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Professional Music Promoters News


28/9/2013
Lung Ha's Theatre Company & Stellar Quines Theatre Company in "13 Sunken Years" Thumbnail for article : Lung Ha's Theatre Company & Stellar Quines Theatre Company in
Friday 4th October Time: 20:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour plus an optional discussion Interval: yes Age suitability : 14+ Stellar Quines Rehearsal Rooms are spaces where new scripts and new writers are presented to a live audience for the first time.  For this Rehearsal Room, Stellar Quines has partnered with Lung Ha's Theatre Company to present 13 Sunken Years by Finnish writer Paula Salminen, translated by Eva Buchwald.  
Thurso Live Music Association 2013-14 50th Season of ConcertsThumbnail for article : Thurso Live Music Association 2013-14 50th Season of Concerts
The Thurso Live Music Association have organised there annual series of concerts for the new season 2013/14.   You can make a good saving on tickets by buying season ticket for all the concerts.  
22/6/2013
Solo Guitar John Goldie At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Solo Guitar John Goldie At Lyth Arts Centre
3rd August 2013 Solo Guitar – John Goldie Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre, Summer Evening Foyer Recital Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Solo Guitar – John GoldieSolo Guitar – John Goldie In John Goldie's hands, an acoustic guitar becomes something more than a musical instrument.  It becomes an extension of the man himself.  
22/6/2013
Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & PhotographyThumbnail for article : Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & Photography
Lyth Arts Centre Open 12 - 5 pm daily 1st July - 31st August 2013 Adults: £3 OAPs: £2 Children, Students, Unwaged: £1 Alistair Cook This project "McArthur's Store" was created by photographer, architect and artist Alistair Cook, who spent the summer of 2012 in a building on the quay at Dunbar used by fishermen while mending their creels.  He used wet plate collodion photography, a process concocted by Englishman Fred Scott Archer in 1851 to produce portraits of Dunbar men and their families.  
22/6/2013
Classical Piano – Joseph Fleetwood At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Classical Piano – Joseph Fleetwood At Lyth Arts Centre
15th August 2013 Classical Piano – Joseph Fleetwood Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre, Summer Evening Foyer Recital Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Classical Piano – Joseph FleetwoodClassical Piano – Joseph Fleetwood Schubert, Sonata in A min., D.537 (op.164) Mendelssohn, Fantasie in F sharp min.,(op.28) Rachmaninoff, - six Preludes Prokofiev, Sonata No.7 Chopin, Scherzo No.2 "set to be one of Scotland's most exciting young pianists" (Philip Jenkins, Head of Keyboard, RSAMD, 2002) Joseph Fleetwood comes from an extraordinary musical lineage, having studied extensively with a pupil of Karl Ulrich-Schnabel.  Karl's teacher was Artur Schnabel, a pupil of Leschetiszky, who studied under Czerny.  
22/6/2013
Wingin It At LythThumbnail for article : Wingin It At Lyth
21st July 2013 Folk – Wingin’ It Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre, Summer Evening Foyer Concert Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Folk – Wingin’ ItFolk – Wingin’ It Wingin' It are an award winning guitar duo from Scotland.  Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie formed the duo in 2005, having met playing in other projects in and around Argyll.  
25/5/2013
Gramophones Theatre Company in 'End to End' Thumbnail for article : Gramophones Theatre Company in 'End to End'
This is the second show which some of the Highland promoters admired in last year's Fringe and invited to tour our venues.  It's a delightful and imaginative entertainment performed by three wacky young ladies who hitched from Land's End to John O' Groats and then turned their experience into a play.  
25/5/2013
Skraelings Theatre Company in "The Sea Between Us"Thumbnail for article : Skraelings Theatre Company in
Lyth Arts Centre 2n June 2013 Time: 15:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 60 mins Age suitability : 14+ Talented young Thurso stage director Iain Macdonald brings us an interesting two-hander which explores a familiar dilemma - the father who wants to maintain an established rural life-style and the son who wants to leave and embrace the urban future.  However this is a new play by Sólveig Jónsdóttir, set in her native Iceland.  
25/5/2013
Sutherland Duo and Caithness OrchestraThumbnail for article : Sutherland Duo and Caithness Orchestra
This concert will be performed by around 20 musicians who will be spending the weekend at Lyth during one of our Music Exchanges.  It is very exciting to have Christina Laurie and Harriet Mackenzie (The Sutherland Duo) back with us and we are delighted to welcome members of The Caithness Orchestra.  
