BLAS GRAND FINALE AT EDEN COURT - THE EMPIRE THEATRE @7.30PM
INVERNESS | INBHIR NIS
THE SHARON SHANNON BAND
ANGUS PETER CAMPBELL
Seat Price £18
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One of the most gifted musicians of her generation, Sharon, from Co. Clare, played accordion and fiddle from an early age along with other members of her family. She toured with the Waterboys and released her best selling eponymous album, ‘Sharon Shannon’ in 1991. In 2000 she recorded the world No.1 song ‘Galway Girl’ with Steve Earle that was to feature on the international film P.S I Love You. In March 2009 she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Meteor Music Achievements ceremony in Dublin.
The formation of Nuallan was facilitated by the Gaelic College in the fall of 2012. The purpose of the group is to represent, promote and explore the Gaelic style of piping brought to the Cape Breton, mainland Nova Scotia and further afield from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland some 200 years ago through performance, education and collaboration with other musicians as well as dancers and singers. The group is composed of three Cape Breton pipers: Keith MacDonald, Kevin Dugas, and Kenneth MacKenzie (along with others at times).
Tide Lines are a brand-new four piece band made up of former Skipinnish boys, Robert Robertson from Lochaber and Ross Wilson from Mull, as well as Alasdair Turner from Alness and Fergus Munro from Glasgow. Their first single, Far Side of the World, entered the UK download charts ahead of popular tracks by Coldplay and Beyonce, as well as Adeles "Hello", less than 24 hours after the band was launched on social media in June 2016. The band are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands, yet their sound is highly eclectic - driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards.
Angus Peter Campbell
is from South Uist. An award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and actor, he has published a number of books including the epic novel An Oidhche Mus do Sheòl Sinn, which was voted by the public as one of the Top Ten Best-Ever Books from Scotland in the List/Orange Awards.
Tè den luchd-ciùil as tàlantaiche den ghinealach aice, tha Sharon, bho Chontae an Chláir, air a bhith a’ cluiche a’ bhogsa agus na fìdhle o bha i beag, cuide ri buill eile den teaghlach aice. Bha i air chuairt leis na Waterboys agus thug i a-mach an clàr aice fo h-ainm fhèin ‘Sharon Shannon’ ann an 1991. Ann an 2000 chlàr i an t-òran ‘Galway Girl’ le Steve Earle a ràinig àireamh 1 ann an clàran an t-saoghail agus a nochd san fhiolm eadar-nàiseanta P.S. I Love You. Sa Mhàrt 2009 fhuair i Duais Coileanadh Beatha aig searmon nan duaisean cliùiteach Meteor Music Achievements ann am Baile Àth Cliath.
Chaidh Nuallan a chur air bhonn tron Cholaiste Ghàidhlig as t-fhoghar 2012. ’S e adhbhar a’ chòmhlain an stoidhle pìobaireachd Ghàidhlig a thàinig gu Ceap Breatainn, tìr mòr na h-Albann Nuaidhe agus gu ceàrnaidhean nas fhaide air falbh, bho Ghàidhealtachd is Eileanan na h-Alba o chionn 200 bliadhna, a riochdachadh, a bhrosnachadh agus a rannsachadh. Thathar a’ dèanamh seo tro thaisbeanaidhean, foghlam agus co-obrachadh le luchd-ciùil, dannsairean agus seinneadairean eile. Tha triùir phìobairean à ceap Breatainn sa chòmhlan: Keith Dòmhnallach, Kevin Dugas, agus Coinneach MacCoinnich (le feadhainn eile aig amannan).