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Galloway Gaelic’s Lost Province

Day Conference Sat. 8th Sept. 2018 Catstrand Arts Centre New Galloway

Mary Ann Kennedy Concert






Mary Ann Kennedy’s musical career has been recognised with a long list of some of the most prestigious international awards in the industry. After years of writing and recording, the Gaelic singer from Glasgow is stepping forward as a solo artist. Her debut record An Dan reflects her passion for tradition and fearless engagement with new Gaelic music and songwriting.

Mary Ann will be supported by Catrìona McGhie, a 22-year-old singer from Stranraer who released her

debut album, Òran, last year. Òran features songs from three areas of Scotland which Catrìona considers to be home- Dumfries and Galloway, Perthshire, and the Outer Hebrides. Tonight, Catrìona will be performing a selection of these songs.

Annual General Meeting

AGM 2018

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!

Gaelic Day Annan 9th Sept. 2017

Annan Programme

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