THE JARLATH HENDERSON BAND Who are these guys? Well, let’s start with Jarlath will we? It’s his name up in lights after all… Jarlath hails from County Tyrone and quickly became a fixture in the Scottish traditional music scene when he came over to Aberdeen to study medicine (yes, he’s not only incredibly musically gifted, he’s also a doctor –.. read more →

08 Nov 2017
November 8, 2017

Ceòl Christmas Countdown Week 5: Beira

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BEIRA Who are these guys? Local girl, Caitlin McNeill, is no stranger to the Ceòl Cholasa stage having played at the festival with various groups and in her own right as a solo singer. This time she brings home her new band, Beira. Caitlin (guitar/vocals) is joined by Alana MacInnes from South Uist (pipes/whistles), Shona.. read more →

03 Nov 2017
November 3, 2017

Calling All Regulars!


Hello Everyone! How are you all doing? We have a special request for all our deeply beloved regular festival goers… Tickets are selling faster this year than they have for a number of years and we don’t want our core fans missing out, so our request is simply that you get in touch to reserve.. read more →

THE YOUNG’UNS Who are these guys? You mean you don’t know?! Well you’ve been missing out. These guys are seriously hot property at the moment and it’s something of a coup for Ceòl to be bringing them to our great wee festival. Two time winners of Best Group at the BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards, these.. read more →

24 Oct 2017
October 24, 2017

Ceòl Christmas Countdown Week 3: Cara

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CARA Who are these guys? Cara are a truly international band. International in the sense that they regularly play all over the world and international in the sense that they compromise 4 Germans and a Scot. They play music rooted in the Irish and Scots traditions yet their innovative arrangements, even of well- known material, sets them apart.. read more →

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 →