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I must admit to not feeling quite as cheery this week with the very sad news that we won’t have Oban Live to look forward to next year. I really hope things can be turned round and resolved, and in the not so distant future we can look forward to all the benefits Oban Live brought to the town, not least the fantastic music.
We’re lucky enough to have another music festival to look forward to this weekend, although on a smaller scale, with Markie’s Music Festival taking place with a whole host of great bands on the line-up.
We’re lucky in Oban to have lots of places to hear live music, ranging from the Corran Halls, the Argyllshire Gathering Halls and The View, to smaller venues such as The Oban Inn, Tartan Tavern and McCaig’s Return. I’ve also noticed two new additions, with The Whisky Vault and the Lochavullin adding live music to their repertoire.
These are only a few of the venues, I’ve not mentioned the Perle, Rockfield, The Lorne and I’m sure to have missed somewhere, so my apologies if I have. Feel free to get in touch and let me know what’s going on.
Tonight I’m looking forward to a visit to the cinema for one of their live theatre screenings. I’m always impressed with how good they are at a fraction of the price of a visit to a theatre.
This evening it’s a National Theatre production of Small Island, which I’ve been looking forward to for ages, and on Sunday a production of Cinderella live from Glynebourne.
This means it’s going to be a really busy weekend, with the monthly BID4Oban Local Market also on Saturday and new producers attending every time.
So get your dancing shoes on and your purses and wallets out, it is time to enjoy everything Oban has to offer whether your live here or you’re just visiting.
The photograph last week was taken at the top of George Street, good luck with this week’s.