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Oban's Live Music Trail

1. Oban Live 2019 2. Dunollie Castle 3. Corran Halls 4. Argyllshire Gathering 5. Markie Dans 6. The Tartan Tavern 7. Coasters 8. St John's Cathedral 9. McCaig's Tower 10. The Oban Inn 11. The View Oban 12. Brew & Co at The Perle 13. The Royal Hotel 14. The Barn Oban 15. The Victory Hall 16. Taynuilt Village Hall 17. Easdale Island Hall 18. Loch Melfort Hotel 18. Craignish Village Hall


The Venues


1. Oban Live

Oban PA34 4EL
Argyll's biggest outdoor live music concert "Oban Live" was named Best Cultural Event at the 2018 Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards. This cultural party at Mossfield Stadium plays host to thousands of visitors who come to see an eclectic line-up of incredible 'trad', rock and pop artists, from Skerryvore and Skipinnish to KT Tunstall and Hue And Cry. The Fringe extends the party across the whole weekend with live music & special offers running throughout the town. Oban Live is on hiatus for 2020 but watch this space for developments.

2. Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds

Oban PA34 5TT
Join a resident piper performing traditional Scottish tunes in the spectacular surroundings of Dunollie’s castle ruins each Sunday, April to October at 2.30 pm. Tel: 01631 570550

3. The Corran Halls

54 Corran Esplanade, PA34 5AB
The Corran Halls features a host of live performances from local, regional and national artists and production companies. Tel: 01631 567333

4. Argyllshire Gathering Halls

Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5NZ
Oban’s premiere function venue hosts events throughout the year, from the Highland Games ball to an annual traditional Hogmanay ceilidh. Tel: 01631 569407

5. Markie Dans

Corran Esplanade, PA34 5PN
Markie Dans hosts live local, regional and national acts each weekend, as well as the Markie Dans Music Festival in June. Tel: 01631 564448

6. The Tartan Tavern

3 Albany Terrace, Oban PA34 5NY
The “famous” Tartan Tavern is known as the best wee bar in town, presenting live music and local craic weekly. Tel: 01631 562118

7. Coasters Bar

38 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PS
This family run pub hosts live music ranging from local duos playing covers and originals to traditional Highland pipe bands. Tel: 01631 566881

8. St John’s Cathedral

129 George St, Oban PA34 5NT
This beautiful and historic cathedral is a sublime setting for Gaelic, choral and classical concerts throughout the year.

9. McCaig’s Tower

Duncraggan Rd, PA34 5DP
Thursdays in summer from 8-9pm, the Oban High School Pipe Band give a soul stirring sunset performance at the tower.

10. The Oban Inn

1 Stafford St, PA34 5NJ
The Oban Inn serves up live music weekly plus a trad music session, held 3rd Sundays and 1st Wednesdays. Tel: 01631 567441

11. The View

34 George St, PA34 5NL
Enjoy an informal evening of Scottish music as talented performers guide you through the dances, or simply sit back and enjoy a drink, the views and the show. Tel: 01631 569599

12. Brew & Co at Perle Hotel

Station Rd, PA34 5RT
Brew & Co hosts music nights from nationally renowned singer songwriters in their stylish and laid back café and bar. Tel: 01631 700301

13. The Royal Hotel

Argyll Square, PA34 4BE
The Royal Hotel Rumpus kicks off the season in March with three days of live music from Oban favourites such as Trail West and Gunnasound. Tel: 01631 563021

14. The Barn Bar

Lerags Glen, Oban PA34 4SE
Players, singers and listeners are warmly welcomed to this friendly session in the glen, one of Oban’s longest running, held 2nd Sundays. Tel: 01631 564618

15. Victory Hall

Main Road, Benderloch, PA37 1QP
Victory Hall hosts concerts from popular local acts such as The Hollow Mountain String Band and international powerhouses such as Budapest Festival Orchestra Tel: 01631 720382.

16. Taynuilt Village Hall

Taynuilt PA35 1JH
The monthly Taynuilt Ceilidhs are run by An Comunn Gàidhealach An Comunn Meur Chruachain and promote gaelic music, language and culture. Tel: 01866 822473

17. Easdale Island Hall

B844, Oban PA34 4TB
Easdale hosts shows from local bands such as Creel and international stars such as The Waterboys, plus the World Stone Skimming Championships Dance in September.

18. Loch Melfort Hotel

Arduaine, by Oban, Argyll, PA34 4XG
Local musicians bring Loch Melfort Bistro alive with traditional tunes on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 9:30pm. Join in or just enjoy the show with a wee dram. Tel. 01852 200 233

19. Craignish Village Hall

Ardfern, Lochgilphead PA31 8QN
Craignish Hall boasts a packed calendar, from institutions such as Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham to MOJO Fest, showcasing original music from Argyll bands. Tel: 01852 500746