We will be holding a fundraising ceilidh dance in Dornie Hall on Friday 20 April from 8pm – 12 midnight.
This event is in memory of our good friend Bethany Walker of Applecross, and is being organised in partnership with Plockton High School’s Pupil Residence. All proceeds will go to the UK Sepsis Trust.
Music will be provided by students from Plockton Music School, with a special guest appearance by the Young Tradition Touring Group from Vermont, USA.
Tickets are £10, available on the door, or in advance from Balmacara Stores or by calling 01599 544706. There will be a licenced bar, and food is included in the ticket price. All under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
We are delighted to be hosting The Young Tradition Touring Group, from Vermont, USA, for a weekend of performances, workshops, and good old Highland sightseeing!
The members of the group are teenaged players, singers and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire in a wide variety of styles, over the course of a 9-month session running from late September through early May, culminating in an April performance tour.
Group members learn from and are supported by guest musicians and dancers/dance leaders, in addition to musical exchanges with young musicians and dancers while on performance tours. Instruments involved include fiddle, clàrsach, mandolin, guitar, piano and bodhran.
Young Tradition Touring Groups have previously travelled to Cape Breton, Northumberland in England, and the West Coast of Ireland. The 2017/2018 group is doing a tour of Scotland, including visits to Plockton, Isle of Skye, Orkney, Inverness, Dunkeld and Edinburgh.
Plockton Music School students will share the stage with the Vermont group on Saturday 21st April at 7:30 p.m., in Plockton High School Hall. Tickets are £5, on the door or in advance from email@example.com or 01599 544706.
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.