The artists selected for an iconic centrepiece of River Ness Public Art Programme have been announced today, 22 June 2017, at a stakeholder event held in Eden Court. The concept for the new "Gathering Place" feature will be developed by the artists, Sans façon and OSA, through consultation with people who know, live by and use the river in Inverness.
Members and staff of Highland Youth Wind Band,(one of the eight Highland Young Musicians groups, with members from all over Highland, will be travelling to Glasgow on Sunday (25 June 2017) to embark on a 2-day professional recording of music from this year's band repertoire. Music Development Officer for The Highland Council, Norman Bolton said: "Highland Youth Wind Band has been performing to the highest levels over the past couple of years and the opportunity to record the group before many of this years experienced and loyal senior players leave school was just too good to refuse.
The Dingwall and Seaforth Ward Councillors are delighted that the team from Dingwall Academy have been crowned the new Scottish Rock Challenge champions. Four Highland teams from Thurso, Alness, Invergordon and Dingwall were among the 10 schools performing at Dundee's Caird Hall on Friday night in front of a sold-out audience of 1700.
Belladrum Festival record label's first signed artist will go on digital release after receiving funding from the Innovate Your Business Scheme. Within four months, 20 year old Tamzene from Cromarty has gone from busking to showcasing in front of global music industry representatives, as well as recording and performing at festivals at home and abroad.
Young musicians attending Highland Schools are being invited to apply now for fantastic high quality musical experiences with the Highland Young Musicians groups in 2017/18. Information leaflets for potential new members can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all freestyle enthusiasts - past, present and future! Come along to our open day to see what freestyle is all about in 2017 - you're in for a treat. Reminisce with your old dancing pals and catch up on all the stories from your fab freestyle years.
Fifty pupils from across Highland schools attended a Brass Day held in Inverness on Wednesday 31 May, organised by Highland Council's Instrumental Tuition Service. Those who attended were all relative beginners on their instruments and the event aimed to inspire and motivate the pupils by giving them the experience of playing in a larger group than they would ever be able to in their weekly lesson scenario.
Come see "one of the finest ensembles of its kind in the world today" (BBC Music Magazine) in Thurso! The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) will return to Thurso High School for a wonderful evening of live music, featuring SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín as soloist. WHEN Friday 9 June - Thurso High School, 8pm WHAT GREIG - Holberg Suite, Op 40 CRUSELL - Clarinet Concerto No 2 in F minor LARSSON - Pastoral Suite, Op 19 SCHUBERT - Symphony No 3 in D There's a distinct Scandinavian flavour to this sunny, lyrical programme from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
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. DATE: June 22, 2017.
40 Years of Art, Music and Entertainment This year at Lyth Arts Centre we celebrate our 40th year of Art, Music and Entertainment. We would love for you to join us for some cake and cava as we open our Summer Exhibition.
Celebrating the Art of Bellringing in Caithness. This unique concert will bring together, for the first time, the three established bellringing teams in Caithness.
North music students will be showcasing their talents in Inverness ahead of Scotland's leading creative industries festival. Liam Ross (22) from Invergordon and Jamie Bacon (21) from Wick will be playing at a University of the Highlands and Islands' showcase at Mad Hatters on the eve of XpoNorth.
Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello: of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth's amazing tale of a life fully lived.
Lydia Popowich reading from her latest book of poetry, 'The Jellyfish Society'. The poetry of survival and small acts of sabotage, come along and drop in.
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.
*** 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.
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.
Friday 12th May - 7.30pm. See poster for details A play about love.
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.