Professional Music Promoters News
A good chance for families and their youngsters to spend Saturday afternoon sharing the fun of hearing live music indoors and, if it's not too cold, running around in a safe outdoor space. Birlinn Jiarg was founded by multi-instrumentalist Beccy Hurst and performs the traditional Manx music she grew up with plus new compositions.
As part of The Portskerra Storytelling International Festival, local storyteller Alexandria Patience presents "Stories from here and there" - a mix of traditional Scottish stories given an extra twist with live original music by Donald McNeill. They are joined by Mexican storyteller Ruben Corbett who has performed at some of the most prestigious arts festivals across Latin America as well as Europe and brings us some storytelling warmth (narrated in English) all the way from Mexico to Lyth Arts Centre.
Straight from her acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe Mairi Campbell brings her show Pulse to Lyth Arts Centre. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling, Pulse is the story of award-winning musician Mairi Campbell's quest to heal cultural wounds.
Combining soulful melodies with incredibly catchy lyrics, Alex Wayt showcases his American-inspired songwriting with a joyous ode to living life to the full. With an impressive and seemingly endless list of shows under his belt, including tours in the USA and live performances at Murrayfield Stadium, this well-seasoned artist always promises to entertain.
RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland's finest fiddle players who have joined forces to create a rich sound that's both vibrant and evocative of Scotland's exciting new musical landscape which brings classical and traditional worlds together. Using just their fiddles and performing acoustically, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.
An evening of Scottish music featuring composer Ronald Stevenson We welcome a return visit to Lyth by Christopher Guild, a young Scottish pianist, graduate of the Royal College of Music, London and champion of Scottish composer Ronald Stevenson. Ronald Stevenson is probably the last truly great pianist and composer of his generation.
Originally formed as an offshoot of all-star swing combo the Loveboat Big Band, the Bevvys simultaneously channel the heritage of such classic sister-acts as the Beverleys, the Andrews and the Boswells, while their own diverse backgrounds and collective song writing skills reinvent the female trio formula. "...highly seductive vocal harmonies with their trademark mix of sweetness and sass..." (Netrhythms magazine).
Frank McElhenney is an artist and photographer who lives in Milngavie. He has an interest in nationhood, conflict and mortality.
This year Lyth Arts Centre is presenting three exhibitions which in various ways mark this 40th year in a broader context. 1st July - 31st August 2016 Open daily 12 - 5pm Adults: £3 OAPs: £2 Children, Students, Unwaged: £1 http://lytharts.org.uk/archive-2/2016-exhibitions/ Kilmorack Gallery Showcase An exhibition of work by some of the best artists working in Scotland, curated by Tony Davidson whose gallery near Beauly shares our taste and ambition to celebrate quality.
Originally formed in 1998, Shine combines Corrina Hewat, Mary Macmaster and Alyth McCormack's distinctive voices with two electro-harps in hauntingly timeless and modern arrangements of traditional and contemporary music. Lyth Arts Centre - 14th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Castletown Drill Hall - 15th July 2016 7.30 - 9.30pm Tempest Cafe, Thurso - 16th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Reay Village Hall - 17th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Tickets £10 (Cons.£6).
A new book by the author of The Man Who Went To Farr - Ians interesting reflections on the Highland Clearances. Although previously an undocumented story of emigration from Scotland, many Caithness families were affected by this exodus which Ian has carefully researched both in Caithness and Patagonia.
Childrens Theatre Lyth Arts Centre is delighted to welcome a return visit by the multi-award winning Krazy Kat Theatre with their performance of The Very Magic Flute. With Krazy Kats mastery of visual storytelling, the show is set to bristle with creativity and humour, big laughs, beautiful puppets, magical transformations and fully integrated sign language.
LIPSERVICE THEATRE IN WITHERING LOOKS - MILL THEATRE, THURSO JUNE 22, 2016 COMEDY DRAMA *** Note this event takes place at the Mill Theatre, Thurso ***Returning for a third time - Lip Service is back with its potted version of Wuthering Heights, an authentic insight into the lives and works of those three Brontë sisters. Who is Mr.
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss, Killimster Village Hall ***The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding the band in 2013, they have trail-blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.
Returning for a third time - Lip Service is back with its potted version of Wuthering Heights, an authentic insight into the lives and works of those three Brontë sisters. Who is Mr.
The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding the band in 2013, they have trail-blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.
In 2014, Simon Gall (Salsa Celtica) and Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) created Clype. A new project fusing sounds and styles from around the globe, borrowing from Scottish folk traditions very much rooted in the north-east of Scotland as well as from the rhythms of Latin America and harmonic ideas of jazz.
Caithness Big Band - we are always delighted to welcome back this happy gang who keep jazz alive in the north by playing the well-loved swing repertoire to a very high standard to which they add a few of their own surprises. We feel proud that Caithness has a big band of its own - there is nothing quite like that rich sound to get your feet tapping.
MAGDALEN MAY 2, 2016 Bing Bremner (LAC Drama Programmer) writes. Breathtaking, riveting and marvellous is how professional reviewers have described Erin Layton's performance in her self-penned play Magdalen and I was absolutely stunned by the production and couldn't be prouder of Lyth Art Centre for giving you the opportunity to see this truly outstanding play.
THE IMMIGRANTS MAY 8, 2016. 1665.