Around Oban with Kay McDonald – Thursday October 21

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Seeing Del Amitri at the Corran Halls last weekend was everything I had hoped it would be – the place was buzzing with locals and visitors alike and Del Amitri themselves were amazing.

I love being able to see a band without all the hoo haa and expense of travelling and finding somewhere to stay.
Next on the agenda is Horse this Saturday at The Rockfield Centre. What an amazing voice this woman has. If you haven’t got tickets yet then I would highly recommend getting some.

This weekend is also when Oban is visited by Storm. I know I’ve been raving about it for a few weeks now but I do think it’s going to be incredible to see. As well as Storm herself to look forward to, we have Oban High School Trad Band playing in Station Square, with some health and wellbeing stalls to visit as well, and the parade will be led by Oban High School Pipe Band to the North Pier where Oban Gaelic Choir will be singing to Storm. I now have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that the weather will be kind to us and the puppet will be the only Storm to visit us this weekend.

Looking ahead there is more music and dancing on the horizon with a Vintage Tea Dance in Argyllshire Gathering Halls raising funds for Oban Link Club on October 31. With performances by That Swing Sensation and The Catalina Sisters it promises to be a fun afternoon and if you add in tea and cakes, life doesn’t get much better. Tickets are available from the BID4Oban office, The Wee Gallery or call Maggie on 07570 865429.

The photograph last week was of the Highland Soldier in the window of Oban War and Peace Museum. I’m not giving a clue this week.