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  • The Vatersay Boys, a ceilidh band, performing on the Isle of Berneray
    The Vatersay Boys performing on the Isle of Berneray
  • Dream State Circus at the Hebridean Celtic Festival
    Dream State Circus at the Hebridean Celtic Festival
  • An impromptu music session with students from Benbecula College
    An impromptu music session with students from Benbecula College
  • An informal session of accordion music with local musician Duncan Mackinnon on Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides
    An informal session of accordion music with local musician Duncan Mackinnon

Take a look through an exciting range of arts and culture events in the Outer Hebrides and plan a day out filled with music and dance. Choose from traditional music festivals, Highland games and art events and see for yourself the authentic island way of life.

Home to unique, lively and vibrant culture and the true heartland of the Gaels and the Gaelic language, the Outer Hebrides offers a diverse calendar of arts and cultural celebrations. From arts exhibitions at the many galleries and museums to traditional folk music and ceilidh dances, experience the best of Hebridean culture.

Visit Harris Arts Festival on Harris for a showcase of professional performances and local artistry. Attend workshops on basket making and peg loom weaving, shop for local textiles and enjoy live gigs as well as drama by touring theatre companies.

To experience Hebridean music, head to a music session at a local pub or revel at one of the islands’ festivals and events.

Learn about the Outer Hebrides history and heritage through the songs at the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Stornoway, or explore the vital connections between Scottish music, Gaelic songs and dance at the Ceòlas Music Festival in South Uist.

Various Fèisean - traditional Gaelic arts and culture festivals - takes place throughout the isles’ towns and villages. Why not join in with the locals to feel the true spirit and soak up the unique atmosphere? You’re guaranteed to take unforgettable memories home.

For a rare combination of culture, sport and social entertainment attend one of the many Highland games in the region where you can take part in a ceilidh and see dancers and bands compete for the title of world champions.

Use the information listings to find out more on arts and culture events in the Outer Hebrides.

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  1. Gradings

    Stornoway

    Four days of literary talks, book clubs and discussions.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2014 to 1 Nov 2014
  2. Gradings

    Stornoway

    A talk by internationally renowned artist Matthew Dalziel.

    Dates

    2 Sep 2014
  3. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    A month long celebration of contemporary arts and entertainment.

    Dates

    1 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
  4. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Contemporary art project.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
  5. Scottish Opera: Macbeth

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    Scottish Opera’s brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming

    Dates

    21 Oct 2014
  6. Gradings

    Stornoway

    Intelligent humour and political gags from the Scottish comedian.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2014
  7. Peter May

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    The writer of the acclaimed Lewis trilogy gives us a new standalone thriller in the shape of Entry Island.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2014
  8. Scottish Ballet: Up Close

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    A rare chance to see your national company up close.

    Dates

    16 Oct 2014 to 17 Oct 2014
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