Isle of Skye Events

Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival

Accordion and Fiddle Festival
  • Time: Various
  • Date: 24/05/2018 to 26/05/2018
  • Location: Portree

Annual music festival celebrating traditional music from around Scotland with concerts and céilidh dances. This year’s guest bands include Jennifer Cruickshank, Willie MacFarlane, Martainn Skene and Ian Hutson.

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Foraging & Lunch at Kinloch

Foraging Kinloch
  • Time: 10am
  • Date: 26/05/2018
  • Location: Kinloch Lodge, Sleat

On the loch shore, surrounded by native forest, Kinloch is perfectly positioned to provide bountiful foraging. Mitch Partridge, demonstrates what can be unearthed, sharing his knowledge and ‘craic’. Followed by a foraged cocktail and three-course lunch.

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Armadale Castle Gala

Armadale Castle Gala
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
  • Date: 26/05/2018 to 26/05/2018
  • Location: Armadale Castle, Sleat

Fun-filled Gala Weekend on the castle lawns. Activities for all the family including bouncy castles, Segway rides, crafts, face-painting and aerialist performances and workshops. Plant and community stalls, garden tours and competitions. BBQ by Gasta at Armadale Castle and licensed bar. Tickets £2.50 / children £1 (under 5s free), includes entry to castle gardens and Museum.

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Edinburgh University Music Society at Aros

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  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Date: 30/05/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Complete with Chorus and Symphony Orchestra Scotland’s foremost student music body, since 1867, bring their tour to perform at Aros Community Theatre. A wonderful array of pieces will be performed. The orchestra repertoire is as follows: Beethoven - Coriolan overture, Faure - Pavane, Rossini - Barber of Seville overture, Berlioz - Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust.

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Anda Union Mongolian Throat Singers

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 31/05/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ TDC Main Hall

Formed in 2000 Anda Union all trained in traditional Mongolian music from a young age, many coming from musical families. They are leaders in a musical movement finding inspiration in the old music. Driven to preserve an endangered way of life by keeping their music alive.

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Edinburgh University Music Society

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 01/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

The Edinburgh University Music Society is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading student music organisations, not only for its standard of performance but also its involvement within the wider community through education projects and fundraising concerts. Tonight a group of 50 orchestra members and singers make their first visit to Skye.

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Diptesh Bhattacharya

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  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 04/06/2018
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

Diptesh Bhattacharya, a young and brilliant Indian Sarod player from Kolkata, has become a regular visitor to Skye over the past few years. He is joined by Sanjib Kumar Pal, tabla, and Nandan Roy for an evening of Indian classical music, which includes some informal explanations of the form and style

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Storm the Palace

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 06/06/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Edinburgh-based band Storm the Palace released their debut LP in 2017 to wide critical acclaim; it was described by Scotland on Sunday as “one of the best albums of the year” and by Folk Radio as “compellingly memorable songs, both challenging and inviting.” Expect atmospheric songs with imaginative lyrics, set around virtuosic playing and lush vocal harmonies.

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Isle of Skye Half Marathon 2018

Skye Half Marathon 2018
  • Date: 09/06/2018
  • Location: Portree

13.1 mile road race on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

The Skye Half Marathon leads the way in distance running events in the Western Isles. With Chip Timing, Isotonic drinks and a challenging course on a spectacular backdrop, it really isn’t hard to see why this race is quickly becoming the hidden gem of the Scottish running calendar.
Make a weekend of it and visit the stunning Isle of Skye!

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Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

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  • Time: 7:15pm
  • Date: 12/06/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

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Skye Food and Drink Festival

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  • Time: Various
  • Date: 13/06/2018 to 14/06/2018
  • Location: Aros Centre, Portree

A two-day celebration of local food and drink with artisan market, masterclasses, live music all day, Ceilidhs on both evenings, cookery demonstrations from local chefs including Lady Claire MacDonald, Calum Munro, Scott Davies and Helen Vass, and a taste trail across the Island.

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The Isle of Love

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  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 13/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Kilmuir Hall, Trotternish

Right Lines Productions' musical theatre piece is a celebration of the ambience of the Scottish Hebridean island and some of the darker reasons people are attracted to this beautiful corner of the world. The play will be performed by a versatile cast accompanied by live music.

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Budapest Café Orchestra

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 16/06/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick the Budapest Café Orchestra play folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, mournful Klezmer melodies, raucous Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czadas. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires -  a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!

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Scottish Opera's Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

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  • Time: 2pm, 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Date: 18/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Armadale Castle

Scottish Opera arrive for The Pop-up Opera Roadshow in their own touring opera house – a specially-adapted, fully-accessible trailer, equipped with its own chandelier! Three fun-filled 25-minute shows for all the family are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, offering a fantastic introduction to opera

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Scottish Opera's Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

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  • Time: 2pm, 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Date: 19/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sligachan

Scottish Opera arrive for the Pop-up Opera Roadshow in their own touring opera house – a specially-adapted, fully-accessible trailer, equipped with its own chandelier! Three fun-filled 25-minute shows for all the family are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, offering a fantastic introduction to opera

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Scottish Opera's Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

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  • Time: 10am, 1pm and 4pm
  • Date: 20/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Dunvegan Castle

Scottish Opera arrive for the Pop-up Opera Roadshow in their own touring opera house – a specially-adapted, fully-accessible trailer, equipped with its own chandelier! Three fun-filled 25-minute shows for all the family are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, offering a fantastic introduction to opera

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Lorayne McLucas Performing Arts

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 21/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Kyleakin Hall

Lorayne McLucas teaches a wide variety of contemporary and musical dance to lively groups of young and older children in Skye. Tonight they present a compilation of all their work with a quality and enthusiasm that would put many professional groups to shame

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Lorayne McLucas Performing Arts

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 22/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Kyleakin Hall

Lorayne McLucas teaches a wide variety of contemporary and musical dance to lively groups of young and older children in Skye. Tonight they present a compilation of all their work with a quality and enthusiasm that would put many professional groups to shame

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Raintown

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 22/06/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

16 awards in 5 years and two critically acclaimed albums Glasgow-based, Raintown deliver a startling take on UK contemporary country that is both firmly-rooted and unashamedly forward-thinking. Their intensely charismatic live performances are imbued with a spirit and energy that that make their sound accessible to all music lovers.

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Lorayne McLucas Performing Arts

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  • Time: 2.30pm
  • Date: 23/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Kyleakin Hall

Lorayne McLucas teaches a wide variety of contemporary and musical dance to lively groups of young and older children in Skye. Tonight they present a compilation of all their work with a quality and enthusiasm that would put many professional groups to shame

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Lorayne McLucas Performing Arts

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 23/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Kyleakin Hall

Lorayne McLucas teaches a wide variety of contemporary and musical dance to lively groups of young and older children in Skye. Tonight they present a compilation of all their work with a quality and enthusiasm that would put many professional groups to shame

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Comedy night with Tom Allen

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  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 27/06/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ An Crùbh, Duisdale

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour and his first visit to Skye.

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Catherine Nardiello

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 30/06/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Performing world-wide with many notable ensembles and orchestras Catherine is a freelance pianist, soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Her repertoire spans from classical to contemporary music as well as lecturing and masterclasses. Her program will include pieces for children, Scottish composers, opera arrangements, plus classical pieces.

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The Skye Festival | Fèis an Eilein

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  • 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.

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NYOS Jazz Orchestra Summer Tour

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

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  • 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

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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.

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