Item Posted: Tuesday 20th December, 2005
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
NB There is a pub session on the first Friday of EVERY month – same time, same place!
SATURDAY 18th February 7.30 p.m. LOCHGOILHEAD VILLAGE HALL
ANNA MASSIE BAND
First concert of 2003 features Anna Massie, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2003, nominated Instrumentalist of the Year BBC/ Hands up for Trad Awards 2005, with her band nominated for 2004 Best Upcoming Band of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Horizon Folk Awards.
Guitar, vocals, fiddle and accordion.
SATURDAY 1st April 7.30 p.m. LOCHGOILHEAD VILLAGE HALL
FERINTOSH, featuring David Greenberg on fiddle, Abby Newton on cello and Kim Robertson on Celtic harp, presents the vibrant folk music of Scotland and of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where Scottish Highland music has continued in a living tradition since the 18th century. From poignant airs to high-spirited strathspeys and reels, their dynamic arrangements unleash both the subtle beauty and rhythmic energy of this timeless music. “FERINTOSH plays music that can range effortlessly from achingly beautiful to simply breathtaking. And they have such a good time doing it!”
THURSDAY 27th APRIL STRACHUR MEMORIAL HALL
ONE DAY Fèis FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
Four local primary schools will benefit from a day of Fiddle, Dance, Gaelic song and much more!
SUNDAY 21st May 3.00 p.m. STRACHUR MEMORIAL HALL
Blue grass bonanza
From south-western Virginia, ‘Music From The Crooked Road’, which will feature close on three hours of the finest mountain music from the region, with nine musicians involved, including:
Laura Boosinger, Wayne Henderson, Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwartz and the best young bluegrass band out of Galax, Virginia, called No Speed Limit. These world-class musicians are heading this way thanks to assistance and sponsorhip from their own communities. Shows will be at Birnam Institute; Rothes Hall, Glenrothes; Brookfield Village Hall, and a major slot at Glasgow's Big Big Country Festival (venue to be confirmed, but probably The Tron Theatre or Old Fruitmarket).ALSO STRACHUR in Argyll!
The performers taking part are all accustomed to appearing at major roots music festivals in USA, including Doc Watson's MerleFest, which draws crowds of 80,000 each April.
Other plans for 2006
Still to be firmly fixed but we hope to link again with the Loch Fyne Food Fair ( May 27th/28th) to provide musicians, Cowalfest (6th to 15th Oct) will again have key concerts arranged by us. We expect to do a week’s tour of local schools running up to the Mod in Dunoon (13th to 20th Oct)
We hope to have return visits from RSAMD (early June), Jamie Laval (Sept), Donald Black and Malcolm Jones (Sept or Oct), Young Trad Musicians Finalists Tour (Oct?)
We expect to be arranging tours with ANNA-WENDY STEVENSON and JAMES ROSS; AMY GEDDES and SANDY WRIGHT and CALLUNA.
Please watch this space and revisit this site soon!