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TMSA Young Trad Tour in Plockton


TOP YOUNG TRADITIONAL MUSICIANS TOUR SCOTLAND

*TMSA Young Trad Tour*
Ard Sgoil a’ Phluic/Plockton High School
Wednesday 31st October
7:30pm
Tickets: £8/£6
Ticket reservations to rhona.sharp@highland.gov.uk or 01599544706

“ Some of Scotland’s finest young folk musicians are out visiting their home areas after releasing their album at Celtic Connections earlier this year thanks to the TMSA (Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland).”

“The current TMSA Young Trad Tour group comprises of Charlie Stewart from Perthshire, winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition joined by finalists (depending on availability): Ella Munro, Scots song (Skye); Kim Carnie, Gaelic song (Oban); Iona Fyfe, Scots song (Huntly); Grant McFarlane, accordion (Paisley) and Mohsen Amini (2016 winner).”

“Audiences are treated to a mix of new material written and composed by these outstanding young musicians as well as innovative arrangements of traditional tunes – supported by Project Musical Director, Anna Massie - one of Scotland’s foremost guitarists well known for her work with the likes of Blazin’ Fiddles. Anna was a former winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award back in 2003 and toured with the TMSA Young Trad Tour in 2015 as an accompanist.”

‘Westward the Light’ debut in Plockton.


We are delighted to welcome a group of former students back to Plockton.

*Westward the Light*
Plockton High School
Thursday 11th October
7:30pm
Tickets: £8/£6 (available on the door)
Ticket reservations to rhona.sharp@highland.gov.uk or Tel: 01599544706

“Westward The Light is a remarkable new band, a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists 2017), fiddle and viola player Sally Simpson (Catriona Hawksworth and Sally Simpson, Heisk), and guitarist and vocalist Owen Sinclair (Tanara, Inyal).”

“This band is the result of years of collaboration in a range of settings. Westward The Light a vessel for the members of the group to bring together an expansive knowledge of Scottish Folk style, ethos and culture, isolating and expanding on significant themes to create a new expression of an age-old sound.”

“2018 is the year in which the quartet will bring their experience and approach together to create a permanent fixture. On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, and guitar, the quartet creates a sound reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland. Elements of melodies are highlighted and explored by a varied instrumentation, audiences taken on an aural journey of Scottish sentiment, weather, culture and modernity.”

HMIe Report Published


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.
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