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.  
www.obanlive.com

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
www.dunollie.org

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
www.liveargyll.co.uk/halls/corran-halls-oban

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 www.argyllshiregathering.com

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
www.markiedans.co.uk

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
www.facebook.com/TheFamousTartanTavern

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
www.facebook.com/coasters.bar.1

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.
www.stjohnsoban.org.uk

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.
www.ohspipeband.org.uk

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
www.facebook.com/TheObanInn

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
www.obanview.com/ceilidhs

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
www.perleoban.com

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
www.strathmorehotels-theroyaloban.com

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
www.cologin.co.uk/the-barn-bar

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.
www.facebook.com/victoryhall1919

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
www.facebook.com/thetaynuiltceilidhs

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.
www.easdaleislandhall.org

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
www.lochmelfort.co.uk

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
www.craignish.org.uk