MEMORIES

We would like to dedicate the 21st Anniversary Darvel Music Festival with much love and affection in memory of Billy McGuffie and Sandy Mair, dear friends who always supported us. Sadly missed but forever with us in spirit.

 

We have been on an incredible journey over the past twenty one years since 2002 when the first ever Darvel Music Festival took place as part of the town’s 250th anniversary celebrations. Since then the Festival has continued to grow from strength to strength and has attracted over four hundred regional, national and international artistes. Many of these acts performed Scotland or UK only gigs at Darvel which resulted in an influx of music fans from across Britain, Europe, the USA and even Japan. This has been significant in terms of increasing the prestige of the Festival, gaining plaudits from the National media and recognition across the Scottish music scene. More importantly the Festival has played its part in regenerating our wonderful town by boosting the local economy.

If you'd like to help us to put on great shows in the future, please consider making a donation to assist us.

 

 


 

Darvel Class Acts
Rolling back the years!

Although we look forward to our new musical beginnings it is good to look back with satisfaction over the past 20 years of the Darvel Music Festival. Launched in 2002 by our friend and fellow music lover Lynn Brown, the festival eventually featured over 400 acts and most musical genres, including;

Paul Carrack, Eric Bibb, Love and Money, Hue and Cry, Richmond Fontaine, Hamish Stuart, Glenn Tilbrook, Larry Carlton, Big Dish, The Silencers, Martin Taylor, The La Fontaines, Justin Currie, James Grant, Nigel Clark, Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, Capercaillie, Skerryvore, Ruby Turner, Maggie Bell, Eddi Reader, JJ Gilmour, Roddy Hart, Karine Polwart, Gary Louris, Mark Olsen, Larry McCray Band, The Phantom Band, Koshka, Hamilton Loomis, Endrick Brothers, Iain Morrison, King King, The Blues Band, Steve Ferrone, Molly Duncan, Kokomo, Peatbog Faeries, The Mull Historical Society, The Coal Porters and many more….

Photo Accreditations: Nathan B Photography, Jim Stevenson Photography, Stuart Robertson, Jay Mansfield, Kevin Kerr and Gordon Ingle