Skye’s award-winning Gaelic singer Anne Martin opens this year’s Fèis an Eilein, the Skye Festival, on Wednesday 5 July.
Anne presents Ceumannan —her innovative international song collaboration with vocal sculptor Jason Singh — which comes fresh from its launch in Hull's City of Culture programme, on its way to London's South Bank.
The festival, organised by SEALL (Skye Events for All), takes place between 4 July and 28 August and will showcase over 30 events in music, dance, theatre, circus and film, alongside a community-led Fringe programme.
Events include performances from Let's Circus, Alastair Fraser's Fiddle night, NYOS Jazz Orchestra, Eduardo Niebla, Charlie McKerron, Adam
Sutherland, Mairearad Green, Christine Primrose, Margaret Stewart and many other singers, pipers and musicians, along with a variety of Fringe events, ceilidhs, cafés and house concerts.
For further information and to book tickets contact 01471 844207 or visit www.skyefestival.scot
Based in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, SEALL also produces a year-round programme of high quality performing arts events for all ages and tastes.
Jazz and string quartet, New Focus, bring their “highly organic and lyrical collaboration” to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in south Skye on 20 May. The Kelvin Ensemble Orchestra celebrates a decade of being one of Scotland’s leading non-professional chamber orchestras with a concert on 1 June.
Britain’s popular alternative stand-up comedian, Jeremy Hardy, brings an evening of hilarity to An Crùbh, Sleat’s newest venue near Isleornsay, on 15 June, and dance takes centre stage with performances from SkyeDance on 17 June and Lorayne McLucas Dance on 30 June and 1 July.
After a highly-acclaimed concert at Celtic Connections this year, Ailie Robertson and friends stop off in the south of Skye to perform their exciting song project, The Secret North, on 21 June.
For tickets, programme and information visit www.seall.co.uk or pick up a brochure from one of many outlets across Skye.