The Gathering Festival 2023 – Inverness Taxis

Inverness Taxis takes a gander at the city centre event in the Northern Meeting Park which is The Gathering Festival.

Festival season is back and just in time for the start of the good weather (fingers crossed).

The Gathering Festival will make its fourth visit to the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness. The Gathering has one simple mission, to celebrate the very best music, culture, food and drink from across the Highlands. You don’t get much of a better event in Inverness than a drink and a dance at The Gathering.

But what can we expect from this one-day festival in the Highlands? Inverness Taxis takes a wee gander at the city centre shindig taking place Saturday 27th of May 2023.

Tide Lines

Tide Lines are a four-piece folk-pop band from the Highlands of Scotland.  Cited in 2023 as one of the leading folk rock groups in Scotland, their musical style has been described as “anthemic, indie-folk.

Their new album is full of expansive singalong moments and classic songwriting that takes in the band’s formative inspirations with hints of The Waterboys, Frightened Rabbit, and Snow Patrol. A real festival favourite that is sure to get your toe tapping and your body moving!

Beinn Lee

Beinn Lee is a talented six-piece band hailing from Uist in the Outer Hebrides. With a mix of traditional Gaelic song and west coast pipe music, their music has a strong traditional backbone. But, they also infuse it with contemporary and modern influences.

The band has been performing since 2013 and have played at festivals all over Scotland, and even in Europe. One of their standout performances was supporting Skipinnish at the Barrowland Ballroom in October 2021. Beinn Lee’s sensitive vocals and top-notch musicianship make them one of the most exciting musical prospects around.

Beinn Lee play the Gathering Festival in 2023

Hannah Rarity

Hannah Rarity has been making waves in the folk world. Even winning the prestigious BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2018. She’s also had the opportunity to record and tour with some top acts like Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura, and Niteworks. Her albums have both been shortlisted for Album of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Perfectly blending traditional, contemporary, and self-penned material that has earned her comparisons to legendary artists like Eva Cassidy and Cara Dillon. Equally comfortable in a variety of genres, Hannah is sought after as a collaborator, session vocalist, and tutor. She honed her skills at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 2016 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Scottish Music. Featured in several UK television appearances, Hannah tours throughout Europe and the UK, and has performed alongside the BBC SSO at Proms in the Park. Hannah Rarity is a name you don’t want to forget!


This energetic group from right here in the Highlands & Islands is quickly making a name for themselves in the Scottish music scene. They released their debut album in 2016, and it has been a huge success with impressive album sales and great reception from fans.

What’s even more impressive is their line-up, which features traditional Highland instruments like bagpipes, border pipes, accordion, fiddle, and whistles, combined with guitar, keyboards, drums, and bodhran for a diverse range of musical styles and rich textures. But that’s not all, their music also includes the unbeatable poetry of Gaelic song and the vivid storytelling of the Scots song genre.

Hò-rò’s musical talents and passion for Scottish music are truly remarkable. They’re a group to keep an eye on and a must-see at The Gathering Festival this year.

Other acts to be enjoyed on the day include local favourites Torridon will be supplying their usual energetic live performance to the sound of the pipes and fiddlers extraordinaries RANT. Festival favourites Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Shooglenifty and Talisk will be battering putting the ‘rad’ in ‘trad’ to make sure we have a grand old Saturday night in Inverness.   

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