Ceol Beag is a Gaelic phrase meaning literally 'Small Music'. It refers to the jigs, reels, and strathspeys of traditional Scottish pipe music and contrasts with Ceol Mór, the `Big Music' of the pibroch or classical Highland bagpipe repertoire.
Formed in the seventies, the aim of the band was always to concentrate on innovative settings of traditional Scottish music while preserving the essence of the original tunes and songs.
Sadly, after the departure of Rod Paterson and Wendy Stewart from the line-up in September, 2001, an anticipated personnel change did not materialise. The four remaining band members decided to split and their "Farewell Fling" took place at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh on 11th August, 2002.
This website is now maintained as a tribute to the many talented musicians who played with the band and who helped to create the very unique sound which was Ceolbeg.
You can listen to short samples from some of the tracks from this artist using the player below.
The downloads on this site are provided by Threads of Sound. They also distribute music to iTunes, eMusic, Spotify and many others. If you want to sell your music on all celtic then you register it via Threads of Sound. www.threadsofsound.net
Our current header image was taken by Nick Bramhall and you can find the original here.