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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

    Outer Hebrides

    Documentary screening.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2014 to 25 Sep 2014
  2. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Documentary screening.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 2 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Stornoway

    Documentary screening.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 2 Oct 2014
  4. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Film screening as part of the Hebrides International Film Festival.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 2 Oct 2014
  5. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Documentary about the business dealings of Donald Trump in Scotland.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 2 Oct 2014
  6. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Documentary about Megan Boyd, a legendary Scottish maker of salmon flies.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 2 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    At the age of 14, Juliette is on a mission to save elephants.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 2 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Film screenings as part of the Hebrides International Film Festival.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2014 to 25 Sep 2014
  9. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Children's film screenings as part of the Hebrides International Film Festival.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2014 to 25 Sep 2014
  10. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Film screening as part of the Hebrides International Film Festival.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2014 to 25 Sep 2014
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