Sunday, February 17, 2019
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A brand new festival is set to launch in May this year.

The two-day festival, Beò, aims to be a celebration of the music, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands.

Taking its name from the Gaelic word ‘Beò’ meaning ‘Live’, the event was created by brothers, John and James Robertson.  The duo say they are aiming to "promote the use of Gaelic in an non-educational environment and allow all that attend to enjoy the unique Highland heritage that makes a place like Skye so special."

The Highland music industry is coming together to support Roz Paterson's 'Go Fund Me Campaign' to fund potentially lifesaving cancer treatment in Boston, America.

A concert, titled 'Rocking for Roz', is to be held at Inverness Leisure on Friday 22 February 2019, and features a number of local, Highland-based musicians coming together to rock the night away, including: Scooty and The Skyhooks; Torridon; Highland Voices; and Kinky Karma. More artists are to be announced in the run up to the concert.

Mass fiddles, a silent film from the 1920s, an eerie opera, one of Scotland’s most popular female authors, dance performances and workshops are all part of the coming month’s performances in SEALL’s 2019 Spring programme.

Kicking-off a brand new year for SEALL events is Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Fiddlers. The master Scottish Fiddler and over 30 musicians visit Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Monday, 28 January for a free informal music session, and will give a concert on Tuesday 29 January.

On Saturday 9 February, audiences have a chance to watch an extraordinary silent film from the 1920s. The Wonder of Creation (Wunder der Schöpfung) will be screened in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s TDC main hall with a live musical score by Herschel 36, the Glasgow-based composers and improvisors Stuart Brown and Paul Harrison.

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