintyre Schools Pipe Band also playing.

Slainte Davaar Allstars returned to headline the survivors’ night playing alongside Twisted Melons, Violent Echo, Gilchristians, Sound of Kintyre Pipe Band, Medium High, Adam Fortune, ll Brasso and Session A83.