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Stornoway's HebCelt festival announces international acts

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Image caption Raghu Dixit, second from right, will perform at HebCelt in July

Several international acts have been announced for this summer's 20th Hebridean Celtic Festival in Stornoway on Lewis.

They include singer songwriter Chastity Brown, from Minneapolis, and Canadian folk music group Le Vent du Nord.

Indian singer-songwriter, producer and film score composer Raghu Dixit and Michigan's Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys will also appear.

The festival will be held from 15 to 18 July.

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Image caption Chastity Brown from Minneapolis has been confirmed for HebCelt
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Image caption Canada's Le Vent du Nord are also to perform in Stornoway

Last year's HebCelt was attended by about 14,000 people.

The figure was close to 2013's record-breaking attendance of 15,000.

Big Country, Levellers and Donnie Munro were among the 40 acts at last year's festival.

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Image caption The festival drew 14,000 people last year

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