SEALL Festival of Small Halls: About

Duncan Chisholm | Jarlath Henderson | Donald Shaw | Mike Vass | Mairearad Green | Aaron Jones
Ewan MacPherson | Innes Watson | Sorren MacLean | Seàn Gray | Hector MacInnes

SEALL FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS | 23 NOVEMBER to 1 DECEMBER 2018

FULL PROGRAMME AND TICKETS FROM HERE

 

The SEALL Festival of Small Halls is an eight-day multi-artform winter festival bringing big music to small halls around Skye and Lochalsh with the emphasis on civic celebration – everyone is welcome. Part of the international network of Small halls, it is the first of its kind in Europe.

We bring the best traditional musicians to our remote rural townships, using Scotland’s national day – St Andrew’s Day – as a reason to celebrate our unique Highland culture in the traditional way.

People, place and performance are the curatorial themes of the project which focuses on “family bonds” in the wider sense and promotes the relevance of Scotland’s traditional culture to present and future generations.

The project will take some of the country’s greatest trad musicians, a writer, visual artist and videographer to public spaces in remote rural areas, helping to join communities to each other and the rest of the world through celebration of civic pride and place, our Gaelic heritage, hospitality and friendship.

The festival begins on 23 November and ends with the celebratory cèilidh, featuring all of our participating musicians, at the Sligachan Hotel’s Seumus’ Bar on St Andrew’s Day 2018. 

We encourage all communities to get involved and make these events their own. Many communities have planned to provide catering and bars to make their evening one to remember. Local young musicians are encouraged to open concerts and play sessions during the day and pubs and restaurants are putting on special pre-theatre meals.

We invite everyone to bring their dancing shoes, come along and join in these very special community events. We look forward very much to welcoming you. 

SMALL HALLS: Braes, Breakish, Edinbane, Elgol, Kilmuir, Minginish, Plockton, Raasay, Tarskavaig and Waternish

MASTERCLASS WORKSHOPS: Raasay, Elgol and Braes

SESSIONS: The Old Inn, Carbost; Ferry Inn, Uig; Edinbane Inn

THE BIG CÈILIDH: an Island-wide St Andrew’s night cèilidh for all at Seumus’ Bar, Sligachan

SEALL FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS IS GRATEFUL TO RECEIVE FUNDING AND SUPPORT FROM THE FOLLOWING:

The Sligachan Hotel, Isle of Skye; Creative Scotland; EventScotland’s Winter Festivals Fund; Culture & Business Fund Scotland; The Highland Council; The Old Inn, Carbost; Shanks Plumbing and Renewables, Edinbane; Whitewave outdoor activity centre, Kilmuir.