A word from the organising committee:-
"Welcome to our 11th Festival and what a way to celebrate. The weekend is packed to the brim of musical talent and we would like to welcome back some weel kent faces as well as embracing new and emerging talent. There is something for everyone, for all ages and all abilities and I'm sure you will have a weekend to remember".


7.30pm Heritage Centre (Ticket 3.50 & 2.00)
The Millars, Frank Rochford, CGS School Choir, Drum Five, The Magic Flutes, Three's a Crowd, James McCorkindale's Dancers, Francesco Borg, Kintyre Fiddlers, Charles Robertson, m.c. Fraser McKinlay
This exciting event debuted at last year's Festival and features a cross section of South Kintyre's young musical talent that is developing within our own community. Great entertainment with tea and home baking to follow.


7pm Main Street (Free)
Campbeltown Pipe Band
The first of many performances from this excellent local pipe band led by PM Charles McMillan
7.45pm Victoria Hall, (Ticket 8.00) Doors Open 7.15pm
The Marwick, Kennedy, Brechin, Lawrence Ceilidh Band,
The Moonshiners,
Ceann Tir,
Kintyre Schools Pipe Band.
m.c. John Armour
A traditional ceilidh featuring a fusion of four outstanding performers in Gavin Marwick, Ross Kennedy, Sandy Brechin and Stevie Lawrence. Bluegrass aficionado's The Moonshiners make a welcome appearance back in the town this year. Making their debut performance at this years concert are local band Cean Tir featuring the multi talented Ross Kennedy, Anne Leith, Les Oman with special guest Lorne McDougall on pipes. The ever popular and successful Kintyre Schools Pipe Band will get the evening off to a cracking start, ably assisted by our resident dancers from Catherine McEachran's Country Dance Class.
9pm Local Bars (Free)
Tennents' Festival Fringe
Pub Sessions in various town bars sponsored by Tennent Caledonian Breweries


10am Town Hall
Campbeltown Brass Coffee Morning
Musical interlude featuring beveridges, biscuits and the multi-award winning Campbeltown Brass.
12 noon, Harbour Splash Kinloch Green, (Free)
Grand Parade,
The Brunting Room,
Big Rory as Jethro the Pirate,
Brass & Pipe Bands,
Charity Stalls,
"Argyll Pop Idols",
Bouncy Slide,
Beer Tent
Since the demise of Campbeltown Festival Week many years ago, there have been few opportunities for families with young children to get involved in some typical holiday fun. This event has grown each year into a much enjoyed spectacle for all ages. It showcases not only local and visiting talent but also provides events for young children and their parents.
6.00pm Burnside Bash in Burnside Square (Free)
The Brunting Room,
Big Rory as Jethro the Pirate and
Kintyre Schools Pipe Band
More mayhem and inventive street entertainment featuring the incomparable Big Ror, with musical interludes!
7pm Main Street (Free)
Campbeltown Pipe Band
Another chance to enjoy this first rate band who's origins go back to the early part of the last century.
8.00pm Victoria Hall (18) DOORS OPEN 7.30

The Mull of Kintyre Music Festival has presented, over the years, talented and world renowned musicians such as Capercaillie in 1993 to Davy Spillane, the creator of the original Riverdance Sound in 1996, and this year is no exception. Arthur Johnstone, a great friend to the festival, will introduce some of the finest exponents of both traditional and contemporary music…..


Calico play their first ever gig in Scotland at the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival 2003. They are an Irish band who achieved international acclaim after the release of "Celanova Square" (1998), produced by Declan Sinnot ex Moving Hearts band member. This album was described as "spirit shocking" by Irish rock magazine "Hot Press" and their latest album "Songdogs" (2000) takes the listener on a journey of original tunes and songs that are sure to entrance.


Malinky return to Campbeltown after two years with an expanded line up, a new album, "Three Ravens" and extensive tours of the UK and Europe behind them. Following the success of their debut album "Last Leaves" this Danny award-winning band (1999) captivates audiences with their vibrant voices and sympathetic string accompaniments.

Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey

Arty and Nollaig are another band who have agreed to return and delight the audience in Campbeltown. They are a fiddle guitar duo, which provide a rich mix of talent and experience. They met in 1979 and have played with the likes of Four Men & a Dog, Planxty and Maura O'Connel to name a few. They also appeared in the film "Hear My Song" about Joseph Locke the Irish tenor. Arty and Nollaig provide a quality set that can capture an audience till you can hear a pin drop. They have two albums Lead the Knave (1990) and Causeway (1995) and word has it that a third is on its way.

La Sonera Calaveras

La Sonera Calaveras was formed by a collection of musicians with a variety of backgrounds from folk to Latin and jazz. "Numero Uno"! their first album is produced by Donald Shaw and is influenced by Cuban Son style created in 1920s Havana. The band have played throughout Scotland and the UK bringing warmth to even the coldest Scottish day with their sun kissed melodies.