25/5/2013
Fiona Hunter and Mike VassThumbnail for article : Fiona Hunter and Mike Vass
Nothing is more exciting for musicians than finding someone else who you enjoy playing with and that is what's happened to those two.   They are well matched and Fiona's beautiful voice and cello is perfectly underscored by Mike's guitar and fiddle.  
2/5/2013
The History of the Jazz Violin - illustrated talk by Chris Garrick Thumbnail for article : The History of the Jazz Violin - illustrated talk by Chris Garrick
Lyth Arts Centre Time: 17:30:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: no Age suitability : 11+ The History of the Jazz Violin - illustrated talk by Chris Garrick The first name that comes to mind when we think about the jazz violin is Stephane Grappelli but he is just one of a line of innovators who form part of an evolving tradition that starts in Europe, moves to America and then ricochets back and forth across the Atlantic bringing the potential of this great orchestral and chamber instrument into the cadre of the jazz band.   Chris has a unique collection of recordings and introduces and plays excerpts which trace the path of this development ending with a memorable moment when the great Yehudi Menuhin, master of the classical violin and Grappelli, master of the jazz violin met and played together.  
2/5/2013
Mike Maran in "Platero, Travels With a Donkey" Thumbnail for article : Mike Maran in
Lyth Arts Centre Mike Maran in 'Platero, Travels With a Donkey' Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 70 mins Interval: none ge suitability : 11+ Mike Maran always charms us with his ingenious stage adaptations on diverse themes - last here in 2011 with "Italia ‘n' Caledonia" and now back with an evening of Spanish stories by Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramon Jimenez.  He always finds talented collaborators to work with, on this occasion brilliant puppeteer and stage designer Nino Namitcheishvili and director Levan Tsuladze, both from Tbilisi, Georgia and flamenco guitarist Craig Ogden playing music composed by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, commissioned by Segovia..  
2/5/2013
Budapest Café Orchestra At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Budapest Café Orchestra At Lyth Arts Centre
31st May 2013 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Budapest Café Orchestra Whiz-kid violinist Chris Garrick went down such a storm last time round in 2011with his Budapest buddies that we just had to invite them back.   This is gypsy music rather than jazz - but of course he can play anything as he proved during his previous memorable visits in 2004/05/06.  
2/5/2013
Blueflint in concert At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Blueflint in concert At Lyth Arts Centre
16/05/2013 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Blueflint in concert Perhaps bluegrass would be the closest musical label to describe this band with its two banjos and close harmony female vocals but there's so much more to their appeal.  Hence their current 22 point UK tour, their album success and their much-envied big break being invited to open for The Proclaimers on a recent UK album launch tour.  
21/3/2013
An Evening with DementiaThumbnail for article : An Evening with Dementia
Lyth Arts Centre Drama - Westgarth Productions in "An Evening with Dementia" Sun 14th Apr.  8pm Along with other Highland promoters, we saw this play at last year's Fringe and invited the company to undertake a Highland tour.  
21/3/2013
Folk Music - Mairearad Green & Anna Massie in concertThumbnail for article : Folk Music - Mairearad Green & Anna Massie in concert
Lyth Arts Centre Folk Music - Mairearad Green & Anna Massie in concert Mon 22nd Apr.  8pm We are delighted to welcome back these two brilliant multi-instrumentalists and award winners; Mairearad (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna (guitar, banjo, and fiddle) are an instantly captivating duo, providing a warm and friendly stage presence and a highly energetic performance.  
21/3/2013
Spitfire SoloThumbnail for article : Spitfire Solo
Lyth Arts Centre Drama - Nicholas Collett in "Spitfire Solo" Tue 30th Apr.  8pm Written and performed by Nicholas Collett Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson Executive Producer for perf[AT]ect Tim Marriott You may remember seeing this engaging actor when he last appeared at Lyth in a 2008 production of "The Tragical History of Dr.  
15/9/2012
David Hughes Dance in The Chinaski SessionsThumbnail for article : David Hughes Dance in The Chinaski Sessions
Lyth Arts Centre Presents Dance At Wick Dance - David Hughes Dance in The Chinaski Sessions, Sat 27th Oct.  8pm.  
15/9/2012
Lizanne Knott At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Lizanne Knott At Lyth Arts Centre
Lizanne Knott - in concert at Lyth Arts Centre, Sat 6th Oct.  8pm.  
15/9/2012
Magnetic North in Sex and GodThumbnail for article : Magnetic North in Sex and God
Drama at Lyth Arts Centre - Magnetic North in Sex and God, Mon 8th Oct.  8pm.