May 29, 2014 admin

NEW STAGE FOR TIREE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tiree Music Festival (18-20 July) is releasing 100 last chance tickets to celebrate the announcement of Calmac Live Lounge, a new acoustic stage for the 2014 festival. Sponsored by award-winning ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), the stage will host acoustic performances from Scotland’s most established songwriters including Dougie McLean and Roddy Woomble.  Tickets will be available from Friday 30th May at 9am at www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk.

Tickets for Scotland’s Best Small Festival sold out long before the stellar line-up, which includes Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Peatbog Faeries and Roddy Woomble & Band, was even announced. This is the last opportunity for fans to secure their place at the festival which keeps going from strength to strength.  Having won four major event awards in 2013 and added an extra day for 2014, the new stage is the latest development for TMF.

As well as performances from established acts, Calmac Live Lounge will host acoustic sets from up and coming singer- songwriters such Alec Dalglish and Sorren MacLean.  The stage will also put on interactive music workshops and ‘Ulpan’ Gaelic lessons for the whole family to get involved in.

This year’s festival will feature three stages: Cairn Capital Main Stage, Tiree Trust Tent and the new Calmac Live Lounge.

Says festival Director Daniel Gillespie “Festival goers are in for a real treat with the Calmac Live Lounge, as the stripped down performances set against the beautiful backdrop of Tiree is guaranteed to offer an unrivalled atmosphere and expect some impromptu collaborations between acts as well.  

“We would like to thank CalMac, Cairn Capital and Tiree Trust for their support and are delighted to offer another 100 fans the chance to be at TMF.  2014 really is shaping up to be our biggest and best festival ever and we still have more to announce including our TMF Unsigned shortlist and then winner.”

Cairn Capital Director David Henriques states: “Given Tiree’s incredibly rich music heritage, it is absolutely right that this festival continues to develop and build on that tradition. Our first year of sponsorship in 2013 helped the festival achieve multiple national awards and we are delighted to continue our support of Scotland’s Best Small Festival in 2014.” 

Cathy Craig, Commercial Director at CalMac, said: “The Tiree Music Festival is one of the biggest events in our area.  CalMac plays a huge part in getting both festival goers and the musicians themselves to this highly popular event and this year we decided to go one step further and raise our profile at the festival by sponsoring this stage at which the winner of our CalMac Culture singer/songwriter competition will perform.”

Tickets on sale 30th May at 9am available from www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk

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For further information, please contact:

Kirsty AtkinsonE: kirsty@wire-media.co.uk T: 0141 440 6761M: 07736 281 684

Ashley CampbellE: ashley@wire-media.co.uk T: 0141 440 6761M: 07976 867 367

 

ACTS CONFIRMED:

EDDI READER | JULIE FOWLIS

SHARON SHANNON BIG BAND | DOUGIE MACLEAN

PEATBOG FAERIES | SKERRYVORE

RODDY WOOMBLE & BAND

FACE THE WEST | MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SKIPINNISH | GUNNA SOUND | TRAIL WEST | DUN MOR

BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS | GENTLEMEN OF FEW | CRAZEEHEART

DEOCH N DORUS | CEOL AN AIRE | THE DEFENDERS | TMF UNSIGNED

PLUS… SPECIAL SESSIONS INCLUDING TIREE OUTSIDE THE BOX