JAZZ EXCHANGE - TRIPLE-BILL Lyth Arts Centre - 28th May 2016
2nd May 2016
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.
Sam Walker and Will Bartlett - two of the popular regulars on the London jazz scene using their weeks residency at Lyth to record an album of jazz standards arranged for piano and sax. Here are those timeless melodies which have been re-interpreted by countless jazz musicians, each one discovering something new in this musical treasure trove.
Fergus McCreddie Trio - Fergus is the new boy on the block with his trio winning lots of attention across Scotland with virtuoso piano playing. This is a chance to hear an exceptionally talented young man definitely on the way up.
Impressive – (The Scotsman)
One of Scotland's finest young pianists – (The Herald)
In practically every town of any size there was a folk club packed with people enthusiastically joining in with the laughter and sing-a-long and music of the time. These days may have passed but the songs are still there, just very few people singing them.
An afternoon of recital of operatic songs and arias Baritone Leslie O'Neill will be accompanied by local musician Susan Dingle in a recital of operatic arias and songs. Leslie O'Neill studied with Jeffrey Neilson-Taylor in Glasgow.
Scots, Irish and Cape Breton Fusion of Songs, Tunes and Stepdance A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.
An afternoon of Clarsach and Fiddle A performance by Harmony & Horsehair, local musicians George Pain (fiddle) and Susanne Lloyd-Jones (clarsach). Susanne Lloyd-Jones studied at Trinity College, London and followed a career in teaching and examining before moving to Caithness in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
*** Note this event takes place in Tempest Cafe Thurso ***South African born singer songwriter Tim De Graaw began his career as a blues guitarist while harbouring a passion for songwriting. After leaving high school in England, he was accepted into the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston and after graduating, he seized an opportunity to move to Los Angeles to work as a professional musician.
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.