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Area: Highland

The Category Dingwall is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dingwall which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Dingwall Gaelic Choir

 

 

 

Category Dingwall
! Dingwall KEY
VISITS (to Website)22
VIEWS (of this Record)34

The Category Fort William is a subset of Highland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fort William which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Fèis Gleann Albainn

- Lochaber Pipe Band

- Lochaber Music for All

 

Category Fort William
! Fort William KEY
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of this Record)53

The Category Inverness is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Inverness which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Highland Brass

- Inverness Fiddlers’ Society

- Truly Terrible Orchestra

 

 

Category Inverness
! Inverness KEY
VISITS (to Website)14
VIEWS (of this Record)28

The Category Isle of Skye is a subset of Highland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Skye which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Isle of Skye Pipe Band

- Portree District Gaelic Choir

 

Category Isle of Skye
! Isle of Skye KEY
VISITS (to Website)69
VIEWS (of this Record)150

The Category Ullapool is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ullapool which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Macphail Centre

 

 

Category Ullapool
! Ullapool KEY
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)24

The Category Wick is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Wick (Highland) which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Caithness Orchestra

- Thurso Pipe Band

- Wick Choral Society

- Wick RBLS Pipe Band

 

Category Wick
! Wick KEY
VISITS (to Website)13
VIEWS (of this Record)29

'Since its inception, Caithness.Org has grown into a massive resource for information about Caithness. With local news, geography, history and entertainment, Caithness.Org continues to provide thousands of photos from many people, events and places around the county ... Arts.Caithness.Org is similar to the business index except it's for the Arts, covering everything from Painters to Pipe Bands. Also providing Arts news on the site and by RSS newsfeed.'

 

* Arts.Caithness.Org
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)782

‘Devised by The Highland Council in partnership with Fèisean nan Gàidheal and the Promoters Arts Network ... The BLAS Festival aims to play a role in celebrating the culture of traditional music and Gaelic in the Highlands of Scotland. BLAS will do this in part by creating the opportunities for young musicians to play and learn with leading artists in traditional music and Gaelic. BLAS will also widen the opportunities for communities to experience and enjoy live music and Gaelic performances which support their culture.’ Held Mid November at a wide range of venues across Highland.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* BLAS Festival
VISITS (to Website)162
Also indexedFèisean nan Gàidheal
VIEWS (of this Record)207

‘A non profit making charitable organisation, promoting a diverse range of arts activity- visual, musical and cultural on the Black Isle. We have a beautifully restored venue - the Stables - where we host performances, exhibitions, craft fairs, ceilidhs, theatre productions and films. It's a terrific place for a wedding too!’

 

* Cromarty Arts Trust
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of this Record)247

'A 2-day residential harp village in the beautiful seaside town of Cromarty on the Black Isle. The Harp Village will include a Saturday evening all-inclusive session in the Loft Studio of the Old Brewery - a great space for a session and wonderful acoustics. There are workshops all day Saturday and Sunday for recent beginner/elementary and intermediate/advanced ability levels. Other abilities can be provided for.' Held Mid September.

 

* Cromarty Harp Village
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)316

Meet 'first Wednesday of each month (Sept-May)'.

 

* Dingwall Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)223
VIEWS (of this Record)821

‘Taking place in venues mostly in the Sleat peninsula at the southern end of  the Island, the Skye Festival or ‘Fèis an Eilein’ is a celebration of island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music, all spiced up with Jazz, Theatre, and lots, lots more. Organised by SEALL, the festival hosts around 30 top quality events in music and innovative theatre, with a community-led fringe programme of house concerts, charity cafés, environmental days, food and drink, art exhibitions and ceilidhs.’ Held July - August.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Fèis an Eilein
VISITS (to Website)122
Also indexedSkye Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)249

Fèis Rois enables people of all ages to access, participate in and enjoy the traditional arts and Gaelic language through a diverse programme of activities in Ross & Cromarty, across Scotland and beyond. Based in Dingwall, Fèis Rois is widely recognised as a national leader in the arts, particularly in music education. The organisation aims to give young people and lifelong learners the opportunity to experience and engage with traditional music and Gaelic culture in a way that supports them in developing their social skills and inspires them to reach their full potential.’

 

* Fèis Rois
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of this Record)175

Meet 'first Tuesday of each month (Oct - April)'.

