11th May - "Budapest Cafe Orchestra"
4th August - Young Children's Ceilidh
12th August - Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie
One of the most highly rated duos in the country delivers a fiery, energy-fuelled array of acoustic music styles: Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop.
Entry: £10 adults; £3 under 18's
Tickets from Mitchells Chemists, Dornoch - tel 01862 810253
26th October - "Sutherland Sessions"
Wednesday 6th April - 7.30pm - "Netting"
Keep busy, eh? Hope we’ll get a body, mebbe. The widden spoon. A knock on the door wi a wooden spoon.
A father and his two sons are lost at sea. Three women adapt to their lives as widows. Kitty can’t stop knitting. Alison needs looking after. Sylvia wants to forget.
Then, one day, a knock on the door. A body has been found. One body, three women. Who does it belong to?
Set in the north of Scotland, “Netting” is a moving story about finding closure after unimaginable loss.
Developed as part of Morna Young’s New Playwright’s Award 2014 (Playwright’s Studio, Scotland) and first produced at a Play, a Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór, Glasgow and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, this Scotland wide tour of NETTING is presented as a co-production between playwright Morna Young, director Allie Butler and Woodend Barn, Banchory.
Tickets: £10 or £5 for accompanied under 16’s. Buy in advance from Mitchells the Chemist, Dornoch, or on the night at the door.
Wednesday 20th April - FSB Scottish Elections Constituency Hustings
Meet the candidates for the Caithness, Sutherland & Ross Constituency and quiz them in a panel session. All welcome - free event.
7.30 start - doors open at 7.00 when tea, coffee & biscuits served
Saturday 28th May - Mairi Orr & Friends
Mairi Orr is a Scottish singer songwriter who celebrates the vibrant connection between Scots and American roots music. Following her debut album release ‘Jenny Does Burn’ in June 2015, she is performing select shows with renowned fellow Lochaber based musicians Ross Martin, from the internationally acclaimed band Dàimh and Eilidh Shaw from renowned pioneering group The Poozies. As a trio, Mairi, Ross and Eilidh promise an exciting blend of musical styles, interspersing original songs with choice picks from Americana.
Time: Doors 7pm / Start 7.30pm
Entry: £10 / £6 concession. Available from Mitchell Chemist, Dornoch (01862 810253) and at the door.
Contact: www.mairiorr.com / facebook.com/mairiorrmusic / twitter.com/mairiorrmusic
Saturday 4th June - Jazz In The Village
Sax & keyboard duo from Edinburgh - details to follow
Saturday 27th August - Highland Hospice Fundraiser Dance
Dance to the Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band
Time: 19.30 to 23.45
Tickets - £6 at the door
Fri 18 & Sat 19th November - The Sutherland Sessions
Featuring Wire & Wool https://www.facebook.com/WireAndWool/ and The Elephant Sessions http://elephantsessions.com/.
Friday - Starts 8pm Tickets £15, concessions £10
Tickets from Evelix, Swordale Butchers Bonar Bridge, Lindsays Golspie and Maisies Daisies Brora or www.elephantsessions.eventbrite.co.uk
Saturday - Ceilidh starts at 7.30pm - with The Full Tilt Ceilidh Band.
Tickets at the door or on http://ceilidhon.eventbrite.co.uk £8, concessions £6, under 12s free
Friday 24th April - Kirsty Law Band
Borders-born Kirsty Law has grown up learning traditional songs, mainly in the Scots dialect. She now combines this with her strong interests in songwriting and poetry which has lead to exciting collaboration and her own self penned work, inspired by the ideas and forms she finds within the tradition. She has now launched into a career of performing and writing, fast becoming noticed as a talent to watch.
Starting 'The Kirsty Law Band' where she is accompanied by Rona Wilkie (BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2012) and Marit Falt (Vamm) they create a sound which is charged and exciting whilst resonating with stories, forms and melodies that have withstood the test of time.
Kirsty has been a collaborator on various arts projects, working with other musicians, visual artists and poets.
'Beautiful and feisty... it's a joy to hear a young singer and writer in Scots with such earthy and conversational character to her singing and songs... a young musician doing things her own way' Karine Polwart.
Tickets: £10 & £5 for under 18's; doors open 7 for 7.30.
Sunday 21st June - Midsummer Musical Entertainment
CAITHNESS & SUTHERLAND WOMEN’S AID
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR MIDSUMMER EVENING
A nostalgic selection of popular songs presented by
(Skibo Castle’s resident musical entertainer)
and Scottish folk music performed by the acclaimed Sutherland Duo, Mhairi Mackinnon (fiddle) & Heather Shelley (keyboard)
Refreshments included at interval
Admission Free (Donations at door) 7.00 pm to 9.00pm
Friday 31st July - Wingin' It
Details to follow
Saturday 22nd August - Phil Cunningham & Ali Bain
Returning to the Carnegie Hall, Clashmore, by popular demand....
