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RANT Thumbnail for article : RANT 
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.  
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.  
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.  
THE BEVVY SISTERS AUGUST 13, 2016Thumbnail for article : THE BEVVY SISTERS AUGUST 13, 2016
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 - ILLUSTRATED TALK - 5th August 2016Thumbnail for article : FRANK MCELHENNEY - ILLUSTRATED TALK - 5th August 2016
Frank McElhenney is an artist and photographer who lives in Milngavie.  He has an interest in nationhood, conflict and mortality.  
Feis Rois Ceilidh TrailThumbnail for article : Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail
A 5 strong group of young traditional musicians will bring their Ceilidh Trail to the Wick Pipe Band Hall.  These talented musicians are part of the famous Feis Rois organisation.  
Super Hero Show Coming To WickThumbnail for article : Super Hero Show Coming To Wick
The Pulteneytown People's Project is delighted that Central Superhero Events will be coming to the Pulteney Centre on Friday 5th of August 2016 with their Superhero Shows.   Come along with your kids and meet the famous central superheroes Batman, Spider man, Captain American, Hulk, Iron Man and Transformer Bumblebee.  
Blas 2016 tickets on sale nowThumbnail for article : Blas 2016 tickets on sale now
Tickets for the Blas 2016 Festival are now on sale.   9 great days across the Highlands and Argyll.  
Building Blocks At St Fergus GalleryThumbnail for article : Building Blocks At St Fergus Gallery
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends and family to visit our next exciting exhibition Building Blocks.   Building Blocks is an interactive exhibition designed to encourage participation in an online building project using the computer game Minecraft.  
2016 Exhibition at Lyth Arts Centre Sees William Wilson Retire after 40 YearsThumbnail for article : 2016 Exhibition at Lyth Arts Centre Sees William Wilson Retire after 40 Years
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 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.  
Shine at Lyth ArtsThumbnail for article : Shine at Lyth Arts
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).  
Highland youth pipe bands success at European Pipe Band Championships
Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums School (RACPADS) pipe band, Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band and City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band were competing at the European championships last Saturday in Forres.   Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band was placed 2nd in Novice B, Ross and Cromarty were 5th in Novice A and City of Inverness 9th in Novice B.  
Society of Caithness Artists 81st Annual ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Society of Caithness Artists 81st Annual Exhibition
The 81st Annual Exhibition opens on Tuesday, 2nd August and runs until Saturday 13th August, 2016 at Thurso High School 2 to 5pm & 6:30 to 9pm daily (except Sunday).   Note: final day opening hrs 10am to 12 noon.  
Due To high Demand - Another Quilting WorkshopThumbnail for article : Due To high Demand - Another Quilting Workshop
The quilting workshop in Wick on Friday this week was completely booked out on the first day it was advertised.   Consequently another one has been arranged for Saturday 25th June, 10.30am - 12.30pm.  
World class leading creative figures at XpoNorthThumbnail for article : World class leading creative figures at XpoNorth
Influential decision makers and buyers from creative industries around the world will meet Scottish businesses and individuals when they take part in XpoNorth in Inverness this week.   Supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the European Regional Development Fund and Creative Scotland, XpoNorth is now firmly established as Scotland's leading creative industries festival.  
Quilting Workshop - Friday 10th June 2016Thumbnail for article : Quilting Workshop - Friday 10th June 2016
Quilitng workshop by Lyn Ball at the St Fergus Gallery on Friday 10th June, 6-8pm.   You will be able to learn the basic technique of foundation piecing and create a little quilt and embellish in your own unique way.  
Musical Map Of Caithness Success Brings Second Run For 2016Thumbnail for article : Musical Map Of Caithness Success Brings Second Run For 2016
The Musical Map of Caithness produced by local musician Gordon Gunn and friends in 2015 has proved a huge hit with local sand visitors.   Gordon said, We had a terrific response last summer and now we are restocked and gearing up for summer tourists so folk are are using it as their musical tour guide and from hotel responses some are staying the extra night due to the visitor attractions on the album and wanting to go and visit.  
The 25 for 25 Collection - Quilt ExhibitionThumbnail for article : The 25 for 25 Collection - Quilt Exhibition
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite to a new quilt exhibition - The 25 for 25 Collection.   This exhibition of 25 works by contemporary makers was intended to act as a snapshot of patchwork and quilting at the time of The Guilds 25th Anniversary.  
Supporting theatre in Scottish schoolsThumbnail for article : Supporting theatre in Scottish schools
New initiative to develop the provision of theatre for up to 15,000 children.   Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has welcomed a new initiative established to support and develop theatre for young people in Scotland's nurseries and schools.  
Jazz At Mey Hall - Sunday 6th JuneThumbnail for article : Jazz At Mey Hall - Sunday 6th June
Jazz in the Village is an event not to be missed - coming to Mey Village Hall.   Jazz in the Village; stars IAN MILLAR and DOMINIC SPENCER - saxophone and piano jazz duo.