The HebCelt 2014 programme is gradually taking shape and it is obvious that the organisers are maintaining the same high standards of previous years.
It must be a daunting thought, at the close of each hugely successful event, that you have to start all over again and, at the very least, match the previous year’s achievements. On the other side of the coin, however, they say that success breeds success and this will, undoubtedly, help the organisers in their quest to sign up the very best talent available. Such is the reputation earned by HebCelt that big-name acts are more than willing to have it added to their CVs.
Already confirmed for the 2014 festival is Donnie Munro, for some 23 years, lead singer with Runrig; Big Country, the legendary Scottish rock band formed by the late Stuart Adamson back in 1981 and, the latest headlining addition to the programme, the award-winning folk rock band, Levellers, formed in 1988 and regulars on the festival circuit, including Glastonbury. Levellers earned great acclaim for their previous performance at HebCelt 2006.
Also returning to the scene of former glories are the popular Scottish singer Rachel Sermanni, who appeared at the 2011 festival and Duncan Chisholm, of Wolfstone fame, and now a highly acclaimed solo fiddle player and composer.
Among the local acts appearing this year is the popular up-and-coming 15-year-old singer/songwriter, Eleanor Nicolson, who is fast making a big name for herself.
The Main Arena Programme is taking shape, as shown below. For further additions and up-to-date news of the event, keep a regular eye on the HebCelt website http://www.hebceltfest.com/
A word of warning regarding accommodation, however. Do not delay in making your reservations, as demand is already steady and, historically, all bed and breakfast establishments are fully booked some two months in advance of the event.
Hebridean Celtic Festival 2014
Main Arena Programme
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014