Royal Yacht Britannia

Very plush gig venue last Fri night. The Royal Yacht Britannia is certainly a step up from the Waverley! 🙂

Last gig of 2015 & New Coila Video

Final gig of a busy 2015 tonight, playing at the Hogmanay celebrations at Tigh Mor in the Trossachs. In early 2016 look out for the brand new Coila video which features music, dancing, band interviews, dance calling and… Read More

School Party time again!

It’s that time of the year again. Is it really a year since the Christmas party run?? This year Coila is playing as usual for the Marr College party, Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart and of… Read More

New Coila Video

The band would like to say a huge thank you to Bruce Carmichael and his team for a hassle free day on Saturday at the Piping Centre. The film crew were totally professional from start to finish. Look… Read More

Video Shoot

Coila is looking forward to our video shoot this Saturday at the Piping Centre in Glasgow. Look out for the footage soon!

Loch Lomond Venues – The Cruin

There are many wedding venues around Loch Lomond, e.g. Cameron House, Boturich Castle, Ross Priory, Lodge on Loch Lomond and Loch Lomond Youth Hostel to name a few. Last Saturday we played at one of our favourites ‘The… Read More

Most regular venue for Coila!

Tonight we are back at the beautiful Brig O’ Doon in Alloway (3rd time in the past month). The hotel was refurbished back in the late 1990’s and we actually performed at the very first wedding when the… Read More

Alistair McCulloch Collection Volume 2

Alistair’s new tunebook will be officially launched at the Fiddle 2015 festival in Edinburgh on 21st November 2015. The book features many of the newer tunes in the Coila repertoire, including ‘Trip to Shanghai’, ‘The 2am Turtle Patrol’,… Read More

Coila Tunes

‘A Frosty Welcome to Atyrau’ is one of our Strip the Willow jigs (a contemporary tune with lots of syncopation!). It certainly was a frosty welcome on Jan 2012. We touched down in Atyrau (Kazakhstan) on the way… Read More

Coila Tales

Well done to Euan Terras for identifying Almaty, Kazakhstan as our most random gig destination!! Kuwait, Tokyo are in 2nd and 3rd place 🙂 Perhaps the craziest trip was to Werfen castle in Austria to play at a… Read More