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 to Colonsay’s charm that busy musicians are willing to take a weekend out of their touring schedules to come and make music with us.
And they do: on stage, in the pub, at impromptu parties and who knows what goes on behind closed doors!
The charm of our festival is that we get the chance to mingle with the musicians and they get a chance to step back from their busy schedules and very definitely mix business and pleasure.
Why not join us?
This year’s headliners are the world famous Blazin’ Fiddles and Breabach. Details about them and the other performers can be found HERE
For a flavour of Ceòl Cholasa have a look at this short film by Rachel Hendry.
Ceòl Cholasa 5.
Tickets are available from Here or by contacting us directly.
Details of accommodation can be found on www.colonsay.org
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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 →
COLONSAY? WHERE’S THAT THEN? Colonsay is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. It is home to just over 100 hardy souls. We have one hotel, one shop and one café. But we also have a host of award winning beaches, unique flora and fauna, an 18.. read more →
Well, here it is, Merry Christmas! When we started this countdown it was mid October and we looked quite mad. Now it’s December and we’re still going to come across as rather unhinged. And why might that be? Well, just check out the video below! It’s a special message from The Ghost of Festivals Past… read more →
TIDE LINES Who are these guys? Well we reckon most of you will know Tide Lines. After all, they were the first band to sell out at the forthcoming Celtic Connections. They sold out the Ironworks in Inverness very quickly indeed and their Stornaway gig sold out in 6 minutes. 6 minutes! If you really are one.. read more →
featuring THE CAITLIN MCNEILL CEILIDH BAND Cèilidhean that start in the early evening are so passé – everyone knows that the best time for a wee dance is in the wee sma’ hours – that’s why our ceilidh spectacular doesn’t get started until 11pm at the earliest. Dr Jarlath Henderson will already have the assembled masses.. read more →
THE TEUCHTARS DO…. In the halcyon days of early Ceòl Cholasa there was to be found a concert like no other. A concert featuring a wealth of local performers, absolute beginners to battle weary troubadours. A concert where the audience could themselves become the star. A concert with strict rules and yet no rules at all… read more →
HAMISH NAPIER & INNES WATSON Who are these guys? Kudos to all our super keen Christmas Countdown followers who recognise Innes and Hamish from Jarlath’s band. Yes, they will be gracing the stage at the hall alongside Mr Henderson, but first they have something very important to do….. Hamish Napier is a flautist, singer and keyboard.. read more →
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“Thanks again for your immaculate hospitality during our stay. 5 Star.”— Gordon (Gaberlunzie)
“Many many thanks for such a great festival and a perfect weekend. It all felt so laid back and as if it all happened by chance. It takes a huge amount of work to achieve that ‘just happened’ feeling.”— Rachel Clarke