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.
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.