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FЀIS AN EILEIN THE SKYE FESTIVAL 3 JULY to 28 AUGUST 2018 3 An t-Iuchar gu 28 An Lùnastal SEALL at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Sleat and various venues around the Isle of Skye


Welcome to the Skye Festival Welcome to the 2018 Skye Festival - Fèis an Eilein - an annual celebration of island culture and performing arts. This year we celebrate 27 years since the Festival was started. The Festival is organised by SEALL - Skye Events for All - one of Scotland’s leading rural touring promoters and is one of the best small-venue festivals in Scotland. This year’s festival offers a programme of over 30 events, with some of the top names in Scottish traditional music, a week of Jazz with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, a visit from Scotland’s premiere string orchestra, and some great Gilbert and Sullivan. We also work with the community of Sleat who provide charity cafés, house parties, cèilidhs, exhibitions and environmental days. Duncan MacInnes, Creative Director, SEALL

SKYE FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE JULY

3 OPENING CÈILIDH Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall 7.30PM P4 7 THE CÈILIDH TRAILERS SMO, An Talla Mhòr 4PM P4 10 FERGIE MACDONALD SMO TDC 8PM P5 11 ALAN BISSETT Armadale Castle Stables 8PM P6 13 INNER SOUND SMO TDC 7.30PM P7 16 JAZZ FILM: BIRD Seòmar Chruinneachaidh 7.30PM P7 17 THE ALASTAIR MCCULLOCH TRIO An Crùbh 8PM P8 18 SPIRIT OF THE NARROWS SMO, Skye Space 8PM P9 19 NYOS RUSH HOUR JAZZ SMO, An Talla Mhòr 6PM P10 19 POWER OF NATURE JAZZ CONCERT SMO TDC 8.30PM P10 21 BENNETT AND GORMAN An Crùbh 8PM P11 27 ALASDAIR FRASER Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Foyer 8PM P12 28 FILM: THE KID SMO TDC 8PM P12 31 MARY ANN KENNEDY SMO TDC 8PM P13

AUGUST

3 FILM: ISLANDS & THE WHALES SMO TDC 8PM P16 7 STEWART AND HENDERSON SMO TDC 8PM P16 8 KAELA ROWAN WORKSHOPS SMO TDC 1PM and 2.30PM P17 8 KAELA ROWAN BAND Armadale Castle Stables 8PM P17 11 ROUTES QUARTET WORKSHOP SMO, An Talla Mhòr 2PM P18 11 ROUTES QUARTET SMO, An Talla Mhòr 8PM P18 12 CRIME WRITERS WORKSHOPS Armadale Castle 3PM P19 12 CRIME AT THE CASTLE Armadale Castle 7PM P19 14 CHARLIE MCKERRON SMO TDC 8PM P18 17 SALTFISH FORTY An Talla Mhòr 8PM P20 21 ANXO LORENZO SMO TDC 8PM P20 22 ADAM SUTHERLAND SMO TDC 8PM P21 25 RAGADAWN SMO, Fàs roof terrace 5.14AM P22 27 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE CONCERT Plockton School 7.30PM P23 28 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP SMO TDC 1PM P23 28 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE CONCERT SMO TDC 7.30PM P23

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Fàilte don fhèis

THE MAIN PROGRAMME:

The main events of the Festival are organised by SEALL. Tickets for all these events can be reserved directly from the website, or at the door, and most are eligible for membership discounts.

Fàilte do dh’Fhèis an Eilein 2018 - fèis bhliadhnail a bhios a’ taisbeanadh cultar is ealan an Eilein Sgitheanaich. Am-bliadhna, tha sinn a’ comharrachadh 27 bliadhna bhon a chaidh a cur air chois. ‘S e SEALL - Skye Events for All - a tha air aon de na buidhnean-eagrachaidh ionadail as cliùitiche an Alba - a bhios ag eagrachadh na fèis agus bidh sinn ag obair gu dlùth le Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

CHILD FRIENDLY: Nearly all our events are family friendly.

We welcome children to concerts (even those with a bar) to start getting a taste for our wonderful traditional music and other concerts. Most evening events are planned to last 2 to 2.5 hours, but you can leave early if necessary.

Tha còrr is 30 tachartas an lùib a’ phrògraim, agus nam measg tha cuid de na h-ainmean as cliùitiche ann an ceòl traidiseanta na h-Alba. Bidh sinn ag obair an com-pàirteachas le muinntir Shlèite a bhios a’ cur chafaidhean, phàrtaidhean, chèilidhean, thaisbeanaidhean agus làithean àrainneachd air dòigh.

FESTIVAL FRINGE:

Fringe events are organised by various community groups and individuals in Sleat, and include: charity cafés in Ardvasar Hall; community cafés in Tarskavaig Hall; Made in Sleat exhibition in Duisdale; art galleries in Isleornsay; house concerts; Gaelic lessons; open music sessions; and cèilidh dances. Details of all fringe events can be found on the fringe pages 24 and 25 and www.skyefestival.scot.

VENUES | TALLACHAN SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG Scotland’s Gaelic College, is in south Skye, 13 miles

SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG

south of the junction of the A851 at Broadford and two miles from the Armadale ferry. The Festival’s main venues are situated here.

‘S ann an taobh deas an Eilein Sgiathanaich a tha Colaiste Gàidhlig na h-Alba, 13 mìle deas air ceangal A851 aig An t-Ath Leathann agus 2 mhìle bho chidheaiseig Armadal.

The main hall of Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeul is the largest venue and provides a quality performance space with raked seating for up to 150 people. Situated within the main college campus between the road and the sea.

'S e Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeul am prìomh thalla far a bheil àiteachan suidhe airson 150 daoine. Tha e suidhichte ann am prìomh àrainn na Colaiste eadar an rathad mòr agus a' mhuir.

farm-building above the road, at the Tarskavaig road junction.

chèilidhean a th' anns an t-seann shabhal a chaidh a thogail san 19mh linn. 'S ann ri taobh an rothaid mhòir a tha an Talla Mòr, aig ceann rathad Tharscabhaig.

