Next years Gaelic Night will be held on Aug 19th 2020
Festival Gaelic Night
Ceol Campbeltown, Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown
This years performers were
Ainsley Hamill & Toby Shaer
Fiona and Calum Ross
Na Smeòraich, Ceòl Beag & Tarbert Tame Dragons
Alex MacKinnon, Raibeart MacCallum, Christine Macintyre (Bean-an-Tigh)
This year’s event headlines with Gaelic singer Ainsley Hamill & multi instrumentalist Toby Shaer.
Joining Ainsley and Toby are Iain MacPerson from Southend, Stuart Jackson from Morvern, Fiona and Calum Ross, father and daughter from Glasgow, Christine Macintyre (Bean an tighe) lives in Ardrishaig , Na Smeòraich, Ceòl Beag & Tarbert Tame Dragons all from Tarbert, Raibeart MacCallum, lives in Campbeltown and Alec MacKinnon from Carradale with a host of special guests still to be announced.
Expect a night of great tunes, stories, songs and fantastic chorus singing.
Ainsley Hamill & Toby Shaer
Ainsley who also plays in the band Barluath hails from Cardross, she has been involved in singing, dancing and performance from a young age, and specialises in song-writing and songs in Scottish Gaelic and English. In October 2013, Ainsley won The Silver Pendant at The Royal National Mòd and her love of Gaelic song was nurtured whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she obtained a First Class Honour’s Degree in Scottish Music, with Gaelic Song as her Principal Study
Toby Shaer is an up and coming folk musician from Leigh on Sea, Essex and started to play music from an early age, picking up Flutes and Whistles at the age of 7 and Fiddle when 12 years old. He began his first band at the age of 14 and has worked and performed with several bands over the years from celebrated Scottish Hero Dougie Maclean to outstanding Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, the most recent being renowned fiddler John McCusker.
Iain is a hugely popular performer at the Festival having performed and headlined at the Dalriada Connections Concert and Gaelic Nights over the past few years.
Iain is also a past winner of the Silver Pendant at the Royal Mod.
Stuart hails from Morvern and makes his festival debut at this years event.
Tarbert folk groups Na Smeòraich and Ceòl Beag will perform at this years event.
Na Smeòraich are 5 young girls from Tarbert – they’ve won the Oban Mòd folk group competition 2 years running and came second in the national Mòd under 13 folk group competition last year. They were also a support act for Eddie Reader when she performed in Tarbert.
Christine Macintyre (Bean an tighe) with Fiona and Calum Ross
Christine will once again keep us informed and entertained as Bean an tighe for this years Gaelic Night. This will be Chris’s 4th time at the event that she has now become a firm favourite at.
Fiona and Calum return again this this year. The Ross family come from Glasgow and have a long established record of Mod awards over the years.
Raibeart MacCallum who lives in Campbeltown and Alec MacKinnon from Carradale will join a host of special guests on the night.
Both Raibeart and Alex have performed at every Gaelic Night and are huge supporters of Gaelic, song and music in the Kintyre area.