New acts for Heb Celt

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Internationally acclaimed Scottish folk band Breabach head a host of new exciting acts that have been added to the line-up for the 21st Hebridean Celtic Festival as day tickets go on sale.

The five-piece were voted Best Live Act 2013 and Best Folk Band 2012 at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and have twice been nominated as Best Band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

They will be joined on the main arena stage by Americana, rock and alternative country band Orphan Colours, who release their debut EP High Hopes this week, and Edinburgh soul and blues trio Monticule.

Lewis singer songwriter Miss Irenie Rose, who has been compared to Joni Mitchell and was nominated for best newcomer in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2013, will join the Islands Stage programme.

HebCelt has also confirmed today (Thurs) the acoustic stage is to feature Derbyshire singer Sam Garrett; Bunderland, the solo guise of Argyll singer-songwriter Ben Sunderland; local artists The Sea Atlas and Spanish; Little Fire, an award winning singer songwriter from Ayr; husband and wife singer-songwriters Brian ÓhEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie, who will record their first album together in 2016 for release next year; Alan Frew, from Troon who releases his new album this summer, and Nashville born, alt-country blues singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah.