This year’s Eilean Dorcha virtual Festival will be streamed on the Comhairle Facebook page this Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
The full list of artist is as follows: Nathan Carter, Skerryvore, Skipinnish, TideLines, Peat & Diesel, Hunter & The Bear, Rhythmnreel, Coast, Abba A-Rival, Kelly O’Brien as Dolly Parton, Peter White as Kenny Rogers, Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band and Dancers, The Marley Experience, Kieran & Lee, Gerry & The Shed, The Rollin Drones, Ben Monteith, Torridon, Manran, Trail West, Willie Campbell, The Tumbling Souls, The Strange Circus, Journey North, Hò-Rò, Michelle McManus, Laird Dance Academy & Dochas Dancers, Beinn Lee and Burn The Maps.
EDF organiser, Roddy Mackay said, “EDF would just like to pay tribute to all the artists who have been absolutely fantastic in their response to our request to hold a virtual festival. These artists are our lifeblood, without them we would not have a festival and once again they have responded with lockdown videos and new recordings to go along with the festival footage.
“We felt it was important that we did a little something for the artists and allowed them to once again showcase their talents at a time when things are extremely difficult for everyone. All the artists have contributed to the festival for no fee which has been absolutely tremendous, we can’t thank them enough.
“This year’s virtual festival is a real mix of festival footage, footage supplied by the artists themselves and, of course, footage from the fantastic people who come to see the performances. We wanted something from everyone’s perspective and I hope the public enjoy what we’ve put together for their enjoyment.
“Hopefully we’ll all be back on Liniclate Machair next summer for what I’m sure will be a fantastic party.”
Peat ‘n’ Diesel, drummer Uilleam Macleod said, “I’m really gutted we’re missing this year’s festival as EDF was the first big festival we ever played and gave us the platform for our music to reach a wider audience. I think I can speak for the three of us when I say how grateful we are to EDF for giving us that opportunity. It’s a strange time for us all and P&D are really missing playing gigs and entertaining the punters. Enjoy the weekend and we hope to see you all soon!”