The main hall

Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeul

An Talla Mhòr Na togalaichean as sine aig a' An Talla Mhòr is the cèilidh space in the old stone Cholaiste - 's e àite sònraichte airson chuirmean is Seòmar Chruinneachaidh is the meeting room next to An Talla Mhòr.

Mhòr.

OTHER VENUES Ardvasar Hall in the middle of Ardvasar village. An Crùbh, Duisdale the new community hub near Isleornsay. Tarskavaig Communities Hall on the west coast boasting stunning sea views. Talla Dearg the art gallery next to Isleornsay Hotel.

Seòmar Chruinneachaidh faisg air An Talla

Bidh tachartasan SEALL gan cumail ann an tallachan

eile an ceann a deas an eilein, a leithid Talla Ardvasair, An Crùbh ann an Eilean Iarmain, an talla as ùire ann an Slèite, Talla Tharscabhaig, an talla baile aig a bheil na seallaidhean as brèagha ann an Alba, agus Talla Dearg. Bidh bàr ann aig na tachartasan seo.

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TUESDAY 3 JULY 7.30PM | Dimàirt 3 An t-Iuchar 7.30f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

SKYE FESTIVAL OPENING CÈILIDH

TICKETS Adult £8

Member £6 Student £6 Young person £4 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

A family friendly concert and dance suitable for all ages

TRADITIONAL FAMILY CÈILIDH The opening concert of Fèis an Eilein 2018 celebrates the family Gaelic week at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. We bring together an informal concert with various guests, young and old, for a family orientated night of song, dance and music. It will be bilingual so you do not need to be a Gaelic speaker to enjoy the evening. Hector MacInnes (guitar) and Malin Lewis (pipes and fiddle) will open with some tunes, supported by young musicians, and round off the night with some cèilidh dance music. CÈILIDH TEAGHLAICH Cèilidh is dannsa teaghlaich airson a h-uile duine. Tha cuirm fhosglaidh Fhèis an Eilein a’ comharrachadh Seachdain nan Teaghlaichean

aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Tha sinn a’ cur cuirm mhì-fhoirmeil ri chèile le diofar aoighean, sean is òg, airson oidhche làn òran, dannsa is ciùil do theaghlaichean. ‘S e oidhche dhà-chànanach a bhios ann mar sin còrdaidh i glan riut ged nach biodh a’ Ghàidhlig agad fhathast.

SATURDAY 7 JULY 4PM | Disathairne 7 An t-Iuchar 4f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

THE CÈILIDH TRAILERS

TICKETS Adult £10

Member £8 Student £8 Young person £5 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

An informal cèilidh and tea-dance with our young local talent Each year, through our area’s junior Fèis an Earraich, a group of young musicians and singers are brought together to head out around the community with a series of concerts and cèilidhs. The quality and ability is exceptional and many of them go on to further studies and make a living from their performing. Tea and cake will be available.

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Cèilidh bheag is dannsa cuide ri luchd-ciùil òg na sgìre. Bidh sinn a’ toirt luchd-ciùil is seinneadairean òga Fhèis an Earraich cruinn còmhla a h-uile bliadhna is iad a’ cluich aig sreath de chuirmean is cèilidhean air feadh na sgìre. Tha ìre a’ chiùil air leth math agus bidh mòran aca a’ cumail orra le an cuid ciùil agus a’ dèanamh am beòshlaint às. Bidh tì is cèicean ann.


TUESDAY 10 JULY 8PM | Dimàirt 10 An t-Iuchar 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

FERGIE’S CONCERT AND CÈILIDH

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Fergie Macdonald, Robert Nairn, Addie Harper Jr and Stephanie Harper King of the Cèilidh and Scots folk legend, Fergie Macdonald, will bring his friends along to present an evening of lively cèilidh music and good craic. Scotland’s much loved buttonbox player from Moidart took the authentic, raw and right cèilidh dance band style to village halls across the length and breadth of the Highlands and Islands. Wherever cèilidh music is being played, Fergie’s masterful musicianship and infectious style remain the benchmark and he will forever be known as the man who gave cèilidh music to the world. Cèilidh is cuirm cuide ri Fergie Bidh Rìgh na Cèilidh, Fergie Dòmhnallach, agus a charaidean a’ cur oidhche làn ceòl cèilidh is craic mhath air dòigh dhuinn. Thug an cluicheadair bogsa-phutan à Muideart a chuid ceòl cèilidh gu tallachan baile air feadh na Gàidhealtachd is nan Eileanan thar nam bliadhnaichean. Thug an cluicheadair bogsa-phutan à Muideart a chuid ceòl cèilidh gu tallachan baile air feadh na Gàidhealtachd is nan Eileanan thar nam bliadhnaichean. ‘S e sàr cheòl Fergie agus a stoidhle air leth slat-tomhais ceòl cèilidh às bith càite bheil e ga chluich agus tha e air cliù a chosnadh mar am fear a thaisbean ceòl cèilidh don t-saoghal. Bidh Raibeart Nairn, Addie Harper agus Stephanie Harper na chuideachd air a’ bhogsaphiàna, a’ bhogsa-phutan agus a’ chlàrsaich.

