Gearing up for second ‘Ceòl on the Croft’ festival

Preparations are being finalised for the second ‘Ceòl on the Croft’ music festival, to be held in Kilmuir in north Skye this May.

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, the two-day festival will be staged on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May.

This year’s line-up is influenced by Scotland, Ireland and Australia. DaimhMor — a long-established favourite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe — will return with a band of over 10 musicians for the performance in Kilmuir.

Acclaimed Irish act Buille are also on the bill, as are the Mae Trio — a Melbourne-based band of three young musicians fast making a name for themselves on the Australian music scene. The Lowground and ceilidh favourites Skipinnish and the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band are also booked to take part.

The family-friendly festival will include performances and workshops by and for local children and run by Lews Castle College UHI students from Uist.

Spearheaded by Anne Martin and John White of ‘Whitewave’, with an enthusiastic working group in support, Ceòl on the Croft is working under the guidance and support of Seall who have been promoting cultural events on Skye for more than 20 years.

Community groups from the RNLI and Urras Bàile Fhlòdaigearraidh will help by manning the burger stall and the bar.

Tickets for Ceòl on the Croft are now on sale from the Skye Music Shop, and further information is on the festival’s Facebook site.


Daimh, on stage at last year’s festival



The popular Skipinnish will be playing on the Friday night