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14th Feb 2024

Delighted to announce that I will be playing at the MacMoray easter Festival in Coupar Park Elgin on Sunday 5th May, For tickets & info click on this link: MacMoray Easter Festival

11th October 2022

New hand drawn lyric video released on youtube today for my song "Working Man" from the 2013 acclaimed album 'Working Man's Dream" Please feel free to share around social media.xx

26th September 2022

Had a fantastic Summer of gigs with Rhythmnreel, A big thank you to everyone who came along to see us play.. Head first into the new material for the new album now.. been writing some exciting new songs for my solo stuff too.. will unveil soon..xx

25th March 2022

Watch out for my new single & lyric video for "London Bridges" out a week today 1st April 2022.. Available on Spotify & all the usual downloading & streaming sites.... It's a song about homelessness as seen through the eyes of a child.

I1th January 2022

Hey Folks, Happy New Year & all the very best for this coming year..

Fingers crossed for a better healthier & more prosperous Year for us all.. Lots of great stuff in the musical pipeline both with Rhythmnreel & with my solo work.. Look forward to seeing you out there on the road soon..X

11th May 2021

It's Summertime!!

Hey folks as we all know it’s been a trying year for everyone.. nice to see things slowly coming back & moving out of lockdown.. Although it’s been hard having no live shows & gigs to keep us all going, We’ve had a busy year making the best of things writing some new material & recording. 

Pictish Pop Studios are now officially up & running & I’m delighted to say we recorded & mixed our new album with Rhythmnreel over lockdown & we are delighted with the results we have achieved… 

The new album will contain 11 tracks, 8 songs & 3 instrumentals.. We chose some songs I wrote many years ago along with some new ones & our first single “Lonely Mountain Road” written by Josh MacKenzie will feature on the album as well as our December release, “The Dark Island’ 

We will release our new single & video “Holding Out For Freedom” on 25th June on the run up to the new album of the same title which will be released on Friday 16th July. We will also be launching the Album at The Ironworks in Inverness on Saturday 17th July. 

Myself & Sam will be doing our first gig back at The Ironworks Venue in Inverness on Sat 22nd May, it will be a socially distanced gig, the same format as the one we did back in November limited to just 100 tickets.. see Ironworks website for details. 

Fingers crossed for some upcoming gigs over the Summer Months, we’ll keep you posted here and also remember to check out the Rhythmnreel website for all the ban stuff too.. Slainte..xx

 17th April 2020

New Album

Delighted to announce that my new album entitles “Life’s Just Fine” is due for release on Friday 8th May 2020.. This has been a work in progress and in the making since 2015… I recorded the songs on my own home studio and have enjoyed learning this whole crazy recording process as I’ve worked on these songs. 

“Life’s Just Fine” has been 4 years in the making. It comprises of 10 self penned tracks & 1 cover (Bob Marley’s Redemption Songs) The music is poignant and reflective, with subject matter ranging from Love, loss & loneliness, homelessness & displacement, with tales of a haunted Highland Hotel and an old piano convalescing in an old Village Hall. 

The songs are about everyday people and their situations. It touches on life’s trials & tribulations with more than a sprinkling of hope & belief in the Human spirit thrown in for good measure and given our current Pandemic and the lockdown it will hit home with a lot of people.

The new album will be available on CD as well as all the usual on-line streaming & download sites. 

Due to thew ongoing Corona Virus outbreak, our album launch at Eden court Theatre which was planned for 28th April is now postponed.. We will however be doing an album launch Live on Facebook, date TBC soon 

In the meantime please check out my new video for “The Piano” shot in a secret pub (The Stagger Inn) in the Scottish Highlands.


16th March 2020 Exciting News Flash!!!!

I am delighted to announce that I will be joining the legendaryHighland Celtic Rock Band Rhythmnreel as their lead vocalist in April.. Looking forward to working with this fantastic line-up of musicians & look forward to seeing you all out & about over the Summer.. Exciting times ahead.. Please check out their website at

17th August 2019 News

It’s been a cracking Summer gigging around with myself & Sam… With our usual Highland Games & Summer Marquee bashes & of course, Belladrum Festival possibly the best one yet.. We had a Storming set with The StormChasers in the Grass Roots Tent on the Thursday evening… our first run out with the full band in about 3 years… Sams biggest gig so far.. It was nice to have Debbie Ross on board with het fiddle, a real trip down memory lane from The old Coinneach days.. and my eldest son Shaun on backing vocals & Tambourine.. like a Celtic Bez up there shaking it all about..

We’re also looking forward to The Storm Chasers opening the main stage at the final Loopallu festival in September & the most exciting news, we’re booked into Iain McLaughlins Imout studios in Inverness in November to record our first Storm Chasers Album..