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WEDNESDAY 11 JULY 8PM Diciadain, 11 An t-Iuchar 8f The Stables, Armadale Castle

TICKETS Adult £14

Member £12 Student £12 Young person £7 Seasons Free

ALAN BISSETT PRESENTS THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES

Meet Moira Bell, cleaner, single mother and the hardest woman in Falkirk. Whether defending her wee dog Pepe from the local rottweiler, attempting to seduce a teacher, or belting out Diana Ross for the Scotia karaoke night, Moira is hilarious, hypnotic, frightening and heart-warming company. Based on the stories and characters Alan encountered growing up in the Hallglen area of Falkirk, where The Moira Monologues first premiered, Moira and her pals have left audiences all over the country weak with laughter. “This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly fresh take on the whole business of class and culture in Scotland.” The Scotsman “Moira Bell is a legend. A hilarious, but subtly smart work that takes society slowly apart” The Skinny “A funny, feisty, fiery 60 minutes that’s utterly convincing.” TV Bomb

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FRIDAY 13 JULY 7.30PM | Dihaoine 13 An t-Iuchar 7.30f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

TICKETS Adult £12

Member £10 Student £10 Young person £6 Seasons £10 Under 10 Free

Inner Sound present the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta

Inner Sound are delighted to be back at SMO again performing one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operas. The Pirates of Penzance centres around Frederic, who, having reached his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of a Major-General, and they fall in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February and so,

technically, he is only four. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his “twenty-first birthday”, meaning that he must serve another 63 years, bound by his own sense of duty. Inner Sound is one of Scotland’s leading amateur G and S production companies. Anne Lampard MBE has for years been training generations of singers, some of whom now work in the professional operatic circuit.

MONDAY 16 JULY 7.30PM | Diluain 16 An t-Iuchar 7.30f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Seòmar Chruinneachaidh

JAZZ FILM: BIRD (1988)

Plus a live set from the Jazz Ambassadors Director Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker). Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs. 155 minutes

TICKETS Adult £8

Member £6 Student £6 Young person £4 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

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TUESDAY 17 JULY 8PM | Dimàirt 17 An t-Iuchar 8f An Crùbh, Duisdale

THE ALISTAIR MCCULLOCH TRIO

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

With guests Harta

“One of the finest fiddlers and composers of his generation” Living Tradition The Alistair McCulloch Trio annual Scottish tour has become a firm fixture on the folk music calendar. Featuring champion fiddler McCulloch, alongside former Capercaillie whistle wizard Marc Duff, and past Scottish folk musician of the year, Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs and The Kate Rusby Band on bouzouki, guitar and vocals, the trio has gained a formidable reputation for its dynamic concert performances. Alistair is fiddle tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has toured in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Skye-based Harta opens the evening with a delicious mix of Scottish and Scandinavian music, with Christine Martin on nyckelharpa, Ross Calderwood on Scottish smallpipes and Jack Evans, (ex-Easy Club, Cauld Blast Orchestra) on bouzouki and whistles. “Air aon de na fìdhlearan is sgrìobhadairean ciùil as fheàrr de a ghinealach” Living Tradition Tha turas Albannach a’ chòmhlain Alistair McCulloch Trio stèidhichte a-nis ann am bliadhna a’ chiùil thraidiseanta. Tha an triùir, anns a bheil an sàr fhìdhlear McCulloch, cuide ri Marc Duff bho Chapercaillie air na fìdeagan agus Aaron Jones bho Old Blind Dogs agus The Kate Rusby Band, is a tha air an tiotal neach ciùil traidiseanta Albannach na bliadhna a ghleidheadh, air bouzouki, giotàr is a’ seinn, air cliù mhòr a chosnadh airson an cuid chonsairtean beothail. Tha Alistair na thidsear fìdhlearachd aig Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba agus tha air a bhith air tursan do na Stàitean Aonaichte, Astràilia agus Sealainn Nuaidh.

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Bidh Harta às an Eilean Sgitheanach a’ cur na h-oidhche gu dol le measgachadh tarraingeach de cheòl Albannach is Lochlannach, cuide ri Cairistìona Mhàrtainn air Nyckelharpa, Ross Calderwood air a’ phìob bhig Albannaich agus Jack Evans (a bh’ ann an Easy Club, Cauld Blast Orchestra) air Bouzouki/Fìdeagan.


WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 8PM | Diciadain 18 An t-Iuchar 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye Space

SPIRIT OF THE NARROWS

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Anne Lederman and Capucie Onn

The storytelling/fiddle performance of a journey from present to past, through the cultures, Native and Euro-Canadian, that permeate and intertwine on the Canadian prairies. Through one woman's eyes, it is the story of a music and of the people who created it, and who, against all odds, continue to play it. The music is like no other, embodying aspects of Ojibwa, Cree, Scottish, French, English, American and eastern European traditions, a uniquely Canadian music played on a small box with four strings. Manitoba-born Anne Lederman is a fiddler, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, researcher, teacher and 'national treasure'. She is joined by actor and musician Capucie Onn, playing the young Anne.

BIG MUSIC IN SMALL HALLS

2018

23 to 30 NOVEMBER

Celebrating Scotland’s National Day, the first SEALL Small Halls Festival brings the country’s top Scots trad musicians for concerts and workshops to small and remote venues across the Isle of Skye ending with a celebratory concert and cèilidh on St Andrew’s Night at the Sligachan Hotel. For details visit:

www.smallhalls.co.uk

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THURSDAY 19 JULY | Diardaoin 19 An t-Iuchar Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

NYOS RUSH HOUR JAZZ 6PM

TICKETS

Before the main concert tonight we present three young bands from amongst the advanced students at this year's NYOS Jazz Summer school. Escape the traffic jams of Sleat and join Jules Jackson as he compères the show. Then move to the college dining room to buy a curry and a pint, before the main concert at 8.30pm in TDC main hall.

Adult £5 Member £5 Student £5 Young person £5 Seasons £5 Under 10 Free

THE POWER OF NATURE 8.30PM Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £7 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

This summer NYOS Jazz Orchestra presents a profusion of cool jazz in a two-part concert. We celebrate the music of Joe Zawinul’s groundbreaking group Weather Report. The 1970s were one of the most exciting periods in jazz, and after the emergence of rock and roll, the inevitable fusion of jazz and rock came of age. Never more so than in the music of Weather Report, blending grooves and improvisation, through-composed melodies and evolving ensemble textures. The Jazz Orchestra is then joined by beatboxer, sound artist and vocal sculptor Jason Singh. Director of Jazz at NYOS Malcolm Edmonstone has worked closely with Jason to select aspects of his extensive creative projects, and arranged these for the orchestra and vocalists. Buy tickets for both concerts and get £2 off.

