Eddi Reader announced for Hebridean Celtic Festival

Scottish singer and songwriter Eddi Reader MBE has been revealed as the final addition to the mainstage Friday night programme, at this year’s award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival.

She will be appearing with her five-piece band including her long-term writing partner Boo Hewerdine, plus musicians Alan Kelly and Kevin McGuire. Ms Reader is famous for having a diverse collection of acclaimed music and has performed for audiences around the world.

Tickets also go on sale next Thursday 14th April from www.hebceltfest.com or 01851 621234. Virtually all ticket costs have been pegged at last year’s prices, with only a couple of the ticket types seeing a modest increase. With the addition of a second stage and three extra acts per night at the main site, this represents real value for money.

Main Stage

Thursday 14th July:     Dàimh, Seth Lakeman, Stornoway

Friday 15th July:          Mànran, Eddi Reader, Peatbog Faeries

Saturday 16th July:     Rachel Sermanni, KAN, KT Tunstall

Scotland’s Islands Stage

Thursday 14th July:     Kitty the Lion, Ahab, Niteworks

Friday 15th July:          Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers, The Boy Who Trapped the Sun,Fullsceilidh Spelemannslag

Saturday 16th July:     RURA, Saltfishforty, Open Day Rotation

An Lanntair, the award winning local arts centre, once again hosts a wide range of events for the festival throughout the week:

An Lanntair (evening):

Wednesday:              Opening Show featuring Darren Maclean, Jenna Cumming and Linda Macleod

Thursday:                  The Cole Porters

Friday:                       Tim Edey & Brendan Power with Mairearad Green & Anna Massie

Saturday:                   Pipes n Strings featuring PM Roddy Macleod, Iain and Allan Macdonald

An Lanntair (daytime):

Wednesday:              Fèis Tir a’ Mhurainn Showcase

Thursday:                  Rua MacMillan

Friday:                       Innes & Present Company

Community shows are also programmed around the islands of Lewis & Harris taking the festival into the heart of its community.

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