.... Possibly Scotland's finest fiddle player in the Celtic tradition, Shetland-born Aly Bain helped to establish the Boys of the Lough and has continued to play with the band ever since, whilst simultaneously pursuing his solo career. World famous accordion player and composer, Phil Cunningham emerged with Silly Wizard and has toured with the likes of Relativity, Altan and Dolores Keane.
"Simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear" Mike Russell, The Glasgow Herald.
Starts 8.00pm. Tickets £20 from Mitchell's Chemist, Dornoch: 01862 810253.
CANCELLED - Thursday 10th September - Two Plays: Rhum Plants and Mallory
Mallory: Beyond Everest
Life and Death on the Roof of the World
George Mallory and Sandy Irvine vanished high on Everest in 1924 and were never seen alive again. Were they the first men to climb the world’s highest mountain? This dramatic one man play asks one question. If George Mallory had survived what demons would have haunted him?
Of particular interest to those who love the hills, the quality of the writing and performance together with an enthralling storyline will give this production a wide appeal.
The Rhum Plants
During the 1940s, the British botanical elite were increasingly sceptical about the huge number of rare plants that Professor Heslop Harrison claimed to be finding on the island of Rum and they despatch classicist and amateur botanist, John Raven, to investigate.
What appears to be simple case of distinguishing truth from fraud becomes a back-biting tale of scientific elitism and one-upmanship, where class, ambition, arrogance and thwarted love have as much to play as botanical integrity.
The Rhum Plants is a jocular re-telling of real events that continue to reverberate in scientific circles today.
‘A cast of four’s massively energetic performances … decked out in white long-johns and moustaches held on by elastic’ What’s On North
IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Thursday 22nd October - Eden Court presents "Not About Heroes"
This October Eden Court are touring the wonderful play ‘Not About Heroes’ by Stephen Macdonald throughout Scotland. The play features two talented young Scottish actors & is directed by Philip Howard (Artistic Director of Dundee Rep). We are at Eden Court, the Byre & the Traverse & are then touring through the Highlands & onto the Islands.
During the First World War, two of England’s greatest twentieth century war poets met at Craiglockhart War Hospital. Siegfried Sassoon was a decorated war hero hospitalised after protesting against the continuing war. Wilfred Owen was a victim of shell shock and accused of cowardice.
Returning to the front, Sassoon was shot in the head but survived. Owen went on to win the military cross, die in the trenches seven days before Armistice Day and receive posthumous fame as England’s greatest war poet. Weaving their great poetry, letters, and autobiographical writings, this emotionally powerful and often witty play tells the moving story of the friendship that transformed them both.
Tickets £10 and £7 (uder 16's) from Mitchell's Chemist, Dornoch Tel. 01862 810253
Monday 7th December 8pm - Fred Morrison - Piper Extraordinaire
Fred has a new live album out and is on his winter tour - http://www.fredmorrison.com/
Tickets £12/£10 in advance from Mitchell's Chemist, Dornoch, (01862 810253) or at the door.
Friday 11th December - Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on & Mulled Wine
Open to all! Time tbc
Friday 21st February - Saltfishforty and Gizzen Briggs
Sunday 18th May - Whisky Galore
Friday 13th June - Carnegie Hall Ceilidh Night
Friday 25th July - Feis Chataibh Ceilidh Trail Band LIVE!
Wednesday 10th September - Blas Festival
Friday 26th September - Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain
Sunday 19th October - Mull Theatre Presents "The Drawer Boy"
Saturday 25th October - Arts & Crafts Gathering
Tuesday 28th October - Carnegie Hall AGM - Carnegie Hall 8.00pm
Tuesday 29th October - Jimmy Yuil presents "Neverland"
Saturday 13th December - Christmas Ceilidh & Tree Lights Switch-0n
Saturday 18th May - Wingin' It
Saturday 6th July American Wrestling!
Wednesday 17th July - Feis Cataibh Ceilidh Trail FAMILY CEILIDH
Saturday 24th August - Phil & Aly
Friday 5th July - North Sea Gas
Thursday 12th September - Angus, Weaver of Grass
Saturday 16th November - Duncan Chisholm's Kin
Friday 13th December - Clashmore Christmas Tree Lights and Carnegie Hall Christmas Ceilidh.
Winter 2012 - The Carnegie Hall has been redecorated and looks terrific!
Saturday 21st April - Carnegie Hall Spring Ceilidh
Sunday 27th May - The New Budapest Cafe Orchestra.
Wednesday 27th June - The Halton Quartet.
Saturday 15th July - Feis Chataibh Ceilidh Trail Band
Saturday 25th Aug - Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain
Thursday 6th September - North Sea Gas (Scottish Folk).
Saturday 6th October - Keep Smiling Through
Saturday 27th October - Ceilidh with Border Connection
Saturday 8th December - Clashmore Christmas Tree Lights and Carnegie Hall Christmas Ceilidh