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Ceòl Cholasa 2018 

We’ve a great line-up for you this year, including arguably the biggest band on the trad scene at the moment in Tide Lines, multi award winning a cappella group The Young’uns, hauntingly beautiful tunes and songs from The Jarlath Henderson Band, not to mention returning favourites Cara.

We’ll have wonderful Gaelic songs from both highland quartet Beira and electronic duo WHYTE, the latter providing an immersive audio visual experience. Orcadian’s Fara will amaze with their driving fiddles and rich harmonies. Hamish Napier and Innes Watson will be wowing us with both tunes and songs up in our new hotel venue and of course there will be concerts from our wonderful local artists.

Proceedings get underway on the evening of Thursday 13th September (with Tide Lines headlining that night) all the way through to late afternoon on Sunday 16th September. The stomping Late Night Ceòl Ceilidh takes place as Saturday night gives way to Sunday morning with music from the Caitlin McNeill Ceilidh Band and special guests. And as always, you can get up close and personal with the artists themselves as they host workshops throughout the weekend. Not to mention the sessions at the festival club which runs to into the wee sma’ hours every night..

A Full Weekend Pass is only £80 and gains you entry to all of the concerts, workshops and ceilidh. You can secure the ticket the personal way by replying to this very email and letting us know how many you’re after. Then it’s simply a case of sending a cheque or paying by bank transfer. Full details can be found on our website.

You can also book online following this link. Please note this option includes a booking fee.

You can find accommodation on the Visit Colonsay website or by checking our updated list on the festival website

So what are you waiting for? Book now while you still can and we hope to see you in September for the best Ceòl Cholasa yet!

Suipear Burns 2018

Burns poster 2018

Free on line learning
it is a very useful course, especially if you know little or nothing about Gaelic and it’s place in Scotland, but even if you are  world expert you will learn something new!

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Gatehouse of Fleet Class

Class cancelled until further notice.  Sorry.   Please see information on classes in Dumfries and Glenkens.

Gaelic Day Annan 9th Sept. 2017

Annan Programme

Weekend Away in Perthshire with Margaret Bennett

Ochtertyre Song Saturday-Oct 7_Flyer

Na Seinneadairean (Gaelic Song Class)


The Gaelic Song Class Na Seinneadairean will restart for the autumn term on SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 at Kirkpatrick Durham village bothy starting at 11.00 until 13.00.

Please bring your own drinks or pay into the bothy drinks fund if you want to make yourself a hot drink there.

We’d be delighted to see class members old and new for another term of fun Gaelic singing under the brilliant leadership of Nicola Black.

If you have any suggestions for songs to learn or revisit, please let me know asap so that copies can be made available for September.

The termly fee will be £18 or £4 per session, if you would rather pay each time or can only make a few dates.

Please try and bring the correct money as we may not be able to give change.

Alternatively you can pay by cheque made payable to Gàidhlig Dumgal.

Further dates until Christmas are:

30 September

14 October      28 October

11 November  25 November

9 December

The venue will be in Kirkpatrick Durham, hopefully the community bothy, which has a fire for the colder days. If not, the venue will be KD Village Hall.


If anyone has any suggestions for songs, Nicola would love to hear from you so please get in touch: