Exclusive to OBANLIVE 2018
Join musicians from Tide Lines, Skipinnish, Skerryvore, Blazin’ Fiddles, Trail West, and Gunna Sound Official; as well as this year’s Mòd Gold Medallists, Alasdair Currie and Rachel Walker, members of Oban Gaelic Choir, and world class pipers, Angus MacColl, Angus J MacColl and Stuart Liddell, to pay homage to the late inspirational figures from the region that played a key role in the lives and music of the performers involved.
Throughout the generations, Argyll and the Isles have produced many men of wit, talent, and character. As each year goes by, familiar faces and much loved personalities are lost and, with their passing, Argyll loses another son.
Sons of Argyll, which is founded and co-ordinated by Trail West’s Ian Smith, pays particular tribute to the recently passed Norman MacLean (Tiree/Uist), Ian’s father Bernie Smith (Tiree), Murdo MacLeod (Lochgilphead), Angus MacColl (Mull), Nonny MacInnes (Oban), Colin Campbell (Oban), Calum MacLean (Tobermory) and many more.
Women of Argyll will be honoured too in a performance of Andy M Stewart’s song Queen of Argyll, performed by former member of Silly Wizard, Phil Cunningham and Tide Lines’ Robert Robertson.
The project will also remember ex-service men and women, as 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1, and those lost at sea.