a) 15 The Denny 13.30, 14.15, 15.00
Gav Munro is a Scottish singer songwriter & front man of 8 piece Americana country band Red Pine Timber Company who released their debut album ‘different lonesome’ in April to critical acclaim. His solo set will be a mix original & covers from the Americana songbook with some Scottish traditional thrown in, influences include Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen & the Waterboys.
b) Sydney House, High Street 14.00, 14.45, 15.30
Wall2Wall Fiddle + 1. A group of fiddlers with accompanists from Inverness and the Black Isle who play a variety of Scottish and Irish traditional tunes.
c) 7 Duke Street 15.30, 16.15
Piggery Spur. 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.
c) 7 Duke Street 17.00
Ceilidh in the old style. Inspired by other offerings from the afternoon? Bring your own song, story, poem etc, to share or just come along and see what friends and neighbours bring. Musical instruments welcome. Completely informal and everyone can take part - how we used to ceilidh.
d) 1 George Street 14.15, 15.00, 15.45
Quicksilver and other writing. An entertaining programme of story-telling and poetry reading based on Quicksilver and other works by members of Black Isle Writers. Expect laughter as well as some thought-provoking pieces, with a bit of ghostliness thrown in for good measure. Quicksilver is the Silver Anniversary Anthology of Black Isle Writers.
e) Reay House, George Street 15.00, 15.45, 16.30
Fyrish are the Cromarty-based folk musicians Marjorie Paterson and David Cowan. They perform their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs with cello and guitar accompaniment. Marjorie and David are regulars at the music sessions in Cromarty and Fortrose. See their website at www.fyrish.org.
f) 1 Links Cottage 14.45, 15.30, 16.15
Gil Anderson 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.
g) Struy Shop, Church Street 14.45, 15.30, 16.15
Elizabeth Wolf. Singer-songwriter, Bobby Kakouris (17), accompanied by bassist, Alex McComas (18), playing a variety of covers and original songs. An alternative/folk/pop/rock kinda vibe. You can check out Bobby on her YouTube account - igirlmusic25
h) Russell House, Gordon’s Lane 14.00, 14.45, 15.30
Robin Bell I am a local singer/songwriter from Ross-shire and have been performing both solo and with various bands for a number of years, playing throughout the Highlands. I perform original songs, inspired from many influences in my journey through life, in a laid back acoustic - folk style.
i) 66 Big Vennel 14.15, 15.00, 15.45
Ceoloran is a local acoustic trio that plays and sings folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Canada (Cape Breton) and the USA (Appalachia). They perform harmony singing and play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, whistle, guitar and bodhran. The name 'Ceoloran'' derives from the Gaelic for Ceol = music and Oran = song.
j) 1 Nicol Terrace 15.30, 16.15, 17.00
Three Day Jazz is a loose collective of performers who like to swing.
Vocals - Kira Emslie - voice and live performance teacher at Edinburgh School of Music
Guitar - David Rankin - Singer song writer with Sub-aquatic Indie band "The Giant Squidz"
Percussion - Graham Normand on cajons and shakers
k) Clunes House, Miller Road 15.00, 15.45, 16.30
Lily Mullery. 16 year old Lily makes a welcome return, playing some new songs along with favourite covers. See YouTube channel @Lily Mullery.
l) The Old Orchard, Miller Road 13.30, 14.15, 15.00
The Return of: Theo SELLER and Jeremy PRICE. All-new comic sketches and stories. Featuring guest star Alison Seller and the great surrealist mime artist Jeraldo Tati
“baffling” (Sunday Post)
“existentially polemical” (Philosophical Review)
“I was in stitches” (Knitting Weekly)
“I will never eat worms again” (wee Willie Winkie)