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SATURDAY 21 JULY 8PM | Disathairne 21 An t-Iuchar 8f An Crùbh, Duisdale

MARGARET BENNETT AND SKIP GORMAN The Crofters and the Cowboys and a Cèilidh The Crofters and Cowboys brings together two distinctive styles of music and song found in the American West and rooted in the lifestyles, landscapes and traditions of Scotland. Skip Gorman brings back to life the simple, yet beautifully poignant music that was performed around campfires by cowboys and westward settlers in the 19th century. Margaret Bennett, Gaelic singer from Skye, is widely regarded as Scotland's foremost folklorist. The evening opens with a set from the young Cèilidh Trailers and finishes with some cèilidh dancing. Mairead Bennett agus Skip Gorman Tha Croitearan agus Cowboys a’ cur dà dhiofar seòrsa ciùil is òran ri chèile à Taobh an Iar Ameireaga agus a tha bonntaichte ann an dòigh-beatha, cruth-tìre is dualchas na h-Alba. Tha Skip Gorman a’ taisbeanadh ceòl sìmplidh, tiamhaidh, àlainn a bhiodh na cowboys is luchd-imrich a’ cluich mu na teintean campa ann an taobh an iar Ameireaga anns an 19mh linn. Tha an seinneadair Sgitheanach, Mairead Bennett, aithnichte mar an t-eòlaiche beulaithris as cliùitiche an Alba.

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

"It is rare to witness such a charismatic and fascinating raconteur."

Thèid an oidhche a chur gu dol le ceòladairean òga bhon Cèilidh Trail agus thig i gu crìch le ceòl cèilidh airson dannsa.

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FRIDAY 27 JULY 8PM | Dihaoine 27 An t-Iuchar 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Foyer

ALASDAIR FRASER MAMMOTH FIDDLE NIGHT

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

With Natalie Haas and other guests

Prepare for a string spectacular and experience the sound of over 130 fiddles and cellos lifting the rafters of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, when Alasdair Fraser hosts another of his sell-out Mammoth Fiddle Nights. Alasdair is one of the greatest carriers of the Scottish fiddle music tradition, a fiddler whose warmly expressive playing, mastery of his instrument and deep understanding of his native music as a venerable and continually evolving art is an inspiration to generations of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. Oidhche Mhòr nam Fìdhlean cuide ri Alasdair Friseal Bidh còrr is 130 fidheall agus cello a’ lìonadh an t-Sabhail Mhòir le an cuid ciùil aig Oidhche Mhòr eile an cuideachd Alasdair Fhriseil.

Tha Alasdair air aon de na cluicheadairean as iomraitiche ann an ceòl na fìdhle a bhios a’ taisbeanadh a liut air an inneal-chiùil agus a thuigse a th’ aige air a cheòl dùthchasach fhèin mar ealain uasal a bhios daonnan ag atharrachadh agus tha e na fhìdhlear brosnachail do ghinealaichean de luchd-ciùil air gach taobh den Chuan Siar.

SATURDAY 28 JULY 8PM | Disathairne 28 An t-Iuchar 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

CHARLIE CHAPLIN: THE KID (1921)

TICKETS Adult £12

Member £10 Student £10 Young person £6 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Silent Movie with Steven Gallatley, keyboard The Kid (68 mins) is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. It follows the story of a tramp (Chaplin), who attempts to raise an orphaned boy (Jackie Coogan) on his own. It was a huge success when released, being the second-highest grossing film in 1921. The screening will include another short and will be accompanied live by composer and pianist Steven Gellatly.

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TUESDAY 31 JULY 8PM | Dimàirt 31 An t-Iuchar 8f

TICKETS Adult £15

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

MARY ANN KENNEDY

An Dàn: Gaelic Songs For A Modern World, with Finlay Wells, guitar A Skye Gael from multi-cultural Glasgow, Mary Ann Kennedy’s life has been one of music. From a revered tradition-bearer family, the Campbells of Greepe, her earliest memories are of a home filled with song. Her debut solo album is An Dàn (The Song/Destined) – a collection of her original self-penned music with lyrics and some of Gaeldom’s greatest poets, including Aonghas MacNeacail and Angus Peter Campbell. Mary Ann is accompanied by guitarist, composer and producer Finlay Wells. Màiri Anna NicUalraig: An Dàn ‘S e ban-Ghàidheal Sgitheanach à baile mòr Ghlaschu a th’ ann am Màiri Anna NicUalraig. Buinidh i do theaghlach ceòlmhor ainmeil, Caimbeulaich a’ Ghrìoba, agus ‘s iad cuimhneachain a dachaigh a bha làn ciùil a’ chiad chuimhneachain a th’ aice. ‘S e An Dàn a’ chiad chlàr aice fhèin – cruinneachadh de a cuid ciùil le faclan a sgrìobh i fhèin agus cuid de na bàird Ghàidhlig as cliùitiche a leithid Aonghas Dubh MacNeacail agus Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul. Bidh Màiri Anna an cuideachd a’ chluicheadair giotàir, sgrìobhaiche is riochdaire, Finlay Wells.

