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!!
EDWINA HAYES Who is Edwina? Edwina Hayes has quite the reputation and a most disparate set of famous admirers. Her silky voice, beautiful songs and easy going charm have won her the following praise: The Guardian – ‘Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter’ Michael Parkinson – ‘A very talented young lady’ Nanci Griffith.. read more →
Last year we tried something a little different and set up a new venue in the hotel bar. The plan was to establish a bona fide second venue, replete with sofas, rugs and lamps to create a cosy living room vibe. We asked two fantastic musicians to help launch this new venture, namely Hamish Napier.. read more →
SIAN Who are these guys? SIAN brings together 3 of the best Gaelic singers in the business with a focus on performing songs by female Gaelic bards. Eilidh Cormack has somehow managed to stand out against a strong lineage of Gaelic singers, having won the Ladies Gold Medal at the Mòd and been a semi.. read more →
THE POOZIES Who are these guys? Seriously?! It’s the Poozies! Back with a new line-up and a stonkin’ new album. Alongside Mary McMaster (electro-harp, vocals) and force of nature Eilidh Shaw (fiddle, vocals) are Sarah McFadyen (fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals) and Tia Files (guitar, percussion, fiddle, vocals). They come together to shift the venerable all.. read more →
ASSYNT Who are these guys? Assynt are a relatively new trio, comprising of David Shedden on pipes and whistles, Graham MacKenzie on fiddle and Innes White on guitar. Individually, the band has worked with the Grit Orchestra, Heidi Talbot, John McCusker band, Karen Matheson, Siobhan Miller, Capercaillie, Inyal, The Scott Wood Band and include founding.. read more →
Accommodation for Ceòl Cholasa 2019 12th – 15th September Below is a list of all accommodation we believe to be available for the 2019 festival. We will update this list on a regular basis. Once you’ve got somewhere to stay sorted, head over to the Tickets page and get those all important tickets reserved. Last.. read more →
Reporting from the catwalks of Scalasaig, we look at the 2018 line from Ceòl Cholasa Originals and we reckon it’s sure to be a hit with fashionistas everywhere: Pistachio Green and Indigo Blue are this season’s ‘in’ colours. How do we know? Because Ceòl Cholasa Originals say so, that’s why! Each year, whatever this.. read more →
We have some good news and some bad news for you. So let’s get the bad news out of the way first: Due to unforeseen circumstances Beira have had to withdraw from this year’s Ceòl Cholasa. Alas, these things can happen and we’re all very sorry not to be welcoming Shona, Alana and Fiona into the.. read more →
SPECIAL TICKET ALERT!! Really fancy coming to Ceòl Cholasa but can’t manage the whole weekend? Would you love to see Tide Lines bring the house down on Thursday night? Fancy a nice comfy bed in which to lay down your weary head? If you can get yourself to the island on Thursday 13th September and.. read more →
- 19 Mar 2019Ceòl Cholasa 2019: Everything You Need To KnowCOLONSAY? WHERE’S THAT THEN? Colonsay is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, loc...
- 24 Dec 2018Ceòl Cholasa 2019: FlookFLOOK Who are these guys? ‘Iconic’ is a word that is perhaps overused these days,...
- 22 Dec 2018Ceòl Cholasa 2019: The Stompin’ Late Night Ceòl Ceilidhfeaturing THE MURRAY WILLIS EXPERIENCE The legendary Stompin’ Late Night Cèol Ceilidh r...
- 19 Dec 2018Ceòl Cholasa 2019: ÍmarÍMAR Who are these guys? These guys are the hottest property on the trad scene right now. Ind...
- 16 Dec 2018Ceòl Cholasa 2019: Eilidh Shaw and Ross MartinEILIDH SHAW AND ROSS MARTIN Who are these guys? These guys are firm festival favourites both!...