Music to celebrate 14 years of the No Take Zone

Last month saw the 14th anniversary of the No Take Zone in Lamlash Bay. On 20th September COAST said: Today we celebrate the 14th year of the No Take Zone. To help us celebrate, Sequoia has released a new music video which celebrates the waters around Arran, as part of their WATER MUSIC source to …

An evening with pianist Deborah Nemko

Isle of Arran Concert by Dr. Deborah Nemko: Music of Remembrance and Celebration When music professor, researcher, and pianist Dr. Deborah Nemko performed to standing-room-only crowds on Arran in late 2019, nobody could have guessed it would be the last live event the Arran Jewish Cultural Association would sponsor for over two years. At the …

Summer ceilidhs in Whiting Bay

Family Ceilidhs Whiting Bay Hall Thursday 14th & 21st July Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th August BYOB 7.30pm £10 adult, £5 child, £25 family ticket (up to 4 children)

Music Arran concert with Quattro MacJazz

Quattro MacJazz Saturday 9th July, Whiting Bay Hall, 7.30pm A Dixieland quartet specialising in hot jazz and gospel. The band is made up of 4 internationally acclaimed jazz players from Scotland. Find out more about Quattro MacJazz here The idea for the band was discussed by clarinetist Forrie Cairns, entertainer and banjoman Alastair McDonald, and …

Music Arran concert with JazzMain

Jazz Main featuring Joni Keen and Marna Murdoch Friday 24th June Brodick Hall, 7.30pm JazzMain remains one of the most acclaimed, renowned, and respected groups performing today and since 2003, undertaking hundreds of gigs across the UK and Ireland. The quartet is led by acclaimed tenor saxophonist Nick Gould, with Steve Grossart (keys), Iain Harkness …

Music Arran concert with Brass Tracks

Saturday 21st May, Brodick Hall, 7.30pm 2 Trumpets, a Trombone, a French Horn and a Tuba player, who aim to provide a kaleidoscopic musical brass journey spanning the last 500 years. Brass Tracks is one of Scotland’s most exciting and engaging brass quintets. Based in central Scotland, Brass Tracks is dedicated to making all music …

The Return of Gamal…

A concert with Music Arran – Gamal Harris will play on Friday 8th April at Arran High School Words by Alice Maxwell Audiences may remember prize winning pianist Gamal Khamis, who took Arran by storm in 2017. He is making a welcome return to Arran, performing at the High School on Friday April 8th at …

Music Arran concerts to begin

After two years not being able to hold live concerts, Music Arran is preparing to re-start their programme for the year, with the first concert coming in March – see below. Music Arran says:  We are planning to re-start our concert programme in March and have quite an exciting programme planned which we hope you …

A New Ceilidh Band is Born

There will be a Family Ceilidh in Whiting Bay Hall on 15th October, courtesy of the recently formed Arran Ceilidh Band. The Band is available for private bookings such as birthdays, weddings and parties. Introducing the band: On fiddles are Alice Maxwell and Rhodri Herapath. Alice played with the String Road Potholes ceilidh band for …

The Fiddler’s Pupil’s Tale

A response from one of the Fiddler’s pupils to the piece A Fiddler’s Tale that was printed in last month’s Voice As one who had never been nearer to a violin than the front row at a Brodick Hall concert, it came as a surprise to me, at my first violin lesson, that I needed …