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 Masson from Skye (fiddle/vocals) and Fiona Black from Evanton (accordion). The four-piece bring together roaring Scottish tunes and stunning songs in Gaelic, Scots and English.
Why bring them to Ceòl?
Beira have come together with a mutual appreciation of Gaelic music and each member’s individual heritage. The tunes and songs have been handpicked, forming a repertoire of lesser-known music from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. If you want to experience the genuine, spellbinding nature of Gaelic music, you won’t want to miss this.
When are they on?
Our crystal ball is just back from the repair shop and predicts a Saturday afternoon appearance from Beira. That’s it’s third visit to the repair shop this month though, so that could change….. (Friday night, maybe?!)
How do I get to see them?
By purchasing a ticket of course! Festival passes for Ceòl Cholasa 2018 are £80 and can be bought online (just follow the link). The pass gains you entry to all the concerts in the hall, the stomping late night Ceòl Ceilidh and the workshops. It might also get you preferential treatment at another venue…. but more of that later.
Remember, Ceòl Cholasa is a limited, bijou event. It’s best to purchase your ticket as soon as possible as then you can rest assured that you will be one of a maximum of only 250 people attending the best wee music festival in the west!
Where can I stay?
Much like the tickets, accommodation is limited on the island and sells out fast for festival week. So it’s always recommended that you sort out somewhere to stay at the same time as you buy your ticket. Check out the Isle of Colonsay website to see what’s available and to make an enquiry.