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A brand new one day festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland has been announced for Inverness. The Gathering is set to take over the historic Northern Meeting Park in The Highland capital on Saturday 1st
The family friendly, city centre festival will feature a host of the most exciting traditional and folk based bands from The Highlands and Scotland alongside a line-up of the finest craft food and drink suppliers from the region.
The bars at the event will feature exclusively Highland and Scottish based craft suppliers with The Black Isle Brewery providing the draft beer, Tomatin Distillery being our whisky partner and Dunnet Bay Distillers bringing their Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka as our exclusive partners on the main bar. We are working alongside top Scottish wine and spirit retailer/whole seller Woodwinters to source a full range of other craft products from Highland breweries and distilleries which will also be showcased across the festival’s second bar with full details announced shortly.
Tide Lines are a four piece band from Scotland who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands, but whose highly eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards. Their sound is a combination of Celtic soul, folk philosophy and big guitars with the voice of a Gaelic angel in singer and chief songwriter Robert Robertson.
See 20 tour dates featuring Tide Lines
The Vatersay Boys
Five piece band from the Isles of Vatersay playing traditional music with passion using two boxes, bass guitar, drums and pipes. Pull up a seat and enjoy the craic!
See The Vatersay Boys tour dates
The Elephant Sessions
Fusing rich folk and trad influences with funk, rock, and electronica, fiery highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical power house, welding weapons grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies. In just a few short years the group have already become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene well and truly by storm.
See 12 tour dates featuring The Elephant Sessions
Hailing from the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Hò-rò have quickly become ones to watch on the Scottish music scene. Their unique energetic tune arrangements and vibrant stage presence have had people dancing in venues across Scotland. They released their debut album in the summer of 2016, which has proven very successful. Hò-rò were winners of the ‘Danny Kyle award’ at Celtic Connections and the ‘One Step Further’ at the Hebridean Celtic Festival in 2014, since then they have taken off and performed at festivals across Scotland and Europe.
See Ho-Ro tour dates
Siobhan Miller is one of the foremost singers in Scotland. Her range includes Scottish traditional, contemporary and self-penned material. In December 2011 she was voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and again in 2013.
See 4 tour dates featuring Siobhan Miller
Rocking the folk world with an exhilarating performance packed with energy, passion, pride and fiery sounds.
See 4 tour dates featuring Torridon
The Trad Project, City Of Inverness Youth Pipe Band
Northern Meeting Park
- Ardross Street
- IV3 5NS
The Gathering image © Wattie Cheung Photography