New acts added to the Northern Roots Festival lineup include; Davy Cowan, Ho-ro, The Oxides, Moteh Parrott, Dylan Tierney and Calum Mackenzie Jones.

The new additions to the lineup will bring a combination of Inverness favourites and emerging local talent to Bogbain Farm on 23rd – 24th June 2017.

Get familiar with the new additions.

Davy Cowan

Davy Cowan is a prominent singer/songwriter from the Highlands of Scotland, a home-grown  Troubadour in the true sense of the word.

“His music is original, inventive and thought-provoking”  The Scots Magazine


Hailing from the Highlands & Islands, Hò-rò have quickly become ones to watch on the Scottish music scene. Their unique energetic tune arrangements and vibrant stage presence have had people dancing in venues across Scotland.

The Oxides

The Oxides are a three-piece band from Inverness.

Their aim musically is to create songs with classic sing-along melodies and powerful, hard-hitting, energetic music.

Moteh Parrott

Moteh Parrott is a highland based artist with a distinctive modern folk-rock sound, complementing reflective, uplifting lyrics with raw electric guitar, cello, and subtle percussion.

Moteh’s music has been described as having a sound comparable with“…a Highland wilderness with all the sweeping colour and spirit which that encompasses.” (

Dylan Tierney

Dylan Tierney is a 19 year old acoustic singer/Songwriter from Inverness.

Dylan has been writing and playing music since the age of 12 and has appeared at various festivals and venues in and around his home town.
This year will see Dylan record and release his debut album.

Calum Mackenzie Jones

Calum is a  young singer-songwriter from Moray. His original material draws on influences from Folk, Country, Blues, Traditional and Celtic Rock.

2017 got off to a great start for this young musician with his debut single “Your Man” being showcased by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio2.