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Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd SymphonyThumbnail for article : Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd Symphony
3rd - 6th August 2017.   See poster for details..  
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.  
Caithness Orchestra 2016 course - Performance Sunday 7th August 2016Thumbnail for article : Caithness Orchestra 2016 course  - Performance Sunday 7th August 2016
Over the past few days 4 - 7th August 2016, there has been a flurry of musical activity in Halkirk as they put together Tchaikovsky's epic 5th Symphony.  The orchestra has warmly welcomed visiting players, from as far a-field as Iceland and Cumbria, into their ranks.  
Come and play Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony With The Caithness OrchestraThumbnail for article : Come and play Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony With The Caithness Orchestra
SCOTLANDS MOST NORTHERLY MAINLAND ORCHESTRA.   From 4th - 7th August 2016.  
Wick RBLS Pipe Band - 2016 ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Wick RBLS Pipe Band - 2016 Programme
JUNE Saturday 11th Wick Harbour Day.   Saturday 11th 8pm Gordon Gunn with Brian McAlpine and Marc Clement, Pipe Band Hall, High Street, Wick.  
Massed Pipe Bands In Wick - Saturday 18 July 2015Thumbnail for article : Massed Pipe Bands In Wick - Saturday 18 July 2015
Massed pipe bands from Caithness in the Market Square, Wick on Saturday 18th July 2015.  
Come and Sing or Play The Messiah!Thumbnail for article : Come and Sing or Play The Messiah!
All singers and orchestral musicians are invited to join the Caithness Orchestra for a day to play/sing and rehearse selected choruses and arias from Handel's Messiah.   Members of the public are welcome to join us at 4pm to listen to an open play-through of Messiah excerpts covered during the day.  
27/1/2015
Caithness Junior Orchestra - new members welcome!Thumbnail for article : Caithness Junior Orchestra - new members welcome!
The Caithness Junior Orchestra was created last September to give an opportunity to all young musicians aged 8 and over to make music together.   The orchestra now has 24 junior members from 10 different schools across Caithness and north Sutherland.  
Big Band Bash Could Boost Heart Group's FundsThumbnail for article : Big Band Bash Could Boost  Heart Group's Funds
THE popular Caithness Big Band returns to Wick's Norseman Hotel, later this month, for a charity bash in aid of the Caithness Heart Support Group.   It's one of the group's biggest fundraisers and tickets both for the event, on September 13, and raffle, are available.  
Red Hot Chilli Pipers' Concert Sold Out - Saturday 6 September
As part of this year's Blas Festival, Wick's Assembly Rooms will be rocking to the distinctive sound of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Saturday 6th September.  However many fans will be disappointed as the concert is now completely sold out.  
Far North Youth Orchestra Enjoyed A Day of Music MakingThumbnail for article : Far North Youth Orchestra Enjoyed A Day of Music Making
The Far North Youth Orchestra is a brand new symphony orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle, for young musicians aged 8 to 13 who live in Caithness or Sutherland.   On Saturday 28th June 2014 the group held a day of practice and lessons followed by a short concert to show parents and friends what they had learned that day.  
Join A Choir In Caithness With Rising SuccessThumbnail for article : Join A Choir In Caithness With Rising Success
Fresh from the success of their recent appearance at the Caithness Music Festival, where they scored one of the highest marks of the week (an outstanding 90) the Caithness and North Sutherland Adults Choir are looking for new members to join their very successful, fun choir.   At present there are approx 30 enthusiastic female members who would welcome any new members with a healthy appetite for singing for pleasure.  
Come and Sing or Play Mozart's RequiemThumbnail for article : Come and Sing or Play Mozart's Requiem
12 April 2014 10.00am - 5.00pm St Fergus Church, Wick All singers and orchestral musicians are invited to come and join the Caithness Orchestra for a day (10am-5pm) playing & rehearsing extracts from Mozart’s “Requiem”.  The conductor will be Susie Dingle.  
Mr Boom Lands Again In Caithness 28 DecemberThumbnail for article : Mr Boom Lands Again In Caithness 28 December
Mr Boom will land the Space Ship Imagination at the Wick Pipe Band Hall.   Fun for younger bairns at Wick Pipe Band Hall.  
Traditional Music Concert - 14th December 2013Thumbnail for article : Traditional Music Concert - 14th December 2013
The Wick Pipe Band Hall will be the venue for a traditional music concert on Saturday 14th December 2013 starting at 7.30pm.  The concert will feature the well known musician Carol-Anne MacKay along with some of the musician friends she has met along the way and some of her pupils.  
Massed Pipe Bands in Wick - Thursday 8th August
Thursday 8th August 2012.  - The centre of Wick will resound to the skirl of the pipes as Wick RBLS Pipe Band is joined in the Market Square by the Happy Pipers from Lucerne in Switzerland.  
Come & Play or Sing Handel's MessiahThumbnail for article : Come & Play or Sing Handel's Messiah
All Singers and musicians are welcome to come and join the Caithness Orchestra for a day playing and rehearsing selected choruses and arias from Handel's "Messiah." The day (15th April 2013) will be conducted by Susie Dingle and will run from 10.00am - 5.00pm with breaks for lunch and snacks.  At 4.00pm, members of the public are welcome to come and listen to an open play-through of the work covered during the day.  
Get that Fiddle Out And Join The Thurso & Dounreay Strathspey Reel Society
Tuesday 28th August sees the start of a new season for the Thurso & Dounreay Strathspey & Reel Society.   Old and new mebers are invited to get the instruments tuned up and come along when practice starts again at the Ormlie Lodge club, Thurso.  
ULTIMATE SUCCESS FOR LOCAL BAND - Liquid Blue
Local band Liquid Blue have made it through to the semi finals of 'The Ultimate Chill', a Nationwide wide contest for performers of original compositions.   Competition was fierce, with over 70 submissions in total received from demo CDs and from the four regional heats held in Wick, Dundee, Haddington and Fort William throughout the summer.  
2007 Caithness Music Festival PhotosThumbnail for article : 2007 Caithness Music Festival Photos
The Caithness Music Festival is in full swing 4 - 8 June 2007 Photos can be seen in the Gallery at http://www.caithness.org/fpb/2007/june/gallery.php?gallery=2&start=0 .