Opera Bohemia to perform in Arran

Music Arran and the McLellan Festival are very excited to present the Scottish opera company, Opera Bohemia, who will be performing their latest production The Merry Widow Saturday 14th September at the Arran High School, 7.30pm Opera Bohemia celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of the world’s best loved operettas, The Merry Widow by Franz …

A Poetry Date for your Diary

McLellan Poetry Competition – An evening with Sean O’Brien 30th August 2019 Arran Theatre and Arts Trust presents for the first time on Arran, poet Sean O’Brien, the judge of this year’s McLellan Poetry Competition. Music with Arran Dawn, Arran’s famous harp and whistle duo. Corrie and Sannox Hall, 7.30pm £12 / Children and young …

McLellan Festival Fiddle Workshop

On Thursday 6th September there will be a fiddle workshop at the High school at 2.00pm, with renowned fiddler Paul Anderson. If there are any fiddlers out there, this sounds like a workshop not to be missed! It is open to both young people at the High school and adults. Paul is one of the most …

Poem for August

The Marine Biologist FUCK EVERYTHING BECOME A PIRATE declares my t-shirt, but I don’t mean it. Ocean invertebrates are inconceivably lovely. Each morning, I lower a bucket over the side of the ship, clank it back up on deck, then stick my hand inside the sea’s feely bag. In countless numbers, the fjord system’s summer …

McLellan’s Legacy Goes International

This year’s McLellan Poetry Competition has now closed for entries and, if all goes to plan, by the time you read this Maura Dooley, this year’s the judge, will have completed her adjudication and the prizewinners will have been notified. Once again, after a slow start, interest built up to a frenzy during the final …