Arts and Culture

Caroline Maclennan

01851 621234 office@hebceltfest.com www.hebceltfest.com

The multi-award winning HebCelt Festival has taken centre stage mid-July in Stornoway and across Lewis & Harris annually since 1996.

This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture.  Its welcoming and friendly atmosphere reflects the ethos of the dedicated team of volunteers who have created a festival with global appeal and a strong community identity.

HebCelt passionately protects and promotes its heritage, including the vibrant Gaelic and traditional music that is both part of its history and its contemporary life. It mixes the best local talent with leading Scottish, UK and international touring artists, brings together household names and emerging talent to provide a feast of music to appeal to all ages.  The result is a diverse blend of sights and sounds that is true to Celtic traditions but also welcoming to new ideas and influences.

HebCelt is a cultural phenomenon for its community, it offers a sense of homecoming to those islanders returning to meet family and friends and it extends a Hebridean hand of friendship to visitors who invariably come back for more.