ENTERTAINMENT 2018 LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT

Check out our website for all up-to-date events www.sligachan.co.uk

JULY 8 9 14 14 21 23

Schiehallion Borland Cèilidh Band Black Rock Cèilidh Band Glamaig Hill Race Sheepshank Beag George Macpherson storytelling 28 Urang Matang Reggae

AUGUST 3 4 9 10 11 12 18 20 25

The Woo Hillbillies Borland Cèilidh Band Sheepshank Redemption Alan Frew Captain Stupendous Jinski Glamaig Cèilidh Band George Macpherson Black Rock Cèilidh Band

SEPTEMBER 1 10 15 22

Tar the Croft George Macpherson Sheepshank Beag Black Rock Cèilidh Band

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS AT THE SLIGACHAN HOTEL

TUESDAY

Hit training 8.30pm-9.30pm

WEDNESDAY

Pub Quiz 8.30pm onwards

FRIDAY

Yoga 8.30pm-9.30pm

SLIGACHAN HOTEL SLIGACHAN ISLE OF SKYE IV47 8SW

01478 650204 | reservations@sligachan.co.uk

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VISITOR ATTRACTIONS Looking for a fun day out? Skye and Lochalsh Archive centre Tasglann an Eilein Sgitheanaich & Loch Aillse Located in Portree, the centre is responsible for archives relating to Skye and Lochalsh. The records date from the 17th century to the present, and are strongest from the mid19th century. They also care for an extensive collection of local photographs, some of which you can purchase. Elgin Hostel Dunvegan Road, Portree IV51 9EE. Tel: 01478 614078

Highland Archive Centre Tasglann na GĂ idhealtachd If you love local history, you will find something of interest in the archives which go back in time to the fourteenth century. If your interest is family history, you will have the opportunity of spending time yourself researching your ancestors or you can arrange a consultation with a member of staff who is a specialist in family history. Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS. Tel: 01463 256444 highlifehighland.com/archives-service

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Castle Viewpoint Àite-Seallaidh a’Chaisteil Castle Viewpoint is the newest visitor attraction in Inverness offering fabulous 360 degree views of the Highland Capital and the surrounding scenery. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get the definitive view of Inverness. Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU. Tel: 01463 718009 invernesscastleviewpoint.co.uk

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Taigh-tasgaidh Inbhir Nis & Gailearaidh Ealain Experience the art, history and heritage of the Highlands through exhibitions, displays and hands on activities suitable for all ages. Enjoy temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and the best of Highland craft... round off your visit with a bowl of soup, tasty baking and a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB. Tel: 01463 237114 invernessmuseum.co.uk

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FRIDAY 3 AUGUST 8PM | Dihaoine 3 An Lùnastal 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES

TICKETS Adult £8

Member £6 Student £6 Young person £6 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Award-winning documentary about life on the Faroe Islands In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. Mike Day’s award-winning documentary, The Islands and the Whales, has garnered a string of international festival awards including DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize, Hotdocs Emerging International Filmmaker Award and a Bafta nomination.

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST 8PM | Dimàirt 7 An Lùnastal 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

MAIGHREAD STEWART & INGRID HENDERSON Gaelic song and clarsach

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Renowned Gaelic singer, Margaret Stewart from the Isle of Lewis, and Lochaber based clarsach virtuoso, Ingrid Henderson, are world class performers in their individual fields and together they produce a sound which is abounding in substance and class. The evening will open with a set from our young local talent. Òrain Ghàidhlig agus ceòl na clàrsaich ‘S e luchd-ciùil den ìre as àirde a th’ anns an t-seinneadair Ghàidhlig, Maighread Stiùbhart às Eilean Leòdhais, agus an t-sàr chlàrsair Abrach, Ingrid NicEanruig, agus bidh ceòl làn brìgh is susbaint ann nuair a bhios iad a’ cluich còmhla. Bidh Maighread agus Ingrid le chèile a’ teagasg aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, ann an Roinn a’ Chiùil agus aig na Sgoiltean Samhraidh

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WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST 8PM | Diciadain 8 An Lùnastal 8f The Stables, Armadale Castle

THE KAELA ROWAN BAND

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Trad concert by one of Scotland’s most beautiful voices Much in demand for her beautiful voice, Kaela Rowan began her career in folk bands and playing sessions and festivals around her home in the Highlands. She has since forged her own unique path in the Scottish music scene. Kaela is accompanied by James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters) on guitar and percussion, and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House) on guitar, mandolin and jaw harp. The evening will open with a set from some of our local young talent. Còmhlan Kaela Rowan Tha fèill mhòr air guth àlainn Kaela Rowan a tha air a bhith an sàs ann an saoghal a’ chiùil bhon a bha i ann an còmhlanan traidiseanta is seiseanan is fèisean air a’ Ghàidhealtachd. Ach tha Kaela air a slighe fhèin a dhèanamh ann an saoghal ceòl na h-Alba. Bidh James Mac an Tòisich (Shooglenifty, String Sisters) na cuideachd air giotàr agus Ewan Mac a’ Phearsain (Shooglenifty, Salt House) air giotàr, mandolin agus tromb. Thèid an oidhche a chur gu dol le neach-ciùil òg às an sgìre.

“We book a lot of extremely talented bands playing Scottish and Irish traditional material but the Kaela Rowan Band has something special.” SoundHouse (and Fèis an Eilein)

KAELA ROWAN WORKSHOPS Song for young people Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall Kaela Rowan has a special way of working with young people and will provide two encouraging and exciting song workshops for youngsters who have a desire to sing. 1pm - 2pm: World Singing - all primary ages. 2.30pm - 3.30pm: Harmony Singing - over 8s. Òrain Ghàidhlig do dhaoine òga Tha dòigh-obrach shònraichte aig Kaela Rowan nuair a bhios i ag obair le daoine òga agus bidh bùth-obrach bhrosnachail is inntinneach aice airson duine òg sam bith a tha ag iarraidh seinn.

TICKETS All tickets £5 £7 for both workshops

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SATURDAY 11 AUGUST | Disathairne 11 An Lùnastal

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

ROUTES WORKSHOP 2PM

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

ROUTES QUARTET 8PM

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

A string quartet with a difference

Before the main concert, Emma and other Routes members will lead a workshop aimed at anyone who consider themselves to be intermediate on any instrument in either the folk or classical tradition, with an All tickets £10 aim to make that crossover.

