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Festival 2018 - Fèis 2018

Tachartasan san Sgìre / Rural Events

HebCelt is renowned for its programme of community concerts and events outside the main centre of Stornoway. This year’s fabulous programme includes:


Wednesday, 18th July: Breasclete – Trail West

With strong links to the Hebridean Isles of Tiree and South Uist, the music and culture that they were raised in remains a pure and refreshing trademark in the sound of Trail West. 

No strangers to Breasclete Hall having played at weddings over the years, Trail West will be performing a concert set tonight in their new six-piece format. Joining them are Jonathan Gillespie on keyboard and vocals as well as Allan J. Nairn on electric guitar, further boosting the energy levels of a band leading the thriving scene of ‘Glasgow Gaels’. The aisles will be cleared for dancing…

Price: £12 for adults / £5 for children (7-14), Infants go free (0-6)

Thursday, 19th July: Talla na Mara, Niseabost, Harris – Vishtèn

For the past decade, Acadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn have acted as Francophone musical ambassadors throughout the world. This Canadian trio continue to dazzle audiences with their fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals, fusing Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility and rock influence. 

Hailing from Prince Edward Island’s Evangeline area and from the most remote reaches of Quebec, the windswept Magdalen Islands, twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc join musical forces with Pascal Miousse. Their tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion, virtuoso acoustic and electric instrumentation create an expansive sound that would be difficult to reproduce, in sheer complexity, by a quintet – let alone a trio.

Price: £12 for adults / £5 for children (7-14), Infants go free (0-6)

Friday, 20th July: Tarbert Community Centre, Harris – Arthur Cormack and Friends

Arthur Cormack began singing at the age of 8, winning the National Mòd Gold Medal - the premier award for Gaelic singing - at the age of 18. Although nearly 30 years may have passed since his last solo album, he has remained one of Scotland's most popular Gaelic singers and, in the interim, recorded several albums with the bands Mac-talla and Cliar in addition to guesting on a number of CDs. Arthur has several albums to his credit as a solo singer including his much lauded 2017 release, Buanas.

Price: £12 for adults / £5 for children (7-14), Infants go free (0-6)


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CalMac Daily ferry travel to and from the Isles. The main ferry to Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland but can also be reached through Harris from Skye or North Uist.