Sessions and Sail Bluegrass/Americana 2025

Sept 7th - 13th 2025

Price: £1315 per person, including all food, accommodation, sessions and workshops.

Join us aboard the Lady for more tunes, strumming, picking and good Amercana music!

This is a trip for lovers of Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Swing and American styles in particular. Mandolinist/fiddler Pepita Emmerichs and guitarist Theo Barnard will be aboard all week as sail-with tutors to help make sure the tunes keep going.

Sail with us from Oban as we explore this uniqe region, helping set sails and steering the ship; playing tunes on deck as we sail along; or joining in sessions in Lady of Avenel's comfortable saloon or in a venue ashore in the evenings.

We will visit anchorages and sail the coast around the south of Mull and the islands and coast of Lorne.

Sign up now for a unique trip of sailing and music!


Accommodation on board

You will be allocated a berth in one of our six double cabins. For solo travellers, cabins will be allocated on a same-sex basis; if two people travelling together wish to share a cabin, we recommend booking early to ensure availability.

There are two showers and three toilets in the accommodation; these are shared.

Meals are prepared in the modern upper deck galley; these are of a high standard and prepared by our own chef. Meals, tea and coffee are included in the price of the trip.

The upper deck saloon provides an ideal place to socialise and, with the tables cleared away, will be the perfect session space for the evenings we spend aboard. Should the weather be fair enough, we may be able to play sessions on deck.

Likely Itinerary 

A likely itinerary will be added here soon.

All destinations are subject to change, are weather dependant, and are at the discretion of the Captain. 


Oban is connected by bus from Inverness/Fort William and Glasgow – see Citylink for more information. 

There are trains  daily from Glasgow 

If you choose to drive, a parking space in Oban is best organised in advance. 

We recommend confirming travel arrangements as early as possible to avoid price rises and availability problems

Equipment List

We recommend you bring the following: 


  • Warm jumper/fleece 
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers 
  • Long trousers 
  • Boots/waterproof footwear 
  • Sunglasses 
  • A soft bag (no suitcases please!)  
  • Passport 
  • Thermal layers  
  • A waterproof cover/case for your instrument 
  • Thick socks 
  • Sufficient cash to last the week  


You may also be glad to have: 

  • Binoculars
  • Midgie repellent (we like Smidge)  
  • Sun Cream 
  • A RYA logbook if you have one.




Drinks (Beer, wine, soft drinks) will be available from the ship´s bar; this is run on an honesty system where drinks taken are marked down and the bill settled at the end of the trip.

There may be times when we visit cafes, bars or attractions ashore. Cash machines may not be available in all the remote places we will be visiting, so it is recommended to bring along enough cash for the week.

If there is any further information you need regarding your trip, please don´t hesitate to get in touch with us by email or telephone.