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Saturday, August 19th 2017 - Sunday, August 20th 2017

Argyll Gathering

12:00 - 23:30

The picturesque Scottish seaside town of Helensburgh has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times. Boasting an attractive waterfront and within easy reach of Glasgow to the east, Loch Lomond to the north, and the beautiful Gare Loch to the west; it’s little wonder the town is such a popular destination. Now Helensburgh has one more attraction to boast – in August, the Clyde coast town will host the first ever Argyll Gathering, a new music festival that promises two days of the very best Scottish music and culture.

On the weekend of 19th-20th August 2017,  Argyll Gathering will showcase the best in traditional contemporary Scottish music, local food and drink, and feature interactive workshops. Headlining the festival will be Scots music supergroup Treacherous Orchestra,  Runrig‘s Donnie Munro, performing live with a full band, the astounding bagpipe band Red Hot Chilli Pipers. The list of other acts confirmed reads like a who’s who of Folk Radio UK favourites, with Elephant SessionsMànran, Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jarlath HendersonBlue Rose CodeDàimhFat-Suit, and Nae Plans (Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier) all contributing to a fascinating line-up.

With community at its heart, the festival will celebrate the best of what Scotland has to offer culturally. The organisers describe the Argyll Gathering as more just a festival, but a platform for people to interact and form an artistic movement.

For more information or to book tickets please visit here.