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)
As a final fling for our 40th Birthday Celebration, there will be a special fundraising Ceilidh with some fantastic raffle prizes, music from Addie Harper, Gordon Gunn and Grant Lyall. We look forward to seeing everyone old and new for a exciting night of entertainment.
"Cleville takes the surreal into a realm that is ridiculously entertaining & chillingly dark..." - ★★★★ (The Herald) "fine physical poetry" - ★★★★ (The Stage) It's a place we all know but have never been... A forest, a desert of ice.
An innovative traditional fiddler from Inverness who began playing from the age of six. In 2013, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and completed a Masters in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in June 2015.
Join us for a performance by Hebrides Ensemble's Huw Watkins and some of the finest young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Acclaimed pianist and composer, Huw, will be joining RCS students as part of the Ensembles' Hebrides Academy programme, which offers expert coaching and performance opportunities to musicians and composers.
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.