March 2012 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Craignish Village hall, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8UW

01852 500746

  • Venue is on RHS of B8002 to Ardfern, about 1 mile from junction with A816. Well signposted. Car Park available.
  • Built 2005
  • Capacity approx 120 if stage used, 60-70 if performing on floor. Stacking interlocking chairs.
  • Mobile phone reception reasonable – O2, Vodafone. Payphone in hall no. 01852 500322
  • Ardfern has small General Store, Hotel, café, chandlers, craft shops. Nearest bank/cash-point, petrol & other services in Lochgilphead (16 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 7.42M (24’4”) wide x 13.61M (44’8”) long. Side gallery 2.08M (6’10”) wide x 9.98m (32’9”) long – see plan. Height at side walls 3.33M (10’11”) rising to 4.75M (15’7”) at apex. Apex type roof with 4 lengthways LX bars – lowest LX bar @ 3.38M (11’1”). Height of side gallery 2.31M (7’7”).
  • Staging: 44 sections of 0.75M sq (2’6”) Topdeck rostra @ 0.75M (2’6”) high. Can make stage 7.4M (24’3”) wide x 3M (9’10”) deep + wings. Height to pros arch 2.26M (7’5”). Crossover behind stage, access stairs USL & USR.
  • Décor: Hall floor light oak wood colour laminate with Badminton Court markings, walls & roof cream. Stage drapes beige, stage edging & backcloth black.
  • Get-in: Reasonable – through emergency exit (Stage Left), right angle turn into hall, flat, 2 sets double doors approx 10M from van to stage. 1M (3’3”) wide x 2M (6’7”) high. Large box vans may have to unload in car park & through foyer – approx 25M.
  • Acoustics good
  • Blackout good, all windows have blinds & curtains.
  • Heating by underfloor ground source heat exchange system.
  • Electric Piano available. 2 Smoke Detectors in hall – possible to isolate with user manual, but panel in foyer beeps if this done.
  • Ladder available, can reach LX bars for lights.


  • Power: 125amp 3-phase incomer located in dimmer area off kitchen. 63amp 3-phase cee-form socket (on 50amp breaker) in same location (Beware 32amp 3-phase socket on 6amp breaker).
  • Stage lighting rig – Zero88 Fat Frog lighting desk, 24 non-patchable dimmer channels & 18 portable dimmer channels, 6 x 575w profile spots, 16 x 1200w fresnels, 4 x 650w fresnels, 3 x Par64, 6 x 500w floods, 4 moving heads. 4 LX bars along length of hall
  • Sound – Concert PA system, 20-4-2 Eurodesk mixer, multi-core, graphic EQ amplifiers, speakers & monitors, range of microphones & stands, CD player.
  • Houselights are switched down-lighters, switches by hall entrance.


  • 2 Dressing Rooms backstage with separate toilets.
  • Kitchen & bar area available. Also smaller hall.