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Launch of Arts Strategy for Caithness
Thursday 2nd February 4pm Orange Room, Park Hotel Thurso.   Caithness Arts, the group moving the arts forward in Caithness will launch the Arts Strategy for Caithness.  
An Arts Development Study of Caithness
Revealing the Vision of Caithness An Arts Development Study of Caithness We know that some folk have been looking for this report recently and so have relinked it here - The full report produced in May 2003 is at 2 Introduction and methodology 2.1 Highland Council commissioned this Arts Development Study for Caithness through a steering committee in September 2002.  The membership of the steering committee comprised Tom Bryan, Arts Development Officer (Caithness), Katrina Gordon, Chair, Caithness Arts, Eann Sinclair, Head of Projects, Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise and William Wilson, Director, Lyth Arts Centre.  
Calling Arts Groups To Check Out New Funding Source
CLORE DUFFIELD FOUNDATION £1 Million Over Five Years Available Grants of up to £10,000 are available to fund education programmes that cover every aspect of the performing arts including opera, dance, music, musical theatre, the spoken word and theatre.  The funding which is being made available through the Clore Duffield Foundation's Small Grants programme is open to both professional and amateur arts organisations, including schools.  
Graham Maharg From Scarfskerry Launches First AlbumThumbnail for article : Graham Maharg From Scarfskerry Launches First Album
After spending several years living and working in Cornwall Graham and his family moved to Scarfskerry Caithness to start their own smalholding.  They keep a variety of animals on the croft including a small group of water buffalo that seeem to be right at home in the north - maye something to do with our wet climate.  
Rock N Roll & Jive Music Club
Any one interested in being a member of a Rock n Roll & Jive Music Club, if so call 01847 893 430 from 7pm to 10pm and leave your contact name & contact etc.  
Melting Pot - A New Mix Of Music For Many EventsThumbnail for article : Melting Pot - A New Mix Of Music For Many Events
The Ideal Lively Music Band for Dinner / Supper Dances, Clubs, Lounge Entertainment, Etc.   With the addition of an Accordionist they are ideal for Weddings, December & January Christmas & Hogmany Party's playing 60s 70s 80s Country & Commercial Pop.  
Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival 2006
Yes the Northern Nashville Country Music are already well down the preparation for their annual country music festival for 2006.  The country festival in 2006 runs over three days 14 - 16 April at the indoor Riding Centre, Halkirk.  
Lybster Players Christmas Concert 2005 - Cancelled Due To IllnessThumbnail for article : Lybster Players Christmas Concert 2005  - Cancelled Due To Illness
Christmas fun in Lybster once again from Lybster Players.  Cancelled Due to illness.  
Its These Years Of Being - Devised Theatre Performance By Acting Students
North Highland College HNC Acting & Performance students present a piece of devised theatre called 'Its these years of being……' the material was inspired by the work of American Poet Richard Brautigan(1935-1984).   Brautigan who lived in San Francisco became an integral part of the mid- 60's scene and was part of the beat movement.  
Caithness Quilters - Another Successful Exhibition And Coffee MorningThumbnail for article : Caithness Quilters - Another Successful Exhibition And Coffee Morning
Caithness Quilters held another successful exhibition and coffee morning for charity on Saturday morning.   Raffle tickets will shortly be on sale for a quilt.  
Red Fish - Latest Grey Coast Project At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Red Fish - Latest Grey Coast Project At Lyth Arts Centre
Saturday 10th December 8pm "RED FISH" is an exciting new development for Grey Coast Theatre Company as it is the first time the company has been awarded a Scottish Arts Council music commission which has enabled long term Grey Coast musical collaborator Andy Thorburn (of Blazin' Fiddles etc.) to write music for the company well ahead of the pressure of production.   "RED FISH" is the unbelievable story of a Klondike in the north, of a small town which literally blows up.  
Crimson Tide CD Launch 10 December 2005Thumbnail for article : Crimson Tide CD Launch 10 December 2005
Caithness band Crimson Tide will launch their new CD on 10 December at the Redwood in Thurso.   Making a night of it they have two other local bands Boss Hogg & Cyanide joining them for a gig.  
Crimson Tide To Release First Album
Caithness band Crimson Tide will release their first album on the 10th December.  The CD will feature 5 original tracks, produced by Isaac Sutherland, QPQ Productions.  
A Light In The North - A Neil Gunn Celebration
A Celebration Of The Work Of Neil Gunn in the Dunbeath Heritage Centre.   Friday 4 November 2005 7.00pm - Wine Reception 7.45pm - George Gunn with Dunbeath and Lybster Primary Schools Performance 8.45pm - Ian Stephen - Story Teller Saturday 5 November 2005 10.00am - Diarmid Gunn (The authors nephew) introduces: Dr Margery McCulloch - "Neil Gunn Re-visited" Tom Bryan - "Neil Gunn Now" Followed by George Gunn "Butcher's Broom Schools Project 2007" Lunch £3 2.00pm - 4.00pm "Butcher's Broom" & "The Key Of The chest" then Neil Gunn Reading Group led by Christine Russell Saturday Evening 8.00pm - Evening Celidh in Inver Arms & Sea Stories with Ian Stephen.  
The Unusual Suspects At Assembly Rooms Wick 4 November
Eden Court is delighted to bring one of Scotland's most incredible live acts, The Unusual Suspects, to Wick for a concert at the Assembly Rooms.   The Unusual Suspects are a 22 piece "Folk Big Band" famed for their exciting performances: "It's big, bold, brassy, and adventurous...  
Preston Reed Live At Pentland Hotel
Preston Reed will be performing at The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso on Friday 4th November at 8:00pm.   Don't miss your chance to experience a live performance by the world renowned musician and composer who is widely known as the world's most gifted guitarist.  
Memories - 25 Years Of Bobby Coghill On 3CD's
Ross Records are releasing three CDs featuring a total of seventy tracks of accordion, fiddle and pipe music recorded by the late Bobby Coghill.  The series is entitled "Bobby Coghill - Memories" Volumes 1, 2 and 3.  
Preparing For Another Neil Gunn Weekend At Dunbeath
Next month Dunbeath Heritage Centre is hosting another weekend of events entitled Light in the North to celebrate the anniversary of Neil M.  Gunn's birthday on 8th November.  
Old Photo Leads To Updates On Mackays Dance BandThumbnail for article : Old Photo Leads To Updates On Mackays Dance Band
An old photo of Mackay's Dance Band was found recently by a member of the band Jim Mackay.   He got in touch and told us some of the story since 1957 when the band started.  
Hi-Arts Shortlisted In Dynamic Place Awards 2005
The search to find the winners of this year's Dynamic Place Awards, the only awards in Scotland that recognise the country's leading design, innovation and regeneration projects, has taken a leap forward with the announcement of this year's shortlist of entries.   The awards judges have reduced the list of nearly 100 entries down to 26 projects.