My much awaited solo album is coming on great & is almost complete & I hope for a release before the end of this year.. so plenty of work ahead off me yet.. We will keep you posted & look forward to seeing you out there somewhere on the road..x

Happy New Year Folks!

Well with 2018 now a distant memory from the past it’s head on into 2019.. Lots of great things shaping up as well….

I’m delighted to be heading out to Austin Texas in March during SXSW.. I will be heading out there with fellow singer songwriter Dougie Burns from Inverness where we will be catching up and hanging with our friends, Texan Songstress Libby Koch & the Legendary Chuck Hawthorne who have invited us to guest at some of their shows whilst we're over there..

In August I’m chuffed to say we’ve been booked to play the Grass Roots stage at Belladrum Tartan Hearts festival again.. the stage where we launched The Working Man album back in 2013. This will be the 15th Belladrum Festival & I’ve been lucky enough to have played at every one of them bar the 1st one since its incarnation in 2004.. We will have a full Storm Chasers Line up for that one..

On the recording front I have been working tirelessly on the new material & hope to have something new ready for release very soon (watch this space)

In the meantime myself and Sam are busy with our usual gig schedule, keeping the wheels on the road & enjoying sharing the music with everyone. Will keep you posted via this website & Facebook as to whats happening throughout 2019 & look forward to seeing you out there on the road soon.

Slainte! Davy & Sam.Xx

21st Jan 2018 - Happy New Year

Hi Folks, 2018 already shaping up to be another busy year with gigs and festivals coming in thick and fast… We’ve just added a new page to the website.. It’s the page for myself and my son Sam’s acoustic duo “Acoustic Punk” This page is there to give you an idea and a flavour of the music we play and the kind of gigs and festivals we’ve been playing.. there’s also video footage on there as well, including a couple of tracks from our Ironworks support with The Skids…

We’ve also added another Acoustic Punk Photo’s sub page to the Photo section of the website as well, so please check it out.. We’re also in the middle of recording an Acoustic Punk EP which we plan to release in the Summer… we’ll keep you posted on that.. Also working on my new solo material as well, I’ll be posting a brand new track shortly…

All the best for 2018 and look forward to catching up with you all out there on the road over the coming Months..Cheers, Davy.x.

18th Sept 2017 Martin Stephenson & The Dainties Tour

Delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to join the Fabulous Martin Stephenson & The Dainties as tour support on their upcoming UK tour for their new album “Baywater Road”. Check out my live shows for dates through November & December.. Also check out Cheers Folks.

9th July 2017 - The Cowans North Coast 500 Summer Tour

Shaping up to be a great Summer here.. Kicking off with The Cowans North Coast 500 Summer Tour next week.. Myself and Sam will be heading off in the campervan/ tour bus for a wee tour around the North coast Highlands, really looking forward to this.. If all goes well we might organise a bigger one next Summer, maybe you could join us on the road with your camper van, caravan or tent.. We’re also looking forward to our headline spot on The Potting shed on the Saturday night at Belladrum Tartan Hearts festival in August… Other announcements to follow shortly.. See you out there on the road folks..Xx

1st March 2017 - New EP "Rushes"

This is my new EP entitled "Rushes" which is due out on Martin Stephensons Barbaraville and Pictish Pop records on 1st May 2017. Here is a description of the 4 songs on the EP:

Track 1. Rushes - I Started writing this song during a tour of Germany back in 2016.. the idea for the song was born out of a touch of homesickness, which often comes at the end of a long tour.. with that sense of longing for family and loved ones back home.. I think it's a kind of universal love song which evokes the dark mystique and spirit of the Highlands and Islands, with the fresh Spring breezes rolling down from the Hills... Track 2. Tender Sleep - A reworking of this enchanting song from the Fragile People album back in 2005. This is a song that has matured and evolved through the mists of time like a fine Malt whisky... It's a song that I feel conjures up different thoughts and emotions every time I sing it... Track 3. Dream 2 B Free - This song was originally written back in 1996, I'd just moved into my own cottage after some trials and tribulations.. the kind that life throws at us from time to time.. I remember on one beautiful afternoon sitting having a couple of beers with the sun shining in through my blinds, enjoying a feeling of immense freedom and hope for the future. I never released it at the time and found a demo of the track back in January, I gave it a bit of a reworking, and here it is 21 years on. 4: Show Me The Way - another song from my debut album back in 2005.. This song has rarely been out of the set list since its inception all those years ago.. Last year I got about working in the studio with various drum loops and different sounds and put together a more electronic version of this track, one of my favorites from the past.. giving this song a new, refreshing and almost haunting twist. Rushes will be available on all the usual download sites: ITunes, Amazon and Spotify etc.. from 1sth May 2017. It will also be available as a limited edition CD, with 200 signed copies up for grabs. I'm dedicating this new EP to the memory of my best friend and musical brother Graeme Hosie AKA The Hosebeast who sadly passed away in October 2016. 

