All performances last approximately 30 mins.
a) Jalidor, Bay View Crescent 13.30 / 14.15 / 15.00
Music tutor, with a love of teaching children (and adults!) and music therapy for a local autistic child. I love to raise funds for various charities and brighten the occasional afternoon in some local residential homes. Come and join in with songs on a war theme and meet my various pets including a tortoise, hens, a duck, cats and dogs.
b) 3 Denny Road 14.15 / 15.00 / 15.45
I'm a singer/songwriter and also slide guitarist, originally from Amsterdam (I'm still fluent in Dutch). I've lived in Scotland for over 30 years and have done numerous gigs here, most notably supporting the Waterboys on the Fisherman’s Blues Tour, also toured with the late Tam White as his accompanying slide guitarist.
c) Rurki, High Street 15.00 / 15.45 / 16.30
I'm Lily, 15 and I play guitar and piano. I have a strong love and interest in all different types of performing arts, from dancing to singing and acting. One day I'd love to make it to the West End. I sing all types of different songs, from pop to ballads! I also have my own YouTube channel where I upload my covers. (@Lily Mullery)
d) Sydney House, 12 High Street 14.30 / 15.15 / 16.00
Greg Fullarton and Mike Schroeder make a rare live appearance playing an acoustic set of original songs from their album "Welcome to Piggery Spur". Formed in 2006 they took five years to craft their debut CD, inspired by the people and places of the Black Isle. Real songs about real life; acoustic guitar, mandolin and gravel drenched vocals.
e) The Gallery, Church Street 14.15 / 15.00 / 15.45
Seller and Price – a couple of (t)wits
Theo and Jeremy perform a series of original comedy sketches, poems, and monologues. If you like Python, Belloc, or Wodehouse you should find these offerings entertaining.
f) The Cheese House, Church Street 14.30 / 15.15 / 16.00
The Little Bongos
Two percussionists from The Dirty Little Bongos, Graham Normand and Carol Scorer - who play bass drums, percussion, congas and djembe - team up with the talented Liam O`Connell on guitar and charango to create a world music mix of hip swinging African and Latin rhythms and melodies.
g) East Wing, Belle Vue, Church Street 13.30 / 14.15 / 15.00
Ceoloran is a local 3-piece acoustic band that plays and sings folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Canada (Cape Breton) and the USA (Appalachia). They perform harmony singing and play fiddle, mandolin, whistle and guitar. The name 'Ceoloran' comes from the Gaelic for Ceol = music and Oran = song.
Ceoloran recently took part in the amaSing festival in Strathpeffer."
h) The Old Barns, Nicol Terrace 13.30 / 14.15 / 15.00
‘Imaginings': a merging of poetry and environmental sound and video
Poetry readings by Alison Seller with Environmental Sound & Video accompaniment by Mirror Lands. Local resident Alison Seller is a member of the Cromarty Writers’ Group. Mirror Lands - a film in production – is a collaboration between sound & visual artist Mark Lyken and filmmaker Emma Dove which explores diverse local relationships to place.
i) The Old Orchard, Miller Road 14.30 / 15.15 / 16.00
has been playing guitar since about 1961 when he "borrowed" his brother's. Introduced to 'finger-style' in 1967 at Rhodes University in South Africa he went on to develop the style he plays today. It is based on the American 'claw-hammer' banjo and is dominated by an 'alternating double-thumbing' rhythm with a light sprinkling of blues. He is, essentially, a guitarist who sings.
j) Clunes House, Miller Road 15.00 / 15.45 / 16.30
are the folk musicians Marjorie Paterson and David Cowan, recently moved to Cromarty. They perform traditional and contemporary songs with cello and guitar. See www.fyrish.org
"Thank you so much for coming to Ardross Hall last night, I loved the concert and had the songs going round my head all day today...”
Song-writing competition winners, Ugie Festival, Aberdeen, 2013