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 …

National Chamber Music Day in Arran

September 15th is National Chamber Music Day, and Enterprise Music Scotland along with Music Arran and Coast, are running an ‘Eco music’ themed day in Lamlash. The organisers at Enterprise Music Scotland write: On the 15th of September, Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) will host National Chamber Music Day 2018, the event which celebrates chamber music …

Music Arran concert – Rose Room

Rose Room will be playing at Whiting Bay Hall on Friday 28th September at 7.30pm Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” …

‘Music Arran’ Double Bill 24th and 25th August

On the weekend of 24th and 25th August, Music Arran present two concerts. On Friday night the Portuguese pianist Joana Gama and violinist Sandie Bishop will play at the High School in Lamlash, and on Saturday night the jazz group Swing 2018 will play in Whiting Bay, accompanied by vocalist Seonaid Aitken. Friday 24th August …

Arran Folk Festival 2018 Review

Arran Folk Festival by Nickey Summer The sun shone down on a friendly bunch of musicians on Arran last weekend, as the annual Folk festival once again played out in Brodick. Open music sessions at the Douglas were packed with both musicians and listeners alike. Our very own ‘Uncle’ Keith Robertson was the MC adding his …

Arran Malt and Music Festival, at the Arran Distillery

News from the Arran Malt and Music Festival  This year’s Arran Malt and Music Festival is on from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Lochranza again this year, and hope you will find something in the events and classes below which will help to make …

24th Arran Folk Festival

Here is a message about the forth coming Arran Folk Festival, from organisers, Arran Events: Welcome to this year’s programme! Our Festival this year runs from 8th to 10th June. There will, of course, be free afternoon sessions in the wonderful Douglas Hotel, hosted by Uncle Keith. As always, feel free to bring an instrument …

Concert – The Kelvin Ensemble

The Kelvin Ensemble is coming to Arran on Saturday 2nd June. The Kelvin Ensemble is a student-run symphony orchestra based at the University of Glasgow and conducted by the very talented John Grant. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as an ensemble where they performed a truly outstanding Russian themed concert including Tchaikovsky’s epic 1812 …

Mary Reid Concert – Music Arran

Mary Reid, the internationally distinguished harpist, is coming to Arran next month. Her concert for Music Arran is at 7.30 on Saturday, 17th March, in Brodick Hall. Mary grew up in Edinburgh, and began learning the clarsach here, but as a teenager she moved with her family to America, and continued her musical studies there …

Brodick Quartet

They’re back! A year after their hugely successful concert in Brodick last year, the four young players of this charming and talented group are paying another visit to the island. Their concert is in Brodick Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 17th February. As before the Quartet consists of Ben Norris and Katrina Lee …