Cowal Music Tent


For the Cowal Gathering 2023, we had some great acts including Trail West, Torridon, Cala, and Travee.  Each year we look to bring some of Scotland’s best musical talent to Dunoon.  The Cowal Music Tent is based on the ‘Top Field’, with the first band starting at around midday.

We look forward to some more great acts and traditional Scottish music in 2024.


An explosive six-piece line-up with strong links to the Western Highlands and Islands, Trail West are a band who continue to rise in popularity from their modest roots as a four-piece West Coast Ceilidh Band to a formidable Live Act worthy of any festival stage.


After their long anticipated celebratory 10th year as a band – which saw the release of their fourth album and a sell-out show at Glasgow’s famous Barrowland Ballroom – Trail West have continued to flourish throughout 2022 with a second sell-out Barrowlands show, a performance at Scotland’s biggest entertainment venue – the OVO Hydro – and consecutive sell-outs at the Corran Halls in Oban and the Ironworks in Inverness contributing to a nomination as Live Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2022.


Folk Rock Highlanders Torridon have built up a reputation for rocking venues and festivals throughout Scotland, including Belladrum’s Tartan Heart, The Gathering, Loopallu, Mull, Killin, EDF & Butefest Festivals. They have had huge performances at the Ironworks Inverness, Glagsow’s O2 Academy and Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree. Not only has their success seen their entertaining Folk/Rock scintillating performances stir up the nation in Scotland, the band have also had European success with events in Ukraine, Italy and most notably Paris, France and very recently Hampden Park, Glasgow entertaining the crowd before the Scotland v Portugal Football match.

The Band stole the show at the biggest ever Red Hot Highland Fling at the Inverness new year party in front of a staggering 15,000 plus crowd at the Northern Meeting Park, alongside fellow Scottish Folk Rockers Skipinnish. Prior to the Covid Pandemic, Torridon Launched their Third single, Lighthouse as a direct attack on the stigma related to Men’s mental health, featuring Still Game’s Methadone Mick, Scott Reid. Giving the band a strong platform for any festival stage to create a buzz that is rarely replicated. The end of 2022, early 2023 will see Torridon embark on more single releases with a view to a busy touring schedule and ultimately a new Album release towards the end of 2023. Keep your eyes peeled for their more rockier folk sound pushing the band onto new platforms very soon.


Cala is a 6 piece contemporary trad band from Inverness. Since independently releasing their debut single in 2020, they’ve been hard at work evolving their sound, playing major festivals, and making new material for stage and studio.

Their debut album, ‘From The River ‘was released on Wee Studio Records in March of 2023 and pushes the sound of the genre, while doing justice to the traditional material they work with. The band’s love for their craft and attention to detail in arranging and writing creates Cala’s unique, fresh, full, and exciting sound.


Trávee are a new trad/folk band storming up the west coast music scene in 2023. With some members formerly of “Buddha & the Band” the Trávee members are a collection of Tiree & Uist musicians and are focusing on writing their own material, both tunes and songs, while keeping to the tradition of the west coast with an upbeat and modern twist.

2023 will see them release their first single along with an album so follow them on social media platforms to keep updated on this.

This event is sponsored by Cove UK.

Cove UK has a reputation for family-friendly holidays across their 11 parks and resorts, so partnering with Cowal Gathering, which offers one of Scotland’s best family-friendly events promises an unforgettable day out.


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