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Isle of Skye Events

Free Gaelic lessons

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  • Time: 3-4pm
  • Date: Every Wednesday during the summer
  • Location: Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Sleat

Gaelic is the native language of this area and you will find it all around you: on place names, road signs and spoken by many in Gaelic is the native language of this area and you will find it all around you: on place names, road signs and spoken by many in the community. Come along for an informal introduction to the Gaelic language and culture and learn a little Gaelic.

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Family holiday activities

Family activities Armadale Castle
  • Time: 10.30am-12.00
  • Date: Thursdays in July and August 2019
  • Location: Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum, Armadale, Sleat

Family fun every Thursday morning in the Museum of the Isles at Armadale Castle. Drop in for games, toys, craft activities and more. All welcome, free with normal museum entrance.

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Skye Festival theatre: Achilles

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 23/07/2019
  • Location: An Crùbh, Duisdale

Glasgow’s acclaimed Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie. Achilles tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance.

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Quiz and Chilli Night at Minginish Hall

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  • Time: 7pm
  • Date: 23/07/2019
  • Location: Minginish Hall, Portnalong

As part of its week-long 10 year celebrations, Minginish Hall hosts a quiz and chilli night for all. Come, bring some friends, and exercise some brain cells and enjoy a delicious plate of chilli in this fun evening. Maximum four per team.

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Artisan Crafts and Tearoom at Minginish Hall

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  • Time: 11am-4pm
  • Date: 24/07/2019
  • Location: Minginish Hall, Portnalong

As part of its week-long 10 year celebrations, Minginish Hall hosts an artisan crafts event. Tearoom and free entry.

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Afternoon Tea and Sing-along at Minginish Hall

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  • Time: 2pm
  • Date: 25/07/2019
  • Location: Minginish Hall, Portnalong

As part of its week-long 10 year celebrations, Minginish Hall hosts an afternoon tea and sing-along event with the Fiscavaig Stravaigers. Tickets £5 (community council pensioners Free entry with invitation). Pay at the door.

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SEALL Pop-Up Cafè

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  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Date: 25/07/2019
  • Location: SEALL at Ardvasar Hall, Sleat

SEALL's pop-up charity cafè is back and we are raising funds to provide special events for children and young people. Beautiful home made late breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas plus Rick's famous bacon rolls raffle and live music from Malin Lewis and Iain Buillivant.

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Skye Festival: Alasdair Fraser's Fiddle Night

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 26/07/2019
  • Location: 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.

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Calum's Ceilidh at Minginish Hall

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  • Time: 8pm
  • Date: 26/07/2019
  • Location: Minginish Hall, Portnalong

Music and dance to the Gael Force Cèilidh band. Hot food and refreshments available. Tickets £10. Pay at the door.

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Skye Festival: Block Printing Workshop

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  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Date: 27/07/2019
  • Location: Ardvasar Hall

Learn how to design and print using the process of lino cut with printmaker Philippa Thomas. All materials, tea, coffee and cake is included. Bring your own lunch. For adults and 13+

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Family Fun Day at Minginish Hall

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  • Time: 11am-4pm
  • Date: 27/07/2019
  • Location: Minginish Hall, Portnalong

As part of its week-long 10 year celebrations, Minginish Hall hosts a family fun day. Sports, games, music, competitions, exhibits, children's activities, food and refreshments. The event is free and open to all.

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Skye Festival: Block Printing Workshop 2

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  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Date: 28/07/2019
  • Location: Ardvasar Hall

Learn how to design and print using the process of lino cut with printmaker Philippa Thomas. All materials, tea, coffee and cake is included. Bring your own lunch. For adults and 13+

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Skye Festival: Gaelic Song and Clarsach

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 30/07/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

Renowned Gaelic singer, Margaret Stewart, from the Isle of Lewis, Lochaber-based clarsach virtuoso, Ingrid Henderson, and Gaelic singer Deirdre Graham come together for a concert of Gaelic song and clarsach. With an opening set from Isy Maclean, clarsach, and Archie Maclean, piper from Edinbane.

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Skye Festival: Physical Theatre Workshop

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  • Time: 2pm
  • Date: 31/07/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

How do you make a performance from scratch? This workshop is your opportunity to see where the first inklings of a performance might come from, and how these can become the seeds of material for a performance.

