Dalriada Connections concert celebration

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Ancient land links will be lauded at MOK Fest’s Dalriada Connections concert.

This year’s Mitchell’s Glengyle Dalriada Connections Concert on August 12 in Campbeltown Heritage Centre will celebrate the historic links forged during the creation of the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada.

The afternoon concert will feature Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally, Darren MacLean, Pippa Reid-Foster, Mark Carmichael, Ciaran Mulholland and many Kintyre musicians, including young emerging band Western Sound and piper Ross Conner.

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally perform on pipes, whistle, vocals and guitar with both also being members of the band, Barluath.

Eddie who comes from Edinburgh met and started performing with Luc in 2014.

Guitarist and vocalist Luc was born in Dipton, County Durham and he and Eddie recorded their headlights EP that same year.

Gaelic singer Darren MacLean hails from Herebost on the Isle of Skye and has been singing and competing since the age of four.

In 2003 he won the ‘An Commun Gaidhealach Gold Medal’ at the National Mod in Oban and has sung at many festivals and events since.

Clarsach player, Pippa Reid-Foster is a performer and teacher based in Helensburgh who has performed in venues as diverse as Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and the Scottish parliament.

Mark Carmichael, a founding member of folk band Burnavon, plays Uilleann and Highland pipes as well as guitar, bouzouki and whistles. Mark was born in Tarbert and is now based in Northern Ireland.

Event manager, Iain Johnston said: ‘This value for money concert has become one of the hidden gems of the weekend at £12 a ticket, including a whisky miniature.’

Tickets for all festival concerts can be obtained from A.P.Taylors, Campbeltown and 08444 771 000 or www.ticketweb.co.uk. For more information go to www.mokfest.com.

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