Forthcoming Events - 2014

May

Seanachaidh (Traditional Clan Storyteller)

04 May

Seanachaidh (traditional clann storyteller) Scot AnSgeulaiche will be regaling visitors to Duart Castle, the seat of clann Maclean, with Tales of the Clann, bloody, poignant and strange.

 

Tales lasting around 15 mins will be told twice an hour starting at 11am and completing by 16:30. Tales will be interspersed by demonstrations of the Highland great plaid. Suitable for adults and older Children. The call of the Highland Muster Role 1715, with drum will announce to visitors within the castle when each Tale or when a demonstration is about to begin.

 

Other dates: 4th May, 28th June, 26th July and 10th August.

June

King Creosote Concert - presented by Comar and Fence

03 June

On Mull 2014, King Creosote will be launching his World Tour of Mull and his new collection of songs. Every night of the tour will be different and you won't know if you should be laughing or crying. KC is a unique artist with an incredible back catalogue and yet the evidence is clear he is still at the top of his game. See him with a small band in 4 special Mull venues.

Tickets available from An Tobar direct, please call 01688 302211.

Other dates: NONE. The Event is on for this day only.

Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir

07 June

The Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir was founded in 1978 to compete at the National Mod which was held that year in Oban.  Since then it has gone from strength to strength with conductor Elizabeth Jack, and Gaelic Tutor Janet MacDonald. The Choir come back to Duart Castle Every year and take advantage of the acoustics in the Courtyard and in the Banqueting Hall. There will be three or four sessions of four or five songs, with explanations, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Other dates: 12th July and 16th August

Pipers and Highland Dancers

22 June

The Mull and Iona Pipe Band will team up with the Mull Highland Dancers for a special combined event. The day will be filled with traditional Scottish pipe band music and dancing.

Other dates: 22nd June, 13th July and 3rd August

Seanachaidh (Traditional Clan Storyteller)

28 June

Seanachaidh (traditional clann storyteller) Scot AnSgeulaiche will be regaling visitors to Duart Castle, the seat of clann Maclean, with Tales of the Clann, bloody, poignant and strange.

 

Tales lasting around 15 mins will be told twice an hour starting at 11am and completing by 16:30. Tales will be interspersed by demonstrations of the Highland great plaid. Suitable for adults and older Children. The call of the Highland Muster Role 1715, with drum will announce to visitors within the castle when each Tale or when a demonstration is about to begin.

 

Other dates: 4th May, 28th June, 26th July and 10th August.

Three Wee Crows Theatre Company

29 June

Reaching out from rural Argyll, Three Wee Crows is one of Scotland's most innovative theatre companies. Their passionate, moving, humorous and entertaining performances have been lighting up theatres, festivals, libraries and landscapes throughout Scotland - from Holyrood Parliament to Mull?s Duart Castle to the bloody rock of Dunaverty, Kintyre. Shape shifting through the characters of another era, they take the audience on a journey back into the mists of time, reviving with passion and humour, old tales, legends, even dark events.

Accompanied by atmospheric fiddle music, their programme for Duart Castle consists of seven stories bringing to life the history of the Castle and many of its fascinating characters.

There will be three performances on each day - 12noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Other dates: 29th June, 27th July and 24th August

July

Mendelssohn on Mull Concert

10 July

Set in the outstanding natural beauty of the Inner Hebrides, the Mendelssohn on the Mull Festival promises an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy up to ten days of artistic exploration in the idyllic and inspirational landscape so admired by Mendelssohn himself during his famous visit in 1829. In the rarest of opportunities the link between music and nature could not be expressed in a setting more appropriate than Mull.

Whether your taste is Mendelssohn or Mozart, Brahms or Beethoven, the festival brings to the island a chance to hear and learn in a setting of great natural beauty and interest.

For more information and for tickets, please contact Mendelssohn on Mull

Other dates: NONE. The Event is on for this day only.

Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir

12 July

The Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir was founded in 1978 to compete at the National Mod which was held that year in Oban. Since then it has gone from strength to strength with conductor Elizabeth Jack, and Gaelic Tutor Janet MacDonald. The Choir come back to Duart Castle Every year and take advantage of the acoustics in the Courtyard and in the Banqueting Hall. There will be three or four sessions of four or five songs, with explanations, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Other dates: 12th July and 16th August

Pipers and Highland Dancers

13 July

The Mull and Iona Pipe Band will team up with the Mull Highland Dancers for a special combined event. The day will be filled with traditional Scottish pipe band music and dancing.

Other dates: 22nd June, 13th July and 3rd August

"For Maclean and the King" - Military Re-enactment Weekend

19 / 20 July

In 1647 following the defeat of Charles I's armies in Scotland, covenanting and government troops ranged along the west coast of Scotland to subdue the royalist clans and families. The Duart Macleans had served the king in several battles and were duly 'visited' by covenanting forces.

The event will tell the story of the Maclean's support for Charles I and his son and will be delivered by the team that have visited Mull annually over the past eight years. The First Captains Company are from the east coast of Scotland. The members of the team come from all walks of life and their driving passion outside their day jobs is Scottish history, which they like to explore, illustrate and share with visitors to their events.