27th September 2016 - Sam to join me on drums for Loopallu Festival

Due to illness my great friend & drummer Graeme Hosie will not be able to join me for the Davy & The Hosebeast (Acoustic Punk) shows at Loopallu festival in Ullapool this year... By special request from Hosie my son Sam will be joining me on drums at The Arch Inn Ullapool Thursday 29th 10.30pm & The Beer Tent at the festival site on Saturday 1st October 6.45pm.. See you there folks..x

 20th July 2016 - My son Sam to join me at Belladrum Festival

l am delighted to announce that my son Sam will be joining me on drums for 2 shows at the Belladrum Tartan Hearts festival this year.. We'll be playing on the Free Range Folk Stage on Friday 5th August 2016 at 8pm & The 2CV stage (Potting Shed) on the Saturday around 3pm.. Hopefully see you there folks.

21st April 2016 - Holland & Germany Tour May

Looking forward to the annual Germany tour due to kick of next week, will also be appearing for a couple of dates in the Netherlands.. check out tour dates for more info.. Thanks folks...x

 3rd Jan 20016

Happy New Year folks,

Loads of gigs, tours & festivals in the pipe-line for 2016.. & hopefully a new album release as well,

I'll keep you posted as things happen..

All the best for 2016 my friends, let's make it one to remember & look forward to seeing you all somewhere out there on the road Xx

17th June 2015 New Album

I'm currently putting together a bunch of songs for a planned acoustic album..

The idea behind this recording is to select a group of tracks from my 3 previous solo album plus songs from the old Coinneach back catalogue which were all recorded with a full band set up at the time..

I would like to put together an album representing the best of these songs in a more acoustic setting, as you would hear when you come along to a solo show. I feel most of these songs have evolved over the years & it would be great to present them on a recorded format in this way.

I already have a working title for the album: "Songs From The Campfire"

I'll keep you posted on the progress. In the meantime, if anybody has any opinions on any song they would like to see on this album, please email me on  

All the best folks. Davy...x.

25th May 2015 Update

Just back from another succesful tour of Germany.. Got a busy summer schedule ahead with festival appearances at Belladrum Festival in August, Loopallu festival in September & JDO Alternative House Fest in Portugal in August..

21/01/2015 Folk Alliance International Kansas City

Hi Folks, delighted to be attending this years Folk Alliance International Winter Campus in Kansas City. I will be over there from 18th - 22nd Feb with Rob Ellen from Medicine Music & The Euro House Concert Hub. I will be performing at some of the showcase events over the course of the weekend there.

01/01/2015 Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody.. can't believe that's another one in, they seem to go quicker each year... Just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support, it means a lot..

2014 was another exciting year for music with some great gigs & memorable festival appearances up & down the road.. Our first appearance at Speyfest with "The Storm Chasers" was excellent, with amazing hospitality from the Speyfest crew.. Belladrum was as Fab as ever & "Loopallu with "Davy & The Hosebeast" was legendary, we had a ball..

2015 shaping up well with dates for the May Germany tour been confirmed by the fabulous Annette Konnerding as we speak... Got plenty of my usual local gigs to keep me going as well as a host of dates been set up, up & down the Country. Also planning recording a new acoustic album this year as well.. I'll keep you posted.

Lastly, keep a look out for the new Martin Stephenson & The Daintees release "Haunted Highway" out now! which also features a free compilation of Artists on Martins Barbaraville record Label with the first 300 copies sold, It is also available for download. Anyway, thanks again for your continued support, hope you all have a grand year in 2015 & look forward to seeing you as ever out there on the road..Xx.

14/05/2014 Charlie Roth House Concert At Kelt's Bar

Delighted to announce that Legendary Americana troubadour Charlie Roth will be appearing at Davy Cowan's place (Kelts Bar) Thursday 5th June 7pm for a house concert during his upcoming Scottish tour.. Please book you're seats early as we have limited spaces.. email to reserve a seat on the night.. Admission will be made by way of a hat collection on the night.. For more info on Charlie Roth please check out the website

10/05/2014 Americana Cavalcade

Perth racecourse is the place to be on Saturday 7th June. An event not to be missed. Not if you value good, clean (scrap that, for the most boisterous amongst you, it may end up pretty muddy) family fun. With the very best of the Wild West. And what a roundup it is. With country music from big guns like stateside star Charlie Roth, double gold disc winning Vanity Fare, King of Rock n Mirth, Robert Cassani, the awesome New Madrids and roots music collective The Red Pine Timber Company, Davy Cowan, Dave Fleming & many more.. Check website for details AMERICANA CAVALCADE

7/05/2014 German dates confirmed

Looking forward to the forthcoming German tour.. Check LIVE SHOWS for details.. A big thank you to Annette Konerding for all her hard work putting the shows together.

