Professional Music Promoters News
Drama - Mull Theatre in Singing Well Into The Night, Sunday, 23rd Oct. 8pm, 2 hrs.
Traditional Scottish Music - TMSA Young Trad Tour, At Lyth Arts Centre Tuesday, 25th Oct. 8pm, 2 hrs.
Reception - Come and meet students from Sinclair Community College, Ohio Sunday 7th August, 8pm, 2 hours including buffet, age 12+, foyer event, live music A party of 10 students and 2 Faculty are spending a week billeted at Lyth while engaged in an archaeological dig at Girnigoe Castle. The Centre is hosting this reception and serving a light supper.
Lecture - Lesley Ferguson Wednesday, 3rd August, 8pm, 1 hour including questions followed by tea, age 12+, foyer event As part of our focus on the life of John Nicolson (1843 - 1934), whose paintings hang in this year's exhibition , this illustrated talk by the Head of Collections, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, will cover the archaeological work Nicolson and Tress Barry undertook around 1890 excavating local prehistoric sites. .
Sunday, 10th July, 8pm- FOYER PERFORMANCE seats £12 (cons. £10/£6) 2 hours including interval Elsa Mctaggart is a bluesy folk singer/songwriter who writes songs that stop conversations, has a voice that could stop wars and plays a fiddle that stops at nothing.
Book Launch "Blood in the Glens" by Jean McLennan. Time: 19:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: no Age suitability : 14+ The Centre is proud to launch a new book by a local writer.
For jazz lovers and performers to come together and share a spirit of mutual enthusiasm. Visiting musicians will take part in an exciting day of master-classes and improvisation sessions open to musicians of any age/degree of musical ability with rehearsals of pieces for that evening's concert.
Lyth Arts Centre - 6 October 2009 Time: 18:30:00 Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 5+ One of Scotland's favourite theatre companies is back again to give eight day-time school performances for local primary children plus this extra early-evening public performance. Not to be missed, Wee Stories have great stage craft and a delightful sense of humour.
Right Lines Productions present "Tour-a-Rural-Ceilidh-Band". Time: 19:30:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 3 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 14+ Enjoy an irresistible mixture of top quality music, song and ceilidh dancing with the band members from the legendary comedy ceilidh theatre show "The Accidental Death of an Accordionist" which we brought to Latheron and Lyth village halls back in 2002.
Dave Gorman SIT DOWN, PEDAL, PEDAL, STOP AND STAND UP Stand-up comedy bike tour of UK DAVE GORMAN is going back on the road. And when we say "on the road" we really mean it.
A Sinclair Odyssey combines arts and archaeology to tell the stories of the Sinclair Clan of Caithness. With a glittering Street Parade and an opportunity to step back in time at The Gathering, Odyssey will explore the themes of Ancestry and Homecoming in the county of Caithness.
It's 1972. After devoting his lifetime to sweetening the soundtracks of the stars with canned laughter, Ed looks back over his career and finds himself having to decide who should get the last laugh.
Stellar QuinesTheate Company At Lyth Arts Centre 28 February 2009 - 8.00pm In "Baby Baby" by Vivian French Suitable for 13+ Contains strong language Pinky and April always see each other about town. They are both 15 but that's the ONLY thing they have in common.
SWINDLE & DEATH by Peter Arnott "Entertaining Scotland since 1707" Lth Arts Centre - www.lytharts.org.uk Mull Theatre in 'Swindle & Death' Time: 8:00:00 PM Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Tickets Ordinary £12 Members £10 OAPs £10 Children, students, unwaged £6 What is the secret behind this most long-lived and ridiculous theatre company? For years they have been touring their sentimental porridge of tartan and nostalgia around the Highlands... how do they manage to keep going with this Cullen skink of claymores and crudity, sgian dubhs and sexual innuendo? Marjorie, an intrepid spy from the Scottish Arts Council, infiltrates the company to find out.
I, Lear Directed by Cal McCrystal I,LEAR IS HEADING TO THE WEST END FOR AN EXTENDED FOUR-WEEK RUN: July 21st - August 16th But you have the chance to see it at Lyth Arts Centre on 19th June 2008 Lyth Arts Centre www.lytharts.org.uk The Black Sheep in 'I, Lear' Time: 8:00:00 PM Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 1/2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Tickets Ordinary £12 Members £10 OAP £10 Children, Students, Unwaged £6 'I have never seen anything so funny in a theatre in my life. A fantastically original performance, with exceptional execution.
Lyth Jazz Exchange June '08 featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Ian Shaw & The Caithness Big Band Lyth Arts Centre www.lytharts.org.uk - 4th June 2008 Ticket prices include a cold buffet served at 8.40pm Ordinary price £24.00 Members £20.00 OAPs £20.00 Children, students, unwaged £8.00 limited to 50, only available by postal application and prepayment This will be a gala evening of jazz featuring two of Britain's top jazz vocalists and the 17-piece Caithness Big Band. For this tour Jacqui, daughter of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth will have two guitarists Mike Walker and Chris Allard as an intimate backing to accompany her choice of standards - "In the Mood for Love".
21 May 2008 This unique tour brings together three duos consisting of fiddle players with contrasting styles from different countries together with their musical partners. The three fiddle players are Bruce Molsky (USA), Gerry O'Connor (Ireland) and Mike Vass (Scotland), all well-respected and highly talented.
The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has announced that as from April 2009 it will cease to fund Lyth Arts Centre, the only dedicated professional arts venue in Caithness. The Council has funded the Centre on an annual basis since it first opened in 1977.
Lyth Arts Centre - 23 April 2008 Time: 6:00pm Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 4+ "We are proud to play host to one of Scotland's most successful children's theatre companies which is to give eight performances of a delightful work about friendship and trust. Over 400 children from rural schools in the east of Caithness and Wick will see the show during the week but we are adding an extra family performance on Wednesday at 6pm.
Club Tromolo is a nine-strong team from Glasgow presenting wonky cabaret, music and dancing. Described by The List as "The most original club night in years ", acts include madly eccentric and surreal characters like ferret-juggling Frank Percy OBE, Mystic Martin, Suzie Sparkle, static acrobat troupe The Flying Frumpingtons, the Govan Seer and many more.