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Mull Music Festival 2017

The next Mull Music Festival will be held over the weekend of 21st to 23rd April 2017.

This is not an official festival page so up-to-date information can be obtained from the individual venues - find their contact details on this page. Venue and lineup details appear here once available - if you represent a venue, please let us know what they are.

The music festival is a weekend of Scottish music featuring folk-rock bands, fiddle, accordion, dance and ceilidh bands. It usually takes place over the last full weekend in April, in several hotel and bar venues in Tobermory. The events aren't ticketted, and most are very crowded!

There is also an unrelated classical music festival called Mendelssohn On Mull which takes place in July each year.

Back Brae Lodge is normally booked out well in advance for the festival. There is no waiting list so to receive an email message as soon as any Mull Music Festival weekend becomes available, sign up for news. The house is next door to the Mishnish Hotel and was once owned by the Mishnish's former proprietor, the well-known accordionist Bobby Macleod, who popularised the music festival.

2017 Mull Music Festival Bands & Artists

At MacGochan's Bar & Restaurant:

Isle of Mull Music Festival programme 2017
The line-up for the 2017 Music Festival

Visit the MacGochan's website or MacGochan's Facebook page or MacGochan's Music Festival Facebook page or call 01688 302 350

At The Mishnish:

Visit the Mishnish Hotel website or the Mishnish Hotel Facebook page or call 01688 302 500

At The MacDonald Arms:

Call The MacDonald Arms on 01688 302 011

At Park Lodge Hotel:

Visit the Park Lodge Hotel website or the Park Lodge Hotel Facebook page or call 01688 302 430

At The Western Isles Hotel:

Visit the Western Isles Hotel website or call 01688 302 012

At The Tobermory Hotel:

Visit the Tobermory Hotel website or the Tobermory Hotel Facebook page or call 01688 302 091

At The Bellachroy Hotel, Dervaig:

Visit the Bellachroy Hotel website or the Bear Pit Bellachroy Facebook page or call 01688 400 314 or email info@thebellachroy.co.uk

YouTube videos

View videos from previous years of the Music Festival on YouTube.

Past Years

2016 Mull Music Festival Bands & Artists

Isle of Mull Music Festival programme 2016
The line-up for the 2016 Music Festival

At MacGochan's Bar & Restaurant:

Friday

Bar Beag:

Saturday

  • 11.30am - Trail West
  • 2.30pm - Crackin' Craic
  • 5.45pm - Ho-Ro
  • 8.30pm - Heron Valley
  • 11.45pm - Torridon
    • Bar Beag:

      Sunday

      • 11.30am - Gunna Sound
      • 2.30pm - Skipinnish
      • 5.15pm - Trail West
      • 9pm - Gentlemen Of Few
      • 12.15am - Ho-Ro
        • Bar Beag:

          • 2pm - Crackin' Craic
          • 9pm - Johnothan & Johnny
          Isle of Mull Music Festival programme 2016 for MacGochan's Bar
          The programme for the 2016 Music Festival at MacGochan's Bar

          At The Mishnish:

          Lots more including impromptu sessions. From breakfast to midnight snacks, food served all day.

          At The MacDonald Arms:

          Hector MacFadyen Ceilidh Band (see video).
          Plus various sessions throughout the weekend.
          Bar food available.

          At Park Lodge Hotel:

          2015 Mull Music Festival Bands & Artists

          Music Festival programme 2015
          The line-up for the 2015 Music Festival

          At MacGochan's Bar & Restaurant:

          Thursday:

          Friday:

          Saturday:

          Sunday:

          Bar Beag in full swing all weekend with:

          Music Festival programme 2015 for MacGochan's Bar
          The programme for the 2015 Music Festival at MacGochan's Bar

          At The Mishnish:

          Lots more including impromptu sessions.

          At The Western Isles Hotel:

          Music all weekend with Duncan Black, Russell Hunter & Iain 'Stretch' MacFadyen. Plus guest players and bands. Introducing The Scottish Dance Band Quiz on Sunday afternoon.

