Young musicians’ foot-tapping folk finesse

One of the younger artists, Gemma McCaig performed with her big sister Hannah.

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Music flows through the veins of many of Kintyre’s young people and nothing demonstrated it more than the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival’s Young Folk Night.

A packed Heritage Centre audience saw the area’s top young talents perform folk favourites across a variety of instruments.

Many sang, while some used traditional instruments like the fiddle and pipes, and some used multiple instruments across various performances.

Members of Campbeltown Brass and Kintyre Schools Pipe Band also performed rousing sets, alongside one of Kintyre’s newest traditional bands, Western Sound, who performed across three of the festival’s five days.

Highland dancers from James McCorkindale’s School of Dancing completed the event’s folk feel.

Master of ceremonies Kirsty Cairns kept the evening flowing as she introduced each act.

Some would say the star of the show was 11-year-old Katie Wilson, whose singing was breath-taking but every youngster should be proud of how they performed.

Katie Wilson shone during her performances. NO_c33youngfolknight01_katie wilson

One of the younger artists, Gemma McCaig performed with her big sister Hannah. NO_c33youngfolknight02_gemma mccaig

Finlay Wilson took to the stage. NO_c33youngfolknight03_ finlay wilson

Campbeltown girl and Dance School of Scotland pupil Hannah Black in action. NO_c33youngfolknight04_hannah black

Erin Soudan took her turn to sing. NO_c33youngfolknight05_erin soudan

Highland dancers added to the traditional element of the event. NO_c33youngfolknight06_highland dancers

Western Sound played across three of the festival’s five days. NO_c33youngfolknight07_western sound

Hannah McCaig sang as well as playing the cornet. NO_c33youngfolknight08_hannah mccaig

Proficient singer Amy Ross took to the stage. NO_c33youngfolknight09_amy ross