Saturday 13th August, 8pm
The Ciaran Ryan Band is the ferocious new line-up born from the release of Ciaran’s debut solo album “Banjaxed”. Since their formation in late 2019 they have already caused a stir and taken their place as one of the hottest new instrumental bands on the scene. This will be their second visit to Arisaig, having rocked it at the the Fèis na Mara festival in 2019. This will be a party night, not a seated concert. There will be a full licensed bar until 1am and a support set from blistering hot local band Fras. Dancing shoes only please! Tickets HERE.
Saturday 17th September, 8.30pm
Pictish Trail’s critically acclaimed first pair of albums Secret Soundz Vols. 1 & 2 released in 2008 and 2013 respectively were gloriously eclectic slices of lo-fi folk-pop, later revived as a deluxe double-vinyl in 2014 by Moshi Moshi. His third album Future Echoes was released to further critical acclaim in September 2016, and went on to be shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award by popular vote, before being re-issued by Fire Records in the summer of 2018. Thumb World was released on Fire Records in February 2020. Pictish Trail has toured the world both as a headliner in his own right, and as support for artists such as Belle & Sebastian, Sea Power, Slow Club and KT Tunstall. He has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Field Day, Bestival, Deer Shed, Celtic Connections, the Edinburgh Fringe and – for an extraordinary and surely record-breaking 19 consecutive years* (*if you count a remote livestreamed show in 2020) – Green Man in Wales, Pictish Trail’s psychedelic-bucolic spiritual home-from-home. Tickets HERE.
For more info visit pictishtrail.co.uk
Thursday, 27th October, 7.30pm
Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene. Forged in Scotland and Ireland’s traditional music community but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music. Dallahan take their listeners on a journey, traversing styles and countries of the world in a dazzling live show, creating their own unique brand of World-folk delivered with stunning virtuosity. The lineup consists of Jack Badcock on guitar and vocals, Ciaran Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion and Benedict Morris on fiddle. Tickets HERE
“Some of the most exciting trad musicians to emerge in recent years” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“Like a world music festival in one group” LiveIreland