Time for Tee

The Raggle Taggle Gypsies will be making a welcome return to the stage at Port Bannatyne Golf Course this weekend for the annual Tee in the Port festival.
The Raggle Taggle Gypsies will be making a welcome return to the stage at Port Bannatyne Golf Course this weekend for the annual Tee in the Port festival.

Tee in the Port - which started back in 2010 - is here for a fourth year and the line-up is bigger and better than ever with music genres catering for all tastes.

The day will be kicked off with the first band taking to the stage at 1.00pm - ‘All Who Care’, winners of Rothesay Academy’s Battle of the Bands.

The band, which features Zoe Clark, Eddie Caldwell, Daniel Sweet, Joshua McFadden and Robert Deans, were chosen as winners of the competition on Thursday evening, with judge Rev Ron Rye commenting: “They were tight together, they played together, they worked together and they listened together.”

Following what will no doubt be a fantastic opening to the day’s events, will be Glasgow band ‘Wired’, covering music from the swinging sixties to current chart-topping hits, ensuring there will be something for everyone during their set.

‘The Daddy Naggins’ will take the stage from 2.55pm, offering their unique blend of Scottish folk, Irish Celtic, blue-grass and country pop, which will undoubtedly get the feet tapping. With a good few modern covers thrown in for good measure, this is a band you won’t forget quickly!

If rock is more up your street then you won’t want to miss the next band onstage at Tee in the Port - ‘Fuse’. The five-piece covers band will wow you with their take on classics from Paul Weller, Biffy Clyro and The Killers. Set time - 4.20pm!

Punk band ‘Cash from Chaos’ will be making their debut at the festival - and will no doubt leave an impression on revellers, covering bands from the era including The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and the Ramones.

Fife-based ‘Slipstream’ will be making their appearance at 7.05pm, bringing with them their blend of rock and indie music, including songs from Muse, Stereophonics, Kasabian and the Stone Roses.

Headliners, the ‘Raggle Taggle Gypsies’ are back after popular demand following a hugely successful appearance at last year’s Tee in the Port. This dynamic five-piece band play a varied set of Celtic folk, Latin and pop-style songs, and if last year’s performance is any guide, the audience will be in for a treat!

* Tickets for Tee in the Port are £10 (for those aged 14 and over) and £5 (for those aged 5-13). Family tickets are available at £25 (for two adults and two children), and under fives are welcome free of charge. These are on sale at Rothesay Post Office, Port Bannatyne Post Office, Isle of Bute Jewellery and online at www.wegottickets.com.

There is no parking at the golf club - instead a shuttle bus will run regularly from Port Bannatyne, opposite the Port Royal Hotel, beginning at 12 noon until 6pm.