Sound of Jura presents

13 August 2014

Jura Hotel
mini MEKONS & Robbie Fulks

After many moons spent hatching a plan, we're now looking forward to an acoustic show with the Mini Mekons - a special line up of the great Mekons with auspicious special guest Robbie Fulks.

"Meaty and grizzled folk rock...After all these years, you still want to join them." Rolling Stone

With a career that started in Leeds in the heyday of 1977, The Mekons have stuck to their artistic guns and remain fired and inspired by their original punk ethic while managing to morph from a anarchic collection of 19 yr olds into a band that continues to stand proud traversing genres and styles that draw on rock, country reggae and folk. With a massive catalogue of recordings, collaborations with artists like Kathy Acker and Jock McFadyen, at least one book and now a recent documentary movie 'Revenge of The Mekons', The Mekons continue move forward as one of the most important, albeit cult, bands the UK has produced. Robbie Fulks, from Chicago, became known in the 90's as a sharper-than-a-tack, wry genius staple of the alternative country scene, and now espouses the folk and bluegrass sounds that once captured the imagination of a little boy who first picked up a banjo at age seven.

This will be a night to say you were at, wherever you come from.

Mekons Band

Tickets for our shows are available on our tickets page

Travel ideas

Come stright into Craighouse from Tayvallich with The Jura Passenger Ferry contact Nicol on or +44 7768 450000.

Accommodation is available at the Jura Hotel and the various B/B's on the island. There is also camping in the Hotel field. Look at the Jura Development Trust website for more information.

Jura Island Tours can offer transport to and from the concert venue from Feolin Ferry as well as an acclaimed and highly informative Island tour for anyone who fancies making a day of it. Contact Alex on +44 1496 820 314 or

If you're heading over from Islay you can use the Jura Ferry. It offers late evening return transport to Port Askaig which you need to book on +44 1496 840 681. It should be booked at least 3 days before the concert for late evening travel to Islay after the music finishes, using the 23:00 return sailing from Port Askaig.

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