CHARTS set to showcase a feast of culture in Oban

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Oban is set to be the gateway to some of best in Scottish traditional music, culture, heritage, art, whisky and gin.

Over the weekend of September 13 and 14, a feast of live music and the finest whiskies will be available at The View on George Street, where two fantastic events are taking place under one roof.

On Friday September 13, the venue is hosting a night of traditional music from 8pm, featuring three outstanding acts – Trail West, Beinn Lee and Oban’s very own Ceol An Aire, who have recently launched new single, Revive.

And the following night, Saturday September 14, The View plays host to the West Coast Whisky Feis from 1-6pm.

On the same weekend, more local talent will be on display as part of the CHARTS Showcase event, which takes place from 11am to 8pm on the Saturday at St John’s Cathedral, on George Street.

During the day, performances, talks, workshops and exhibitions will be held, featuring Jamie Smith, Argyll Papers, Rothesay Pavilion, Cove Park, Colin Woolf, Knockvologan Studies and many more.

There will also be a special evening reception at the cathedral from 6pm, which will be hosted by Joy Dunlop and performances will include the Oban High School Pipe Band, Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal, and Miek Zwamborn – as well as the premiere of five short films celebrating the CHARTS network.

Entry is free, but places must be registered in advance from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charts-showcase-tickets-64659785158

For those who can’t make it on the day, the CHARTS Showcase will also be streamed live on Facebook Live via the official CHARTS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CHARTSArgyllandIsles/

The stream will include Jura artist Giles Perring, who will be performing from his studio on Jura, with participants from all over Argyll including Lorne MacDougall.

Whether its music, poetry, dance, Gaelic, art, craft or whisky, there’s something for everyone in Oban on the weekend of September 13 and 14 .