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Skye Festival theatre: Kinkens

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 31/07/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall

Kinkens is Old Scots for evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. It is also the host of a radio show and vlogspot Kinkens Questions. Performed by Pip Hambly, this hilarious one woman exploration into the questions of life.

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Skye Festival: Hannah Fisher and Sorren MacLean

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 02/08/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

Duo Sorren MacLean and Hannah Fisher play a mix of original and contemporary songs and tunes, blending rich vocal harmonies with bluegrass influenced fiddle tunes. Opening set by Skye singer-songwriter Hector MacInnes. 

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Skye Festival: Charlie McKerron and friends

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 06/08/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Main Hall

One of Scotland's finest fiddle players, Charlie McKerron, 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; and Ross Ainslie, one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, on whistle and pipes..

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Skye Festival: Latchepen

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 07/08/2019
  • Location: An Crùbh, Duisdale

London-based band Latchepen were born out of an admiration of Django Reinhardt and all that swings. Acoustic by nature but with projection and a heart beat that can rival any amp or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences of Romani to bebop.

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Isle of Skye Highland Games 2019

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  • Date: 07/08/2019
  • Location: The Lump, 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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Skye Festival film: Of Fish and Foe

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 10/08/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Main Hall

Brothers Kevin and John Pullar, run a family business of net fishing for wild Atlantic salmon off the coast of Scotland. Watching their every move, animal activist groups oppose them at every turn, and frustrations frequently boil over in this thought-provoking documentary. Followed by directors Q&A session.

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Skye Festival: Innes Watson Guitar Colloquium

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 13/08/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Main Hall

A rare opportunity to experience the extraordinary talents of award-winning multi-instrumentalist Innes Watson performing music from his first studio album. Tonight’s performance is supported by a group of virtuoso musicians whose talents all feature on the album. Opening set from Jos (accordion) and Elsa (cello) Galbraith, young musicians from Braes.

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Skye Festival Live Literature: Our Big Braw Cosmos

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 16/08/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Main Hall

Astronomer Royal for Scotland, John C Brown OBE and Rab Wilson, Scots poet and NTS Scriver in Residence at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, come to Skye to launch their new book Oor Big Braw Cosmos in a fascinating illustrated talk with readings.

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Skye Festival Live Literature: Maggie Craig

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  • Time: 2pm-3pm
  • Date: 17/08/2019
  • Location: An Crùbh, Duisdale

Celebrated Scottish historian and author, Maggie Craig, will give a talk and reading on the men and women of the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Maggie is a frequent and popular speaker around Scotland’s libraries and book festivals. She has also steered a super tanker down the west coast of Africa. 

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Skye Festival Live Literature: Barbara Henderson writers workshop

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  • Time: 3.15pm - 4.15pm
  • Date: 17/08/2019
  • Location: An Crùbh, Duisdale

Historical novelist Barbara Henderson will lead a workshop on capturing time and place in your writing.  The workshop is followed by a Q&A session at 4.30pm with Barbara and Scottish historian and novelist Maggie Craig.

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Skye Festival: Florakoren Finnish Choir

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 19/08/2019
  • Location: An Crùbh, Duisdale

Florakören, or the Floral Choir, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The choir was founded in 1944 by students mainly from Åbo Akademi University. Students from other universities in Turku and some women in work have also joined the ranks Today the choir has around 70 singers.

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Skye Festival: Adam Sutherland and the Cask Strength Ceilidh Band

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 20/08/2019
  • Location: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Main Hall

Adam Sutherland, one of Scotland’s most exciting fiddle players, composers and teachers, brings his Cask Strength Cèilidh Band to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig for a lively, memorable and good old-fashioned traditional evening of music and dancing.

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Skye Live Festival

Skye Live Festival 2019
  • Date: 05/09/2019 to 07/09/2019
  • Location: The Lump, Portree

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

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SEALL Festival of Small Halls 2019

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  • Time: Various
  • Date: 22/11/2019 to 30/11/2019
  • Location: Various

Bigger, better, bolder and back, the SEALL Festival of Small Halls brings big music to small halls on the Isle of Skye. Join us for a nine-day celebration of people, place and performances featuring the giants of the Scots trad world. Plus Big Cèilidh on St Andrew's Night at Sligachan Hotel.

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