Hollow Mountain String Band

Looking for a band for hire in Oban, Argyll, the Highlands or further afield in Scotland? We bring you a lively blend of originals and covers, with a a mix of country, old time, honky tonk, Celtic traditional and western swing that bridges the gap between Scottish and Americana music, along with an electrifying live show that is sure to get the crowd up dancing- it's AmeriCeilidh!

"The music was amazing and so real - everyone thoroughly enjoyed every minute and the band's humour added to the special performance. We'd be happy to welcome them back any time and would highly recommend anyone else booking." Jenn Tapner, Mermaid Leisure Park

 "The musical talent, energetic performances, customer interaction and fantastic array of songs make this band a must to book." Wil Craig, Lord of the Isles bar & restaurant, Craobh Haven.

"If HMSB were a beer we know it would probably be the best (fizzy fun) lager in the world. Book em!" -Campbell Cameron, Victory Hall Gigs, Benderloch

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Foot stompin' Scottish Americana!

October 17, 2018

Following fast on the heels of our sold out performance at Victory Hall in Benderloch, we are busy getting ready for MOJO Fest 2019 at Craignish Hall in Ardfern on Saturday 22 October 2019.

We are honoured to be on the bill along with five of Argyll's hottest acts,...

July 31, 2018

It's an exciting time here in Cruachan County as we welcome Michelle McAnally to the band on drums and percussion. 

Joining Nige to form a formidable rhythm section, Michelle joins us all the way from the Mississippi Delta. Finally, the band has its token American and c...

July 6, 2017

MAMAFest is back! And the Hollow Mountain String Band have been invited to play the late slot on Friday 1st September, midnight to 1am, and the venue is Ardrishaig Hall.

We're busy getting a rockin' set ready and we'll be putting on a turbo charged show with out usual b...

April 7, 2017

Also a new look to our website!

Greetings from the Hollow Mountain!

As always there has been a lot happening in Cruachan County. Unfortunately Nigel, our bass player, has been suffering with a long illness, which has kept him out of the picture for some time. But he's no...

January 23, 2017

Well that's 2017 started in style, with one gig in the bag, several to go and lots of other news from The Hollow Mountain.

The Oban Inn

 Here's some evidence of Rab playing the fiddle in public - in the Oban Inn, Oban on Saturday 21st January, 2017, our first gig of the...

December 9, 2016

The Hollow Mountain String Band are supporting local charity Hope Kitchen at a dinner this evening in The Barn Bar, Lerags. Unfortunately Nigel, our bass player, is under the weather, but the rest of us will be gettin' the folks hootin' and hollerin' through the night...

December 7, 2016

Howdy!

We've been away for a while and keeping fairly quiet over the past few weeks in order to recover from a rather hectic summer, but there's been plenty going on behind the scenes.

Rab went and got himself a new banjo. It's a Deering Sierra and it's an absolute beaut...

August 21, 2016

The Hollow Mountain String Band would like to thank the organisers, sound guys (unsung heroes), The Argyll Hotel, and most of all the audience for such a memorable evening at The Mull of Kintyre Music Festival. We didn't have to worry about anything as the kindness and...

August 17, 2016

The Hollow Mountain String Band are playing tonight at The Barn Bar in Lerags, between 8pm and 11pm, so make sure you bring yer dancin' shoes!

We'll be playing our usual brand of bluegrass, old time music, blues, country music and even western swing so don't be late!

August 11, 2016

The 2016 MAMA Fest has been cancelled. It's a real shame as this was one of the main events on the The Hollow Mountain String Band calendar for this year.

Never fear, The Hollow Mountain String Band still has plenty of live music to play over the next few months, with T...

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