24th Dec 2012 Merry Christmas

Well folks... it's been a fantastic 2013, with the release of my 3rd album "Working Man's Dream" , the launch at The Belladrum Tartan Hearts Festival been one of the true highlights of the year, playing to a packed Grass roots tent with the band ... Not to forget some great gigs up & down the Country, with appearances at Wickerman Festival & the new AmaSing Festival in Strathpeffer.. Another highlight was touring the very beautiful Country of Denmark with the band Coast from Southampton, some great shows & some wonderful memories that'll stick with me for a long time. Germany once again was a true pleasure... I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support... everyone who bought the new album & turned up at the gigs.. and of course, I'de like to raise a glass to my family & friends as well. Hope you all have a magical festive season & a wonderful New Year.. See you in 2014!!! Slainte' Davy C.....Xx

28th Aug 2013 Working Man Scottish Busking Tour

Hi Folks, I'm setting off on a busking tour around the major venues in Scotland starting Tuesday 3rd September, to promote my new album "Working Man's Dream". My idea is to busk in 2 Scottish cities a day outside a major music venue, bringing my music from the venue to the streets.. I hope to try this nationwide in the spring 2014... so keep a look out for me on a street venue near you.. Cheers!




Delighted to confirm this years Tartan Hearts Festival at Belladrum will host the release of Davy’s third solo album. The new album entitled “Working Man‘s Dream” is produced by Martin Stephenson from “The Daintees” who’s influence is prevalent throughout this recording. With hints of 1977 New wave/ post punk tinged with Country, Folk/ Roots, there’s plenty of light & shade. Sometimes quite mellow & plaintive, sometimes more edgy & rugged. Like, The Cars meets The Clash with a twist of Springsteen meets Cash… Stephenson pushing Cowan all the way on his vocal delivery… digging deep, finding new directions, turning different corners….


Davy & his band look forward to performing on The Grass Roots stage Sat 3rd August in front of a home crowd & after last years rousing headline set at The Potting shed with his band “The Storm Chasers” this will be the ideal launch pad for the release of this new record.

7th May 2013 Coast Tour 

Looking forward to going out on the road this week with the excellent Coast. Thursday 9th, Oban Gathering Halls, Fri 10th Mallaig Community Centre & Saturday 11th Bogbain Farm Inverness. Hope to see you there on the night.. Get your tickets in advance at 

22ND April 2013 New Website 

Hi folks.. Hope you like the new improved website, let me know what you think!!

Just adding the finishing touches to the new album which will be entitled “Working Man's Dream” Just want to say Martin Stephenson has done a grand job with the production… the tracks are sounding fresh, bright & dynamic.. I’ll keep you posted on a release date & as soon as I have some mixes together will post a couple of tracks up on the website & on Facebook.

On the Live front, delighted to be heading out to Germany this week to play at the Whiskey festival in Limburg.. Then when I get back it’s full steam ahead into The Coast Scottish tour which should be a blast…also heading down to London in May for a gig at the Borderline supporting Martin Stephenson…our old friend Dave Sharp will also be appearing on the bill.. Cant wait.. Check out the dates page for all details…

All the best for now folks….x

6TH March 2013 Recording new album

Hi Folks… The recording for the new album is coming on a treat.. All the drums we’re recorded at The Tolbooth in Stirling in January by Kate Stephenson (drummer from Martin Stephenson & The Daintees) she did a fantastic job. Bass guitars have been completed by Neil Harland who has played with the likes of Joe Cocker, Katherine Jenkins & Martin Stephenson, all the guitars have been recorded & I’m in the process of working on the vocals at the moment. The album is been produced by Martin Stephenson who’s been in the recording studio environment since the 80’s & his input so far has been invaluable.

On the live front, dates for Germany coming in for April & a tour end of September into October. Please check the live dates page.

Also a couple of support slots with Martin Stephenson at The Brickyard in Carlisle & the Borderline London also on the bill my old pal Dave Sharp.

Will keep you posted on a title & a release date for the album, hopefully hitting the streets early Summer time.

Cheers for now….. Davy…. x

19th December 2012 Christmas Greetings


Hi Folks… Hope I find you well & Christmas greetings to you all.


