The Arran Rock and Blues Festival 2019

Following last year’s inaugural Arran Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival the event is back in bigger and bolder style for 2019. Organised by Lamlash Events in conjunction with The Pierhead Tavern (PHT) the 2019 festival, hosted by Scotland’s ‘Godfather of Rock,’ Tom Russell, will take place in its own marquee on Lamlash Green on Saturday 27th …

Music Arran presents Les Trois Blondes

French Cafe Music in Whiting Bay Hall Saturday 13th July, 7.30pm Les Trois Blondes are the only band in Scotland specialising in Bal Musette, the French café music of Paris. Perhaps to one’s surprise, there is a very strong tradition with Scottish accordionists of playing this style of music which is mostly in waltz tempo. …

Celebrating Scottish Opera

Here local MSP Kenneth Gibson reports on the support the Scottish government provides for the performing arts in Scotland, in particular the Scottish Opera company who regularly bring performances to Arran in their national tours. Every year, Scottish Opera runs their famous Opera Highlights tour around Scotland to bring a musical mix of operatic gems …

Klezmer House Concert

HOUSE CONCERT~ All welcome! Thursday, 18 July, Whiting Bay. Featuring Lev Atlas playing Klezmer music. Lev is Principal Viola of the Scottish Opera Orchestra and lecturer in Strings at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. A virtuoso Klezmer and Eastern European music performer, he is a living encyclopaedia of hundreds of traditional tunes and has influenced …

25th Arran Folk Festival 7th – 9th June 2019

Here is some news from Arran Events about the upcoming Folk Festival, with details on the exciting evening concerts. There are still tickets left, including the 2-day passes, but they are selling fast! Tickets are available to buy online from www.arranevents.com or in person from Brodick Post office. Friday 7th June Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth …

Folk Band ‘Luckenbooth’ at the PHT

Folk ‘n Talent @The PHT Luckenbooth – Saturday 8th June at 9pm Luckenbooth is a term that describes a brooch dating back to the 16th Century and was traditionally given by a man to his sweetheart on their betrothal. It was considered a lucky charm, protecting the wearer against the evil eye and among other …

A Celebration of Jazz

A Celebration of Jazz          Sunday 12th May 2019             The PHT, Lamlash, Arran The Pierhead Tavern (PHT) in Lamlash have organised a celebration of Jazz on Sunday 12th May for those both interested in traditional jazz standards and New Orleans Jazz. There will be an offering donation …

Breton folk band Dremmwel comes to Arran

Celtic Cousins tour – Dremmwel play Scotland in May 2019 Arran is very fortunate to be the first stop on the Scottish Tour of the innovative Breton folk band ‘Dremmwel’, with a concert planned for 11th May at Corrie and Sannox Village Hall (7.30pm, BYOB). The name means ‘horizon’ and the band’s six albums since …

Music Arran Concert with Escocia Duo

The Escocia Duo will be performing at the next Music Arran concert, on Saturday 16th March, in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm. Newly established duo Chilean Guitarist Roberto Kuhn and Yorkshire Violinist Katrina Lee play a diverse variety of music ranging from Paganini to Piazzolla. Roberto Hernán Kuhn Versluys is a Masters student, studying at …

Music Arran concert in February – The Magnard Ensemble

The Magnard Ensemble will be performing on Saturday 16th February in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm, and will be playing works by Ligetti, MacMillan, Bach, Orban, Mozart. “A hugely gifted ensemble of the younger generation, the chemistry between the five players is magical, the maturity and sensitivity of their playing is a delight!’”  Paul Patterson – composer The MAGNARD …