The concert held in the Episcopal Church, Wick on Friday 26 May 2006, by Wick Choral. The concert was well attended and the audience were treated to items from Wick Choral, Caithness Handbell Ringers and a short Organ Recital by Margaret Widdowson.
Around 250 young Highland musicians will meet in Inverness this weekend (Friday 2nd ~ Saturday 3rd June) to take part in selection events for the regional instrumental groups run by The Highland Council's Instrumental Tuition Service. The new Regional Ceilidh Band applicants will meet in Charleston Academy on Friday evening to participate in a group session and to play their instruments to a panel of tutors who will make selections for members of the new group.
Quayside formed during the summer of 2005. Margaret MacDonald, who has sung locally for a number of years, and Bob Turner, who plays guitar, teamed up to provide support to a charity concert in the Wick Youth Club.
A new Children's book is now on sale in Jim Bews Thurso, Simply Unique at East Mey and the Castle Of Mey - 'The Loch Of Mey Monster' Written by Graham Winkle and illustrated wonderfully by Rebecca R Winkle.from Scarfskerry Caithness. 'The lowlands of Caithness have and invoke so many legends and mysteries sometimes I feel I really do see the monster flying in under cover of the geese' - Graham Winkle Graham's first novel is described as a 'delightful book' by Clarence House and 'beautifully illustrated' by Little Tiger Press.
Music Link Media the project that began in March based at Wick Youth Club is racing ahead with music tuition, video and a range of other activities aimed at introducing young people to music and the associated activities that make it all happen. April 2006 Photos.
The Music Link Media - May Photos May 2006 Photos .
As part of the national celebrations for Adult Learners~ Week a book of migrant learners' writing will be launched this week (12noon, Tuesday 23rd May) at Tulloch Castle in Dingwall. The book, called inSco, is short for "in Scotland" and the authors have all attended English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes run by The Highland Council's Adult Basic Education Service.
For members Of Thurso Players the chance to audition for Macbeth is getting closer. Joining thurso Players might be the route to stage career soa chance is there.
MUSIC LINK MEDIA LAUNCHES IT'S VERY OWN BATTLE OF THE BANDS BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE YOU MUST PERFORM 3 SONGS, ONE MUST BE AN ORIGINAL COMPOSITION, ONE MUST BE A COVER VERSION OF A COUNTRY CLASSIC IN YOUR OWN STYLE AND ONE MUST BE EITHER A COVER OF A BLUES OR A REGGAE SONG. Bands can be made up of 3 to 6 members and any existing bands e.g.
Clapshot's next public appearance will be on Friday evening, 26th May at the Park Hotel, Thurso. This will be an informal evening of various types of music in the bar, and anyone wishing to come and join in to make this a session is welcome.
Wildcat Traditional Music Association are pleased to present Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne from Newfoundland, Canada at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, 8:00pm, Sunday 21st May, 2006. This celebration of Newfoundland culture will take you on a journey through stories, tunes and songs.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) Traditional Music Grade Exams project team is working hard to ensure the new exams fit with what musicians and their teachers need. Can you help them refine the graded exams by taking part in their research.
18 - 20 May 2006 Dracula has been adapted many times and a script by Liz Lochhead has been chosen for this production of Bram Stoker's chilling love story The adaptation has a touch of modern tongue and with with this is mind has had a modern direction. Don't go expecting to see a flowing red cape and a badly constructed Transylvanian accent.
Estrella have just launched their latest EP. It's a 5 track CD including original songs , "She's Got It", "Woman's Touch", "Going For Glory", "Wet n' Wild" and "Ride Away".
Businesses in the Highlands have committed more than £350,000 in support of Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland Culture. LifeScan Scotland Ltd, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Co-op, Caledonian MacBrayne and Fionnar Springs Ltd are the first to sign up as official partners to Highland 2007.
The Howlin Gaels new CD has been written and compiled with all the usual love for their music that has made them one of the top blues/rock bands in Scotland. With an incredible playing experience behind them with the ability to play almost anything they have over the years wowed audiences wherever they went.
Lyth Arts Centre continues to bring a huge variety of high quality live entertainment to Caithness. May is no exception with a fantastic variety of drama, music and comedy with nationally and internationally respected groups coming to the county.
Thurso-based photographer John Baikie of Caithness Photographic has just been awarded an important qualification by the Society Of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. John, who has just set up a new wedding based business called Captiv8, has been awarded a Licentiate by the society, which is one of the fastest growing photographers association in the world.
Crimson Tide were one of the support bands at the Boss Hogg CD Launch in Thurso on Friday 28 April 2006. Check out the photos here.
Boss Hogg launched their CD at a big bash at the Weigh Inn, Thurso on Friday 28 April 2006. Check out the photos here .