It’s been a busy year with 3 visits to Germany & a busy festival season, as well as the usual gigs around the Highlands…


Started recording songs for my new album hopefully to be released in 2013... Working with the legendary Martin Stephenson who is producing the album & doing a fine job so far I must say….


Already looking forward to a busy 2013 & would like to thank all of you for you’re continued support…


Happy New year & look forward to seeing you out & about next year...




7th November 2012 Tour Blog

Just back from my tour of Germany, I had 8 gigs over 10 days, please check out the blog on how it went


10th OCTOBER 2012 German Tour


Looking forward to my forthcoming German tour kicking of on Friday 19th October. Joining me on this tour will be keyboard player Alan Leckie who played on my recent album “The Journey” Check out the full list of dates on the Live Shows page. Hopefully see you at one of the shows folks....!

Monday 18th June 2012 New Video “Out Now”  

With the great British weather, people congregate like wasps round a toffee apple, warm beer, melted ice cream with the odd rain storm & mud bath thrown in for good measure. It’s festival time again!!…..

Yes…! “It’s Summertime”  

June 4th 2012 - Belladrum festival

Davy Cowan & The Storm Chasers have been confirmed for this years Belladrum Tartan Hearts Festival in The Highlands. The band are scheduled to headline the legendary “Potting Shed” stage on Friday 3rd August. Davy & The Hosebeast will also be playing on the opening party night Thurs 2nd Aug in the Grass Roots tent. Check out for full details

 May 1st 2012 - Wickerman Festival

Davy has been confirmed to play at this years Wickerman Festival. He will be appearing on Friday 20th June on the Acoustic Village - Main Stage & Saturday 21st in the Scooter Tent with Davy & The Hosebeast. Check for full details.  

4Th Feb 2012 - Germany Tour  

Delighted to announce my German dates for May. Just a short tour this time around with 4 gigs, planning a longer trip in October. Check out the Live dates for details.

Ist January 2012 - Happy New Year

Hi Folks. A very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you all. Please click on the link above & check out my new festive video for "Oh Little Town" we just finished it a couple of days ago & it would be great to hear your opinions on it. We recorded the video on locations around Invergordon & Ardross in The Highlands of Scotland during the hefty snow fall we had in November. The song is available as a free download here on the website. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support & all the best for 2012.…….x

21st october 2011 The German Tour

Had a great night at The Strathpeffer Coffee Shop on Monday night passed with special guests Ian McFeron & Alisa from Seattle who were fantastic, an excellent way to get the ball rolling for my upcoming Germany dates. I’ve toured there now on many occasions over the years with my bands Coinneach & The Storm Chasers as well as part of a duo but this will be my first solo trip to the country.

 I will be heading out there on the overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam this weekend Sunday 23rd October. I have been invited to appear on Schotten Radio in Spall, where DJ Basil wolfrhine is hosting a 2 hour Davy Cowan special on Monday 24th October at 4pm UK time. There will also be a studio concert held the night after Tuesday 25th in the legendary “Dragon Hall” starting at around 8pm. Check out for all details. Wed 26th it’s onto Saarland in Germany & a return visit to the Sporttreff in Emmersweiler which is always a very special evening. Thurs 27th again, another great night on the cards at “Martin’s Glashaus” in Volklingen. Fri 28th is a first visit to Elsa's Café Hergenroth Rheinland-pfalz near Siegen & Cologne then the last night, Sat 29th in Em Fässchen in Netphen in the same region. Really looking forward to it all & I’ll keep you posted on how it all goes over the course of next week.

Cheers for now, Davy.

26th May 2011 It’s Summertime Rock’n’Reel magazine 

Davy’s song “it’s Summertime” is featured on the cover mount UN-HERD CD of this months edition of R2 (Rock’n’Reel) magazine.

This months bumper summer festival edition has interviews, articles & reviews with features on Steve Earle, Martin Carthy, Andy Irvine & all kinds of other relevant stuff in the field of Roots, Singer-songwriter, Folk, Rock, World & Blues.

Davy is giving away “It’s summertime” absolutely free exclusively on his website.

Download Its Summertime FREE HERE! Please add your name & email address to the mailing list for all the latest news & updates.

13th April 2011 "The Journey" on iTunes

Check Out:  Sharp's music has been described as everything from folk and blues to rock, country and punk. His performances, legendary. One word cannot be used when trying to describe Dave Sharp.

Davy Cowans new album “The Journey” is now available from the website at  H.M.V Inverness, on-line for download from cdBaby, iTunes, Amazon & most download websites.

