WHAT'S ON 2022

Friday 3rd June

LIVE MUSIC

Evening

@THE CROFTER'S

Copper Viper

9.30pm - 11.00pm (with break)

The third Arisaig Americana Music Festival opens with a superb HARMONIC TRIO who set the bar high with original songs, skilled instrumentals and sublime vocals… definitely NOT TO BE MISSED. This incredible trio from London will have you hanging on for more, and us? We just want to see all your happy smiling faces back in Arisaig! Free entry, but mind and GET THERE EARLY, this place gets busy!

Saturday 4th June

GROUP SINGING

Early afternoon

@ASTLEY HALL

From 1.30pm to 3pm

Why not spend Saturday warming up those vocal chords for a big GROUP SINGING experience? It’s fun and it’s FREE! Oh yes, we’re treating you this year – check out the Workshops page for full details!

INSTRUMENT MAKERS

Late morning til late afternoon

@Bill's Shed – Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Mandolin maker Chris Pritchett is back for 2022, showing his handcrafted instruments and taking orders. He will happily offer advice and discuss mandolin minutiae with like-minded enthusiasts! 

LIVE MUSIC

Late Afternoon

@THE CROFTER'S

THE FOUNTAINEERS

From 4pm - 5.30pm (with break)

Scotland, BLUEGRASS and tradition is the magic combination that fires Glasgow-based THE FOUNTAINEERS. With a lively set of songs and tunes on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, feel free to WHOOP loudly (it’s a Bluegrass thing) and APPLAUD after each and every instrumental break (them’s Bluegrass rules). Entry is free but make sure you GET THERE EARLY to grab yer pitch!

PICK 'N' MIX SESSIONS

Throughout the weekend

@Arisaig Hotel, Arisaig Marina Café, Sound Bites

We know our festival audience LOVE to gather, pick, play, jam, sing or simply just listen, and this year there’s MORE spaces to do just that. So whether you’re into Bluegrass, Old Time, Country or Roots, there’s places within walking distance of each other so that EVERYONE can pick n’ mix. We are being kindly supported by these 3 fantastic local venues, who’ve offered to host jam musicians over the festival weekend, so find YOUR space and start a jam!

FESTIVAL CONCERT

Evening

@ASTLEY HALL

Doors 7pm / licensed bar from 7pm

ROSEANNE REID
7.30pm

HANNAH FISHER &
SORREN MACLEAN
8.30pm

THE OFTEN HERD
9.30pm

JAMES EDWYN &
THE BORROWED BAND
10.30pm

CRANK UP the audience appreciation dial folks! We’re staging a FIRST-CLASS array of the finest musicians and songwriters from RIGHT HERE in the UK! It seems these shores are simply OOZING with talent on the Americana music scene, so we’re stopping here for 2022 to feature and support our brilliant homegrown artists after a difficult few years. Crafted songwriting, stunning vocals, virtuoso playing and superlative musical arrangements are in plentiful supply… and with a licensed bar open til late o’clock, we GUARANTEE a great night out!

4 bands full show tickets:
£40 adult /£30 under 18s/Free under 5s
2 bands early or late half show tickets:
£20 adult /£15 under 18s/Free under 5s
Prices exclude booking / transaction fees

Sunday 5th June

The Legendary
Station Session!

Afternoon

@Arisaig Train Station

From 2pm – 3pm

We did it in 2019, and in the words of Sister Rosetta DIDN’T IT RAIN! But you rain-repellent stalwarts turned up in great numbers, with instruments and enthusiasm, and made it LEGENDARY! Arisaig is the UK’s most westerly station and on the WORLD FAMOUS West Highland Line, with the STEAM TRAIN calling in around 2.25pm. Bring your favourite TRAIN songs and meet at the Station platform for 2pm, join in or just listen, it’s – a great start to the finish line!
With grateful thanks to Scotrail for making this session possible.

Legendary station session

the big bluegrass jam
& Pick 'n' mix sessions

Afternoon and evening

@The Crofter's & other venues TBC

3.30pm til late

After we’ve WARMED UP at the train station, it’s an easy descend to the village. The BIG Bluegrass Jam has become a firm FAVOURITE at The Crofter’s and there will be further pickin’ session space outside, and at Arisaig Marina Café and Sound Bites, to spread sessions around the village so you can enjoy whatever type of Americana music you’re into. Whether you’re a newbie or an old hand, bring your instruments/songs and JOIN IN the sessions to create the perfect end to another Arisaig Americana… til we do it all again in 2023!

PICKING SESSIONS
Big Bluegrass jam

Arisaig Americana Music Festival, Inverness-shire, Scotland UK PH39 4NP

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