Mull of Kintyre Music Festival
Set in the community of Campbeltown, the festival has become the region’s top cultural event, which encourages people to visit Kintyre from all parts of the globe.
Satisfying an ambition of the Festival to showcase the very best in traditional and contemporary music worldwide whilst also displaying the region’s cultural individuality through the talents of the local musicians of all ages.
In the early nineties the session scene in Campbeltown was varied with meticulous technical talent sitting alongside emerging and experimental musicians. It was from this scene that a committee was formed in the summer of 1992.
A mixture of musicians, publicans and music enthusiasts took this a stage further to create a music festival which has grown and matured into one of the best Festivals in Scotland. The Festival committee have mixed the content of their programme to suit all tastes in music, whilst remaining aware that the main format has been formed around the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland.
They have adopted a theme based on an affinity with the people of Northern Ireland and the historical links to them as the sea kingdom of Dalriada.
The first Scots set foot in Kintyre circa 300 AD and the evidence of their occupation is all around.
The fact that an influential association had previously existed between our two regions is reflected in the Festival motto – ‘Cradle of the Nation’