 

* Fort William Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)569

‘One-stop-shop for music by and for young people in the Highlands ... See everything that's happening, go to What’s On for workshops, live music and festivals, or Opportunities for funding, jobs and CPD ... Planning, or know of an event or opportunity you think young musicians in the Highlands would benefit from or enjoy? Then Contact Us and we’ll post it ... The Highland Youth Music Forum brings together organisations and individuals who provide opportunities for young people (aged 0 – 25) to participate in music making activities across the Highlands. The Forum aims to strengthen links between the formal and informal music sectors, creating a dynamic Highland wide music partnership.’

 

* Highland Youth Music
VISITS (to Website)127
Also indexedHighland Youth Music Forum
VIEWS (of this Record)220

'The Inverness Music Festival and the Highlights concerts are organised and run by the Inverness Festival Association. Inverness Music Festival is a competitive music festival open to all ages and abilities. Performers are adjudicated on their performance.' Held Late February.

 

* Inverness Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of this Record)381

'All levels of player are welcome as well as listeners who just enjoy traditional accordion and fiddle music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our audience always enjoy hearing good music. No reasonable offer to play will be turned down. It may surprise you but many of our members have never touched, let alone played an accordion or fiddle. Our Club night is a family affair, we have members from 8 to 80. All are made welcome ... The Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival is usually held annually Late May.

 

* Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)257
Also indexedIsle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)586

‘Founded in 1997 by local composer and singer, Patrick Stephen-Samuels. From its outset, the Festival has sought to bring internationally-renowned musicians to the Loch Shiel area, and to engage with the local community of music lovers. Year on year, the festival grows in scope and vision and is now established as one of the UK's most unique and exciting chamber music festivals.’ Held Mid April.

 

* Loch Shiel Festival
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)369

Founded in 1974: ‘The support given to the Festival by schools, teachers, competitors, parents and the general public is greatly appreciated. The committee and members would welcome added support from anyone interested in encouraging the competitors to continue developing their skills in their chosen discipline. Support can be given in many ways, especially by attending the various Festival Sessions throughout the week. Anyone interested in giving additional help should contact a member of the committee.’ Held Mid March.

 

* Lochaber Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of this Record)498

‘On paper they said it wouldn’t work, a festival in late September in a remote village on the West Coast of Scotland 60 miles from the nearest town, but that was [over] ten years ago ... “Those who’ve been rave about it.... it's a small event, but the line up overshadows that of many mainstream festivals” [Observer].’

 

ALERT ’That's all folks. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for 15 fantastic years. Loopallu is finally dead. Long live Loopallu!‘ [29 September 2019]

 

* Loopallu
VISITS (to Website)269
VIEWS (of this Record)387

'A voluntary, charitable organisation which is dedicated to the promotion of a programme of live classical music concerts performed by world class professional musicians. There are usually six chamber music concerts in the season and are given over the period from September to March. They are varied in nature to appeal to all audiences. All concerts are open to the public.'

 

Category Wick
* Music in Thurso
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)353

‘The Isle of Raasay Bass Clarinet Course has been held each April since 2009. A bassoon course has run alongside this course since 2013. Further courses for clarinet and flute are now held each October. We offer unique courses in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, set on a remote Scottish island, overlooking the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye.’

 

* Raasay Music Courses
VISITS (to Website)104
VIEWS (of this Record)235

SEALL is a lively arts promoter based in the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye. Every year we bring around 80 amazing acts to the area with a mixture of well-known names and lesser known, but rising talent. From traditional and classical music, to jazz, blues, opera and folk; from contemporary dance to ballet, from ceilidhs to theatre to stand-up comedy and literature ... SEALL was established in 1991 and our name has a dual meaning: “Skye Events for All”, and “Look” or “See” in Gaelic.’ SEALL delivers the two-month-long Fèis an Eilein (The Skye Festival) in July and August each year.

 

* SEALL
VISITS (to Website)126
Also indexedSkye Events for All | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
VIEWS (of this Record)201

'Skye Chamber Music (formerly Skye Arts Guild) is the Isle of Skye's only established chamber music society. We offer a varied programme of six or seven live performances by highly gifted professional musicians every year. Our seasons extend from the Autumn to the following Spring. The performances range from early music to contemporary, and the performers from solo instrumentalists to small chamber orchestras and choral groups.'

 

* Skye Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)300

Meets ‘First Monday of each month (Oct - May)’ at 7.30pm.

