The coach house

The Coach House was one of four venues in Scotland on the shortlist for the Sunday Herald Culture Awards Venue Of The Year 2018, and it’s easy to see why. Great sound; unbeatable atmosphere; a massive woodburner…what more do you need? Oh aye; top quality acts! Check out what we have on offer for you this year as part of The Coach House’s programme.

Coach House concerts are included in all ticket options.

More information about the rest of the weekend’s acts can be found on our programme which will be available in the Festival Office.


Aidan O’Rourke is a fiddler, composer, producer and one of the most influential folk musicians of his generation. With his trio Lau (singer/guitarist Kris Drever, accordionist Martin Green) and various solo and collaborative projects, he has pioneered a new sound in Scottish folk and re-contextualised traditional forms with experimental, improvised, jazz, classical and electronic music.

Friday 10th 7 pm - in the Coach House

Cera Impala creates songs that feel instantly familiar.  Her whiskey-honeyed voice and intimately crafted pieces take you to another time and place.  Impala has toured internationally with her handpicked band, The New Prohibition -and in 2018, Cera debuts a new duet project, Delightful Squalor. She has previously been a member of The Blackberry Bushes, Dark Green Tree and the fabulous queens of sass and harmony, The Bevvy Sisters.

Sunday 12th - 7 pm in the Coach House

Calum McIlroy is a guitarist, mandolinist and Scots singer from Elrick in Aberdeenshire. He fronts his own trio featuring two exceptional musicians from the North of Scotland; Megan MacDonald (EabhalHEISK) on accordion and backing vocals, and Ruairidh Gollan on fiddle.

Thursday 9th - 7:30 pm & Saturday 11th - time TBC in the Coach House.

Leading the charge in Scotlands’ world dance music scene, Samson Sounds carry the energy towards a positive dance floor vibration. Guitar strings, brass, vocals and digital align to form new audible experiences of World Bass music. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, the group is rooted in the local reggae / bass music scene and are making waves across the UK. Characterised by their uplifting stage presence they blend elements of African Highlife and Blues, Dub, UK Steppas, Kwaito and Jazz.

Sunday 12th - 8 pm in the Coach House.