Coast to coast round Scotland in Windward tour 2013

Coast: lead singer and guitarist Paul Eastham, lead guitarist Andy Davey, Bass guitarist Hamish Ferguson, drummer Andrej Chernjavskij and percussionist Chris Barnes.

Coast: lead singer and guitarist Paul Eastham, lead guitarist Andy Davey, Bass guitarist Hamish Ferguson, drummer Andrej Chernjavskij and percussionist Chris Barnes.

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CELTIC rockers Coast have announced the first leg of their Windward tour 2013 – which takes them all around Scotland this Spring and Summer.

However, island fans will have to wait until August before the popular music-makers return to Lewis.

The Southampton-based band, some of whom are from service families and who lives in the Western Isles when they were younger, are determined to bring their music back to their loyal Scottish fas to showcase new material from the forthcoming album, alongside many Coast classics.

The band’s manager, Iain Bayne – who is also the drummer with the legendary Scottish supergroup Runrig – said: “Coast is the most progressive and powerful Celtic rock band out there today.

“They will blow your socks off. The band is delighted to play for their fans in Scotland again and can’t wait for the shows.”

First stop on the tour’s first leg will be in the Corn Exchange, Melrose, on Tuesday, May 7th. Then the band play at the Tolbooth, Stirling, on Wednesday, May 8th; the Argyllshire Gathering Halls in Oban on Thursday, May 9th; at the Mallaig and Morar Community Centre, Mallaig, on Friday, May 10th, ending up at Bogbain Farm near Inverness on Saturday, May 11th.

The lucky buyers of the first 50 tickets for each venue will get a copy of Coast’s last album, The Turning Stone.

Further dates in August, which will be announced soon, will take in venues in the north including Speyfest at Fochabers, Stornoway and Strathpeffer.