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Capercaillie play moving tour on Mull

Capercaillie play moving tour on Mull

1987 John Saich, Freelancer in the world of music as well as Arts Programme Manager for Craignish Village Hall in Ardfern recounts in a feature for The Touring Network “The first gigs I played with Capercaillie in 1987 on Mull will probably always be my stand-...
The Clown Jewels Through the eyes of a 7 year old

The Clown Jewels Through the eyes of a 7 year old

1980’s As a 7 year old girl I walked the short walk from my house down to the Glen Urquhart Public Hall in Drumnadrochit.  I was full of nerves and excitement to see my first ever performance on stage.  As I crossed the road I saw the most brightly painted bus I...
1980s

1980s

More professional companies began to tour the region and gradually a small, loose-knit network of promoters developed, ably nurtured by the Arts Officer of what was then Highland Regional Council.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform in Ullapool in 1983

Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform in Ullapool in 1983

2 April 1983 “I remember the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, they phoned me and said ‘we want our rear wind raised’… we went down to the pier and got some fish boxes and put their ‘rear wind’ on there.” Joan Michael “How...
The Clown Jewels

The Clown Jewels

6 April 1986 The Clown Jewels toured extensively in the Highlands in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  Based in the Black Isle, they burst onto the scene in their brightly coloured double-decker bus and transformed village halls with colourful props, clowns,...