Lochwinnoch Arts (mini) Festival

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 March, 2024

Taking place in multiple venues around Lochwinnoch, the following events will come together in March as part of a ‘mini’ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival celebration.


Friday 15 March

In her new show (a complete sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022) Christine travels into the 60s and the Americanisation of French music: le yé-yé. Singing in both French and English she honours many stars including Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy.

7.30pm at the McKillop, tickets £12

  • Jen O’Brien, Steeljoy

Steeljoy is the latest musical incarnation of Lochwinnoch based artist Jen O’Brien. Genre-spanning bittersweet melodies meet hard-hitting lyrics in English and Irish (Gaeilge).

9pm at the Brown Bull

Saturday 16 March

The following events will take place at the McKillop.

  • Craft Fair & Michael Hopcroft Photograpy

12pm to 3pm, free entry.

Local author Diarmid MacArthur returns to Lochwinnoch Arts Festival with his latest novel, the 1960s-set thriller ‘Barloch’ – which may sound familiar to some Lochwinnoch residents! Interviewed by Professor Rowena Murray.

12pm – 1pm, tickets £5

Bobby will be discussing his role as Poet in Residence at RSPB Lochwinnoch and the project he is working on currently on the life and work of Alexander Wilson; poet / naturalist and Father of American ornithology.

1.30pm – 2.30pm, tickets £5

Don’t miss Cua, a hugely acclaimed Irish folk music trio specialising in roots, blues, gospel, jazz fusion and bluegrass. Their Celtic Connections gigs regularly sell out.

Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm, tickets £12


  •  Cutting the Corner, with Billy Hampson and friends

8.30pm at the Corner Bar

  • Artesan

9pm at the 3 Churches

Sunday 17 March

Featuring three masters of the 1930s hot swing era, ‘Th Spicy Lil Devils’ are a three country collaboration between France, Columbia and Scotland.

The Lil’ Devils enjoy bringing their passion for swing music to fresh new audiences and they always guarantee a night of uplifting, fun and danceable music .

Evelyn Laurie is an eclectic jazz artist who draws inspiration from every corner of the music landscape, making a name for herself here and inter Evelyn Laurie has made a name in both domestic and international circles as a gifted singer and songwriter

Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm, tickets £12

For more information and tickets to Lochwinnoch Arts Festival events, visit www.lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk