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Festival Programme 2018

Monday 6th Aug - 13th Aug

Something of the Sea - COAST Exhibition

Old Pavilion, Lamlash

11am - 4pm Daily

Free Entry

Music Arran presents a double bill

Friday 24th August

Joana Gama concert pianist from Portugal, and friends. Sandie Bishop and Alex Maxwell on violin, Rose Reid on cello, supported by Graeme McKinnon on piano

Community Theatre, Lamlash





Saturday 25th August

SWING 2018 with John Russell, guitar and vocals, Stephen Coutts on guitar, Roy Percy on double bass, and special guest Seonaid Aitken, voted Best Jazz Vocalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards. 

Whiting Bay Hall



Friday 31st August
Sinead Morrissey

Arran Theatre and Arts Trust presents for the first time on Arran, poet Sinead Morrissey.

An evening with Sinead Morrissey: the judge of this year's McLellan Poetry Competition reads from her own poems and introduces the winners. 

Music with Arran Dawn, Arran's famous harp and whistle duo. 

Corrie and Sannox Hall


£10 Children and young people at school free


Saturday 1st September 


Poetry Workshop

A Breath of Fresh Air: Sinéad Morrissey leads a workshop designed to let new ideas take wing. Whether you have been writing for many years or are new to it, come along, shake off the dust and begin - or begin again.

Corrie and Sannox Hall

11am - 3.30pm

£10 including lunch

Booking Essential

Cicely Gill 01770 700464 or

Famous Festival Ceilidh

Live music from The Drambusters, and local artists Angus Adamson and Tim Pomeroy. Always a great night of live music, dancing and food. 

Whiting Bay Hall


£12 including light supper. BYOB

Children and young people at school free

Sunday 2nd September

McLellan Arts Festival at Corrie Church

Sacred music and service with the talented music students from The Royal Northern College of Music attending this year's summer school. 

Corrie Church

12 noon

Free Event

James McEnaney


'A Scottish Journey'

Writer, lecturer and journalise James McEnaney talks about his 1500 mile trip around Scotland based on Edwin Muir's famous book of the 1930s, 'A Scottish Journey'. 

Brodick Library


Free event

Monday 3rd September

Film Night

in association with Corrie Film Club.

Tommy's Honour

Based on a powerful true Scottish Story, Tommy's Honour recounts the life of Old Tom Morris (Peter Mullan), and his son Tommy (Jack Louden) forging the story of modern gold. Also starring local actor Paul Tinto.

Film run time 108mins

Corrie and Sannox Hall


Entry by donation

Tuesday 4th September

An Arran Clamjamfry: Memories, Pictures and Song

Arran resident, chairman of COAST, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2015 for Europe, Howard Wood talks about images that have inspired him 

A fascinating evening of memory, biography and music. 

Arran Lodge at Altachorvie, Lamlash


£12 - Children and young people at school free

Thursday 6th September

A Scots Hairst

McLellan Arts Festival with The Saltire Society

A celebration of the Scots tradition in music, song and verse from North East to South West. The three performers from the North East are renowned Aberdeenshire fiddler and composer Paul Anderson, traditional singer Shona Donaldson and Bothy ballad specialist Geordie Morison. With local performers Sheila Gilmore and John Cruickshank. 

Whiting Bay Hall



£12 - Children and young people at school free

Friday 7th September

Opera Gala Night

McLellan Arts Festival with Arran Summer School

A night to remember with the outstanding young musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music. 

Community Theatre, Lamlash


£12 - Children and young people at school free

Saturday 8th September

Drama Live

New and exciting work from On the Verge Festival 2018. 

Corrie and Sannox Hall


£12 - Children and young people free

Sunday 9th September

Puccini - Messa di Gloria

Vaughn Williams - Serenade to Music

Beautiful choral music with solo performances from The Royal Northern College of Music and McLellan Arts Festival Community Chorus.

Community Theatre, Lamlash


£12 - Children and young people at school free

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