Barbara Dickson plays on Isle of Coll with an audience member arriving by Yacht!

23 July 2017

Jan Metcalfe, Manager at An Cridhe and Coll Bunkhouse on the Isle of Coll recounts in a feature for The Touring Network

“Hosting Barbara Dickson here July 2017. Barbara and Nick Holland did a fund raising concert for us. It was just an amazing experience to be liaising with someone who is so well known and to be involved in organising her visit to our wee island. We always do the best we can for any performer in terms of facilities to support their performance. For Barbara we put more thought than usual, including rigging up a special dressing room area with rope and a curtain. People travelled long distances to see her, even coming in by yacht. Local singers Merfolk supported Barbara, volunteers manned the bar, the door, stewarded, technical staff gave their time for free, people helped set up, provided Barbara with accommodation and it was a wonderful evening.”

This Epic Stage Story was recounted as part of an ongoing series on The Touring Network website.  You can read it in full here