These artists appeared at Festival 2017
Co-cheòl is Scots Gaelic and translates to “harmony” in English. As suggested by their name, Co-cheòl will take you to the lands of the Celts and beyond, traversing both acapella and accompanied songs with captivating body percussion and sublime musicianship. With their spine-tingling harmonies, charming storytelling and playful humour, Co-cheòl has that rare ability to evoke the gamut of emotions from laughter to tears. They take audiences on an entertaining musical journey, re-imagining traditional music of these nations by fusing broader influences into a variety of musical styles, and weaving these in amongst their own original material.
Since their debut at Cygnet Folk Festival in 2014, they have performed at a range of festivals including the National Folk Festival (ACT), Woodford (QLD), the National Celtic Festival (VIC), the Festival of Voices (TAS), Fairbridge (WA), the Carnival of Music (SA), the Red Earth Arts Festival (Northern WA), Dorrigo (NSW) and Maldon Folk Festivals (VIC). Some concert venues include the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Boîte World Music Cafe and Wyreena Arts Centre, among others. Early in 2016, they completed a 5-week Arts Victoria Regional Tour, taking their music to towns in the far regions of Victoria.
In 2014, they were awarded Victorian A Cappella Champions at the AusAca State A Cappella Championships, followed up by placing 1st Runner Up in the National A Cappella Championships. At the 2015 National Folk Festival, they were honoured recipients of the Peter J Daly Memorial Award for Best Up and Coming Celtic Act.
Following the release of their popular EP in 2014, they have just released their debut album Stay a While to critical acclaim. They are looking forward to further sharing their music (with these other lucky festivals) in 2016 at Nanga (WA) and Fleurieu Folk festivals SA), and Dunsborough Song Fest (WA).