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The Routes Quartet is an exquisite blend of the folk and classical traditions, featuring evocative arrangements of folk tunes and stunning original compositions. The quartet is made up of the classic string quartet instrumentation of cello (Rufus Huggan), viola (Emma Tomlinson) and two fiddles (Gràinne Brady and Tricia Mullan). Routes set out to arrange and explore the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities that are characteristic of the string quartet, but with a folky, rootsy accent.

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 8PM | Dimàirt 14 An Lùnastal 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

CHARLIE MCKERRON

With Marc Clement, guitar

Internationally regarded as one of Scotland's finest fiddle players, Charlie McKerron leads his summer fiddle camp this week, so is a regular visitor to Fèis an Eilein, always packing our venue. Charlie is a key member of the highly successful Capercaillie and has collaborated with many other musicians, and played with other noted bands such as Session A9. He will be joined on the night by singer and guitarist, Marc Clement, a professional musician for nearly 30 years who played guitar with Bruce McGregor for many years.

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TICKETS Adult £15

Member 13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Charlie McKerron cuide ri Marc Clement, giotàr Tha Charlie McKerron aithnichte mar aon de na fìdhlearan as fheàrr an Alba. Bidh e a’ teagasg aig a champa samhraidh fidhlearachd an t-seachdain sa agus bidh e a’ cluich gu bitheanta aig Fèis an Eilein agus an talla daonnan làn. Tha Charlie na bhall de Chapercaillie agus tha e air obrachadh le iomadh neach-ciùil. Tha an seinneadair is cluicheadair giotàir, Marc Clement, a bhuineas do dh’Inbhir Nis, air a bhith na neach-ciùil proifeiseanta fad 30 bliadhna.


SUNDAY 12 AUGUST | Là na Sàbaid 12 An Lùnastal Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum of the Isles For readers, writers and lovers of crime fiction

Michael J Malone

Caro Ramsay

Douglas Skelton

CRIME AT THE CASTLE Three of Scotland’s most popular crime writers, Michael J Malone, Douglas Skelton and Caro Ramsay, give up the secrets of their trade to in an entertaining afternoon and evening of workshops and talks on crime and publishing for readers and writers.

WORKSHOP 3pm Somerled Rooms 3pm Multi-award-winning

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Ayrshire author and poet £15 (includes Michael J Malone will teach afternoon tea and home baking) aspiring writers the “Five Horsemen of Novel Writing.” 3.45pm Break for afternoon tea 4.15pm Glasgow’s Caro Ramsay will teach the tricks of her successful trade on How to Develop your Plot.

partners in crime 7pm The StaBLES

Michael J Malone, Douglas Skelton and Caro Ramsay each discuss their work and the secrets to their success.

TICKETS Adult £10

Member £8 Student £8 Young person £5 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

From psychological thrillers to immersive police procedurals, this trio of critically-acclaimed crime writers have garnered a wealth of experience between them in researching and writing crime novels and tackling the publishing business. The talks will be followed by a panel QnA with all of the authors. There will be a book stall at the end of the evening where the authors will be happy to personalise and sign any books purchased. There is a bar on the evening.

MAKE A DAY OF IT Come to the workshops and stay on for the evening. A special pre-theatre tapas menu is available from 6pm at The Stables. Any ticket holder who would like to make a day of their visit and explore Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum of the Isles can do so for the special price of £2.50 payable at the gate and on production of a workshop or authors’ talk ticket.

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FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 8PM | Dihaoine 17 An Lùnastal 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

SALTFISH FORTY

TICKETS Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Traditional and original music from Orkney Orcadian duo Douglas Montgomery on fiddle and viola, and Brian Cromarty, songs, guitar and mandola, combine the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions. The powerhouse partnership have won a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond, brilliantly transcending the duo format’s conventional confines. Bidh an còmhlan Arcach Bidh an còmhlan Arcach, Douglas Montgomery air fìdheall is viola agus Brian Cromarty a bhios a’ seinn, a’ cluich giotàir is mandola, a’ fighe ceòl beairteach Arcaibh leis na h-òrain aca fhèin. Tha an dithis air luchd-leantainn dìleas a thàladh air feadh Bhreatainn is thall thairis agus iad a’ briseadh nan crìochan àbhaisteach a bhios uaireannan a’ cur bacadh air còmhlanan dithis.

TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 8PM | Dimàirt 21 An Lùnastal 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

ANXO LORENZO

Maestro of the Galician Gaita

Anxo's band combine an absolute mastery of their instruments and provide a show full of power passion and aural delight. Anxo has played with many great musicians during his career from Lùnasa to Kathryn Tickell and many others. His band is truly pan-European including Galicians , Portugese and Irish musicians.

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Cha ghabh liut sàr chluicheadair na pìoba Gailisianach (gaita) gus an cluinnear e. Tha an còmhlan aig Aixo mion-eòlach air na h-innealan-ciùil aca agus bidh iad a' cluich le neart is gràdh a' chiùil. Tha Anxo air cluich le iomadh neach-ciùil cliùiteach a leithid Lúnasa agus Kathryn Tickell. 'S e fìor chòmhlan Eòrpach a th' aige agus buinidh na buill do Ghailisia, a' Phortagail agus Èirinn.


WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 8PM | Diciadain 22 An Lùnastal 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

ADAM SUTHERLAND AND BAND

TICKETS Adult £18

Member £16 Student £15 Young person £9 Seasons Free Under 10 Free

Traditional music concert

Highland fiddle player Adam Sutherland is MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards Composer of the Year. The outstanding musicians in his band include members of Session A9, Blazin’ Fiddles, Sketch, Nae Plans and Hue and Cry. They’ll be performing the hits from his first record Squall as well as material from his new solo record Some Other Land, featuring tunes that have come to him in his sleep. Marc Clement on guitar, Angus Lyon on accordion, Hamish Napier on keys, Iain Copeland on drums, John Paul Speirs on bass. Buy tickets for both concerts (Anxo Lorenzo and Adam Sutherland) this week and get a further discount of £2. Please note this does not apply to SEALL Season ticket holders.

