SKYE and Raasay will be playing host to some of the giants of Scottish folk music this November as the SEALL Festival of Small Halls returns for its second edition.

Celebrated musicians Duncan Chisholm, Donald Shaw, Jarlath Henderson, Innes Watson, Su-a Lee, Lauren MacColl, Hamish Napier, Rachel Newton and Megan Henderson will lead concerts, cèilidhs, sessions and workshops inside small halls in Braes, Breakish, Edinbane, Elgol, Glendale, Kilbeg, Kilmuir, Kyleakin, Minginish, Portree, Raasay and Waternish.

The emphasis is on celebration and inclusivity and is an opportunity for communities, musicians and visitors to join in an evening of world-class entertainment and celebrate together in the traditional way.

This year’s festival will see world-renowned BBC broadcaster Matthew Bannister present a talk and film on his award-winning podcast Folk On Foot.

“I’ve been to Skye loads of times, but never in the company of such an extraordinary bunch of musicians. I can’t wait to hear them in action at the amazing Small Halls Festival,” said Bannister.

The festival kicks off in Kyleakin Hall on November 22 with a concert featuring eight of the participating musicians.

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