“We’ve got some special guests joining us and we can’t wait to perform in the place that inspires so much of our music.” Catriona Price
Living Doll #OnThisDay
On 31st of July 1959, the single Living Doll became a number 1 hit for Cliff Richard and the Shadows (at that time The Drifters).
High Noon #OnThisDay
On 24th of July 1952 the Western film ‘High Noon’ was released.
Yellow Submarine #OnThisDay
On 17th of July 1968, The Beatles animation film ‘Yellow Submarine’ premiered in London.
Science Festival Programme: A Diverse Range of Online & In Person Events
Tickets will go on sale in a week’s time, on Thursday 21 July at 6 pm, for The Orkney International Science Festival.
Australian Band Inspired by Scotland
Australian Michael Quinn composed Scottish Highlands. He is joined in SM2 by James Morrisson on drums, with support from the Redland Sporting Club Pipe Band and the beautiful voice of Melissa Pilkington on lead vocals.
‘Cairn’ by Blair Coron
“What is truly remarkable is the vision of Blair Coron in the creation of the piece, a deep maturity despite his youth that reflects his belief and love of his environment and history”
The Fairy Dance: new look to an ancient #Orkney Tale for Scotland’s Year of Stories
In addition to folklore, the story draws from personal experience including memories of the late Dougie Shearer (1912-2002), who was a photographer, film-maker, and operator of the Phoenix Cinema in Kirkwall, as well as a talented violinist and teacher.
Sessions & Sail Returns to Orkney this May
Shetland musician Barry Nisbet will be bringing his floating festival aboard the tall ship, Lady of Avenel, to Orkney.
Mags’ 21st: Upcoming Track by Corner House
Available to download on Friday 15th of April will be a new roots single written by Orcadian fiddler Louise Bichan – Mags’ 21st