The Lochranza Summer Concert

Contributed by Alice Maxwell Lochranza church hosted its hugely popular annual summer concert on 22nd August. The church was packed with locals and visitors who were treated to a varied evening of entertainment by resident and guest performers. The evening began with the rousing hymn Guide Me O Thy Great Jehovah, accompanied by Arco, Arran’s …

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 …

Music Arran concert Hungrytown

On Saturday 10th August at 7.30pm, American Folk duo Hungrytown will be playing in Whiting Bay Hall. Music Arran writes, “Hungrytown are doing a UK tour in July and August, so we are very honoured that they have chosen to come to Arran. Bring a bottle and your friends and family to enjoy a fun …

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 …