Hebridean Celtic Festival News //www.hebceltfest.com/news/ All the latest news from the Hebridean Celtic Festival en-gb Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:03:22 UTC Copyright Hebridean Celtic Festival 3600 Hebcelt 20 hailed a success by artists and audience http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=205 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=205 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:03:20 UTC Hebcelt students turn teachers in Gaelic initiative http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=204 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=204 A group of Gaelic speaking students has been making sure the language is seen and heard regularly during this year's HebCelt. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 01:00:00 UTC Karen flying high at Hebcelt with Loganair support http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=203 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=203 Singing star Karen Matheson and her band touched down in Stornoway today ready for their HebCelt gig, with a little help from Flybe franchise partner Loganair. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:33:06 UTC Eastern musican bangs the drum for Hebcelt http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=202 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=202 Japanese musician Toshiya Motooka's love of Celtic music has taken him around the world, with HebCelt his latest port of call. The full-time bodhran player arrived at the festival this week to continue his research on Celtic music that has already taken him to Ireland, Canada and Australia. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 UTC Hebcelt next stop of marathon cyclist Charlie http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=201 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=201 Some visitors to the Hebridean Celtic Festival travel thousands of miles to get to Stornoway, but none could match the lengths - or heights - Charlie Bilsland has gone to recently. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 UTC Wind company joins Hebcelt's green crusade http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=200 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=200 HebCelt organisers are wishing fans many happy returns after new sponsors Lewis Wind Power (LWP) supported a fresh innovation at the festival this year - re-usable cups. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:49:09 UTC Hebcelt celebrates sport of the Gael http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=199 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=199 A double celebration is being held this week as both the Hebridean Celtic Festival and shinty in Lewis and Harris reach 20th anniversary milestones. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:17:58 UTC Hebcelt showcased in live concerts for gaelic radio http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=198 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=198 A series of live concerts showcasing some of the leading performers at this year's 20th anniversary Hebridean Celtic Festival will be broadcast live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:22:31 UTC Port manager happy when Hebcelt pushes the boat out http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=197 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=197 This week is one of the busiest but most enjoyable times of the year for Iain Don MacIver. The sight of thousands of music fans pouring off the CalMac ferry at Stornoway on their way to the Hebridean Celtic Festival - probably after a spontaneous ceilidh on board - is one he has witnessed each year for the last two decades. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:28:43 UTC Hebcelt cooks up recipe book plan to mark food festival http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=196 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=196 The 20th anniversary Hebridean Celtic Festival, which starts today (Wednesday, 15 July), is providing music fans with food for thought by creating its own cook book to celebrate the islands' food and drink riches. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:15 UTC Hebcelt praised by Gaelic minister for minding the language http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=194 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=194 Scotland's Minister for Gaelic is leading the applause for a music festival's efforts to put the language centre stage.The award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival is a strong supporter of the Gaelic culture and makes sure it is seen and heard regularly during the four-day event , which this year is being held from 15-18 July in Stornoway in the island of Lewis. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:01 UTC Hebcelt worth £20 million to islands as festival prepares for 20th anniversary http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=195 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=195 Music fans from home and abroad have helped an island music festival generate £20 million over the last two decades. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:48:53 UTC Young traditional musicians set to re-launch ceilidh trail at Hebcelt http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=193 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=193 This year's 20th anniversary Hebridean Celtic Festival is providing a stage to re-launch a Ceilidh Trail in the islands. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:02 UTC #HEBCELT20 golden giveaway for music festival fans buying by July deadline http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=192 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=192 Music fans are being given a golden opportunity to attend this year's 20th anniversary Hebridean Celtic Festival in style with the launch of a VIP prize draw that could see you and your friends rub shoulders with the stars. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:01:00 UTC Eastern musican bangs the drum for Western Isles culture http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=191 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=191 Japanese musician Toshiya Motooka will feel more at home during a visit to the Outer Hebrides this summer than he does in his native Tokyo. The full-time bodhran player is heading for the Hebridean Celtic Festival next month to continue his research on Celtic music that has already taken him to Ireland, Canada and Australia. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:01:00 UTC Festival fans will get a taste of islands' produce http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=189 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=189 This year's milestone Hebridean Celtic Festival will not just be a delight for the ear drums, it will also be a treat for the taste buds. The award-winning festival, which is marking its 20th year, is hosting Blasad dhen Fhèis -Taste of the Festival - to promote and raise awareness of the rich array of produce available locally that is grown and harvested from sea and shore. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:02 UTC Award puts Hebcelt in the limelight http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=190 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=190 Ahead of its 20th anniversary, the internationally-renowned Hebridean Celtic Festival has become the 20th recipient of Hands Up for Trad's Business Limelight Award. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:15:12 UTC Uisdean carves out his place at Hebcelt http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=188 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=188 His work has seen him sculpting kings and queens, but Uisdean Paterson's crowning glory will come this summer when he takes centre stage at one of Scotland's leading summer festivals. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:01:00 UTC Special musical tribute to hebcelt's 20th year http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=187 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=187 The 20th anniversary of the internationally-acclaimed Hebridean Celtic Festival will be celebrated with the creation of a new musical composition by one of the islands' most famous sons. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:01:00 UTC Hebcelt joins campaign against legal highs http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=186 http://www.hebceltfest.com/news/index.php?id=186 HebCelt will be among more than 40 summer music events taking part in a 'blackout' campaign which will call on the incoming Government after the General Election to raise awareness and improve education to help highlight the dangers of so-called legal highs. Fri, 01 May 2015 09:08:06 UTC