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Orkney Folk Festival 23rd - 26 May 2019

Orkney Folk Festival 23rd - 26 May 2019

Established in 1982, The Orkney Folk Festival has grown to become one of the most prolific and special throughout Scotland, the UK and further afield.

This year's festival dates are Thursday 23rd May to Sunday 26th May 2010 and the line-up includes: Benedict Morris with Pablo Lafuente And Conal, Cara Dillon, Còig, The Chair, Dermot Byrne, Éamonn Coyne And John Doyle, Four Men And A Dog, Heisk, Hullion, Jenny Keldie and Brian Cromarty, Julie Fowlis, Jim Malcolm, Kathleen MacInnes, Kinnaris Quintet, Lau, Malinky, Peter Wood Shetland Dance Band, The Poozies, The Revellers, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, Saltfishforty, Son Yambu, The Wrigley Sisters.

The musical connections between three of Scotland's island groups - Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides - are to be celebrated at this year’s Orkney Folk Festival, with two collaborative concerts featuring celebrated musicians and singers from each of the areas.
Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Edinburgh International Harp Festival - Friday 5th to Wednesday 10th April 2019.

A wonderful selection of concerts, courses and workshops awaits, a celebration of all things harp!
Transatlantic Sessions - BBC Series 1 to 6

Transatlantic Sessions - BBC Series 1 to 6

Transatlantic Sessions
Almost 25 years on from the original Transatlantic Sessions TV series, the live version is an annual highlight at Celtic Connections, and its now annual post-festival tour (February 2019).

The Transatlantic 'house band' is led by Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain and dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas, featuring Russ Barenberg, Phil Cunningham, John Doyle , Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson and James Mackintosh.

The short video features Transatlantic Sessions in action at the Millennium Forum, Derry February 2019.


Skipinnish Upcoming Events

Skipinnish Upcoming Events
SKIPINNISH 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES

Saturday 6th April 2019, Zaisersweiher, Germany.
Saturday 25th May 2019, Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
Saturday 8th June 2019, The Sage Gateshead.
Friday 5th July 2019, The Big Top, Bught Park, Inverness
Saturday 3rd August 2019, Neckar Festival 2019, Germany
Oban Live 2019

Oban Live 2019

Upcoming Event - Oban Live 2019

The Oban Live Event returns to the famous shinty ground Mossfield Stadium on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2019.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

The Greatest Show on earth commences 2nd to 24th August and takes place against the breathtaking backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, showcasing music, dance and display from around the world.

The theme for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 is Kaleidoscope.

The 2019 Tattoo will capture the imaginations of the audience through a series of performances bold with colour and light, similar to the optical invention which was created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816.

As always the British Army are at the forefront of proceedings, complemented by the Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga (Shetland Fiddlers), which are all confirmed to participate.

"Each Tattoo is planned up to two years in advance in order for us to build the creative concept and secure the most exciting international performers that draw in our audiences year on year.
2019's Show is all about light and colour. In 1816, the Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster was looking at objects through mirrors and he noticed how colours appeared in beautiful patterns. This was the inspiration for his kaleidoscope, a wonderful device that delivered symmetrical yet ever-changing images. In turn, our Show will celebrate the geometry, colour and movement of our military and folkloric performers in their constantly changing patterns; all accentuated by world-class lighting, projections, sound and special effects. It is a fabulous project."Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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