Late entry – a Rooftop concert!

Sometimes we just leap at the chance of a new event, so when we heard that the 45-strong Street Orchestra of The Nevis Ensemble were staying in Sabhal Mòr on Tuesday 27 August at 8.30pm we just had to arrange a short late evening rooftop event for them. Come along to Sabhal Mòr Ostiag, main venue and follow the signs to the Fàs building for a free 45 mins of wonderful sounds over the Sound!

Events for Autumn 2019


With the 2019 Fèis an Eilein | Skye Festival drawing to a close on 20 August, SEALL continues its year-round programme of live performing arts events in a brand new Autumn season.

With trad, classical and world music; adult and children’s theatre, workshops, literature and a cool film festival, there’s lots to see in the lead-up to Winter.

Printed copies of the 2019 Autumn programme will be available from outlets across Skye and Lochalsh in a few weeks’ time.

In the meantime, here’s a digital copy we prepared earlier.

Click on the image below and book your tickets early.

Tha sinn a’ deànamh fiughair ri fàilte a chur oirbh uile

We look forward to welcoming you.


Cucinema – the Sleat video

In early April we held a film and pasta-making event with Cucinema, 12 enthusiastic film and pasta-making folk from Italy and Barcelona. Here is the video of the event – the first part is with us in Ardvasar Hall, before they moved onto the Lyth Arts Centre.. Great fun – we must do it again.

SEALL’s Car Share Project

We are encouraging you to offer lifts and share lifts for our events. Go to the SEALL Car Share Facebook page on

Request to join and then start using it. Remember it is as important that you can offer a lift as well as ask for one! Behind the scene the SEALL staff will help make it all happen.

Ardvasar & Tarskavaig Charity Cafes

The Annual joy of the Thursday mid-day Charity Cafes has started in Ardvasar Hall. Lots of local charities do their utmost to feed your well with home-baking, lunches, tea and coffees. (Inter-charity rivalry? Of course not – it is all excellent!). Every Thursday in July and August from 11am to 2pm.

Meanshile, over the hill in Tarskavaig Hall their regular afternoons teas on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-5pm until 23 August.

We have a Credit Card reader!

We no longer demand cash for ticket sales at the door with our sweet little creidt card reader. Of course, it only works if we have 3G signal, so if the gig is in an out of reach location, bring that cash!

Skye Festival 2019 Programme

If you have not managed to get a printed programme in your hands yet for this year’s Skye Festival / Fèis an Eilein, open this blog and click HERE.


‘Made in Sleat’ Exhibition

Sleat’s Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition is on in An Crùbh, Duisdale from 13 – 20 July inclusive, opening from 10am to 5pm.

The Exhibition is free and good quality coffee, tea, lunches and home-baking is available in the cafe.

Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Camp competition


SEALL is offering the opportunity for one young musician to learn from a master at this year’s Alasdair Fraser’s Fiddle Camp.

SEALL will pay the fees and seven nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in an easy to enter competition for young people between the ages of 18-26.

In 1986, world-renowned fiddle player Alasdair Fraser returned home to Scotland to host his first fiddle camp in the UK.

The Clackmannon musician, who is for most part of the year based in California, is an eager traditionalist with his roots firmly planted in the language and instruments of the Gaelic culture. He chose Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College in the south of Skye, as the place where he could encourage musicians to learn to embrace the fiddle and cello in a creative and enjoyable way.

Over three decades later, the course has become a yearly feature on the traditional music calendar. It has aided the development of some of Scotland’s most prominent traditional musicians – such as Adam Sutherland, Allan Henderson and Patsy Reid – and each year attracts over a hundred players from all over the UK, the US and Europe to learn music in a fun, inclusive and completely non-judgmental way.

On Saturday, 20 July, Alasdair returns to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig with celebrated American cellist Natalie Haas to deliver another five days of intensive instruction to students of all levels and from all backgrounds who will learn the secrets of the craft.

The week is an energising and creative one, with several class levels supported by Alasdair, Natalie and their experienced and encouraging fellow tutors.

The camp includes classes and a range of unique workshops, lively performances and the opportunity to get to know other musicians and participate in group work for all abilities. Classes are held daily and sessions and concerts are enjoyed nightly.

The week plays out on Friday, 26 July at 7.30pm with a Mammoth Fiddle Night, part of the 2019 Fèis an Eilein – The Skye Festival, organised by SEALL. This exciting and entertaining extravaganza is accommodated in the college’s foyer and cafeteria beneath the dramatic backdrop of the Sound of Sleat and the mountains of the Scottish mainland.

Tickets to the final ceilidh from the Skye Festival office on 01471 844207 or online from


SEALL will pay the tuition fees and seven nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the college (worth up to £610) for one young person to attend Alasdair Fraser’s fiddle camp from between 20 and 26 July in our easy to enter competition.

For a chance to win this fantastic bursary, simply fill in the form below and press send.


  • Winners will be chosen from a random draw on Thursday 27 June 2019 and notified by email or phone.
  • Entrants must be 26 or under at time of attending the course.
  • Apart from breakfast, no food or travel costs will be offered.
  • Proof of age will be required from the winner.
  • The bursary is not transferable and no cash equivalent will be made.




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