Cowal Music Tent


Back by popular demand, Tide Lines are a four-piece band from the Scottish Highlands.

Their sound has been described as “…Folk with rousing rock, sparkling electronics and escapist lyrics…awash with arms-aloft sing-alongs.” (The Sunday Times) and “…roaring tunes embracing anthemic lift-off and wide-eyed wonderment” (The Daily Mirror)

Their latest album, Eye of the Storm, finished its first week at number 12 in the UK Album Charts in May 2020: topping both the Scottish and Independent album charts in the process.

In 2019, they were named “the Rising Sound of Scotland” at the Nordoff Robbins Scottish Music Awards – one month after selling out the 1900 capacity Barrowland Ballroom in just 5 minutes.

The band formed in 2016 and write most of their original material in English but always with a nod to their Gaelic heritage.


We are delighted to welcome back Rhuvaal, a young, fun and energetic traditional band based in Argyll, Scotland. Originating as a school ceilidh band in 2015, the band have grown and developed over the past 6 years into a group of enthusiastic young adults who are making a huge impression on the traditional music scene in Scotland. Alongside traditional Scottish music the band also like to perform some well-known crowd-pleasing classics.

Supported by an ever-increasing loyal fanbase, Rhuvaal continue to grow in popularity and experience. In 2020 Rhuvaal released their Debut EP ‘Horizon,’ and are now focussing on writing more of their own music and playing at many more festivals and events.


After successful performances at Cowal Gathering in 2018, we are thrilled The American Rogues are returning.

Featuring musicians from Canada and America, they have drawn favourable comparisons with the likes of Wolfstone and have electrified audiences on three continents for many years and have established themselves as artists with bona fide international acclaim.

They are known for their epic sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs, reels, hornpipes, originals, covers, foot stompers and more.  They are guaranteed to bring a lively performance to the Cowal Music Tent.


We are excited to invite Eabhal, based in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, to Cowal Gathering for 2022.

Alongside traditional songs, contemporary and self-penned tunes, the band draws influence from other musical cultures and unites them with in their music. Hands up for Trad’s, Battle of the Folk Bands 2018 winners, Eabhal present a blend of energetic instrumental sets and soulful songs.

The band have released their first studio album, “This is How the Ladies Dance”, long listed for Album of the year MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019 and have been touring it to audiences throughout Scotland, Europe and China.

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