Veronica and Max

A feast of feel-good acoustic blues, award-winning Scots trad, luscious jazz and rousing classical music is in store for Sleat audiences over the coming months as Skye’s most lively performing arts promoter continues its exciting music programme for Spring.

 SEALL (Skye Events for All) is gearing up for its summer festival, which takes place from 4 July to 28 August at venues mainly around the south of Skye. Before the festival kicks off, however, the Spring programme continues to showcase the outstanding talents of some of Scotland and beyond’s most respected award-winning musicians.

 In keeping with its roots in Scots trad, SEALL brings a trio of top Scottish and Irish performers to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig for an exceptional evening of traditional Gaelic music. Kathleen Macinnes, Laoise Kelly and Tiarnan O’Duinnchinn come together at An Talla Mor on Wednesday, 3 May at 8pm to perform a programme of tunes from the Gaelic and Irish traditions.

 On Wednesday, 21 June, multi-award-winning Scots harpist Ailie Robertson performs The Secret North: a unique project of new music featuring six musicians from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia. Ailie has some of the most impressive credentials in the Scottish harp world, has performed all around globe, and is recognised for her unique fusion of Scottish, Irish and contemporary styles.

 Veronica and Max of The Red Wine Serenaders will showcase a lively set of country blues, ragtime, jug band and rural music from the 1920s and ’30s played on ukuleles, voice, washboard, kazoo, acoustic and resophonic guitars in An Talla Mòr on Monday, 24 April at 8pm.

Kelvin Chamber Orchestra

 “Rich arrangements, memorable themes, fine playing and a unique mix of jazz, classical and folk” is what to expect from New Focus who will play at An Talla Mòr on Saturday, 20 May at 8pm. Coming from sold out concerts this year, expect some luscious moments from this outstanding jazz quartet.

 Bringing the magic of classical music alive are the students from The Kelvin Chamber Orchestra. The 45-piece merry band of talented musicians is recognised as one of Scotland’s leading non-professional orchestras and will be delivering a programme of music by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Rossini and Beethoven to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s main hall on Thursday, 1 June at 8pm.

 For further details and to book tickets, visit www.seall.co.uk or telephone 01471 844207.