WHɎTE   Who are these guys? WHɎTE are an emerging duo, comprising Gaelic singer-songwriter Alasdair Whyte and electronic composer Ross Whyte (see what they’ve done there?). They perform new arrangements of rarely-heard traditional Gaelic songs, original instrumental pieces and original Gaelic songs. They have won awards for their song writing and their debut album Fairich has received.. read more →

10 Oct 2017
October 10, 2017

Ceòl Christmas Countdown Week 1: FARA

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FARA Who are these guys? Fara brings together four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. Each member is well established in the Scottish music.. read more →

10 Oct 2017
October 10, 2017

The Ceòl Christmas Countdown

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also known as… Now That’s What I Ceòl Christmas   What?! Talk of Christmas already?! But it’s only October, have you lost your minds?! We hear you. Here in Ceòl towers we too are no fans of the apparently ever earlier onset of Christmas each year. If we had our way it would be against the law.. read more →

Well, wasn’t Ceòl Cholasa 10 one of the best ever?! Cracking concert after cracking concert, sublime sessions in the bar and one of the all time great Grand Finales, of which this was a key component. So, how to follow it? How about having the 2 key founders/organisers/impresarios/’CHIEFS!’ step aside? Replace then with a team of.. read more →

10 Sep 2017
September 10, 2017

Running Order

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With only 42 hours until our first event it’s about time we published a running order. So here it is: Ceòl Cholasa 2017 – 10 Years And Still Kicking! Quite a programme we hope you’ll agree. See you all at the Strand on Tuesday…. Keir read more →

25 Aug 2017
August 25, 2017

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRINGES…

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YES, WE KNOW. IT HAS INDEED BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE ANYTHING FRESH WAS POSTED HERE. AND SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN QUICK TO LET US KNOW (WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE, BILLY…) TRUTH TO TELL HOWEVER, IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN S.F.A.TO REPORT, UNLESS YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE LATEST ON OUR ANNUAL.. read more →

29 Mar 2017
March 29, 2017

2017…

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So here it is, the line-up for 2017. Only 5 months to go; tickets selling like hot burgers and accommodation vanishing as I write. Karine Polwart Trio Elephant Sessions Kathleen MacInnes with Mike Vass and Mhairi Hall Iain MacFarlane, Ewan Robertson & Dermot Byrne Anthony John Clarke Mairearad Green and Mike Vass Rallion Lorne MacDougall.. read more →

16 Mar 2017
March 16, 2017

FINAL EDITION

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  FINAL EDITION Well, in truth, that headline should perhaps read “FINAL ADDITION”. Yes, despite the stellar line-up already announced, we have been able to squeeze in yet another gig. And who, I hear you ask, might this addition be? Well, it is none other than that star of the firmament MAIREARAD GREEN! She and.. read more →

08 Mar 2017
March 8, 2017

Ceòl Cholasa 2017 (13-17 Sept)

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Where Does 10 Years Go?   This time in 2007 Keith and I were boldly going where no ‘eejit’ had gone before in an attempt to run the first Colonsay Folk Festival. 10 years on we are delighted to announce our final guests for 2017.  ‘Inyal’ are  a young band putting a fresh face on a traditional.. read more →

17 Jan 2017
January 17, 2017

GET YOUR PROZAC HERE!

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Well here we are in the midst of the annual January gloom, and I guess you all need cheering up a wee bit, and hopefully Pedie and I can be of some spirit-lifting assistance. Time then to announce some more of the artists who will grace our wee Hall in September. First up is a.. read more →