TICKETS Adult £18

Member £16 Student £15 Young person £9 Seasons £15 Under 10 Free Please note: usual SEALL Season ticket discounts do not apply

'S e fìdhlear, sgrìobhadair is tidsear ciùil a th' ann an Adam Sutherland, a bhuineas do dh'Earagaidh faisg air Inbhir Nis. 'S e fear de na fìdhlearan as ainmeile an Alba a th' ann an Adam an dèidh dha fichead bliadhna a chur seachad a' cluich cuide ri Session A9, Treacherous Orchestra agus Peatbog Faeries. Chaidh ainmeachadh mar 'Neach-ciùil na Bliadhna' aig Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta na h-Alba o chionn ghoirid. Cluinnear a' chuid phort gan cluich ann an seiseanan air feadh an t-saoghail, gu h-àraid 'The Road to Errogie'. Chaidh an ruidhle fìor tharraingeach seo a chlàradh air dà fhichead clàr fa leth le luchd-ciùil às an Spàinn, na Stàitean Aonaichte is Coiria a Deas. Ma cheannaichear ticeadan don dà chonsart an t-seachdain sa gheibhear £2 a bharrachd far na prìse.

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SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 5.14AM | Disathairne 25 An Lùnastal 5.14m

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Fàs roof terrace

RAGADAWN (ISLE OF SKYE, 57.5º N)

TICKETS

This event is free but booking is essential to secure a space. See below on how to book

Sunrise vocal performance with locally-sourced breakfast ATLAS Arts has been working with Caroline Bergvall since 2016 on Ragadawn. In collaboration with Gaelic speakers on the island, Bergvall has devised a powerful and entrancing piece, interweaving music, text, and voices, which will be performed between dawn and sunrise. The Sound of Sleat and the Knoydart Peninsula will provide a spectacular backdrop for Ragadawn (Isle of Skye 57.5 ° N), which melds nature and song together. It is a multi-sensory composition for two voices (spoken and sung) incorporating multiple languages - including Gaelic - and electronic frequencies to accompany and celebrate the rising of day.

An earlier incarnation was performed in 2016 at the Festival de la Batie (Geneva) and the Estuary Festival (Southend), garnering great reviews. The performance begins at 5.14am and is 55 minutes long. Following the performance, there will be a communal breakfast. For this ATLAS is collaborating with local suppliers to create a unique menu that is offered as part of the Ragadawn project. A free event but reservation is essential BOOK: atlasarts.org.uk For questions about the event or accessibility contact: shona@atlasarts.org.uk 01478 611143

Atlas Arts presents Ragadawn (Isle of Skye 57.5º N) Caroline Bervall

A dawn performance by acclaimed artist Caroline Bergvall with soprano Peyee Chan in a unique composition by Gavin Bryars. Followed by locally-sourced breakfast

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THE SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE Scotland’s leading string orchestra, The Scottish Ensemble, are an internationally renowned collective of outstanding musicians championing music for strings, inspired by crossing genres, styles, centuries and musical periods to create powerful new connections. Their performances are vibrant, dynamic and rewarding experiences. SEALL is delighted to welcome them back to Skye at this year’s Fèis an Eilein when they will deliver concerts in Plockton and Sleat and an afternoon workshop in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

MONDAY 27 AUGUST TUESDAY 28 AUGUST Diluain 27 An Lùnastal Dimàirt 28 An Lùnastal Plockton High School

SMO, TDC Main Hall

1PM: Clarinet quintet workshop: An open and informal session aimed at string players, but suitable for all musicians to be part of this performance-based workshop, with the possibility of playing some well-known string pieces. Bring your stringed quartet instrument or just come and listen.

7.30PM (both nights): CHAMBER NOTES

Quintet with Matthew Hunt, clarinet: Scottish Ensemble explore the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms: Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major; Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor; John Luther Adams The Wind In High Places (movement 4). Mozart and Brahms wrote just one clarinet quintet each, both in the final years of their lives. But it’s their inherent quality and charm, not only their solitary status, which has always made these quintets stand out amongst each composer’s repertoire.

TICKETS WORKSHOP All tickets £10 but

advanced booking is strongly advised

CONCERT Adult £15

Member £13 Student £13 Young person £8 Seasons £13 Under 10 Free

Please note: usual SEALL Season ticket discounts do not apply

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THE FESTIVAL FRINGE “The Illusion is a pure light to itself” “An sgleò ‘na sholas glan dha fhèin” An Exhibition by South Skye Camera Club Taisbeanadh le Club Camara Taobh Deas an Eilein 9 – 27 July/Iuchar 9am – 9pm The Atrium, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

CHARITY CAFÉS ARDVASAR HALL

For some fabulous home baking, light lunches and a very warm welcome there’s nothing like dipping into one of the charity cafés, hosted by different local and national charities. Rest your weary legs and support local causes by eating cake, having a light lunch and talking to members of the Sleat community

EVERY THURSDAY FROM JULY TO AUGUST 11-2pm

5 JULY Hope and Faith School 12 JULY Crossroads Care 19 JULY Friends of Broadford Hospital 26 JULY CHAS 2 AUGUST Strath Gaelic Choir 9 AUGUST Young Carers 16 AUGUST Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative 23 AUGUST Counselling care 30 AUGUST SEALL

TARSKAVAIG HALL

The township of Tarskavaig must have the village hall with the best view anywhere in Scotland. Add to that some quality home baking and it becomes a well-recommended stop on the beautiful Tarskavaig-Ord loop road

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY 2-4pm FROM 11 JULY TO 31 AUGUST

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Events Each Wednesday 3pm Gaelic on Holiday, Iain Noble building A free one-hour introduction to our Gaelic culture, for visitors. Most Thursdays 9pm Open house cèilidh dance, An Talla Mhòr. Bar and free entry.

