Internationally acclaimed Scottish folk band Breabach head the newacts that have been added to the line-up for the 21st Hebridean Celtic Festival as day tickets for the award-winning event go on sale.
The five-piece were voted Best Live Act 2013 and Best Folk Band 2012 at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and have twice been nominated as Best Band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
They will be joined on the main arena stage by Americana, rock and alternative country band Orphan Colours, who release their debut EP High Hopes this week, and Edinburgh soul and blues trio Monticule.
Lewis singer songwriter Miss Irenie Rose, who has been compared to Joni Mitchell and was nominated for best newcomer in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2013, will join the Islands Stage programme.
HebCelt has also confirmed today (Thurs) the acoustic stage is to feature Derbyshire singer Sam Garrett; Bunderland, the solo guise of Argyll singer-songwriter Ben Sunderland; local artists The Sea Atlas and Spanish; Little Fire, an award winning singer songwriter from Ayr; husband and wife singer-songwriters Brian ÓhEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie, who will record their first album together in 2016 for release next year; Alan Frew, from Troon who releases his new album this summer, and Nashville born, alt-country blues singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah.
The festival previously announced its ‘coming of age’ event will also star Scottish rock legends Runrig, international singing star Julie Fowlis, American ‘rockgrass’ band Hayseed Dixie, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer John McCusker, ‘bagrock’ phenomenon the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, singer songwriter King Creosote and the re-formed Indie band Astrid.
HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan said: “Since forming in 2005 Breabach have gone on to become a huge hit around the globe. We are delighted they can join us this year. The other acts were are confirming today all bring something unique to the 21st party and are great additions to an already exciting line-up.”
The 21st HebCelt will be held from 13-16 July in Stornoway in the island of Lewis. After Early Bird tickets sold out in record time, day tickets go on sale on Monday (29th Feb) at www.hebceltfest.com/booking