Darvel Rocks!


The third concert of the 2017 season took place on 2 September at Darvel Town Hall. It was presented by the Darvel Music Company in association with the Loudoun Valley Trust and featured three great bands.

Local favourites, the Railwaymen kicked-off proceedings and the packed audience were impressed with their blend of original songs. The 4 piece outfit produce a strong blend of rock that gently nods to some of their key musical influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne, yet retains their own unique style. Second up were the fantastic Edinburgh based rock-blues band, the Rising Souls. On the evidence of their performance they are destined for big things in the Scottish music industry. The sonic power and tight musicianship on display was outstanding and they have a great vocalist who compares very favourably with Paul Rodgers of Free and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame.

Headliners, the Stevie Nimmo Trio had kindly filled the void due to the cancellation of King King, however they more than met this challenge and produced a blistering set of blues based Rock. It is no wonder that Stevie’s recent CD was voted best blues album of the year by many critics. Fans were in for a real treat as unbeknown to them Stevie’s brother Alan Nimmo, guitarist and lead singer of King King had made his way down from Glasgow to appear on stage for a few numbers including the encores. This left the audience in raptures and the announcement that the rescheduled King King date (the only one in the West of Scotland!) would take place at Darvel on 21 April 2018 made for a perfect ending to a perfect evening of stunning rock and blues.

Darvel Music Company producer Neil McKenna said “We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, the sound team, bar staff, venue staff and all of our amazing music loving volunteers, all of whom make the Darvel experience so special. We are also indebted to all the fans, new and old who came out to support live music and to all of the bands who performed to such a high standard at our show”.
Two more concerts will take place this year. On 14 October talented local bands, Redwood Ridge and the Heeby Jeebys will perform at a fundraiser event for the music company at Darvel Bowling Club. The 8 December concert at Darvel Town Hall will be a real Christmas cracker and will feature the brilliant Skerryvore and Tidelines.

NEW FOR 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018

March Event

Welcome to the Darvel Music Company

Live Music Darvel

The Darvel Music Company was formed to promote music culture, music development and 'live' musical performance within Darvel and other communities within East Ayrshire.

The inaugural meeting was held on 30 April 2008 and took over the organising and running of the prestigious Darvel Music Festival. The company is not for profit and is run by music loving volunteers - no-one gets paid! "Our new committee members all have a passion for music and are experienced in event management, marketing and public relations". We have also formed strong partnerships with innovative arts and cultural groups across East Ayrshire.

The Darvel Music Company relies on grants, sponsorship and fund raising events to finance our great range of musical initiatives. If you are in a position to help with either a donation or business services free of charge so that we keep music 'live' in Darvel then please contact us at darvelmusic@gmail.com

In return we will add your logo and/or advert to our website and feature you on our new Facebook page and on large screens during each concert.

The Darvel 100 Club

Please consider joining the ‘FRIENDS OF DARVEL’ 100 CLUB today
We are hoping that 100 music friends will either provide us with a single donation of £60+ * (please go to our shop) or consider a monthly standing order (please see below), of £5 (or multiples thereof) ** to support us in our continued efforts to bring great acts to Darvel over the next few years.

*Any one-off donation of £60+ will entitle Friends of Darvel to 1 FREE concert ticket immediately.
**After 12 monthly standing order payments are received, Friends of Darvel will be entitled to 1 FREE ticket to a show of their choice.
Any one-off donation of £250+ or monthly payment of £20+ will entitle you to a FREE advert on our website and at our concerts. You will also be entitled to a FREE pair of tickets for a show of your choice if we receive an immediate one-off payment (please go to shop) or after 12 monthly payments (please see below).


SORT CODE: 83-26-32 | ACCOUNT NUMBER - 00154626