 

* Thurso Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of this Record)363

'So why is the UGF so special? Perhaps it’s the mix of music old and new, of electric and acoustic, of steel and nylon, of seasoned performers and those, like the students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, just starting out on their careers. Perhaps it’s the location on Loch Broom and the drive up through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Perhaps it’s the informal air of the whole weekend: there’s no “us and them”, no VIP area. Everyone mingles, and you’re likely to find yourself sitting beside a guitar legend in the Festival Club – or even jamming with them on one of the trade stands ...' Held Early October.

 

* Ullapool Guitar Festival
VISITS (to Website)255
VIEWS (of this Record)310

'A week-long music break for amateur chamber music players. Under the expert guidance of a team of professional tutors, you will play chamber music, in pre-determined groups, during the mornings from Sunday to Friday. The emphasis is on "organised informality" so there will be plenty of opportunity to consult the coaches on any technical or musical issues you may have.' Held Early August.

 

* Variations
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)340

Meets 'third Tuesday of each month (Sept - May)' at 7.30pm.

 

* Wick Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)538

'We are a group of secondary aged pipers and drummers from Inverness and the surrounding area. We play at various events across the City of Inverness.'

+ City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)349

'All the mystery and passion of Scotland's ancient musical heritage evoked by the voices and authentic instruments of the Highland consort, Coronach.'

 

+ Coronach
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)398

‘The North’s friendly choral society! ...  Dingwall Choral endeavor to perform two concerts annually ... New members are always welcome. No auditions are required, however some choral experience is helpful.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Dingwall & District Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)269

’The Friends of Highland Young Musicians is a representative group of parents/carers who are able to voice opinions about Highland Young Musicians activities and plans, with a specific remit to raise funds where possible, to enhance the generous support afforded these activities by The Highland Council ... With members gaining places from all over Highland the HYM groups represent youth music making at the highest levels: Highland Regional Youth Orchestra; Highland Youth String Orchestra; 'snas; Highland Youth Wind Band; Coisir G; Highland Youth Choir; Highland Pulse.’

+ Highland Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)182
Also indexedFriends of Highland Young Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)217

'The largest choir in the Highlands of Scotland and draws singers from a wide area around Inverness. The Choral Society presents two main concerts every year, in Spring and Autumn.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Inverness Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)411

‘We are a juvenile pipe band based at Lochaber High School in Fort William. The band is a self financing group originally formed in 1970 ... We perform at Highland games, gala days, street parades and charity events in and around the Lochaber area. From mid June until the end of August, we perform on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in and around Cameron Square, Fort William.’

+ Lochaber Schools Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)156
VIEWS (of this Record)212

'Amateur orchestra, the members of which come from the Isle of Skye and in Lochalsh. Thus it serves a area of about 1000 sq. miles, with a population of only 13,000 ... There are two concerts a year ... Membership of the orchestra is open to anyone who can play an orchestral instrument from grade 4 and above and new members are welcome. (Difficult parts can usually be edited to suit the player, if necessary.) ... There is also a Skye & Lochalsh Schools' Orchestra the members of which are drawn from the area's primary and secondary schools, and some of these talented young players also play in the main orchestra.'

+ Skye and Lochalsh Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)288
VIEWS (of this Record)693

‘Formed in January 1979 ... Based in the scenic location of Ullapool on Scotland’s West Coast, we are a community based competing Pipe Band under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Associaiton. We currently run two bands and have over 50 registered members.‘

+ Ullapool & District Junior Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)302

'Whether you enjoy classical music, ballet, opera or world cinema, comedy, musicals, drama or contemporary dance, without Eden Court, you probably wouldn’t get to see it here in the Highlands ... We have built up the largest arts education programme in the UK and are seen nationally as experts in the important job of developing creativity in our young people.'

@ Eden Court Inverness
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)430

‘Set deep in the countryside, Lyth Arts Centre is housed in a beautiful old school building surrounded by trees and ancient stone walls. From the outside it still retains the character of a small Victorian village school, the former Barrock Public School, while the interior has been adapted and extended to become a multipurpose theatre venue and exhibition space. A year-round programme of Live Performances presents the best work of small-scale touring companies - often innovative and experimental. This includes drama, dance, jazz, folk, world, and new music. Most of the programme is devoted to presenting the work of professional British and international artists and performers and the centre also acts as a stepping-off point for local artistic activity. The main aim is to promote work of the highest standard.’

@ Lyth Arts Centre
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)288

'A beautiful and historic venue in the unique setting of a Victorian spa village in the heart of the Highlands. Specialising in live music and entertainment, weddings, conferences plus its very own Bar & Restaurant. Come and see for yourself ...'

@ Strathpeffer Pavilion
VISITS (to Website)336
VIEWS (of this Record)407

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