WHAT'S ON 2024

Friday 31st May

Jam sessions

Afternoon and evening

In the village

We know our festival audience LOVE to gather, pick, play, jam, sing or simply just listen. These fantastic village venues have kindly offered spaces for our pickers once again, so you can find your favourite spot!

Sound Bites Café
Arisaig Marine Café
Crofter’s Bar @Arisaig Hotel
Opening and session times TBC

live music

Evening

@Astley Hall

SARAH JANE SCOUTEN

WAYWARD JANE

THE HOTFOOT SPECIALS

Doors 7pm / Show starts 7.30pm / Licensed bar til late

TICKETS
Friday Ticket (3 bands):
Adults (over 18) £40 / Youth (12-17yrs) £25 / Child (6-11yrs) £10 / Under 5s free

Weekend Ticket (6 bands)
Adults (over 18) £65 / Youth (12-17yrs) £40 / Child (6-11yrs) £15 / Under 5s free

Saturday 1st June

WORKSHOPS

Late morning / early afternoon

@Astley Hall

OLD TIME COWBOY FIDDLE
With Skip Gorman 
@Astley Hall (clubroom)
11.30pm – 12.30pm

CLAWHAMMER BANJO
With Cahalen Morrison
@Astley Hall (clubroom)
12.45pm – 1.45pm

GROUP HARMONY SINGING
With Aly, Zoe & Mairi

@Astley Hall (main hall)
12.45pm – 1.45pm

LIVE MUSIC

Afternoon

@Astley Hall

SKIP GORMAN

Doors 2.15pm / Show starts 2.30pm

FREE ENTRY
Family-friendly special 5th anniversary show! Sponsored by The West Highland Hotel with sound from Black Box Audio.

JAM SESSIONS

Afternoon and evening

In the village

If the weather is good, it’s a picker’s paradise. If it’s not, we just pick anyway!

Sound Bites Café
Arisaig Marine Café
Crofter’s Bar @Arisaig Hotel
Opening and session times TBC

LIVE MUSIC

Evening

@Astley Hall

JAYWALKERS

CAHALEN MORRISON

THE LOWLY STRUNG

Doors 7pm / Show starts 7.30pm / Licensed bar til late

TICKETS
Saturday Ticket (3 bands):
Adults (over 18) £40 / Youth (12-17yrs) £25 / Child (6-11yrs) £10 / Under 5s free

Weekend Ticket (6 bands)
Adults (over 18) £65 / Youth (12-17yrs) £40 / Child (6-11yrs) £15 / Under 5s free

Sunday 2nd June

The 'Legendary' session

Afternoon

@Bill's Shed (Land, Sea & Islands centre), 2pm - 3pm

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2024 sees a change in theme to our ‘Legendary’ Sunday session. This year, we are gathering for a Bill Monroe themed session at Bill’s Shed, hosted by Skip Gorman. Bring your favourite Bill Monroe songs and let that high-lonesome sound carry across the shores of Arisaig! Bill’s shed is named after Bill Henderson – a popular local gent and community hero. Of course, Bill Monroe is the legendary hero of Bluegrass – pictured above with an 18-year-old Skip!

Although our station session was very popular, there is uncertainty over the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig this year and it doesn’t feel the same without it. However, we think we’ve come up with a brilliant alternative – so let’s make it LEGENDARY! 

Legendary Station Session

Jam sessions

Afternoon and evening

In the village, from 3.30pm

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Wind down the weekend or kick it into Monday! Make your way to your favourite village spot, to finish off another fabulous festival weekend… til we do it all again in 2025! 

Sound Bites Café
Arisaig Marine Café
Crofter’s Bar @Arisaig Hotel
Opening and session times TBC

PICKING SESSIONS