Ever wanted to enjoy a concert but with all the comfort of home surroundings?

Now you can - with Rick and Pam's House Concert Tour 2018.  

Comfy sofas and great music will combine to make a thoroughly enjoyable experience for six different concerts.

Organised by Rick Taylor and Pam Allen, each event will take place at a different house.  The full programme is below:

The programme for this year's Blas Festival was launched today (Wednesday 4 July.) 

Blas, which means 'taste' or 'sample', is organised by Fèisean nan Gàidheal in partnership with The Highland Council and will take place from 7-15th September. 

Headline acts at this year's Blas, which takes place at venues from Bernera to Applecross and Portree to Portmahomack, include Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, two previous winners of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, Mischa Macpherson and Brìghde Chaimbeul, Celtic rock group Wolfstone, who will perform at Blas for the first time, award-winning folk band Breabach, young electronic Celtic fusion group, Niteworks and the highly-acclaimed RURA.

Two icons of Gaelic culture, Alasdair Gillies and Dolina Maclennan, will be celebrating their 80th birthdays with special events in Skye and Lewis featuring hand-picked artistes. And as Runrig embark on their Final Mile, Trail West will celebrate 40 years since the release of the band's ground-breaking Play Gaelic, playing the songs from that album at two concerts during the festival.

 Although young people have always featured in Blas, in this Year of Young People the festival will do more than ever to showcase the wealth of talent amongst Highland youngsters. Up and coming young musicians will feature in the majority of events and young people will gain invaluable marketing and event management experience through their key role in the organisation and promotion of this year's festival which will be a major celebration of young people.

Former Runrig singer, Donnie Munro, will be a special guest at the band's farewell shows in Stirling.

Donnie and his four-piece acoustic band, along with multi-award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, will open the show ahead of Runrig's final performances at City Park, Stirling on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August.

Donnie Munro said: "Runrig has been a hugely significant part of my life, over many years and, having been there from the beginning, it feels so right to also be there at the end.

"To have the opportunity to share in and to celebrate the last 45 years of the band's iconic music and the special relationship we have all enjoyed with an amazing audience, is a great honour and I am delighted to have been invited to play a part."