SEALL Festival of Small Halls Kilmuir: Mairearad Green and Seán Gray
Join Mairearad Green and Seán Gray in a small hall on the dramatic Trotterhish Peninsual in the far north east of Skye.
SEALL FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS
23 November to 1 December 2018
The SEALL Festival of Small Halls is an eight-day multi-artform winter festival bringing big music to small halls around Skye and Lochalsh with the emphasis on civic celebration - everyone is welcome. Part of the international network of Small halls, it is the first of its kind in Europe.
We bring the best traditional musicians to our remote rural townships, using Scotland’s national day - St Andrew’s Day - as a reason to celebrate our unique Highland culture in the traditional way.
People, place and performance are the curatorial themes of the project which focuses on “family bonds” in the wider sense and promotes the relevance of Scotland’s traditional culture to present and future generations.
The project will take some of the country’s greatest trad musicians, a writer, visual artist and videographer to public spaces in remote rural areas, helping to join communities to each other and the rest of the world through celebration of civic pride and place, our Gaelic heritage, hospitality and friendship.
Concerts will take place in Braes, Breakish, Edinbane, Elgol, Kilmuir, Minginish, Plockton, Raasay, Tarskavaig and Waternish. There will be masterclass workshops in schools in Dunvegan, Broadford, Sleat, Carbost, Kilmuir and sessions at the Old Inn Carbost, Ferry Inn, Uig, ending with an Island-wide bi St Andrew's night cèilidh for all at Sligachan.
The festival begins on 23 November and ends with the celebratory cèilidh, featuring all of our participating musicians, at the Sligachan Hotel’s Seumus’ Bar on St Andrew’s Day 2018.
We encourage all communities to get involved and make these events their own. Many communities have planned to provide catering and bars to make their evening one to remember. Local young musicians are encouraged to open concerts and play sessions during the day.
We invite everyone to bring their dancing shoes, come along and join in these very special community events. We look forward very much to welcoming you.
Starts at 7:00PM
Kilmuir Community Hall/ Talla Chille Mhoire, Kilmuir Hall, IV51 9UB