Old Blind Dogs 2nd April 2018
18th March 2018
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. The album was shortlisted for Scots Album of the Year 2017 at the Trad Awards. With a line-up from the world of Scottish folk music that is approaching superstar status, founder member Jonny Hardie (fiddle/vocals) is joined by Aaron Jones (guitar/bouzouki/vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion).
Together they create a sound that is uniquely Old Blind Dogs and which still stands at the forefront of the Scottish roots music revival. It's fair to say that their style, drawing as it does from the rhythms of Middle Eastern, rock, reggae, jazz and blues music went on to influence many bands but nobody does it like the Dogs! 25 years on, they show no signs of slowing down, indeed they are performing at their very peak.
‘There isn't a disappointing moment on Room with a View. In fact, it could well be a contender for Scottish album of the year.' - Folk World
‘They really understand musical storytelling, and know how to hold our attention, riveted, to each twist of the story.' - fROOTS
‘This is finely crafted, accomplished fun...’ - ★★★★ (Songlines)
DATE: Monday, 2nd April, 2018
TIME: 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Lyth, Wick, KW1 4UD
VENUE: Lyth Arts Centre
Book on Lyth Arts web site - Tickets £6 - £14
SCOTLAND'S YEAR OF COASTS AND WATERS 2020 Posted 06/01/20 by Charlotte Mountford Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. This year, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.
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.
Caithness Young Company will be holding a workshop for anyone interested in going to Drama College, but doesn't know where to start. This workshop will take you through the different types of auditions and the various drama courses available in Scotland.
Sunday 7th July 2019 At Duncansby Head - 2.00 - 3.00pm. Book on Lyth Arts web site.
Lyth Arts presents an unusual performance on 21st July 2019 at a secret location between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Location to be announced later.
Brought To Caithnes by Lyth Arts and playing at Mey Village Hall. 12 July 2019 - 8.00 - 10.00pm.
Join us for the opening of our Summer Exhibition Mountains Underwater: Stroma. The exhibition also features work by local artists, film and audio recordings of Stroma histories, island artefacts and extracts of recent UHI research conducted on the island.
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