Saturday, March 23, 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."

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.

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart, Phill Jupitus, for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions.

The experienced funny man will drag laughs out of the chaos of his own life in the new show, SASSY KNACK.

Since last touring Scotland, Phill Jupitus has upped sticks and moved there. In this new show, Phill shares yarns and thoughts from his time North of Hadrian’s Wall. 

Adult themes and situations but delivered childishly.

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

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