Injuns + Attic Lights
Fri 9th Nov, 8pm. £5
Skye's own Injuns and Glasgow's best-kept-secret-next-big-thing Attic Lights come together for one night only. Injuns blend of triumphant pop sounds mixed with Attic Lights soaring alternative country melodies will give us a night of ear-tinglingly good music. Tickets are on sale now, contact us for more information:
T: 01478 613306
Have a listen to the bands -
Skye Jazz Festival
Fri 12th Oct - Sun 14th Oct
This island wide festival is set to bring the cream of the Scottish jazz scene to Skye. Artists invovled include Tom McNiven, Gina Rae and the Sermon Organ Trio.
Adam Bulley and Malcolm MacFarlane
Fri 12th Oct, doors 7.30pm
An Tuireann is hosting the launch gig of the festival with this dynamic guitar duo. You can expect an evening of experimental folk fused with a twist of jazz. How often do you have the chance to be transported from the rolling hills of Skye to an American smoky speakeasy and back again?
Tickets are onsale now - email us or call us for more info.
T: 01478 613306
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Sarah Naylor + Rachel Hair
Saturday 21st July
Workshops 2pm & 3.30pm, performance 7.30pm
Rachel Hair, clarsach player, and Sarah Naylor, fiddle player, are two of the finest traditional musicians of their generation. Born and brought up in Ullapool and Skye, respectively, they are now embarking on their first tour of their Highland homeland. This is your chance to see these two artists without making the journey to Celtic Connections or the other big festivals they usually play.
Sarah and Rachel will perform both individually and together as well as holding workshops here at An Tuireann on Saturday 21st July. What a great opportunity to learn about these instruments, have a go yourself or just listen and lose yourself in beautiful, emotive music. Both musicians have performed extensively throughout the UK and beyond and are much sought after tutors, teaching regularly for Feisean nan Gaidheal.
Rachel Hair's eclectic mix of Scottish, Irish and original music draws much of its inspiration from her time studying alongside jazz, folk, rock and classical. She has been described as "one of the most innovative young musicians to have emerged over the last few years" (The Irish Music Review)
Holder of the prestigious 2005 Glenfiddich Fiddle championship, Sarah Naylor is recognised as one of Scotland's most accomplished fiddlers. She combines both maturity and assurance, with heartfelt passion and spirit. A regular performer, Sarah has played at festivals including Fiddle 2006, Celtic Connections, and Brittany's Lorient Interceltique Festival. "she performed a rewardingly varied mix of traditional material and classic compositions...displaying admirable control and assurance across the full gamut of pace and mood."**** Sue Wilson The Scotsman
Come along and talk to fellow lovers of traditional music, relax away from the busyness of the day and save some pennies by seeing two artists for £6 right on your doorstep. Fiddle workshop will be at 2pm, Clarsach at 3.30pm and the performance at 7.30pm. Call 01478 613306 for more info and to book tickets.
13th May, 8pm
Fitkin Wall are a new duo combining ancient instruments with new technology. Three harps, live and pre-recorded sounds, rhythmic and multi-layered, they take the intimate and beguiling sound of the harp out of its comfort zone. The familiar sounds of these plucked instruments are meshed into a new world of pixellated timbres and scattered beats.
Ruth Wall plays three harps - Scottish lever harp, Irish wire-strung harp and the buzzing bray harp. Graham Fitkin plays keyboards, mixes and digitally manipulates these sounds live.
Their music blurs distinctions between dance, electronica and 'new classical'. It is strong and edgy music, often melodically engaging, harmonically sumptuous and rhythmically intricate . Listeners may draw allusions to contemporary musicians such as Groove Armada and Faithless, film music from composers such as John Barry, Ennio Morricone and Bernard Hermann and systems composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley. To hear an example of their work visit