As in previous years, we’re pleased to be working in partnership with Blas Festival, and on Tuesday 5th September we will host another of their events in Pockton High School hall. The guest artistes are the two international acts on this year’s festival bill, Ireland’s Fidil, and the Cape Breton duo MacIsaac and MacKenzie.
From Co. Donegal, Ireland, Fidil are remarkable in the fact that they don’t use conventional accompaniment such as the guitar or piano, instead exploring the use of the fiddle in traditional music, using diverse and ground-breaking techniques to do so.
Canadian duo Alexis MacIsaac and Calum MacKenzie have created a clean, seamless sound combining Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle styles with the distinctive piano style from Cape Breton. They present a compilation of original and traditional compositions, infused with century-old feeling and contemporary flair.
Students of the Music School will open the show.
Tickets are available at ticketline.co.uk, on 0844 888 9991, or directly from the Music School on 01599 544706. Prices are £12 for adults, £10 Senior Citizens, £5 child, and £30 for a family ticket.
Plockton High School, including Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd and the Pupil Residence, was inspected by HMIe in November 2014 and the report was published in February 2015. The overall report was very favourable, and the Music School and Residence were particularly commended.
The report can be viewed by clicking here, and the accompanying Evidence Document here. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students, tutors, staff and parents for the continuing support that makes such an outcome achievable, and in particular to express our gratitude for the support we receive from our colleagues in Plockton High School and the Pupil Residence.