The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht. They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire.
A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites little ones (and their adults), to explore William Blake's imagination and enter a realm of mystery, fun and adventure. Innocence is a magical theatrical journey led by Scottish Dance Theatre's captivating dancers, with live music, songs, giggles and animal noises by Paul Bradley.
Dingwall once again played host to the massed pipes and drums of the Army Cadet Force on Friday 6 April 2018. This is the twelfth year that the ‘Beat the Retreat' event has taken place in Dingwall since the Cadets first stepped out in April 2006.
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL PULTENEY CENTRE, WICK DOORS 7PM FOR 7-30 TICKETS £12 FROM McALLANS WICK & THURSO OR https://www.ents24.com/wick-events/the-pulteney-centre. Biography Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy' (Living Tradition).
Folk Singing. The legendary, multi-award winning Old Blind Dogs bounded into their 25th anniversary year with a cracking new album ‘Room with a View' and full houses across Scotland, USA and Germany.
Cosy beanbags, craft activities and free popcorn! Bring the whole family along and to enjoy a FREE family film every month here at Lyth Arts Centre. Follow the Facebook page and be the first to find out what our next film will be...
An Exhibition of Mixed Media & Drawings by Local Artist Sylvia Woodcock-Clarke. Held at Dunbeath Heritage Museum Monday - Friday 10-4pm for the whole of April.
Fiddle, guitar, drums, chanter, clarsach and keyboard tuition by local tutors. These workshops are for children and there is no need to book.
2018-19 Expo funding unveiled. The Scottish Government will invest £2 million in 2018-19 in support of Scotland's international Festivals.
The Halladale Film Festival which is running at the Halladale Hall (A897) from March 23-25th. We have chosen a group of really interesting films and because we are rural, as part of the festival and as part of your festival pass, we will feed you all day on the Saturday March 24th - check out the Facebook Page See also the PHOTO Gallery link above.
Highland Council is asking people with unwanted and unused musical instruments in their homes if they ‘Gave it up?' to ‘Pass it on!' during Pass it on Week which runs from 10 - 18 March 2018. Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use promoted by Zero Waste Scotland and recycle for Scotland.
Around 250 young musicians from across the Highlands have been busy rehearsing for their unique showcase Concerts Festival which will feature the eight diverse groups working under the umbrella of Highland Young Musicians. Held in the Osprey Arena at MacDonald Aviemore Resort on Saturday 17th March, the first of the days concerts (at 3pm) will feature ‘snas; Còisir G (with special guests Calum Alex McMillan and Innes White) and Highland Regional Youth Orchestra with Highland Youth Choir and guests Dingwall Choral Society performing John Rutter's ‘Sprig of Thyme'.
3rd March - 12th May 2018. Opening this Spring at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, the exhibition A Fine Line features work by four contemporary artists based in Scotland - Lizzie Farey, Angie Lewin, Frances Priest and Bronwen Sleigh.
Julie Cope is a fictional character created by Grayson Perry - an Essex everywoman whose story he has told through the two tapestries and extended ballad presented in a new exhibition from the Crafts Council. The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope (2015) illustrate the key events in the heroine's journey from her birth during the Canvey Island floods of 1953 to her untimely death in a tragic accident on a Colchester street.
*** Note this event takes place in the Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP) ***Inside a replica of a Bedouin tent in the Pulteneytown People's Project, the audience sits on pillows and cushions. Around the top of the tent above a panoramic screen for projections, a starlit sky is visible.
Be transported to an abandoned cottage on the Outer Hebrides. Brothers Jamie and Lewis Wardrop invite you to experience their installation performance with striking live visuals, electronic sound and the words of the great Highland poets.
An exhibition featuring work by printmakers with a strong connection to northern Scotland. 9th March - 3 April 2018.
16th March 2018 St John's Church Hall, Moray Street, Wick. Have you ever felt like learning a new skill? This is your opportunity to learn how to create a felted picture, approximately 6"X 8".
Instrumental workshops for children of all ages, beginners upwards, with local musicians. Bring an instrument if you have one or borrow from the Feis on the day.
Meet the combined Princesses of Pop, Little Mix Magic and Simply Ariana! These all-singing, all-dancing girls will be performing all the top tunes for an excellent event of fun, singing and dancing. The show comes with a meet and greet where big and small kids alike can pose for a picture with the band and Ariana.