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Blue on Green - Hebcelt Song

Listen to or Download the new 2016 version of Blue on Green by Calum Martin

To mark the festival’s 21st year, an updated version of its theme song has been produced with the help of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

‘Blue on Green’ was originally written in 2009 by Calum Martin, one of Scotland’s top traditional music artists and a pioneer of Gaelic rock music, to capture the anticipation which surrounds the annual staging of HebCelt and the impact the festival has on the islands.

Inspired by the large blue tent that hosted the festival’s main gigs on the Lews Castle green, it has since been used by the festival and broadcasters, including the BBC, to promote programmes about the event.

Calum has now written and produced a new version of the song and had it mixed and mastered in Nashville, home of the country music industry, by respected producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Scott Neubert, who played on the original.

Artists involved include:

Percussion: Peter Young
Bass: Bobby King
Fiddle: Jason Roller
Guitar/Dobro/ Banjo : Scott Neubert
Scottish Pipes : Iain Morrison Jr
Vocals: Iain (Spanish) MacKay, Sean Harrison
Mixed & Mastered: Scott Neubert
Written & Produced: Calum Martin


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CalMac Daily ferry travel to and from the Isles. The main ferry to Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland but can also be reached through Harris from Skye or North Uist.