The event will comprise of:

- A functioning soldier's camp

- A series of drills and combat displays around the castle and its policies

The event opens at 11:00 and closes at 16:30 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Draft programme

11:00 - Open Camp to the public

12:00 - Opening parade

13:00 - First skirmish around the Castle (attack of the Campbells)

14:00 - Musket and Pike Display

15:00 - Skirmish around the castle

16:00 - Closing parade

16:30 - Close camp to the public

The Soldiers Camp is open all through the event and will illustrate the activities that would be found in the camp of a 17th army such as the surgeon and armourer.

Other dates: NONE. The Event is on for this weekend only.

Seanachaidh (Traditional Clan Storyteller)

26 July

Seanachaidh (traditional clann storyteller) Scot AnSgeulaiche will be regaling visitors to Duart Castle, the seat of clann Maclean, with Tales of the Clann, bloody, poignant and strange.

 

Tales lasting around 15 mins will be told twice an hour starting at 11am and completing by 16:30. Tales will be interspersed by demonstrations of the Highland great plaid.  Suitable for adults and older Children. The call of the Highland Muster Role 1715, with drum will announce to visitors within the castle when each Tale or when a demonstration is about to begin.

 

Other dates: 4th May, 28th June, 26th July and 10th August.

Three Wee Crows Theatre Company

27 July

Reaching out from rural Argyll, Three Wee Crows is one of Scotland's most innovative theatre companies. Their passionate, moving, humorous and entertaining performances have been lighting up theatres, festivals, libraries and landscapes throughout Scotland - from Holyrood Parliament to Mull's Duart Castle to the bloody rock of Dunaverty, Kintyre. Shape shifting through the characters of another era, they take the audience on a journey back into the mists of time, reviving with passion and humour, old tales, legends, even dark events.

Accompanied by atmospheric fiddle music, their programme for Duart Castle consists of seven stories bringing to life the history of the Castle and many of its fascinating characters.

There will be three performances on each day - 12noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Other dates:  29th June, 27th July and 24th August

August

Birds of Prey at Duart

02 August

A day where Raptors visit Duart Castle! Visitors can enjoy seeing flying displays and demonstrations of these fabulous creatures all within the stunning backdrop of Duart Castle.

Other dates: NONE. The Event is on for this day only

Pipers and Highland Dancers

03 August

The Mull and Iona Pipe Band will team up with the Mull Highland Dancers for a special combined event. The day will be filled with traditional Scottish pipe band music and dancing.

Other dates: 22nd June, 13th July and 3rd August

Gaelic Tweed Waulking Songs

09 August

Discover Duart's Gaelic heritage with the fantastic women of Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh (Inverclyde Waulking Group) as they demonstrate with songs and laughter the ancient tradition of tweed production.

Sgioba Luaidh (Waulking Group) are a group of lively ladies from Inverclyde, who specialise in traditional Gaelic work songs. They will re-create the Waulking Day, something which could often be witnessed on Mull in days gone by. Waulking is the final stage in the long, laborious process of making homespun cloth, or tweed. The cloth was shrunk and softened by being soaked and pounded on a board to the accompaniment of songs which helped to keep the rhythm of the work. Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh will be performing continuously from 11am till 4pm.

Other dates: NONE. This Event is on this day only.

Seanachaidh (Traditional Clan Storyteller)

10 August

Seanachaidh (traditional clann storyteller) Scot AnSgeulaiche will be regaling visitors to Duart Castle, the seat of clann Maclean, with Tales of the Clann, bloody, poignant and strange.

 

Tales lasting around 15 mins will be told twice an hour starting at 11am and completing by 16:30. Tales will be interspersed by demonstrations of the Highland great plaid. Suitable for adults and older Children. The call of the Highland Muster Role 1715, with drum will announce to visitors within the castle when each Tale or when a demonstration is about to begin.

 

Other dates: 26th July and 10th August.

Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir

16 August

The Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir was founded in 1978 to compete at the National Mod which was held that year in Oban. Since then it has gone from strength to strength with conductor Elizabeth Jack, and Gaelic Tutor Janet MacDonald. The Choir come back to Duart Castle Every year and take advantage of the acoustics in the Courtyard and in the Banqueting Hall. There will be three or four sessions of four or five songs, with explanations, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

 

Other dates: 12th July and 16th August

Highland Swords & Swordsmanship

17 August

History comes alive with highly informative and entertaining demonstrations of traditional Highland swordsmanship. Hear actual accounts of battlefield and single combat training with the broadsword through the turbulent period of the Jacobite risings. Trained swordsmen shall demonstrate martial method and techniques used with the basket-hilted sword along with other Highland arms and also present displays of live swordsmanship.

Demonstration times - 12 noon, 1:30 and 3pm

Other dates: NONE. The Event is on for this day only.

Three Wee Crows Theatre Company

24 August

Reaching out from rural Argyll, Three Wee Crows is one of Scotland's most innovative theatre companies. Their passionate, moving, humorous and entertaining performances have been lighting up theatres, festivals, libraries and landscapes throughout Scotland - from Holyrood Parliament to Mull?s Duart Castle to the bloody rock of Dunaverty, Kintyre. Shape shifting through the characters of another era, they take the audience on a journey back into the mists of time, reviving with passion and humour, old tales, legends, even dark events.

Accompanied by atmospheric fiddle music, their programme for Duart Castle consists of seven stories bringing to life the history of the Castle and many of its fascinating characters.

There will be three performances on each day - 12noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Other dates: 29th June, 27th July and 24th August

October

Idlewild Concert - presented by Comar and Beyond

05 October

Tickets available from An Tobar direct, please call 01688 302211.

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