Drama Promoters News
New Music - Mr. McFall's Chamber in "Four Corners" and members of the Caithness Orchestra Sun.
Drama - Cumbernauld Theatre Co. in "Kidnapped" a Scottish Swashbuckler, Wed.
Film Music - Mon 30th Apr 8pm, 2 x 45 mins. Suitable Age 8+ Raymond Scott wrote and performed remarkable musical scores for all the amusing 1940s Looney Tunes cartoons creating manic off-beat compositions to underscore the antics of characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
World Music - Wed 25th Apr 8pm, 2 hours including interval, suitable age 12+ At the centre of this group of well-travelled musicians is the distinctive sound of the bandoneon, that little accordion whose evocative note instantly creates images in one's imagination of the poignant drama of the tango and of an age of brilliantly-lit Buenos Aires ballrooms. But the music itself deserves to be listened to for its own sake and in this acoustic concert performance by young classically trained musicians you will be able to appreciate just how good it is.
Drama - Sun 22nd Apr 8pm, 2 hours including interval, suitable age 12+ On their last visit to Lyth this delightful trio of accomplished Scottish actors brought us George Mackay Brown's memorable work "For The Islands I Sing". Now they're back with the rollicking Irish comedy "The Matchmaker" and its cast of improbable characters, all in search of love.
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.
Jazz - Caithness Big Band & David Patrick's Beyond Borders Quintet, Sat. 15th Oct.
Musical Comedy - The Occasional Cabaret in Apocalypse! Saturday, 29th Oct. 8pm, 2 hrs.
Drama - Mull Theatre in Singing Well Into The Night, Sunday, 23rd Oct. 8pm, 2 hrs.
Traditional Scottish Music - TMSA Young Trad Tour, At Lyth Arts Centre Tuesday, 25th Oct. 8pm, 2 hrs.
Reception - Come and meet students from Sinclair Community College, Ohio Sunday 7th August, 8pm, 2 hours including buffet, age 12+, foyer event, live music A party of 10 students and 2 Faculty are spending a week billeted at Lyth while engaged in an archaeological dig at Girnigoe Castle. The Centre is hosting this reception and serving a light supper.
Lecture - Lesley Ferguson Wednesday, 3rd August, 8pm, 1 hour including questions followed by tea, age 12+, foyer event As part of our focus on the life of John Nicolson (1843 - 1934), whose paintings hang in this year's exhibition , this illustrated talk by the Head of Collections, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, will cover the archaeological work Nicolson and Tress Barry undertook around 1890 excavating local prehistoric sites. .
Sunday, 10th July, 8pm- FOYER PERFORMANCE seats £12 (cons. £10/£6) 2 hours including interval Elsa Mctaggart is a bluesy folk singer/songwriter who writes songs that stop conversations, has a voice that could stop wars and plays a fiddle that stops at nothing.
Fifty four local actors are currently in rehearsal for Caithness's five entries into the Scottish Community Drama Association annual One Act Play Festival. The plays will be publicly adjudicated over the SCDA festival's two nights on 25th and 26th Feb, performing at Thurso High School 7pm What makes this year's festival unique is that each of the two nights performances will feature both youth and adult entries, providing audiences with a variety of entertainment, and insight from adjudicator, Ron Nichol.
Saturday 10th July In Caithness Horizons Performances begin at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 Tickets are limited so anyone wanting to see the performance should phone Caithness Horizons on 01847 896508. Tickets are free but donations will be gratefully accepted on the day.
Lyth Arts Centre - 6 October 2009 Time: 18:30:00 Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 5+ One of Scotland's favourite theatre companies is back again to give eight day-time school performances for local primary children plus this extra early-evening public performance. Not to be missed, Wee Stories have great stage craft and a delightful sense of humour.
Book Launch "Blood in the Glens" by Jean McLennan. Time: 19:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: no Age suitability : 14+ The Centre is proud to launch a new book by a local writer.
For jazz lovers and performers to come together and share a spirit of mutual enthusiasm. Visiting musicians will take part in an exciting day of master-classes and improvisation sessions open to musicians of any age/degree of musical ability with rehearsals of pieces for that evening's concert.
Right Lines Productions present "Tour-a-Rural-Ceilidh-Band". Time: 19:30:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 3 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 14+ Enjoy an irresistible mixture of top quality music, song and ceilidh dancing with the band members from the legendary comedy ceilidh theatre show "The Accidental Death of an Accordionist" which we brought to Latheron and Lyth village halls back in 2002.
Caithness Arts will be presenting a mini 'Festival of Drama' early next month. Grey Coast Theatre Company will be spearheading the festival with a new play from Caithness writer George Gunn.