Cowal Music Tent


For the Cowal Gathering 2022, we had some great acts including Tide Line, Rhuvaal, The American Rogues, and Eabhal. Look forward to some great acts and traditional Scottish music.


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.


Rhuvaal are a young, energetic traditional band based in Argyll, Scotland. Originating in 2015, the band have grown and developed over the past 8 years into a group of enthusiastic young adults who are starting to make an impression on the traditional music scene in Scotland.

Supported by an ever increasing loyal fanbase, Rhuvaal continues to grow in popularity and experience. After an amazing year of festivals in 2022 including Tiree Music Festival, Cowal Highland Gathering and their first ever appearance overseas at Triskell Celtic Festival in Italy, the band are continuing to write and arrange new material in preparation for a busy 2023.


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, formerly with some members of “Buddha & the Band” Trávee members are a collection of Tiree & Uist and they are focusing on writing their own material, both tunes and songs with keeping to the tradition of the west coast with 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.