Welcome to the place to keep up with all the latest goings on with your favourite wee festival. Here you’ll find up to the minute information regarding artists, tickets, accommodation etc., as well as the occasional raving and/or ranting that your festival organisers need to get off their respective chests. Feel free to comment on any post and let us know what you think!!
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
- 16 Oct 2017Ceòl Christmas Countdown Week 2: WHɎTEWHɎTE Who are these guys? WHɎTE are an emerging duo, comprising Gaelic singer-songwriter Alas...
- 10 Oct 2017Ceòl Christmas Countdown Week 1: FARAFARA Who are these guys? Fara brings together four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish fo...
- 10 Oct 2017The Ceòl Christmas Countdownalso known as… Now That’s What I Ceòl Christmas What?! Talk of Christmas already?...
- 29 Sep 2017Ceòl Cholasa 2018 – All You Need To KnowWell, wasn’t Ceòl Cholasa 10 one of the best ever?! Cracking concert after cracking concert, s...
- 26 Sep 2017Ceòl Cholasa 20182018 LINE-UP IS TAKING SHAPE… Okay, it’s barely been a week since the hall fell silent o...