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Traditional Scottish Music at the New Mey Hall

22nd July 2009

Photograph of Traditional Scottish Music at the New Mey Hall

North Highland Connections presents
Traditional Scottish Music at the New Mey Hall
Monday, 3rd August, at the Mey Village Hall

Following the formal opening of the fine new Village Hall at Mey by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, on Sunday, 2nd August, the first public concert will take place on the following day.

Scottish Traditional Music will be performed by three gifted young musicians, all alumni of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. The concert is presented by North Highland Connections, the cultural arm of Prince Charles's North Highland Initiative.

Twenty year old Kimberley Mackay, and twenty-two year old Maisie Cowan are local musicians from Caithness and graduates of the Scottish Music course at RSAMD. They will be joined by Suzanne Houston, 20, a current student at the RSAMD and originally from Golspie, to present an evening of music of Caithness and beyond.

Having received top class tuition from some of Scotland's leading traditional musicians, these three young girls have a wide knowledge and experience in Scottish Music and have played at some of Scotland's most prestigious venues, including Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament. Kimberley and Suzanne were both pupils at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and all three musicians have been involved with Feisen around the Highlands.

The trio will be playing fiddle, accordion and piano, each instrument showcasing its traditions in Scottish Music. You can expect to hear music from Caithness, Shetland and pieces written by some of Scotland's most influential composers of all time, including the "Strathspey King", James Scott Skinner. We are proud to present this concert in the splendid new hall, on the day after our Patron, HRH The Prince Charles, will have listened to these same young players during a reception when he opens the building.

The concert is at 7:30pm on Monday, 3rd August, at the Mey Village Hall (opposite the entrance to the Castle of Mey).

Tickets are 5. To reserve tickets call 01955-606695, or e-mail: MF[AT]


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