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2013 Programme

 FESTIVAL OF THE SEA 2013

Thursday 1st August


“Tales of the Sea”  Columba Hall, 7pm. £5 admission
We’re joined by Dr Wood who will recall his adventure taking his yacht through the Northwest passage.  After him Jim MacFarlane will take us through some of the “An Currach agus Ile” exhibition which will be on display for the evening.

Friday 2nd August


Dinghy Sailing Sessions
Sessions at 9.30 – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

Coasteering Sessions
Session at 1.30 – 4.30pm 

Stand-up Paddleboarding
Sessions at 10.00-12.00 and 2.00-4.00pm

Intermediate/Experiences Sea Kayaking Trips
Sessions at 9.30 – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

Crabbing at the Pontoons
Sessions at 10 – 11am; Noon – 1pm; 2 – 4pm

Coracle Building in progress in the Columba Hall

“Tales of the Sea”  Columba Hall, 7pm. £5 admission
Firstly we will be joined by the GalGael Trust, an amazing group of individuals who have created a traditional boat building community in the heart of Govan.  They will be followed by Lord George Robertson  who will talk to us on the subject of “The life and times of General Alexander McDougall, the Islayman at the heart of the American Revolutionary War”

The Whisky River Boat Band, Marquee on the Green, 8pm. £10 admission
On 2nd August 2013 The Whisky River Boat Band will attempt to break the world record for a country bluegrass band cycling from Glasgow to Islay, the band will set off with special guests Megan Henderson and Euan Robertson of Breabach from and after many turns of the pedals they will arrive fit and healthy to play a set of their own unique styled country infused Bluegrass.

 

Saturday 3rd August
 

Crabbing at the Pontoons
Sessions at 10.00 – 11.00am; Noon – 1.00pm; 2.00 – 4.00pm

Saturday Kitchen - The Smoking Sands, On the beach, 10.00am
Saturday Kitchen - Fish Starters Made Easy, The Food Tent, 11.30am
Saturday Kitchen - Mussel Beach, On the Beach, 1.00pm
Saturday Kitchen - Fish with a Flare, The Food Tent, 2.30pm
Food Art Competition & Beachside Bake Off judging in the Food Tent

Stalls and Stands from local businesses, Charities and Organisations, 10.00am—4.00pm
Hospitality Tent and Food Providers all day

“An Currach agus Ile”” Exhibition, Marquee on the Green, 10.00am—4.00pm
Exploring Sandy Shores, Natural History Trust Stall

Song Writing & Performing on stage Music Workshops
The Whisky River Boat Band, On the Green, 12noon & 2.00pm

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle Ulpan Gaelic Classes 1.00pm & 3.00pm

Sand Castle Competition, Leodamus Bay Beach, 11.00am

Islay Festival of the Sea Coastal Rowing Competition, North Bay Beach, 4.00pm

Tug o’ War Competition, North Bay Beach, 4.00pm


Cargo for Ardrossan & The Maggie double bill , The Screen Machine, 5.30pm

The Captains Casks Whisky Tasting, Marquee on the Green, 6.30pm
A whisky tasting including all of Islay’s 8 distilleries


The All Star Ceilidh Band, Marquee on the Green, 9pm
Featuring members of Salsa Celtica, Breabach and The Whisky River Boat Band

Sunday 4th August


Dinghy Sailing Sessions
Session at 9.30 – 12.30pm

Coasteering Sessions
Session at 9.30 – 12.
Stand-up Paddleboarding
Sessions at 10.00-12.00 and 2.00-4.00pm

Intermediate/Experiences Sea Kayaking Trips
Sessions at 9.30 – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

 

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Festival of the Sea - Telephone - (01496) 300579 or email us at KIRSTEN-LDO@BTCONNECT.COM

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