Fribo In Concert At Lyth
28th March 2012
Fribo in concert At Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness
Folk Music - Sun 15th Apr 8pm, 2 hours including interval, suitbale for age 12+
Fribo is an international meeting of talented musicians. Charismatic singer and flautist Anne Sofie Linge Valdal is Norwegian and percussionist Magnus Lundmark is Swedish. Guitarist Ewan MacPherson is Liverpudlian. From Scotland we have fiddle player Lauren MacColl (standing in for Hannah Reid) and Alex Hunter as guest bass player. Described by one reviewer as "new music from the old north", this band re-invents Scandinavian and Scottish music.
After first playing around an old Edinburgh kitchen table in 2003, Fribo have become experts in finding subtle ways of exchanging traditions whilst expressing them anew, with an exuberant feel for contemporary sounds and rhythms. Now, after honing their musical explorations through five years' touring experience and a very well received debut album, Fribo is rapidly gaining recognition and acclaim. The band released their second album called 'Happ' (Old Norn language meaning "in good health") in March 2011 which is already picking up great reviews, positive comment and airplay.
To date, Fribo have toured through Europe and North America, performing at large-scale events such as: WOMAD; Celtic Connections; APAP, Vancouver; Folk Baltica Festival; Telemark Festival, Calgary; Gosport and Blàs. The band has been featured artist and can be heard regularly on many radio stations worldwide including: BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 3, ABC Australia, Radio Nan Gaidheal and the BBC World Service.
The dynamic blending of Voices, Willow Flute, Fiddle, Jews Harp and Guitar has become a "...zestful, vibrant, multi-national North Sea sound." (Womad)
Fribo web site - www.fribo.co.uk
A welcome visit from one of Scotland's most revered theatre companies. They bring us a production of an excellent Canadian play by Michael Healey which has received considerable attention both in Canada and the UK since its debut in 1999.
Sax-player Brian is popular with Caithness jazz fans who have enjoyed his masterclasses. We are delighted to present his quartet to give a live performance of their new album CLOCK.
Lyth Arts Centre welcomes a group of aspiring young musicians who have been attending weekly "jam sessions" at Thurso Youth Club facilitated by Highlife Highland Youth Work staff and local musician Andy Williamson. Andy has been mentoring them while they try out cover versions of some of their favourite chart numbers and write, perform and record their own songs.
Lyth Arts Centre are pleased to announce the presentation of Verdi's MacBeth by Scottish Opera at Thurso High School. This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming.
11th October, 8pm, Lyth Arts Centre In 1937, Neil Gunn quit his job at the Customs Office in Inverness to pursue his writing career full time. The first thing he did was to sell his house and buy a boat in the North of Skye.
Still time to see the summer art exhibition at Lyth. Lyth Arts Centre would like to invite you to view our Summer Art Exhibition showing local, national and international artists.
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*** Booking is essential ***Cartoon Theatre and Krazy Kat in The Perfect Spot Time: 19:30 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 5+ Family Theatre - Cartoon Theatre and Krazy Kat Theatre Company in "The Perfect Spot" The story of one man's camping expedition as he tries to find the perfect camping spot. It is presented in Cartoon Theatre's very popular and unique combination of live performance and interactive animation.
*** Booking is essential ***Time: 20:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 10+ 3G and Infinite Reflections Two of Scotland's finest composers and musicians, Angus Lyon and Duncan Lyall, embark on a double bill tour of â€˜3G' and â€˜Infinite Reflectionsâ€™ which originated as Celtic Connections Commissions in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2013 both Angus and Duncan combined their musical talents and bands to launch their albums of the commissions in a double bill concert at Celtic Connections Festival.
*** Booking is essential ***Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 10+ Fusion Music - Kosmos Ensemble and Marit and Rona Five musicians from four countries have been awarded a week's residency at Lyth exploring how to weave together their wide musical influences and heritage. Come and enjoy an evening of new, mostly string music performed by classically trained, yet keenly innovative musicians, premiered at Lyth.
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