The Mandolinquents concert

Music Arran presents The Mandolinquents Saturday 19th October in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm Britain’s first modern mandolin quartet are coming to Arran and will be playing everything from Chopin, Vivaldi, Grieg, to traditional Irish airs and Brazilian folk tunes. Tickets £10 from Arran Events, in advance from Inspirations of Arran in Brodick or on …

A review of the concert ‘Music in the time of Anne Frank’

Deborah Nemko, professor of piano at Bridgewater university in Boston, recently gave a house concert at Alice’s Wonderland BnB in Lamlash entitled “Music in the Time of Anne Frank”, sponsored by The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities. Written by Alice Maxwell. Deborah was born in 1965 in Chicago, and had piano lessons from an early …

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 …

Music in the Time of Anne Frank – An evening with Deborah Nemko

Please join us for a recital and talk in Lamlash featuring Deborah Nemko, pianist and professor of music at Bridgewater State University, USA. “Music in the Time of Anne Frank” focuses primarily on Dutch Jewish composers who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. This programme celebrates the piano compositions by Leo Smit, Daniel Belinfante, …

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 …

Harnessing the Power of Music in Dementia Care

In this article, local MSP Kenneth Gibson reports on the work of the charity Playlist for Life, and tells of the effect music has on people living with dementia as well as on their carers. Music is everywhere and an important part of our lives. The charity Playlist for Life is the country’s leading music …

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 …