Exhibitions THE BLUE STUDIO GALLERY, Tarskavaig Open all day. Landscapes, still lifes and ideosyncratic figure paintings. 01471 855368. Pam Carter, Artist, THE SKYE EXHIBITION, Gallery An Talla Dearg. 14 July to 11 September. Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm. Weekends 10am-4pm. Telephone: 01471 833 332.


THE FESTIVAL FRINGE Rick and Pam’s house concerts

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Another summer and another house concert tour. This is a chance to enjoy fabulous music in the comfort of someone else’s home.

WALK MONDAYS

Get your week off to a great start with a walk with experienced ranger Nic Bullivant. Explore parts of Skye and Lochalsh that are less wellknown in the company of someone who can tell you the stories, share the names of things and identify the views. Walks start at 10am and last about five hours, depending on the weather and how fast people walk. Nic sets a gentle pace but walks can be several miles, so bring lunch and a drink. Boots are essential and, unless the weather is set to be fair, full waterproofs are advised. Walk party size is limited to 10.

concerts venues Sunday afternoons lovely hosts

2PM START

CONCERT DATES: 8, 22 and 29 July; 5,19 and 26 August

Something for everyone this summer, from trad to country and western and all points in between. ENTRY BY DONATION Details of venues and hosts will be revealed at ww.skyefestival.scot so watch that space Spaces are limited so booking is essential 01471822692 or firesontheshore@gmail.com

EACH MONDAY JULY TO AUGUST 2 JULY and 6 AUGUST Best of the Red Cuillin: 7 hours approx. Meet

Broadford, car park opposite The Waterfront

9 JULY and 13 AUGUST Boreraig and Suisnish: 7 hours approx. Meet Broadford, car park opposite The Waterfront

16 JULY and 20 AUGUST Leitir Fura: 4 hours. Woodland trails with big

sea views. Meet Leitir Fura forestry car park, near Kinloch

23 JULY and 27 AUGUST Lochalsh Peninsula: 5 hours. Kyle to Plockton on good trails in time for train return. Meet swimming pool car park, Kyle of Lochalsh

14 - 19 JULY 2018 10am to 5pm An Crùbh Duisdale

30 JULY Aird of Sleat: 5 hours approx. Track to the

southern tip of Skye. Seashore and beaches. Meet at road end, Aird

Charges are £20 per adult, £10 for a child (over 8). Dogs on leads please.Booking and more information 01599 534596 OR TEXT 07565 424981

www.qmdsinthewest.com

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SEALL SKYE EVENTS FOR ALL

AUTUMN 2018 PROGRAMME

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Coming up for Autumn: Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain | Osiligi Maasai Warriors | Blas Festival | Illuminate Festival Dogstar Theatre | The Dime Notes and much more

www.seall.co.uk info@seall.co.uk | 01471 844207

FAMILY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Thursday 5 July to Thursday 30 August, 10.30am to 12pm

Fun for all the family. Drop in for arts, crafts, games and trails. Plus stories and songs for all the family, and toys for early years. Activities will explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark our current exhibition, Coming Home’ Free with entrance ticket, donations welcome.

TARTAN AND TARGE: JACOBITE RE-ENACTMENT DISPLAYS Saturday 28 July, 11.30am to 4pm

Transport yourself to the days of Bonnie Prince Charlie with thrilling costumed performances on the Armadale Castle lawn. With an impressive arsenal of rapiers, broadswords, claymore and other weaponry, experts from the Renaissance Scots Living History Association (RenScots) will re-enact scenes of combat from the Jacobite era and before.

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WHERE WE ARE

An Seòmar Uaine, SEALL’s office, and the festival’s main venues are in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye

BECOME A FESTIVAL FRIEND Annual membership is £32 a year and members usually receive £2 off the price of a SEALL-promoted event. Season tickets are £132 a year (£66 for young people ages 11-18) and offer the holder free access to most SEALL events. Take advantage of these great savings and support SEALL by joining us. Mail this form to us or send us an email with all the details.

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Open 1 April - 15 October 10am - 5.30pm (Last entry 5pm) CLAN EXHIBITION • BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE RELICS • HOLIDAY COTTAGES EVENTS & WEDDINGS • SEAL TRIPS • LOCH CRUISES & FISHING TRIPS • ST KILDA SHOP • MACLEOD TABLES CAFÉ •

WILDLIFE AT DUNVEGAN CASTLE

Seal trips, loch cruises and fishing trips running 1 April - 30 September SEAL TRIPS & LOCH CRUISES (10am - 5pm) A favourite with children and adults alike, take an exhilarating 25min boat trip to see the seal colony and observe these playful sea mammals at close quarters. You may see many species of birds including the Arctic tern, heron and sea eagle.

LOCH CRUISES & FISHING TRIPS (9-11am and 5-7pm) Bonnie Prince Charlie had to leave Skye in a hurry, but you can stay for as long as you like to enjoy the varied wildlife of Loch Dunvegan and the spectacular views of the Outer Hebrides across the expeditions for up to four people.

With their unrivalled knowledge of good spots for pollock, mackerel and coalfish, our boatmen will do their very best to ensure that you don’t return empty handed. Rods and tackle are provided free of charge. To book please call our marine booking office on 01470 521500.

DUNVEGAN CASTLE ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8WF T: 01470 521206 E: info@dunvegancastle.com W: www.dunvegancastle.com

2018 skye festival programme  

The Skye Festival or Fèis an Eilein runs for most of July and August in venues in southern Isle of Skye

2018 skye festival programme  

The Skye Festival or Fèis an Eilein runs for most of July and August in venues in southern Isle of Skye

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