Back of the Moon

Back of the Moon is a young band causing a stir on the Scottish folk scene. They return to Campbeltown again this year to deliver both songs and tunes in a strong acoustic style. Their first album was made after Gillian Frame, Fiddle/Vocals, won the Young Traditional Musician of the year 2001, and their second; "Fortune's Road" was released in June 2003. The band have a new and fresh approach which has matured since their first album bringing life and confidence to their performances.

8pm, Royal Hotel (4.00 at door)
Campbeltown Fiddle & Accordion Club Ceilidh Dance with The Archie McVicar Trio

A traditional ceilidh dance for all ages with the ever popular Archie McVicar Trio from Mid Argyll and guests.

Further details from Roddy McCallum 01586 554479 Roddy@lamarine.freeserve.co.uk

8pm Main Street (Free)
Campbeltown Pipe Band
Another chance to enjoy this first rate band who's origins go back to the early part of the last century.


3.30pm Burnside Square (free)
Songs of Praise with Rev. Chris Holden Music by Kerygma
You are invited to an open air service to give praise for the music we have all come to appreciate through the years. In the event of wet weather the service will be held in the Salvation Army Citadel.
8pm Victoria Hall (12) DOORS OPEN 7.30pm
Survivors' Night
The Wig Wam Bamz,
The Wee Toon Tellers,
The Brunting Room,
The Dubious Blues Band,
Lorne McDougall & Ross Kennedy,
Alex & Archie McAllister
Kintyre Schools Pipe Band
An out of the ordinary evening, not to be missed!.. Top tunes that beg to be danced to, haunting melodies and powerful songs creates a night filled with vitality and passion.


Concert and Festival light system intelligent lighting design rental and sales. This is "I-Light"s tenth visit to Campbeltown. This company started as "Audiolight Productions" in January 1990 and has expanded in the past seven years. "I-Light has over 100 lighting fixtures including moving lights and a flying system. Among many jazz, folk and rock festivals they have covered, T in the Park is one.

Formed 14 years ago, this year is their tenth visit to the festival and they return with a 16K rig. They have worked extensively on the festival circuit and with famous names including "The Waterboys" and "Capercaillie".

Burnside Square Car Park


"Young Folk" Concert (limited numbers)
Thursday 21st. August - tickets from A.P. Taylors & Tourist Information

Festival Ceilidh
Friday 22nd. August - tickets from A.P. Taylors & Tourist Information

Saturday & Sunday Concerts SOLD OUT

White Hart Hotel Campbeltown
Tourist Information
Priced 10

Secretary 01586 551053
Stalls 01586 551128
Parade 01586 554147

Will be officially cleared of vehicles from 2pm Saturday 23rd August and from 9am Sunday 24th August to enable two outdoor events to take place as advertised. The festival organisers, Argyll & Bute Council and Campbeltown Police would be grateful if members of the public would assist by observing this temporary arrangement.
Licensing Laws

A local by-law prohibiting the consumption of alcohol outwith a "designated area" came into effect on 1st. August 1999. Permission for a "designated area" for the consumption of alcohol has been granted to the Mull of Kintyre Music & Arts Association to include a cordoned off area on Kinloch Green on Saturday 23rd between 12pm-5pm only and in Burnside Square Car Park on Saturday evening 6pm-8pm only. The consumption of alcohol outwith these areas and allocated times will be deemed an offence. We will be grateful if members of the public observe this by- law in order to create a relaxed, enjoyable weekend for young and old alike and maintain a good image of the town for potential visitors and for future festivals and events.

Thank you for your support.

The Mull of Kintyre Music & Arts
Association would like to thank the following
for their invaluable support

Argyll & the Islands Enterprise
Argyll & Bute Council
Campbeltown Common Good Fund
Scottish Arts Council
Tennent Caledonian Breweries
Johnny MacKinnon
Peter McKerral & Co.,
The White Hart Hotel
Campbeltown Tourist Information
Johnny McCormick, A.P. Taylors
Argyll FM
Martin Maintenance
Sandy McLean
Tavies Taxis
Campbeltown Police
Campbeltown Fire Brigade
Embac Accountancy, Lochgilphead
Kintyre Agricultural Society
Campbeltown Traders' Association

Special thanks also to all festival supporters
musicians & performers volunteers & helpers who
give of their time before, during and after the
festival weekend

Year 2004
Provisional Dates
19-22 August, 2004


The Mull of Kintyre Music & Arts Association gives no warranty that artists named in this publication will perform at any particular time, or at all, but every effort will be made to carry out the programme as advertised.

Licensed Concerts
No admittance to main auditorium during performances. The main bar serving hatch will be closed during certain performances. However an alternative serving area will be made available.