Hogmanay celebrations on BBC ALBA

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BBC ALBA will once again celebrate Hogmanay in fine Highland style this year with a live ceilidh featuring a host of wonderful singers and musicians to help bid fond farewell to the old year and give a rousing welcome to 2015.

Cathy MacDonald and Kirsteen MacDonald will host the programme live from Kilmallie Community Centre, Corpach in Lochaber, offering a hundred thousand welcomes throughout a sensational night of music and song.

Leo Moran, cofounder of The Saw Doctors and Anthony Thistlethwaite, cofounder of The Waterboys cross the water from Galway and join our live celebrations as The Leo and Anto Acoustic Project.

They will be joined by Skipinnish, who won Best Live Act of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014, Ellen MacDonald, Mod Ladies Gold Medal finalist, the Highland pipe ensemble, Seudan and the all-female, multi award winning choir, Atomic Piseag. And the foot stomping Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band are back by popular demand to complete the bill of artists who will provide an exciting and eclectic music line up throughout the hour and three quarter-long Hogmanay spectacular, starting at 11.30pm.

Cathy and Kirsteen will also welcome a mystery first footer who is no stranger to our screens.

Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire 2014 / Hogmanay Ceilidh 2014 is produced by BBC Gàidhlig for BBC ALBA and will be simulcast on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal (103.5-105FM) and worldwide via www.bbc.co.uk/alba.