Tremendous trad music for MOK Fest

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham will headline this year’s traditional concert in Campbeltown Heritage Centre on August 11.

Hecla, making their debut at this year’s event at which Arthur Johnstone will be master of ceremonies, will support these long time festival favourites.

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, embarking on their 31st year of performing together, have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion.

They bring excellence in traditional music to venues across the country delighting audiences with over a quarter of a century of well-honed skills and hilarious banter.

Supporting artists, Hecla, a young four-piece band who present beautiful, crisp and energetic arrangements of traditional Gaelic songs and instrumentals, have performed in showcases at Celtic Connections, Piping Live and the HebCelt Festival.

The band takes its name from the beautiful and enigmatic hill in South Uist, which can be seen from Lews Castle College where some of the band members currently study.

Festival tickets, which are selling fast, are available from A.P.Taylor, Campbeltown, or 08444 771 000 or www.ticketweb.co.uk.

Festival information is available at www.mokfest.com.

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