The album launch takes place this Saturday 16th April at The Ironworks venue Inverness, details at

The evening kicks of at 7pm with an acoustic set from Highland band “Defcon One” followed by special guest Dave Sharp (ex The Alarm) .Davy & his band “The Storm Chasers” will finish of the evening with tracks from the new album, plus the usual favourites as well.

Please check the website for all breaking news plus free downloads & new photos.

11th March 2011 Dave Sharp confirmed for Ironworks

Deighted to announce that Dave Sharp, former lead guitarist with 80's band, The Alarm will be joining me as my very special guest at The Ironworks for “The Journey” album launch on Sat 16th April.

The Alarm were an acoustic post punk band around in the 80’s renowned for classic songs such as; “Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke”, “68 Guns” & “Spirit Of 76”

Over the years Dave has continued to hone his song writing and guitar playing skills as a solo artist and is now living & performing in the UK after living in the USA for 10 years working alongside most of the artists he has long respected and admired.

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash have appeared on his recordings. He has performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Bill Munroe and Porter Wagoner


 Hi Folks, My aim is to keep this new site updated as much as possible, with gigs info, photos, downloads & latest news etc…. If you think I’m missing anything out that should be included on the site, please drop me a line & let me know. 

 The new album “The Journey” is due for it’s release on 4th April & will be available to purchase online from the website or as a download from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody & Cd Baby etc…

 If you would like a copy, follow the Paypal link on the Record Store page on the website, or if you would prefer, you can send a check or cash in the post to: Davy Cowan, P.O. BOX 5958, Invergordon, Scotland, IV18 0WB.

(If you would like your copy signed just drop me a note & let me know)

The official album launch is taking place on Saturday 16th April. Check out  The Ironworks Venue in Inverness for full details. Tickets are available at the box office Tel: 0871 7894173 or Price £7 + booking fee. Doors open 7pm.

 While you're here, please feel free to sign the guestbook & let me know what you think of the new site & the new album.

All the best for now,



Hi Folks, I’m delighted to announce the release of my new album entitled “The Journey”. The album is scheduled for its official release on Monday 4th April 2011 on Pictish Pop Records. There is an album launch planned for The Ironworks Venue, Inverness on Saturday 16th April 2011.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 3rd Feb
Tel Box Office: 0871 7894173
I'll keep you posted with more details over the next week or so
Cheers for now,

10th January 2011 Happy New Year  

 Happy New Year folks, hope I find you all well and energized for the year ahead.
It Looks like 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year. I am delighted to say I have at last put the finishing touches to my new album entitled "The Journey" and I hope to release the album early in April this year, I'll keep you posted!
I'd also like to thank you all for you're continued support & cant wait to catch up with you out on the road somewhere in 2011!
All the best for now,
Davy cowan

9TH Sept 2010 Ex Alarm Guitarist Dave Sharp & Davy Cowan 

Davy is delighted to be teaming up with his old friend and former Alarm guitarist “Dave Sharp” for some highland acoustic shows at the end of September.
Sharp was a great inspiration on his last visit North when they spent time together in the studio working through some material for Davy’s new studio album due out early next year.
Check out for all Highland shows.

26th Aug 2010/ Davy Cowan & The Hose beast @ Loopallu

Armed with an acoustic guitar & travel drum kit with Budweiser box kick drum, Davy & his old Coinneach drummer buddy Graeme Hosie have gone back to their Roots to the music which inspired them to pick up instruments all those years ago.
The Punk & New Wave scene inspired a generation of people to pick up instruments and play regardless of ability or background, race or religion, class or creed.
At the time Punk sent out the message that music was there for everybody, whether it was thrashing out a noise in a garage with your mates or learning a couple of chords on the guitar for your own enjoyment, basically anyone could do it, the D.I.Y spirit took off and most people wanted to have a go!
Davy & The Hose Beast deliver on acoustic guitar & drums an energised set of songs from bands & artists that have inspired them over the years: Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, Elvis Castello, The Jam, The Specials & The Stranglers are just a few of the artists covered in their set.
Catch them at Loopallu Festival @ The Arch Inn Ullapool Thursday 16th Sept & The Festival Bar stage on Sat 18th Sept, (don’t forget you’re crash helmet!!!!) 

18th July DAVY Donnie Munro support Strathpeffer Pavilion 

Davy will be opening up for Ex Runrig front man Donnie Munro at The Strathpeffer Pavilion on Friday 2nd July, a day before he heads out to start his German tour with Rachael, should be a great kickstart to the tour.

16/03/2010 German tour announced July 2010 

We are delighted to announce the dates for Davy & Rachaels annual German tour which kicks of on Saturday 3rd July (check gig page for details).

