The multi-award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival (HebCelt) has been a key feature in the cultural landscape of the Outer Hebrides since 1996.

This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture.

Its welcoming and friendly atmosphere reflects the ethos of the dedicated team of volunteers who have created a festival with global appeal and a strong community identity.

HebCelt passionately protects and promotes its heritage, including the vibrant Gaelic and traditional music that is both part of its history and its contemporary life. It mixes the best local talent with leading Scottish, UK and world artists and brings together household names and emerging talent to provide a feast of music to appeal to all ages.

The result is a diverse blend of sights and sounds that is true to Celtic traditions but also welcoming to new ideas and influences.

HebCelt is a cultural phenomenon for its community, it offers a sense of homecoming to those islanders returning to meet family and friends and it extends a Hebridean hand of friendship to visitors who invariably come back for more.

In these pandemic years, the HebCelt team have had to adopt a different approach to presenting content that we all feel represents the ethos of the event and maintains engagement with our loyal global audience.  

Seisean HebCelt was produced in July 2020 and the team are currently working on the Survival Sessions, a hybrid programme (live and digital) to be presented during 14-17 July 2021.

The Trust hope to be back with HebCelt in a live format in 13-16 July 2022.