Isle of Skye Events

Scalarama Skye | 100 years of Margaret Tait

Scalarama
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Date: 19/09/2018
  • Location: ATLAS Office, Portree

To celebrate Margaret Tait’s centenary, ATLAS will present a selection of her films in a special one-off screening. The works show the breadth of her practice from experiments with painting directly onto film stock in works such as Calypso (1955) to Portrait of Ga (1952). As part of the event, 'April' (2018) by Sarah Forrest will also be screened. Forrest was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award in 2017/18 and was the winner of the inaugural Margaret Tait Residency in 2012.

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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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Brandon McPhee Trio

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 22/09/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

This show features accordion virtuoso Brandon McPhee, a mix of traditional Scottish music and country music with Brandon on vocals, also some songs from Manson Grant. Adding some humour and Scottish songs Scotland’s Son of Fun, Eddie Rose, an all round family show.

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Islander

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  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Date: 25/09/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Eilidh has never left her island. She stands on the cliffs & dreams of the Bigland over the sea. Then one day a boy from faraway is washed up on the shore - & with him, events that will change her life forever. Boldly exploring themes of war, migration & identity, Islander is for everyone 8 years & older. Blending dramatic action, storytelling & song.

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Dràma air Chuairt

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 27/09/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Theatre performance featuring nine short pieces of new Gaelic drama written and performed by Rebekah Boyle, Katie Hammond and Caitlin McKay based on the well known Gaelic saying ‘Thig tri nithean gun iarraidh: an t-eagal, an t-eudachd ‘s an gaol’ (Three things come without asking; fear, jealousy and love).

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National Theatre Live: King Lear

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  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Date: 27/09/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. King Lear sees two ageing fathers reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition & treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

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Viva Neil Diamond

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 29/09/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Whilst performing in Las Vegas Bob Drury was described as “one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond.” He’s now back touring the UK. Bob Drury’s show is an absolute ‘must-see’ for any Diamond fans. Prepare to be blown away by his vocal likeness which has been delighting audiences around the world.

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Daria Kulesh

Daria Kulesh
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 03/10/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

Daria Kulesh is a rare talent as a singer, songwriter, artist and interpreter of traditional material which draws on her Russian and Ingush roots. She is joined by Tristan Seume, one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists. 

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Scottish Opera Highlights

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Date: 06/10/2018
  • Location: The Aros Centre, Portree

Scottish Opera Highlights features four fabulous young singers and a pianist. This year, director Daisy Evans takes inspiration from well-known works by Mozart and Donizetti as well as some operatic rarities to present an entertaining evening of great music and good company.

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Westward the Light

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 10/10/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

Westward the Light is a remarkable new band, a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists 2017), viola player Sally Simpson and guitarist and vocalist Owen Sinclair.

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Dogstar Theatre presents Let's Inherit the Earth

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 18/10/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

A comedic approach to climate change. Morna Pearson has written a darkly funny and surreal play with accompanying punky songs from Jonny Hardie, sung by a great cast of Swedes and Turnips!

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Theatre Newfoundland presents Our Frances

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 20/10/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

A play from Newfoundland celebrating the life and heroism of Frances Cluett, VAD. In 1916, Fanny joined the Volunteer Aid Detachment and served at a hospital in Rouen, France. The play is inspired by her letters to home.

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Kinloch Lodge | Lazy Sunday Lunch

Kinloch Lodge | Lazy Sunday Lunch
  • Time: 12.00pm
  • Date: 21/10/2018 > 24/02/2019
  • Location: Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch's traditional Sunday roast followed by an optional whisky tasting is a wonderful way to spend a wintery afternoon. Traditional favourites including roast ribs of Short Horn Cross Beef, from the Black Isle and all the trimmings. Served from 12-2pm, booking essential.

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Kinloch Lodge | Foraging Day

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  • Time: 10.00am
  • Date: 27/10/2018
  • Location: Kinloch Lodge

Sharing his local knowledge, foraging aficionado, Mitch Partridge, demonstrates what can be unearthed. Weather conditions mean this year’s mushroom season has been a bumper one and there’s an abundance of Chanterelles, Ceps and Birch Bolete. On return enjoy a seasonal foraged cocktail and a three-course lunch.

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The Dime Notes

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 28/10/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blueses, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols.

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Jamie Laval Tedx Talk and fiddle concert

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  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Date: 08/11/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr

Jamie Laval hails from America and is well-known to Scottish audiences through his two previous appearances in the Scots Fiddle Festival and his frequent tours throughout the UK. Before the concert, Jamie will present a free 30-minute TEDx Talk.

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Snap Elastic Children's Theatre presents Puffin

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  • Time: 1.45pm
  • Date: 14/11/2018
  • Location: SEALL @ Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall

Using music and movement Puffin explores our relationships with, and our responsibilities to, each other, wildlife and the world around us. A classic girl-meets-puffin story for everyone 7+

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