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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!!

14 Sep 2016
September 14, 2016

Running Order

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Want to know what’s on and when? Well, that seems reasonable. Here then is the running order for Ceòl Cholas 2016: Running Order 2016 (click the link you big dafty) A couple of things to note about Thursday’s gig: Niall, McNeill, McNeill & MacNeill is not only a mouthful but also a FREE concert. So come.. read more →

05 Sep 2016
September 5, 2016


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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000001585 StartFragment:0000000541 EndFragment:0000001569 We know it’s only just over a week to go now, but keep the heid! Reports are coming in hourly of music fans running naked through the streets, doing impromptu congas round lampposts, getting drunk as a warm up to the real thing, and even going to St Mirren matches… read more →

Normally Keith and I would be in hibernation at this time of year however the possibility of ferry timetable changes by Calmac are forcing us to look at how we might best organise next year’s festival. The previous timetable lent itself very well to a weekend festival, the proposed one won’t! It may be that.. read more →

25 Sep 2015
September 25, 2015


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Well, that’s it all over again for another year. But what a feast it was! Many people have said to me, myself included, that it was the best ever. But I think I say that every year, caught up in the euphoria of it all. Suffice it to say that it was hugely enjoyed by.. read more →

  Well only two actually! We’re delighted that Laura-Beth Salter has agreed to do a mandolin workshop, probably Saturday 19th 11am ish. For those of you who haven’t checked her out, shame on you, Laura-Beth is just the best. Comfortable in all styles, tunes, bluegrass, chords and other strange things that mere mortals can’t do… read more →

10 Aug 2015
August 10, 2015


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Tempus Fugit. That was the name of my pet tortoise when I was knee high to a grasshopper. And if Tempus Fugit was still alive today, he’d tell you that time flies (although in truth he never had the power of speech despite the training regime I devised for him). Anyway, time does indeed fly,.. read more →

05 Jul 2015
July 5, 2015

A Bed For The Night….

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There are still tickets left for this year’s extravaganza, where we will be welcoming back some very popular faces and introducing lots of great acts who have never before ventured to this distant shore. More information is available on the line-up page. It’s going to be a cracker, I’m sure you’ll agree. So once you’ve.. read more →

Hello! Yes, at long last Ceòl Cholasa has a working website again. PHENOMENAL!! Keith. read more →

30 Mar 2015
March 30, 2015

Welcome to Ceòl Cholasa 2015

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17th to 20th September 2015 will see Colonsay celebrating it’s 8th Music Festival. Over the past 7 years, thanks to the hard work of the Islanders and the generosity of the artists Colonsay has consistently managed to attract Scotland’s finest musicians to the smallest (and we think best) festival in the land. It’s a tribute.. read more →