Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sat, 2009-12-26
When school term draws to an end, it’s time for the students of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music to hit the road for their annual tour.
The Centre in Plockton is the only one in Scotland exclusively devoted to the study of traditional music, with students from all over the country. Aged from 15-18, they play a dynamic blend of the old and the new in Scottish traditional music, on pipes, fiddle, whistle, accordion, clàrsach, guitar, and piano. Scots and Gaelic song are both strongly featured as well.
Centre Director Dougie Pincock said: “These tours cover a different part of Scotland each year, and they are the Centre’s way of getting out and showing people outside of Plockton what we’re about, as well as giving our students a taste of life on the road.”
The students will also be giving workshops and performances in local schools, and the visits to Inverurie Academy, Aboyne Academy and Kingussie High School are sure to be among the highlights of the year for everyone involved.
To book concert tickets or for any further information about the Centre’s top quality tuition and wide range of extra-curricular traditional music activities, call 01599 544706 or e-mail doug…@highland.gov.uk.
Highland sightseeing tours are available all year round. You can either choose from one of the pre-planned day or half-day tours or alternatively, choose a route to suit your needs. Local Plockton taxi service, offering private and contract hire. Contact: Ian MacLennan, Driseach, Plockton, Ross-shire IV52 8TU. For a list of available tours Call at +44 (0)1599 544 389 or email: ploc…@hotmail.com for your booking and other details.
Craigiewood Car Tours
Operate South West Car Tour of Inverness-shire and Ross-shire where you will find spectacular scenery, history and natural history at its best. The attractive fishing village of Plockton is only just off the main route as is Kyle of Lochalsh, the sight of the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Contact: email: min…@craigiewood.co.uk , By Telephone or Fax: 01463 731 628 (Within the UK), +44 1463 731 628 (outside UK).
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