(25th March 2009) DEACON BLUE support 

I am delighted to confirm that I will be opening up the show for legendary pop/rock band Deacon Blue on their two Highland shows at the Spa Pavilion in Strathpeffer on 24th & 25th May. The band had a string of hits during the eighties & early nineties, with songs such as, Dignity, Chocolate Girl, Real Gone Kid andFergus Sings the Blues.
Tickets for the show on the 24th have already sold out, but there are still some tickets available for the 25th at the moment.
Tickets are priced at; £28.50 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee - they are available on-line at thebooth and also from the Pavilion on 01997 420124 & doors open 7.30 pm. Look forward to seeing you there.  


Keep a look out for Davy Cowan's new band "THE STORM CHASERS". This exciting new line-up of musicians consists of Davy on guitar/vocals & harmonica and features Robin Abbot & Derek Urquart from "cult" alt/country band "Lush Rollers" on bass & drums, Jazzman Alan Leckie on keyboards, with Rachael Parker on fiddle, percussion & vocals completing the line-up.
The band will be appearing at a host of events over the summer including festivals, village halls & music venues. The Storm Chasers play a range of material featuring songs old & new from both Davy's solo work and Coinneach spanning the past 10 years, adding a new & refreshing twist to many of the old favourites.
This new band includes some of the best musicians from the Highlands, each bringing their own subtle flavour to the table, from Country/Blues, Folk/Rock & Jazz, theses guys can Stomp like a heard of cattle in a howling storm, wrap you up in warm melodies & soothe your soul or Rattle you like a runaway train on an endless track. Jump on board & catch them in a town near you soon "THE STORM CHASERS"

(26th July 07) Listen again Highland Cafe 

If you missed my live session on The Radio Scotland Highland Cafe, tune in to hear it repeated on Friday 27th on Radio Scotland at 1915 or,simply listen again on;

(24th July 2007) Radio Scotland Session 

Please tune into Radio Scotlands "Highland Cafe" Nan Gaidheal 103.5-105FM on Wednesday 25th July from 1315-1400. I will be performing 3 live tracks plus an interview on this weekly show which covers everything you want to know about the key events taking place during the Highland 2007 year from the Arts and History to Sport, Music and Science

 12th July 2007 STORM CHASERS debut!

Some great news, I will be performing my first gig with my new band "The Storm Chasers" this weekend Sat 14th July at The Portmahomack Music Festival in the heart of the Highlands, check out
The band features myself on electric/acoustic guitar & vocals, Rachael Parker on fiddle, Alan Leckie on keyboards, Robin Abbot bass guitar & Derek Urquart drums both from Highland Alt Country legends "Lush Rollers"
We are going to be performing a mixture of songs, some from the Coinneach archives, some from Fragile People, a few brand new numbers which will appear on the new album and a couple of surprises thrown in as well.
I hope to announce some more band gigs in due course, I'll keep you posted.

At the moment I am still working on new material in the studio & hope to have the next album complete by the end of this year (fingers crossed).Thank you all again for your continued support & I'll try to keep you updated more often in future.

All the best for now.
(22nd Jan 07) Celtic Connections 

Davy & Rachael will be performing on the Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Royal Concert Hall Glasgow this Wednesday 24th Jan as part of the Celtic Connections music festival.The doors open at 5 p.m
(3RD January 2007)Happy New Year to you all

I’ve now started recording tracks for my second solo album hopefully due out near the end of 2007. I plan to release a 4-track E.P in the spring/summer which will contain a couple of brand new songs & a couple of surprises as well. On the live front, Rachael & I plan to do some more gigs together in the coming months as well as my own solo shows. I am also planning putting together a full band line up for some gigs in the Summer & will keep you posted on that. I hope you all had a great Festive season & look forward to seeing you at one of the gigs in 2007.
Thanks for your continued support & all the best for now, Davy

 (28th July 2006)Tartan Heart Festival Fringe 

Hi there, a couple of dates for the diary. I will be playing as part of the Tartan Hearts Festival Fringe on the run up to the big Belladrum weekend. The dates are, 8 Aug 2006 Hootananny free entry

Tartan Heart Fringe Lunchtime showcases 1pm The Tom Morton Two 1.30 Kieran Docherty 2.00 Davie Cowan 2.30 Love And Peace

9th Aug 2006 £3 entryGrass Roots at Hoots Fringe Night, Mad Hatters: Gypsy Dave Smith (Australia) - 9.15 9.45 PM, Tom Morton (Shetlands) - 10.00 10 30 PM, Joe West (Santa Fe) - 10.45 11.30 PM Davie Cowan - 11.40 - 12.10 Festival Club: Southpaw (Perth) - 12.30 AM, Andy Gunn All-Star Band 1.30 AM

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 (1ST Dec 2006)HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I hope you all had a great Christmas. I would like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2005.Wishing you all the best for 2006, CHEERS!

