The Harris Cèilidh

WELCOME TO AN ISLAND CELEBRATION OF CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY, FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP

WELCOME TO THE HARRIS CÈILIDH!

Great spirits, great company, great music.

A long-held Outer Hebridean tradition, the word Cèilidh simple means “a visit” in our native Scottish Gaelic language.

This isn’t about kilts and Highland dancing, in fact the real heart of the cèilidh lies in a much more relaxed and informal gathering of family and friends anywhere you call home.

The Harris Cèilidh celebrates the simple pleasures in life, and the essential ingredients are easy: good company, good music, and of course, good drink!

Pour some Isle of Harris Gin, add some toe-tapping tunes, share delicious dishes, and swap stories and songs in the same way the people of the Outer Hebrides have done for centuries...

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE HARRIS CÈILIDH HANDBOOK!

THE HARRIS CÈILIDH BOTTLE

Share our island spirit IN A SPECIAL WAY

With the help of ceramicist Rupert Blamire, we've created a very special object to embody the spirit of The Harris Cèilidh.

This summer we introduce a new Limited Yellow Edition, glazed in the beautiful colour of our island's trefoil, tormentil, and buttercup wildflowers, with wonderfully tactile patterning.

At a half-standard 350ml in size, the Harris Cèilidh Bottle is ideal to present and pour, helping to better enjoy an evening among old friends and family.

These special bottles are highly limited but we release batches online as they become available. The first release will be on 17_07_24 at 12pm!

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VISIT THE ISLE OF HARRIS GIN STORE

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LET THE MUSIC FLOW

STREAM THE BEST OF TRAD TUNES

We're proud to host The Isle of Harris Gin Cèilidh Tent at the annual Hebridean Celtic Festival here in the islands for the second year.

And, for the first time, we're taking the HebCelt cèilidh to the distillery with lots of happenings here in Tarbert too!

Join us in-person or on our live online streams as we help get the party started with plenty of island spirit and musical talent from across the Outer Hebrides and beyond.

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THE HARRIS CEILIDH TENT @ HEBCELT FESTIVAL 2024.

Thursday

18:15-18:45 - Iain 'Tosh' MacIntosh and Graham Maclennan.

20:00-20:30 - Emma NicLeòid & Band

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Friday

14:00-14:30 - Corina Macinnes & The Ragin’ Ceilidh Band

15:15-15:45 - Iain Angus Macleod

16:45-17:15 - Alice MacMillan

18:15-18:55 - Evie Waddell

20:00-20:40 - Alasdair White & Keith Morrison

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Saturday

14:00-14:30 - Glomach

15:15-15:45 - Sam Cain

16:45-17:15 - Katie MacFarlane

18:15-18:55 - Anna Massie

20:00-20:40 - TEUD: The Hebridean Fiddle Project

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Meantime, we've curated a double album of island music on Spotify from this year's line-up to help your own gatherings go with a swing.

It's a real mix of Outer Hebridean toe-tappers and neo-traditional feet-stompers to enjoy while you share your Isle of Harris Gin...

THE HARRIS CÈILIDH BOOK

YOUR GUIDE TO CÈILIDH CULTURE

We love a cèilidh here in Harris but we know that our global friends will be new to the idea!

So, to help things along, we’ve created a special digital edition of our Harris Cèilidh book to explain the tradition and how to hold your own and where in the world.

You'll find it packed full of creative cocktails, seafood serves, and music to stream. 

There's also a fun 7 Step Guide to throwing your own cèilidh at home, an island tall tale to tell, and even some Gaelic phrases to try!

“Thigibh a chèilidh!”

DOWNLOAD THE CÈILIDH BOOK NOW!

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