After the enormous success of the 2021 festival, liveArgyll and CHARTS would like to invite music fans worldwide to TIDES Digital Music Festival 2022.

This is the second year of TIDES Digital Music Festival 2022 which will launch on 3 March, 2022 from 7pm. The festival will celebrate a diverse range of independent musicians and groups from across the region.

In 2021, the first TIDES Digital Festival was designed as a partnership project between liveArgyll and CHARTS to support performers locked down and unable to perform in public. The festival resulted in an audience of over 9,000 within 48 hours. With such success, a second festival was an obvious move to continue to promote the Argyll music industry.

Andrew Nisbet Chair of liveArgyll:
“We’re delighted to have secured funding from Creative Scotland to be able to deliver the Tides festival for a second year alongside our partners CHARTS. We feel extremely privileged to be hosting and supporting many musicians from across Argyll and Bute at our very own Corran Halls venue in Oban. It is fantastic to be able to offer this through a digital setting, reaching a wider audience and allowing us to showcase the incredibly talented line-up not just to fans in Argyll and Bute but globally too.”

Jo McLean, Chair of the Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and Isles:
“Our partnership with liveArgyll enables this festival to forge musical connections, bring people together through music, and to let the world know that Argyll and Bute is an inspiring and creative place to call home.”

The festival is funded by Creative Scotland and is managed by producer Iain Maclean of Myplayer Media.

The line-up

TIDES 2022 again celebrates a diverse range of independent musicians and groups including Andrew Dunlop, who will showcase his new choral work for 10 voices. Due to the restrictions in place last year, Dunlop could not have the work performed live, and therefore recorded it in a studio, with a video made at St Aloysius’ Church in Glasgow.

Rachel Walker will be premiering her new music video and song Beannachd (Cantus Benedictus), created as a result of a CHARTS arts award supporting Gaelic artists during the themed year of Colmcille 1500, a programme funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Walker is an established singer, songwriter, and composer. She is also Conductor Lochaber Gaelic Choir and a music lecturer.

Also performing will be Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal, highly respected performers of both traditional and original music and song. They will delight the audience with music that expresses a charm on stage that is effortless and accomplished.

Other artists will include: Andy Bruce, Che Martin, Étáin, Gary Innes & others, Inverhooley Ceilidh Band, Jamie Titterton, Little Acres, Malcolm McFarlane, Miller Crossan, Seylan Baxter and The Willow Trio.

Attend the festival

Get on your dancing shoes and go to to attend TIDES Digital Music Festival 2022 from 7pm on Thursday 3rd March, all from the comfort of your home!

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