Isle of Skye Events

The Skye Festival | Fèis an Eilein

Feis
  • Time: Various
  • Date: 03/07/2018 to 24/08/2018
  • Location: Various venues in Sleat

A two-month summer celebration of Island culture and performing arts. The festival includes innovative theatre, a diverse range of music, visiting jazz, comedy, dance, cèilidh dances, house concerts, Scotland’s best traditional musicians and a lively festival fringe.

More Information

Anne Lederman and Capucie Onn: Spirit of the Narrows

Anne Lederman WEB
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 18/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye Space

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.

More Information

Family Fun | Armadale Castle

Armadale Family Fun
  • Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm
  • Date: Every Thursday, July – August
  • Location: Armadale Castle

Drop in for arts & crafts, games, stories and songs for all the family in the Museum of the Isles at Armadale Castle. Activities explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark the current exhibition, ‘Coming Home’. Children’s museum trails also available every day.

More Information

NYOS Rush Hour Jazz

NYJOSRCH144
  • Time: 6pm
  • Date: 19/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

Escape the traffic jams of Sleat and join compère Jules Jackson and three young bands from the NYOS Jazz summer school, 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.

More Information

NYOS Jazz Orchestra and Jason Singh: The Power of Nature

jasonsingh 200x200
  • Time: 8.30pm
  • Date: 19/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

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 and meet beatboxer, sound artist and vocal sculptor Jason Singh.

More Information

NYOS Jazz Orchestra Summer Tour

jasonsingh
  • Time: 8.30pm
  • Date: 19/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

A profusion of cool jazz in a two-part concert. Part one is a celebration of the music of Joe Zawinul’s groundbreaking group Weather Report. In part two, it’s time for something completely different, as the Jazz Orchestra are joined by beatboxer, sound artist and vocal sculptor Jason Singh.

More Information

Crofters and Cowboys: Skip Gorman and Margaret Bennett

skip gorman orginal
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 21/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ An Crùbh, Duisdale

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. The evening opens with a set from the young Cèilidh Trailers and finishes with some cèilidh dancing.

More Information

Alasdair Fraser's Mammoth Fiddle Night

Alasdair Fraser0061
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 27/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Foyer

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.

More Information

Jacobite Re-enactment

Jacobite Re enactment
  • Time: 11.30am - 4.00pm
  • Date: 28/07/2018
  • Location: Armadale Castle

Transport yourself to the days of Bonnie Prince Charlie with thrilling costumed re-enactments on the Armadale Castle lawn, by the Renaissance Scots Living History Association. You can also get up close to real weaponry and have a go using realistic practice weapons.

More Information

Film: Charlie Chaplin: The Kid (1921)

The Kid WEB
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 28/07/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Silent Movie with live music by Steven Gallatley, keyboard. The Kid (68 mins) is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The screening will include another short and will be accompanied live by composer and pianist Steven Gellatly.

More Information

Film: The Islands and the Whales

Island and the Whales
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 3/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

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.

More Information

Crime at the Castle: Meet the authors

Crime Writers
  • Time: 7pm
  • Date: 3/08/2018
  • Location: The Stables, Armadale Castle

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

More Information

Gaelic song and clarsach with Maighread Stewart and Ingrid Henderson

Ingrid and Margaret 01
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 7/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Renowned Gaelic singer, Maighread 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.

More Information

The Kaela Rowan Band

Kaela Rowan 01
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 8/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ The Stables, Armadale Castle

Much in demand for her beautiful voice, Kaela Rowan has forged her own unique path in the Scottish music scene. She is accompanied by James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters) on guitar and percussion, and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House) on guitar, mandolin and jaw harp.

More Information

Kaela Rowan Song Workshops for Young People

maxresdefault
  • Time: 1pm and 2.30pm
  • Date: 8/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ 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.

More Information

Isle of Skye Highland Games 2018

Skye Highland Games
  • Date: 08/08/2018
  • Location: Portree

The Games are one of the highlights of the Skye calendar. Not to be missed!
The games including classics such as putting the stone, tossing the caber, tug-of-war. Also Bag Piping and Highland Dancing competitions.

More Information

The Routes Quartet

5540265 orig
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 11/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

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).

More Information

Routes Workshop

5540265 orig
  • Time: 2pm
  • Date: 11/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

Before tonight's 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 aim to make that crossover.

More Information

Kyleakin Gala

Kyleakin Gala
  • Time: 12.30pm
  • Date: 11/08/2018
  • Location: Kyleakin

Kyleakin communities celebrate their annual gala day with an afternoon of family entertainment, including stalls, bouncy castles and kids' activities, tug-o-war, climbing wall, refreshments and many other fun attractions. The day includes the 10K Skye Bridge Road Race, beginning at noon.

More Information

Crime at the Castle writers workshops

Michael Malone
  • Time: 3pm
  • Date: 12/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Armadale Castle, Somerled Rooms

Two workshops for writers with afternoon tea. Multi-award-winning Ayrshire author and poet Michael J Malone will teach aspiring writers the “Five Horsemen of Novel Writing.” and Glasgow’s Caro Ramsay gives up the tricks of her successful trade on How to Develop your Plot.

More Information

Charlie McKerron and Marc Clement

Charlie McKerron 03
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 14/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Internationally regarded as one of Scotland's finest fiddle players, Charlie McKerron leads his summer fiddle camp this week. He is joined tonight by singer and guitarist Marc Clement (guitar).

More Information

Saltfish Forty

Saltfish Forty
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 17/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

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

More Information

Anxo Lorenzo

Anxo Lorenzo in Avante
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 21/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Master of the Galician gaita, Anxo Lorenzo brings his pan-European band to Skye. His 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.

More Information

Anxo Lorenzo

Anxo Lorenzo in Avante
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 21/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Master of the Galician gaita, Anxo Lorenzo brings his pan-European band to Skye. His 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.

More Information

The Adam Sutherland Band

Adam Sutherland 2018 small
  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 22/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Highland fiddle player Adam Sutherland is MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards Composer of the Year. The outstanding musicians in his band - Marc Clement on guitar, Angus Lyon on accordion, Hamish Napier on keys, Iain Copeland on drums, John Paul Speirs on bass - include members of Session A9, Blazin’ Fiddles, Sketch, Nae Plans and Hue and Cry. 

More Information

Ragadawn: Sunrise vocal performance with breakfast

Sunrise Ragadawn
  • Time: 5.14am
  • Date: 25/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Fàs roof terrace

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 performance begins at 5.14am and is 55 minutes long followed by a communal breakfast

More Information

The Scottish Ensemble: Chamber Notes

Se Group Shot 2015 Black curtain
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 27/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Plockton High School

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).

More Information

Scottish Ensemble: Clarinet quintet workshop

Se Group Shot 2015 Black curtain
  • Time: 1pm
  • Date: 28/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

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.

More Information

Scottish Ensemble: Chamber Notes

Se Group Shot 2015 Black curtain
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 28/08/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

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).

.

More Information

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

ALY AND PHIL
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 19/09/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, bringing excellence in traditional music to venues across the country. "Simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear" The Herald

More Information

Skye Live Festival

Skye Live Festival 2018
  • Time: Various
  • Date: 21/09/2018 to 22/09/2018
  • Location: The Lump, Portree

A lively two-day festival of music and celebration in unique surroundings above Portree.

More Information

Facebook

Join our growing community by becoming a fan on our facebook page.