          At Park Lodge Hotel:

          • Gemma Donald & Alan Small from the Lomond Ceilidh Band
          • Union Avenue with Iain 'Stretch' MacFadyen (plus Johnny Cash covers on Sunday)
          • Duncan MacKinnon & Jock the Box from Killin Thyme
          • Open Mic on Saturday 12.30pm to 3.30pm

          At The MacDonald Arms:

          Hector MacFadyen Ceilidh Band (see video).
          Plus various sessions throughout the weekend.

          At The Tobermory Hotel:

          Impromptu sessions.

          At The Bellachroy Hotel, Dervaig:

          Friday:

          Saturday:

          Sunday:

          Mull Music Festival programme 2015 at the Bellachroy Hotel
          The line-up for the 2015 Music Festival at the Bellachroy Hotel, Dervaig

          2014 Mull Music Festival Bands & Artists

          Isle of Mull Music Festival programme 2014
          The line-up for the 2014 Music Festival

          At The Mishnish Hotel:

          Main Stage: Raggaels, Mad Ferrets, Houghmagandie, Shenanigans & Done And Dusted.
          Trad Stage: Robert Macleod, Ho Ro, Duncan Black, Marie Fielding & Russell Hunter.
          Plus impromptu sessions and surprises in store.

          At MacGochan's Bar & Restaurant:

          Thursday
          10pm - Skerryvore

          Friday
          4pm - Crooked Reel
          8pm - Skerryvore
          11pm - Chunks

          Saturday
          12pm - Crooked Reel
          4pm - Gunna Sound
          8pm - Chunks
          11pm - Rhythm 'n' Reel

          Sunday
          12pm - Dun Mor Ceilidh Band
          4pm - Coal an Aire
          7.30pm - Gunna Sound
          11pm - Trail West

          Bar Beag all weekend: Alastair Currie Snr & Alastair Currie Jnr.
          Some very special surprise acts.

          At Park Lodge Hotel:

          Friday Night: traditional music.
          Saturday Afternoon: live music - open jam session. Everyone welcome to come along and join in for an impromptu gig.
          Saturday Night: live music by resident band Union Avenue - Andrew Cardno, Matt Curtis, Paul Paterson & Iain MacFadyen (Stretch Dawrson).
          Sunday Afternoon: open mic and jam session.
          Sunday Night: traditional music.

          At The MacDonald Arms:

          Hector MacFadyen Ceilidh Band (see video).
          Plus various sessions throughout the weekend.

          At The Bellachroy Hotel, Dervaig:

          • Friday 9.30pm: Ho-Ro
          • Saturday 1pm: The Mull Fiddlers
          • Saturday 9pm: Crooked Reel
          • Sunday 1pm: Crooked Reel
          • Sunday 5pm: Fergie MacDonald, Gary Forrest & Roddy Matthew

          2013 Mull Music Festival Bands & Artists

          Isle of Mull Music Festival programme 2013
          The line-up for the Mull Music Festival 2013
          Mishnish Mull Music Festival programme 2013
          The programme at the Mishnish for the Mull Music Festival 2013

          2013 at MacGochan's Bar & Restaurant:

          Skerryvore, Crooked Reel, Trail West (CD launch), Gunna Sound, Lost In Audio, Chunks, Calum Iain MacCorquodale, Martin Pottinger & Runrig's Malcolm Jones, Rhythm & Reel.

          2013 at Park Lodge Hotel:

          Stretch Dawrson, Duncan Black & Denis Morrison, Union Avenue, open mike, competitions and ceilidh.

          Bellachroy Mull Music Festival programme 2013
          The programme at the Bellachroy Hotel for the Mull Music Festival 2013 - Fonty & Annabell, Crooked Reel, Ho Ro, The Dave Fleming Trio, Rod Stewart Tribute, Fergie MacDonald & Addie Harper.
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