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Craignish Village Hall

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Ardfern, Argyll PA31 8QN United Kingdom
01852 500746 http://www.craignish.org.uk/cvh/

Situated on the shore of Loch Craignish, with views across to the hills towards Kilmartin, the Craignish Village Hall has arguably one of the best outlooks of any village hall in Scotland. Easily reached from both Oban (25 miles) and Lochgilphead (15 miles) it is already proving a popular venue for theatrical and musical events, in addition to its use as a venue for community activities.

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July 2014

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1 July, 2014 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Mary Ann Kennedy, Scott MacMillan and Colin Grant create an international dynamic in this small scale version of their epic work, Aiseag.

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October 2014

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9 October, 2014 @ 10:30 am | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Ipdip Theatre bring a tactile, interactive performance specially created for the youngest children and their grown-ups. Come and share in this enchanting tale of wandering sheep, wonderful clouds and one worried wee doggie.

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November 2014

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7 November, 2014 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

The Edinburgh Choreographic Project aims to create modern dance that will entice, provoke and inspire to a wide audience.

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21 November, 2014 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

The Flannagan Collective's new romping stomping folk musical. It's a show about kings and queens and revolutions. It's a show about the things we care about, and the things we should look after and what might happen if we let the special things slip from our grasp.

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June 2015

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23 June, 2015 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

A 50 minute piece of innovative visual theatre for adults that combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes.

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August 2015

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23 August, 2015 @ 8:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, taking traditional acoustic idioms and delivering with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare.

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November 2015

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1 November, 2015 @ 4:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Fable is a story about the here and now, and about where we dremt we'd be. A story about motorways, nebula and bears wound from spoken word and live music.

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February 2016

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16 February, 2016 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Brighten up your winter with Opera Highlights!

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28 February, 2016 @ 3:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Written and conceived by Charlotte Hathaway and Mike Vass.

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March 2016

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10 March, 2016 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Jam-packed with hits, Blast from the Past is a fast-paced race through seven decades of the blockbusters and bestsellers we all remember.

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11 March, 2016 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

An eclectic evening of folk, country, heavyweight dub bass and blues, with live brass.

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12 March, 2016 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

And Now...' is plan B’s debut production of the company’s new permanent ensemble. It will be the first in a series of dance theatre works reflecting on themes of ‘Where we are going?'

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June 2016

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24 June, 2016 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

A supremely dexterous and witty live band, their energetic live performances have kept them in constant demand around the world.

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October 2016

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11 October, 2016 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

In A Brief History of Evil, two men take us on a hallucinogenic white-knuckle ride to find out what happens when we listen to the voices inside us, or don't.

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March 2017

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15 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Join acclaimed writer/performer Sarah Cameron as she takes you on a journey through a world of extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father’s dereliction of duty reaches epic proportions.

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April 2017

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1 April, 2017 @ 4:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Based on the myths and legends of the Scottish Selkie, Yugen Puppet Company tells the comic tale of a lonely fisherman, falling in love with a seal and how in matters of love, things don’t always go according to plan.

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27 April, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

New and old folksongs about nature, love, loss and home.

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May 2017

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20 May, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

With family having worked in Faslane all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, award winning theatre maker Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide.

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August 2017

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1 August, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

In a career spanning four decades, Eduardo has been acclaimed as one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion today. His highly lyrical style, with explorations into Indian, Arabic and classical music, has resulted in the most electrifying, brilliant and poignantly poetic guitar playing on the world circuit.

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October 2017

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19 October, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

“It’s a lump in a bag of lumps. It’s fine.”Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off. He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way - cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life. So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made… It’s a real ball ache. A comedy about growing up and manning up from critically acclaimed writer Luke Norris (SO HERE WE ARE,…

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March 2018

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24 March, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. At twenty-years-old, Iona has established a strong voicing of place in her repertoire and was nominated as Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Iona has been described as “one of the best that Scotland has to…

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April 2018

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14 April, 2018 @ 2:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Conan the Dragon A traditional Scottish tale about a young hero called Conan, who against all odds,manages to defeat and banish a dragon terrorizing his remote village, in a far awayforgotten region of ancient Scotland.Told with hand crafted puppets, striking shadow silhouettes and an original musical soundtrack, this heart-warming tale for the whole family is presented in Yugen's unique and humorous style.

