Face The West are an Electro Celtic band from the Isle Of Lewis. The band started out in August 1998 rehearsing in reclaimed Harris Tweed mill buildings. Their first (and could have been last!) gig was at a very stormy village bonfire just outside of Stornoway.
The members in Face The West have paid their dues and have a lifetimes worth of gigging experience. This lead them to be nominated for LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR at the 2009 Scottish Trad Awards. Seen performing at some of Scotland’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hebridean Celtic Festival, Tiree Music Festival, Barrafest, Orkney Folk Festival and multiple appearances at Glasgow’s winter festival in George Square to name a few. Face The West have also performed as far from home as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
After 5 years hiatus, the band are back and are recording a new album. The best kept secret in modern celtic music. Face The West’s apparent enthusiasm and infectious spirit leaves each and every member of the audience buzzing. Not just a band but an intense experience.
Heron Valley are an energetic, traditional band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, including traditional Scots song and Scottish piping tunes and irish banjo. The five-piece, energy fuelled group comprises Abigail Pryde on Fiddle and Vocals, Keith Morrison on Keys, Nick Hamilton on Banjo and Guitar, Kyle Howie from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Bagpipes and Whistles, and Callum Cronin on Bass and Guitar.