Who are they?
Heron Valley are made up of Abigail Pryde (Fiddle/Vocals), Nick Hamilton (Banjo/Guitar), Keith Morrison (Keyboards), Callum Cronin (Double Bass/Bass Guitar/Guitar), Alastair MacLean (Bagpipes/Flutes/Whistles) and Darren Brown (Drums). Coming from vastly different areas of Scotland (Oban, Lewis, Cowal, Glasgow, Campbeltown and Stirling ) you are sure to hear an excellent story or two from Heron Valley, and maybe even some Scots language lessons! In 2015 the band released their first single and music video, a set of tunes, ‘Pressed for Time’. The storyline takes the band from performing out on a moving boat on the beautiful Loch Fyne in Argyll, to their journey to and performance at a gig in a local dance hall. This was extremely well received and racked up 85K views, with people all over the world purchasing the single. A year later, they released their second single and video ‘Home’. This time, they set off at 3AM to climb up Beinn an Lochainn, a hill in the west coast of Scotland residing beside the Rest and Be Thankful, a stunning area with many a story itself. The video sees this journey from bottom to top and shows them playing on cliff edges in the beautiful area where Abigail grew up. From this, the band set off to the USA and EU and continued to release more music including their debut album ‘Roam’, single ‘Take You There’, single ‘Springburn, just shy of Ireland’, and EP ‘Erie Storm’.
Why bring them to Colonsay?
Their energy and musicianship speaks for itself. It was a no brainer for us to invite them over to our special wee fest and we were absolutely delighted when they agreed to come over. Their stomping tune sets and beautifully arranged songs will blow you away. The fusion of celtic instruments and styles create a unique listening experience which will leave the whole audience asking for more!
When can I see them?
They shall be joining us for one night only as they headline the THURSDAY night. Unfortunately we can’t hang on to them any longer than that.
How do I get to see them?
By purchasing a ticket of course! Festival passes for Ceòl Cholasa 2022 are £100. Click on the tickets page to see all the options. The full weekend pass gains you entry to all the concerts in the hall, the stomping late night Ceòl Ceilidh and the workshops. It also entitles you to a seat at hotel gigs (though this is strictly first come, first served).
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!