GRAHAM MACKENZIE - CROSSING BORDERS
9th November 2017
An innovative traditional fiddler from Inverness who began playing from the age of six. In 2013, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and completed a Masters in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in June 2015.
Prior to studying at the RNCM, Graham was formerly a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain that played at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in 2008. He also led the Highland Regional Youth Orchestra for two years and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. In 2007, Graham was the inaugural winner of the Highland Young Musician of the Year.
Finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year he has performed with some of Scotland's most notable trad musicians including Julie Fowlis, Chris Stout, Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and Donald Shaw.
In 2015 Graham composed ‘Crossing Borders', a New Voices commission for Celtic Connections released as his debut CD. Since release it has been well received on many radio stations including Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, ‘Take The Floor’ and ‘Travelling Folk’ on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Nan Ghaidheal where it was album of the week and many more!
DATE: November 12, 2017
TIME: 8:00 pm
LENGTH: 2 Hours
AGE SUITABILITY: 8+
LOCATION: Lyth Wick Scotland KW1 4UD
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7th and 8th December 2019. Saturday 7th December - Sold Out.
The ancient folklore tradition of ‘buying the wind' was common across Caithness and the fishing routes of the North Atlantic. The tradition involved sailors purchasing 3 knots of thread, rope or fabric, to be undone as wind is required, but the mariner is instructed on no account to untie the third knot, as it may start a hurricane.
6th December 4.00 - 9.00pm. handmade home grown willow baskets lichen inspired art greetings cards string dogs handmade paper art turned wooden xmas trees childrens books written & illustrated by Liz O'Donnell There is also FREE fun for all ages - come along and join in with Lyth Arts Centre's Wishing the Wind outdoor light installation - make a wind spinner to hang on the tree!.
Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 9:00pm. An indoor market with stalls from local artists and makers, supplying you with all your Christmas gifts and goodies.
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Sunday 7th July 2019 At Duncansby Head - 2.00 - 3.00pm. Book on Lyth Arts web site.
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