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Music festivals in Scotland at their very best…

Are you looking for music festivals in Scotland? Then look no further. Here on Islay, we boast the best. Lose yourself in our stunning surroundings while listening to some of the best talents around at our two music festivals this September. As well as the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival, you can also enjoy the Jura Music Festival 5 days later. So come along for a holiday and soak it all up! We have provided snippet samples of this year performers from both festivals. Simply watch the YouTube clips provided in this blog.

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

Starting on the 15th September the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival runs through to September 17th. Absorb the sounds of world class musicians playing at various venues across the island. Intriguing arrangements, stunning vocals, gypsey jazz, blues, soul, R&B and a ‘new phenomenal Scottish Voice’ are just some of the acts lined up this year. And, where else can you say you have consumed the rhythmic sounds of heartfelt music in the middle of a famous Scottish Distillery? Sounds wonderful – well it is. You can find out more about the artists and venues here if you are planning to come along.

Jura Music Festival

Only 5 days later, running from 22nd – 24th September is the one and only Jura Music Festival. Here you can experience this popular, dynamic festival in action in its 24th year of running. Start the weekend off with the Friday night Ceilidh. Then explore the numerous, talented acts from Saturday to Sunday. Finally, top it all off with the Sunday night concert in the distillery co-operage. Artists such as Talisk, Heron Valley, The Fold, Ho-Ro, Tide Lines are waiting to entertain you with toe tapping beats and energetic compositions.

And if all the excitement makes you peckish… 

Are you hungry and passing Bowmore at any point? Then why not pop into our new and extremely popular new addition to the island? Peatzeria opened its doors earlier this year and has been a huge hit with the locals and visitors to the island. We boast the best pizza on the land and also the most beautiful of surroundings to dine in. Here you can eat in style and if you wish, feast in our outdoor area overlooking Lochindaal. For more information call us today on 01496 810 810 or email us here. If you are looking for accommodation then there is some availability left for the above dates at Islay Cottages.

So with food, accommodation and entertainment sorted, what are you waiting for?!

A dish of bread and olives from Peatzeria restaurant in Bowmore on Islay

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