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
We are delighted to invite you to the opening of Lyth Arts Centre's Summer Exhibition: From Wifey to Wifie. From Wifey to Wifie explores the changing roles of women in Caithness from 1918 through to the present day.
Lyth Arts Centre are excited to host one of Scottish folk music's most accomplished singer/songwriters, Orkney's very own Ivan Drever. Now living in Norway, Ivan spends a large portion of his days on the road, touring the length and breadth of the British Isles, USA and northern Europe.
*** Note this event is in the Ross Institute, Halkirk ***Tickets £10. DATE: Friday, 22nd June, 2018.
Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll will tour Scotland from 19 May. Inspired by interviews and life experiences, Shattered deals with the universal themes of grief, loss and isolation as well as the things that are left unsaid between the people to whom we are sometimes the closest.
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...
presented by NCM in association with The Ginstress Including a free Rock Rose Gin & Tonic Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. "Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K.
REE, no booking necessary As the Fat Quarter Quilters come to the end of a weeks residency at Lyth Arts Centre, join the quilters and LAC Co-Directors Tom and Charlotte in and informal ‘Show and Tell'. Discussing what they have been quilting over the week, this is a great opportunity to to find about more about Fat Quarter Quilters and residencies at Lyth Arts Centre.
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss & Killimster Village Hall *** "Writing Someone Else's Story" is a workshop from In Motion Theatre Company touring to local writers groups in support of our upcoming production of Shattered, showing at Lyth Arts Centre on June 12th. Shattered is a new play inspired by interviews with families who have experienced the sudden loss of a child and the effect it has had on them them years after the event.
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.
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