Capercallie are added to the bill of HebCelt 2013

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The celtic folk band, Capercallie will play the 18th HebCelt as part of their own 30th anniversary. They will join Van Morrison, Dougie MacLean, The Battlefield Band and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers as the leading acts at the event. The band have sold over a million albums world wide and has seen their tracks used for Hollywood movies and TV series including Rob Roy and The Blood is Strong.

Donald Shaw, one of the band’s founders, said; “The festival is renowned for making a huge contribution to the culture and creative landscape of the Hebrides and for its promotion of the Gaelic language in Scotland and beyond. We are delighted to be playing a part in an event which is also celebrating a milestone year.” HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan  “Capercaillie are a significant addition to our line-up. They have helped bring Gaelic music to a global audience but do so in a way that is fresh and modern.”

Also confirmed to play this year’s festival are leading country singer songwriter Darrell Scott; BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of 2013, Paddy Callaghan, up and coming modern folk band Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward & Fisher, from Dundee; and singer songwriter Pete Roe.

Get a feel for the festival with their promo vid:

See HebCelt ticket details.

 

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