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WE ARE PROUD TO BRING BACK HUGELY POPULAR THE DRAKES OF HAZARD AND TO INTRODUCE THE STUNT RUNNER TO DUNOON.  DON’T MISS THESE AMAZING ACTS WHEN THEY PERFORM ON THE TOP FIELD

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The Drakes of Hazard

Always a crowd pleaser, Mark Wylie is back in 2024 with his Drakes of Hazard.  They guarantee to entertain, enthral, enchant and educate both young and old alike.  You’ll be amazed at the skill as man and dog work together in harmony to control, direct and navigate a troop of fearless Indian Runner Ducks around an obstacle course.

Mark started this show in the picturesque village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond, where he farms 1000 acres of rough hill ground. The shows, together with Mark’s comical commentary, were so popular with locals and tourists alike that it wasn’t long before Mark found himself supplying his premier arena entertainment performances for Fetes, Festivals, Galas, Agricultural shows, Game Fairs and even Weddings all over the country.

As seen on Blue Peter – When the Blue Peter team heard about The Drakes of Hazard, action man presenter Matt Baker and his border collie Meg, who are more used to rounding up sheep on Matt’s family farm, were eager to test their herding skills with the drakes.

The Stunt Runner

Liam Collins has performed since 1998 as a street performer. His current show which he is bringing to Cowal Gathering for the first time is a daredevil stunt show.

He runs close to 20 miles per hour and jumps leg first in the splits through 3 menacing obstacles 3 feet off the ground. The first has 20 metal jagged teeth, the second has 28 knives. The final frame is a ring of fire.  He also performs this stunt BLINDFOLDED.

Each year Liam adds new obstacles and is always trying to challenge himself.  He loves theatre for its unique way of bringing life to town and city centres and giving people something they do not expect to see.