Gig at the Gathering 2016
23rd - 25th August 2018

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Gig at the Gathering (Sponsored by Argyll Ferries)

Friday 25th August 2017

The Gig at the Gathering is now sold out. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th


The Gig at the Gathering burst onto the scene at the 2015 Cowal Highland Gathering and immediately cemented itself as ceilidh music’s most exciting new event.

Once again, CHG organisers have signed up some of the most exciting bands on the traditional music circuit to ensure the crowd is rocking from the first note to the last.
The headline act this year is Tide Lines - a four piece band whose first single, ’Far Side of the World’, entered the UK download charts ahead of popular tracks by world famous artists such as Coldplay and Beyonce.

The band, which is heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands and whose eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, consists of Robert Robertson from Lochaber, Ross Wilson from Mull, Alasdair Turner from Alness and Fergus Munro from Glasgow.

Supporting Tide Lines will be the ever-popular young Argyll band Heron Valley, who played at 11 festivals this year and have become firm Cowal Gathering favourites with their energetic brand of West Coast music featuring fiddle, accordian, pipes, whistles, guitar, piano, vocals, bass and drum.

Also featuring on the night is The Trongate Rum Riots, a Glasgow nine piece band who play their own brand of ’Turbo Sea Shanties’. They have played their pounding rythms and traditional tunes and harmonies at an array of festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart, Wickerman, Eden and Kenburn Garden Party.