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Elephant Sessions lead the line-up news for Inverness city traditional music festival The Gathering back next May

By Margaret Chrystall

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The Gathering Festival will return on May 28 next year and has announced a line-up packed with some of the top names on the traditional music scene.

Elephant Sessions. Picture: Ryan Buchanan
Elephant Sessions. Picture: Ryan Buchanan

Leading the line-up announcement are winners of the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards Album Of The Year 2017 and Live Act Of Yhe Year 2018, the Highland’s own Elephant Sessions.

Joining them are Scottish folk band and one of the world's top Celtic bands, Capercaillie.

Skye’s Peatbog Faeries, supergroup Manran, the Gathering's unofficial house band Torridon and making their debut, with their roots in Scottish and Irish traditional music, are Heron Valley.

Heisk will make their debut at The Gathering.
Heisk will make their debut at The Gathering.

Neo-trad trio Project Smok who formed in 2017, Heisk – uniting funked-up folk, pop and electronica in their six-piece's sound.

And the last name on the list – for now – is the City Of Inverness Youth Pipe Band.

Following two consecutive sold-out festivals, The Gathering will make its third outing in Inverness next year, celebrating the very best music, culture, food and drink from across the Highlands and Scotland.

Tickets: www.skiddle.com

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