Founding member of the band Capercaillie, Donald Shaw is also the Creative Directory for the festival. Hailing from Argyll, this is the first Argyll connection to the festival, of which there are plenty - and with the amount of young talent in Argyll and the Isles there are sure to many more to come.
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There are lots of amazing shows on offer, but here are the specific concerts relating to Argyll.
Shooglenifty - Eilidh Shaw is originally from Taynuilt (Saturday 16th Jan)
Aidan O’Rourke 365 - Aidan originally from Seil (Tuesday 19th Jan)
Karen Matheson - Taynuilt (Wednesday 20th Jan) and Sorren MacLean and Hannah Fisher from Mull are accompanying her.
Mànran - Gary Innes now a Taynuilt local! He has been officially stolen from Highland!(Thursday 21st Jan)
‘An Tobar Presents’ - with Mairearad Green - Sorren MacLean and Hannah Fisher (Mull) and Roddy Woomble (Idlewild - Mull) (Sunday 24th Jan)
Burns Night with SSO - Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson (Taynuilt) and Robyn Stapleton - (Monday 25th Jan)
Tryst and Conundrum 21 - Lorne MacDougall is part of this and from Carradale (Thursday 28th Jan)
Roaming Roots Revue - Lau are part of this night and Aidan O’Rourke (Seil) is a member of this band (Saturday 30th Jan)