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May 2018

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17 May, 2018 @ 8:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Returning to Craignish after a wonderful concert in 2017, Sophie Ramsay and Sarah Smout are two original and enchanting songwriters and musicians. Sophie combines old and new folk, singing songs from her native Scotland alongside originals with freshly poetic lyrics and European folk influences. Sarah Smout is a cellist, singer and songwriter from Yorkshire who has toured the UK, Europe and New Zealand working with Rachel Ries, King Creosote, Michael Chapman, Gren Bartley Jess Morgan and Hannah Trigwell. Individually unique…

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August 2018

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5 August, 2018 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Nevis Ensemble gives its inaugural tour as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships giving 70 performances in two weeks. This is their last stop before their Nevis ascent!

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February 2019

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6 February, 2019 @ 8:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Within This Dust by Shaper/Caper explores the events surrounding 9/11 and is inspired by the iconic series of photographs by Richard Drew that capture a man falling from the World Trade Center during the attacks.Within This Dust combines beautiful filmic moments and striking physicality, balancing sumptuous movement with subtle storytelling and animation. It is performed within a backdrop of almost 3000 pieces of white paper that symbolise the lives lost that day; This critically acclaimed work has toured to Sao…

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12 February, 2019 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Opera Highlights is back on the road, with a brand new production directed by Sara Brodie. Join four talented singers and a pianist as they travel to 18 venues around Scotland including Craignish Village Hall. The show's expertly curated selection of music celebrates the best of opera, including works from Carmen, Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus, and some lesser-known pieces from some of the world's greatest composers, including Offenbach and Tchaikovsky. Scottish mezzo Heather Ireson, baritone Harry Thatcher, Samling Young…

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May 2019

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29 May, 2019 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 32nd year of working together. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell as "probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with…

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June 2019

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12 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES Meet Moira Bell, cleaner, single mother, and the hardest woman in Falkirk. Whether defending her wee dog Pepe from the local rottweiler, attempting to seduce a teacher, or belting out Diana Ross for the Scotia karaoke night, Moira is hilarious, hypnotic, frightening and heart-warming company. Based on the stories and characters Alan encountered growing up in the Hallglen area of Falkirk, where The Moira Monologues first premiered, Moira, her long-suffering pal Babs, her neighbour (Bawface), her laddies (they’re gid…

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August 2019

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19 August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Conducted by Holly Mathieson and Jon Hargreaves, this relentlessly energetic group will give 35 concerts in public spaces and community venues on Barra, Vatersay, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray, Harris, St Kilda, Lewis and Skye, between 19-28 August. As well as the islands, the orchestra will give performances in Garelochhead, Ardfern, Oban, Kyle of Lochalsh, Fort William and Glasgow. "Our concert in Craignish Village Hall last August was a definite highlight of the tour, and remains one of…

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November 2019

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2 November, 2019 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

SONNET YOUTH AND COMPANY MANY present… thick skin, elastic heart is an exciting collection of contemporary spoken word monologues and group poems that give a voice to the generation who are often reduced to a sound-bite by mass media: ineffectual, lazy, oversensitive “snow-flakes”. Performed by the punchy and diverse cast of Cameron Fulton, Danielle Jam, Robert Elkin and Charlotte Driessler, this stimulating hybrid poetic theatre production encapsulates exactly what it means to be a millennial in modern Britain. The show…

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December 2019

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5 December, 2019 @ 7:30 pm | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

A special winter concert at Craignish Village Hall with BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 Hannah Rarity. Noted as ‘One to Watch in 2018’ by The Scotsman her powerful vocals have been well-suited to collaborations and performances with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC SSO, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Irish-American band Cherish the Ladies. Hannah is accompanied on guitar by Anna Massie, one of Scotland’s foremost multi-instrumentalists. Renowned for her work with Blazin’ Fiddles and Mairearad Green, the past…

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July 2020

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10 July, 2020 @ 10:00 am | Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

WATCH AGAIN Event Info In the Spring of the year 2020 Samson Sounds were set to head to the Scottish Highlands and Coastlands for their Spring tour. The only thing standing in their way was a Global Pandemic...... Adfern was going to be one of the destinations on the West Coast. We always have such a warm welcome and strong connection with the people there and to celebrate this we wanted to try something a little different. So stay tuned…

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