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23/5/2017
The Secret North - Coming Soon to Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : The Secret North - Coming Soon to Lyth Arts Centre
Bringing together six world-class musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant-garde in six new compositions.   Featuring: Donald Grant - Fiddle Ailie Robertson - Harp Sondre Meisfjord - Double Bass Karen Tweed - Accordion Jarlath Henderson - Whistle, Pipes Marit Fält - Mandola As musical collaborations go, this promises to be an extraordinary music interchange.  
19/5/2017
North Sea Gas ConcertThumbnail for article : North Sea Gas Concert
30th June 2017 Pipe Band Hall, High Street, Wick.   A great night of traditional Scottish folk music with entertaining craic! North Sea Gas are a professional trio who tour extensively in Scotland, Europe and North America.  
13/5/2017
BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA - Pulteneytown Peoples Project (PPP) MAY 15, 2017Thumbnail for article : BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA - Pulteneytown Peoples Project (PPP) MAY 15, 2017
*** Booking is essential to avoid disappointment ***.   Back by extremely popular demand so much we have had to put on an extra concert in a bigger venue! The Budapest Cafe Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.  
13/5/2017
Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Lyth Arts Centre -Tuesday 16th May 2017Thumbnail for article : Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Lyth Arts Centre -Tuesday 16th May 2017
The Budapest Cafe Orchestra went down such a storm last time round in 2015 that we just had to invite them back.  There was so much demand for this amazing group we had to put on a smaller extra afternoon concert to meet the demand for people what to hear them! The band will play a mix of traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the world.  
30/4/2017
Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, Thurso
Friday 12th May - 7.30pm.   See poster for details A play about love.  
28/4/2017
Free Scottish Book Trust Creative Writing Workshop
Thurso Library May 6th 10am doors, workshop 10:30 - noon This is a free workshop for all ages with the support of Alexandria Patience, local interdisciplinary artist and storyteller, with the hope some will submit a piece of writing for the Scottish Book Trust call for stories on the theme of NOURISH for this years Book Week Scotland free publication.   http://scottishbooktrust.com/writing/nourish/ People can book onto workshops through Eventbrite, which is very simple.  
28/4/2017
The InnocentsThumbnail for article : The Innocents
27 - 29th April.  
Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd SymphonyThumbnail for article : Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd Symphony
3rd - 6th August 2017.   See poster for details..  
18/4/2017
Free Scottish Book Trust Creative Writing Workshop
Thurso Library May 6th 10am doors open, workshop 10:30 - noon.   This is a free workshop for all ages with the support of Alexandria Patience,local interdisciplinary artist and storyteller, with the hope some will submit a piece of writing for the Scottish Book Trust call for stories on the theme of NOURISH for this years Book Week Scotland free publication.  
18/4/2017
Unspoken Truths Until 12th May 2017 At Northlands GlassThumbnail for article : Unspoken Truths Until 12th May 2017 At Northlands Glass
An exhibition of paintings for sale ay Northlands Glass, Lybster..  
Come and Sing/play Handels MessiahThumbnail for article : Come and Sing/play Handels Messiah
All Singers and Orchestral Musicians are warmly invited to Come and Sing or Play Handel's "Messiah" with The Caithness Orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle.   There is a charge of £10 per participant.  
4/4/2017
No fools at the Concert Festival
It may have been Saturday April 1st, but the audiences at Highland Young Musicians Concerts Festival in Eden Court were certainly anything but fools as they had chosen to attend the event.  For their efforts they were treated to two spectacular concerts featuring Highland Regional Youth Orchestra; Còisir G; Highland Youth String Orchestra and Highland Youth Big Band in addition to special guests from Inverness Royal Academy ‘Pipes ‘n' Funk'.  
25/2/2017
You Are Never Too Old! - PotteryThumbnail for article : You Are Never Too Old! - Pottery
A well-used saying and very true.   Have you ever thought about doing something creative? And answered yourself with "No I can't even draw a straight line? Well, forget that and give your creativity a chance.  
25/2/2017
You Are Never Too Old! - PaperThumbnail for article : You Are Never Too Old! - Paper
A well-used saying and very true.   Have you ever thought about doing something creative? And answered yourself with "No I can't even draw a straight line? Well, forget that and give your creativity a chance.  
12/2/2017
FUNBOX Taking Over From The Singing Kettle
FUNBOX is the brand new show from Anya Scott-Rodgers, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod.  Bringing a wealth of experience from their days as performers and writers of The Singing Kettle, they have created a sparkling new show for kids of all ages - from nought to 90 - maintaining the balance of traditional singalong songs and brand new compositions, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour.  
Music In Thurso - Ab24Thumbnail for article : Music In Thurso - Ab24
AB24 Aberdeen baroque ...  three performers playing baroque violin, recorders, baroque cello and harpsichord.  
18/12/2016
Leap of Faith - North Lands Creative Glass - 2017Thumbnail for article : Leap of Faith - North Lands Creative Glass - 2017
North Lands Creative Glass.  Announces 2017 Artistic Programme.  
12/11/2016
Highland Young Musicians showcase at AviemoreThumbnail for article : Highland Young Musicians showcase at Aviemore
Over 300 young musicians from across the Highlands have been busy rehearsing for their unique showcase Concerts Festival which will feature the eight diverse groups working under the umbrella of Highland Young Musicians.   Held in the Osprey Arena at MacDonald Aviemore Resort on Saturday 19 November, the first of the day's concerts (at 3pm) will feature Highland Youth Wind Band; Còisir G (Gaelic choir) Highland Youth Big Band and Highland Pulse (drumming group inspired by Top Secret, Swiss drum corps).  
21/10/2016
The Royal National Mòd Looks Forward to Inverness 2020
As the Royal National Mòd reaches its final day of competitions in the Western Isles, it has been announced that Inverness will host the Mòd in 2020.  Scotland's biggest Gaelic cultural festival will return to the capital of the Highlands for the first time since 2014.  
19/10/2016
Gaelic Medium first for Leadership Programme
The High Life Highland Leadership Programme currently has around 1400 young people across the Highlands aged between 12-25 years registered.   Last week 8 young leaders from across the Highlands were put through their paces by tutor, Active Schools Co-Ordinator Danny Steele.