This year’s Islay Sessions will take place from Nov 6-8, and will see three days of traditional music events held between Port Charlotte, and Bruichladdich. The festival is now in it’s fifth year and to mark the tragic passing of Fraser Shaw, who helped make this festival such a success, there will be a special tribute concert given in his honour on Saturday Nov 7.
Musicians scheduled to perform over the weekend include Maeve MacKinnon, The Maverick Angels, Deoch 'n' Doras, Angus MacKenzie, Eilidh Shaw & Ross Martin, Adam Sutherland, Laura-Beth Salter, Lori Watson and Duncan Lyall. There will also be music sessions and ceilidhs over the weekend. Music workshops with tutors will not be taking place this year.
The full programme is as follows:
- Fri 6th Nov - 7pm: Family Ceilidh @ Laphroaig Distillery.Performances from Fèis Òigridh Ìle/IHS students. Free entry
- Fri 6th Nov - 8.30pm: Music Session @ Port Charlotte Hotel. w/ Angus MacKenzie, Eilidh Shaw & Ross Martin. Free entry
- Sat 7th Nov - 7.30pm: Concert @ Bruichladdich Hall. Tribute concert in memory of Fraser Shaw. £10
- Sat 7th Nov - 10.30pm-12am: Ceilidh @ Bruichladdich Hall w/ Deoch 'n' Doras. Free entry
- Sun 8th Nov - 8.30pm: Music Session @ Port Charlotte Hotel. Final session of the weekend. Free Entry