Braw festival nights in Balmaha

Chef Tristan Campbell (left), Stuart Fraser of the Oak Tree Inn (centre) and musician Dave Arcari look forward to Balmaha's Braw Weekend

Chef Tristan Campbell (left), Stuart Fraser of the Oak Tree Inn (centre) and musician Dave Arcari look forward to Balmaha’s Braw Weekend (Pic: Paul Saunders)

TWO special evening events are sure to be amongst the highlight’s of Balmaha’s Braw Weekend festival in a few weeks’ time.

For as well as two full days of free family entertainment on the Saturday (1 October) and Sunday (2 October) the Braw Weekend festival programme also features a special five course meal on the opening night (Friday 30 September) and an exciting line-up of live music on the Saturday night.

The Friday night meal will see five courses served, designed by chefs Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor, Yasmin McDonagh of Scotia Spice, Tristan Campbell of Truffle Events, Willie Little of Fish in Crieff and Robert Muir of The Oak Tree Inn. And to give diners an insight into the meal, each  chef will talk about the dish they have created. After the meal  a ceilidh will complete the night.

The next night (Saturday),  a specially curated live music lineup kicks off at 7pm featuring four top Scottish acts – Have Mercy Las Vegas, Dave Arcari,  Miracle Glass Company and Mark McGowan.

Both evening events will take place in a huge luxury marquee which will guarantee a comfortable and dry festival experience for everyone, regardless of weather, while still affording spectacular views over Loch Lomond.

Tristan Campbell of Truffle Events tells G63: “I’ve been working with the chefs involved and we’re all excited about bringing our ideas together to create one amazing Scottish menu. What a great way to start Balmaha’s Braw Weekend.”

Saturday night performer Dave Arcari, adds: “The first Balmaha’s Braw Weekend was a huge success and I am thrilled to be back again. It’s an incredible setting and as well as playing I can’t wait to see Have Mercy Las Vegas, Mark McGowan and Miracle Glass Company rock the night.”

• Tickets for the Friday night meal and ceilidh are £50 more details are available at

 • Saturday night entry for the music is £5 payable at the gate from 6pm.


Author: editor

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