Professional Music Promoters News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lyth Arts Centre Presents Dance At Wick Dance - David Hughes Dance in The Chinaski Sessions, Sat 27th Oct. 8pm.
Drama at Lyth Arts Centre - Magnetic North in Sex and God, Mon 8th Oct. 8pm.
Lizanne Knott - in concert at Lyth Arts Centre, Sat 6th Oct. 8pm.
Horse & Bamboo Theatre in Angus - Weaver of Grass Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 75 mins. Age suitability : 10+ Drama - Horse & Bamboo Theatre in Angus - Weaver of Grass, Mon 10th Sep.
Samba Sene & Diwan in concert (promenade performance) Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Age suitability : all ages World Music - Samba Sene & Diwan in concert (promenade performance) Friday, 28th Sept, 8pm, all ages Scottish-based Senegalese singer Samba Sene and his band Diwan come to Lyth for an evening of exuberant and funky afro-beat dance grooves: "mblax". With colourful costumes and traditional instruments, including the kora , the djembe and the tama , the performance has a strong visual element and an irresistible energy, optimism and fun.
Mark Steel's In Town Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Age suitability : 14+ Comedy - Mark Steel's In Town, Mon 1st Oct 8pm, age 14+ Mark Steel is one of Britain's top stand-up comedians. He is regular on panel shows such as the BBC's Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock the Week and Radio 4's Newsquiz.