(22nd sept 2005)GIGS

 Davy will be appearing at the Loopallu festival (fringe)in Ullapool on Saturday 24th Sept with Coinneach fiddler Rachael Parker. They will be performing a set together at the Broom Bar starting around 11.30 p.m & promises to be a party not to be missed, check gigs page for full details


  special launch event is to be held in the HMV music store, East Gate Shopping Centre, Inverness on Thursday 28TH July.

The event is to coincide with the release of Davy Cowan’s debut solo album, ‘Fragile People’. Davy will perform a ‘Live & Acoustic’ set in store, starting at around 6.30 PM where he will perform a selection of songs from the album. After the live set Davy will be available to sign copies of his CD.

Look forward to seeing you there on the night.

Davy has been confirmed as one of the acts to perform at this years Tartan Heart Festival at Belladrum. The event will be held over 2 days (Friday 12th & Sat 13th Aug)in the, Italian gardens, Belladrum estate, By Beauly, Inverness-shire. The line-up includes over 40 acts including; The Proclaimers, Alabama 3, The Bees, The Bluetones, Jah Wobble and many more... check out full details on 24 hr ticket sales: 08712200260
Davy will be appearing on The Grass Roots acoustic stage on the Saturday at around 1230 hrs


I would like to thank you for the initial response to “Fragile People” since it went on sale on the website. People have been enquiring about getting their CD signed. If you would like a signed copy, let me know when you place your order via e-mail I’d be delighted to sign them for you.Cheers,Davy.


I am pleased to announce that I have been booked as one of the acts to appear at the ABERDEEN CELTIC TSUNAMI APPEAL CONCERT to be held in the Music Hall in Aberdeen on Monday 18TH April 2005.

The line up includes The Donnie Munro Band, Dougie MacLean, Fiona Kennedy, The Clan Wallce band, JJ Gilmour, Cal as well as other special guests tbc.

Tickets are available from the Aberdeen Box Office 01224 641122 at £12 each + booking fee.The show starts at 7.30 p.m.For more info on the concert check out

(18TH FEB 2005) WELCOME 

Hi there,welcome to my new website at
This is the page on the website where we keep you posted on all the latest news, tours/gigs & releases etc.

I have spent the best part of 2004 in the studio recording new tracks for my debut solo album, which I'm delighted to say is now almost complete. We are currently in the proccess of finalising song mixes and getting the art work ready for print. The album should be ready for release and in the shops early in the summer and will be entitled "FRAGILE PEOPLE".

Regarding tour dates & gigs, they are still in the planning stages at the moment, but we will keep you posted here as soon as dates are confirmed.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the website, and feel free to add an entry to the guest book. Also remember if you put your name on the mailing list we will send you all the latest info as soon as it comes in.

All the best for 2005 and hope to see you at one of the gigs soon.


Hi folks.. Hope you like the new improved website, let me know what you think!!

Just adding the finishing touches to the new album which will be entitled “Working Man” Just want to say Martin Stephenson has done a grand job with the production… the tracks are sounding fresh, bright & dynamic.. I’ll keep you posted on a release date & as soon as I have some mixes together will post a couple of tracks up on the website & on Facebook.

On the Live front, delighted to be heading out to Germany this week to play at the Whiskey festival in Limburg.. Then when I get back it’s full steam ahead into The Coast Scottish tour which should be a blast…also heading down to London in May for a gig at the Borderline supporting Martin Stephenson…our old friend Dave Sharp will also be appearing on the bill.. Cant wait.. Check out the dates page for all details…

All the best for now folks….x

6TH March 2013 Recording new album

Hi folks.. Hope you like the new improved website, let me know what you think!! it's still a work in progress!


Just adding the finishing touches to the new album which will be entitled “Working Man” Just want to say Martin Stephenson has done a grand job with the production… the tracks are sounding fresh, bright & dynamic.. I’ll keep you posted on a release date & as soon as I have some mixes together will post a couple of tracks up on the website & on Facebook.

On the Live front, delighted to be heading out to Germany this week to play at the Whiskey festival in Limburg & a return to the amazing "Elsa's Cafe" in Hergenroth.. Then when I get back it’s full steam ahead into The Coast Scottish tour which should be a blast…also heading down to London in May for a gig at the Borderline supporting Martin Stephenson…our old friend Dave Sharp will also be appearing on the bill.. Cant wait.. Check out the dates page for all details…

All the best for now folks….x

6TH MARCH 2013 Recording & Live News

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