SEALL’s 2019 Autumn programme kicks off with a bang on Friday with a lively and exciting show by a group of master drummers, dancers and singers from Africa.
Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana take traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition, and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way.
They come to Sabhal Mor Ostaig’s main hall on 13 September at 7.30pm and the event heralds the start of a diverse and eclectic programme of music, theatre, literature, children’s theatre and film taking place in venues in the south of Skye through to December.
More highlights for September include a concert on Thursday 19 by 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente. They take to the stage of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr, at 7.30pm. On guitar and vocals in Gaelic, Scots and English, the music of this much sought-after vocal/guitar duo is a round tour, where centuries-old ballads meet Gaelic Puirt A Beul, songs from the mines and cotton mills, as well as some original writing.
Children and their adults will get a chance to meet Lionel the lion who has just eaten a very unusual lunch. Independent Arts Projects presents Mamoru Iriguchi’s “daringly inventive” family-friendly show, Eaten, in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s main hall on Wednesday 25 September. This is an educational piece aimed at encouraging young kids to think about what they eat and was nominated for best children’s show in the 2017 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, is suitable for 6 years+ and begins at 6.30pm.
Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green, accordion and bagpipes, and Anna Massie, guitar, banjo and fiddle, return to Skye to give one of their outstanding traditional music concerts on Thursday 26 September. Mairearad and Anna are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. The concert begins at 7.30pm.
On Sunday 29 September Hebrides Ensemble violinist Zoe Beyers comes to An Crùbh, Duisdale, with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They will give an hour-long concert of classical music starting at 3pm.
Tickets and further information from www.seall.co.uk.