Westward The Light is a remarkable new band, a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists 2017), fiddle and viola player Sally Simpson (Catriona Hawksworth and Sally Simpson, Heisk), and guitarist and vocalist Owen Sinclair (Tanara, Inyal).

This band is the result of years of collaboration in a range of settings. Westward The Light a vessel for the members of the group to bring together an expansive knowledge of Scottish Folk style, ethos and culture, isolating and expanding on significant themes to create a new expression of an age-old sound

On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, and guitar, the quartet creates a sound reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland. Elements of melodies are highlighted and explored by a varied instrumentation, audiences taken on an aural journey of Scottish sentiment, weather, culture and modernity.


Houseconcert, Ripon- 10th August 2019

Acoustic Music Centre @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh- 11th August 2019 : TICKETS HERE

Gairloch Village Hall, Gairloch- 12th August 2019

The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool- 13th August 2019

Houseconcert, Kiltarlity- 15th August 2019

St Mary’s Space, Appin- 16th August 2019

Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh- 26th Sept 2019

Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton- 27th Sept 2019

Spott Sessions, Spott Village Hall- 28th Sept 2019

Crafts and Things, Glencoe- 4th October 2019

Plockton High School, Plockton- 5th October 2019

Previous Gigs:

Lyth Arts Centre, Lyth, 17th August 2018
Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, 18th August 2018
SEALL, Isle of Skye, 10th October 2018
Plockton Village Hall, Plockton, 11th October 2018
Cromarty Arts Trust, Cromarty, 12th October 2018
The Blue Arrow, Glasgow, 14th October 2018
Houseconcert, Edinburgh, 6th November 2018
RootsBase @ The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh- 25th June 2019



We’re managed and represented by Braw Sailin’. Please direct all enquiries to: