Scottish singer songwriter Dougie MacLean leads the latest six names to be announced for HebCelt 2017 based on Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd July 2017.
Also confirmed today are Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries, Imar who include members of groups including Rura, Manran and Talisk, Colin Macleod (formerly known as The Boy Who Trapped the Sun), and the Luke Jackson Trio.
HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan said, "Dougie Maclean enjoys legendary status and is in the festival’s Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to music for more than 40 years, so we are thrilled he is returning to HebCelt.
"The other artists we are announcing are a fantastic blend of established favourites and exciting new names which add up to a truly wonderful Christmas cracker for festival fans."
Dougie MacLean, OBE, is a much-honoured singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, who last appeared at HebCelt in 2013.
They join the previously confirmed The Waterboys, Lucy Spraggan, and Tide Lines.
Further headliners will be announced soon. As well as the music there's also a full programme of family entertainment, as well as a street arts programme with walkabout, workshops and fire shows.
Expect a line-up of music featuring top international artists set against the backdrop of the Gaelic culture and Hebridean heritage.
Many complementary events are also hosted by community groups around Stornaway and the islands of Lewis and Harris catering for a variety of tastes both musical and otherwise. There are also workshops often given by many of the festival's performers, which includes masterclass sessions. Also included are the ever popular Gaelic language tasters, lectures and children's entertainment plus numerous pub sessions in Stornoway and the surrounding area. Art workshops will be given a historical twist, there's a fire show finale on Saturday.
The prices range from £87 (£74 for concessions and £20 for children under 14 with under 5s going free) for the main arena events.
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