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August 25, 2015

  Five reasons to come to Sunset Ceremony

On Thursday evening, Dunoon will be marking the start of the Cowal Highland Gathering with a feast of Scottish music, Highland dancing, pipe bands and more. It’s Sunset Ceremony time. This family event is completely free and is always a fantastic, buzzing occasion. There are loads of reasons why you should make a date with Sunset Ceremony this Thursday evening. Here are just five of them.

Tom Irvine will be singing some Scottish classics.

Tom Irvine will be singing some Scottish classics.

  1. The theme is ‘Tartan & Tradition’, and you can expect an unashamedly patriotic celebration of all things Scottish. We want to see you in your finest tartan – and if you’re the best dressed on the night we’ll give you tickets for this year’s Cowal Highland Gathering.
  2. Local talent will keep you entertained in the early part of the evening with the DCRFM Revue Show. See the likes of Dino Martino belting out some classic songs and Dave De Kort.
  3. Listen to some of the best pipe bands from the area perform, as well as Gunna Sound, one of Scotland’s leading ceilidh bands, and Trail West, the young bands that’s taking the Scottish music scene by storm right now. Plus the magnificent Tom Irvine will be singing in the style of legendary Scottish singer Andy Stewart. Unmissable.
  4. Former World Champion Highland Dancer, Daniel Carr, will be performing. Daniel, who has come all the way from Canada, is incredible to watch. And if that’s not enough, the Christina Cairns Dancers, a highly accomplished group, will enthral the crowd at various stages throughout the evening.
  5. And finally, thanks to all the hard word of Dunoon Community Council, the evening will be brought to a dramatic climax with the lighting of a beacon in Castle House Gardens. The crowd will be piped from the Argyll Hotel to the gardens. The beacon lighting ceremony will start at around 9.20pm. The atmosphere will be electric!

The evening kicks of at 7.20pm in Argyll Gardens. Let’s start the Cowal Highland Gathering 2015 in true Scottish style! If you can’t make the event or you live overseas, you can soak up the atmosphere by listening to DCRFM as the whole ceremony will be broadcast live from 7.20pm.

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