Steve Taylor Band were also out to support the launch of the new CD by Boss Hogg at the Weigh Inn, Thurso on 28 April 2006. Check out the photos here.
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Caithness rock band BossHogg are set to release their debut EP 'the.takeover.bid' with a party at The Redwood in Thurso on Friday the 28th of April at 8pm. The launch was originally scheduelled for Saturday the 22nd of April but has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.
The depth of talented glass artists that now make their way to Lybster is astonishing. In a few short years Northlands Creative Glass has established a number of residency placements throughout the year in addition to series of master classes run by some of the world's most renowned glass artists and teachers.
Two talented Thurso teenagers are on their first step of the ladder to becoming the next big screen legends. The girls have achieved a place with the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow, on the esteemed Summer Festival Foundation Course.
In partnership with Cromarty Arts Trust, the Highland Council is offering a unique experience for people in Cromarty to try their hand at silkpaper-making and fibre art techniques. The three day workshop project will be led by internationally renowned artist and author, Joanne Kaar from Caithness.
The Clyde and Pentland Firth have met in an arts project held in Ormlie Centre in Thurso. The event was organised by Jennifer Ironside of Key Housing and ran in conjunction with Project Ability who are a Glasgow based visual arts organisation.
'The Highland Promise' is the winning entry in a competition to come up with a name for the element of Highland 2007 that places Highland schoolchildren at the heart of 2007. The pupil council from Knockbreck Primary School in Tain came up with the winning suggestion, earning their school the £350 prize as well as the honour of naming one of the most important elements of Highland 2007.
Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture, is taking its message to New York for Tartan Week (1-8 April). Highland 2007 will be the main theme for VisitScotland's Scottish Village at Grand Central Terminal bringing the Highland's vibrant contemporary culture and bold heritage to Americans.
The final concerts of our 25th anniversary season take place this week, on Wednesday 29 March in Wick Old Parish Church and on Thursday 30th March in Thurso High School Hall. Both concerts start at 7.30 pm and should be finished by 9.15 pm.
"FaceNorth" visual arts residency run by Northlands Glass and Lyth Arts Centre is now up and running and going from strength to strength. The residency, funded by the Scottish Arts Council and Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise agency, offers the opportunity for local community groups with little or no arts skills to engage with professional artists Kate Williams, Shelagh Swanson and Alistair Pender over the coming months.
The exciting new music tution programme Music Link Media is now up and running with a programme of tuition already taking place. Lots of young people are already signed up to take part in lessons on all apsects of the music industry from playing through to sound and filming.
During a unique music day, over 70 young musicians from Highland primary and secondary schools gathered together to play en-mass in celebration of the Cello. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players from Thurso, Wick, Skye, Fort William, Ullapool, Tain, Fortrose and The Black Isle, Dingwall, Dornoch, Drumnadrochit and Inverness met up form the first time at Ness Bank Church Hall in Inverness.
Caithness bands look as if they are taking the web by storm as another local band Crimson Tide ratchet up a gear with their own marketing via their new look web site Crimson Tide Following hard on the heels of Estrella who launched a few days ago the local "Battle of the Bands" In Caithness is now heading ever upwards. The line up of talent in Caithness bands has always been strong and currently their is a huge range of musical ability and variety around.
Following three highly successful previous tours in Caithness community venues, Wick born accordionist, pianist and composer James Ross is back with more live music for Wick and Thurso audiences. As part of the charitable scheme, founded by the late Yehudi Menuhin in 1977, James will present eleven performances between Monday 27 and Friday 31 March.
Just a few of the pupils who recently sat their ballet exams in Thurso.
It is the way of musical talent across the globe that most people who are successful need to move on to find success. The guys in Estrella whose roots are deep in Caithness have moved with success pulling them away.
The Royal Scottish Acadamy Of Music and Drama (RSAMD) have announed they are to pilot new exams for fiddle, accordion and Scottish harp to take place on 20 September 2006. The exams will be in Grades 1 through 5, to be run on the same day in four Scottish cities.
Well Folkies, the monthly concert is once more nearly upon us! Jim Hunter & Jim Michie will be appearing at The Pentland Hotel, 17th of March.... Anyone who was there the last time the two Jims visited 2 years ago will tell you what a fine night of entertainment was served up, and I'm sure it'll be more of the same on the 17th.