Scotland is renowned as the home of Hogmanay - to celebrate this an Lanntair has gathered together some of the Outer Hebrides’ best musicians to bring in the bells in Stornoway.
an Lanntair will host two music-filled ceilidh events on 31 December and 2 January to celebrate Hogmanay.
an Lanntair’s Hogmanay is part of the Year of Homecoming and is funded through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events managed by EventScotland that celebrate Scotland’s unique heritage and distinctive culture.
Renowned singer-songwriter and Hebridean local Willie Campbell & Friends – The Open Day Rotation and Duncan MacKinnon - will toast Hogmanay with the audience at a Hogmanay Ceilidh on 31 December, from 11pm onwards.
Mànran will also be performing in the western isles this Hogmanay, welcoming the New Year with their own unique blend of Gaelic and English traditional and contemporary music on 2 January with a Family Ceilidh from 5pm and a late-night show from 10pm (over 18’s only).
Alex Macdonald, Head of Programming for an Lanntair said, “Scotland boasts a wide variety of Hogmanay celebrations and it is a wonderfully busy time for events, celebrations and Scottish traditions. Having such fantastic local talent on display as part of this will make for a fantastic Winter Festival for an Lanntair.”
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, said: “Scotland is world-renowned for its spectacular Hogmanay celebrations and the close of what has been an eventful and historic year for us will be no exception. Scotland’s Winter Festivals: St Andrew’s Day, Christmas, Hogmanay and Burns Night – are perfect opportunities to highlight all that is great about Scotland – including our thriving contemporary culture, our rich heritage and our warm and friendly welcome. So once again we are encouraging Scots and Scots at heart from around the world to join us to see out this incredible year in style at one of our Hogmanay events – including an Lanntair in Stornoway.”
Willie Campbell came to widespread attention co-fronting indie contenders Astrid, and also as a founding member of Gary Lightbody's Reindeer Section. His current creative guise, The Open Day Rotation, have released two critically acclaimed albums.
Willie said, “I'm delighted to be performing at Hogmanay in an Lanntair this year. It's a special time of the year in Scotland when so many come together to celebrate so it feels good to take the bells in with family and friends again this year.”
Willie Campbell and friends: £10.00
Manran: Family Ceilidh - £4/£7 & Evening Ceilidh - £12.00
All tickets are available at www.lanntair.com, by calling the box office on 01851 708 480 or by dropping into an Lanntair at Kenneth Street, Stornoway.
Hogmanay Ceilidh with Willie Campbell and Friends, 30 December, 11pm
Family and late-night Ceilidh ft Mànran, 2 January, Family Show 5pm, Late Show 10pm