WHAT'S ON AT STRATHEARN ARTS

TEA DANCES

Friday 1 October, Friday 5 November, and Sunday 5 December

Live music, refreshments and a friendly atmosphere. All welcome!

Doors 1.30pm, Dancing 2-4pm. £5 entry (includes refreshments) payable on the door.

Friday 5th November: Music by John Morgan

Sunday 5th December: Music by David Vernon

MUSIC

Crieff Folk Club present Lauren Collier Trio

Thursday 28 October

A fiddle player and singer completing her Masters in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lauren has a particular interest in world music and has travelled extensively playing in Singapore, India Canada and Kenya. She is building a stellar reputation and recently performed on Take The Floor and appears in the current series of HBO/Sony TV show Outlander.

Tickets £8 Early bird (before 21/10) or £10 thereafter

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm. BYOB.

LITERATURE / MUSIC

Ghostly Tales and Spine Chillers (16+)

Sunday 31 October

Authors Helen Grant, David Longhorn, Alex Nye and Lisa Tuttle will each read stories from their repertoire of published works interspersed with similarly themed musical storytelling from Plaidsong.

What better way to celebrate the spookiest night of the year (and avoid the guisers at your door too!)?

Tickets £10. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm. Licensed Bar.

VISUAL ART: THE TRAVELLING GALLERY

Saturday 6 November

Strathearn Arts is delighted to be bringing the fabulous and much-loved Travelling Gallery to Crieff!

Since 1978, this contemporary art gallery in a bus, has been bringing exhibitions to rural and remote communities throughout Scotland.  For 2021, support from Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters has allowed Travelling Gallery to invite three thought-provoking and exciting young artists to produce new work responding to this theme. Suzie Eggins, Amy Gear and Rhona Mühlebach will each bring individual perspectives to our relationship with coasts and water.

The gallery will be parked in Aldi Car Park adjacent to The Steading Café, giving you the chance to combine your weekly shop or your soup and sandwich with this rare cultural opportunity. To manage the flow of people into the gallery, please book your slot in the gallery in advance by calling 01764 655556 or emailing info@strathearnarts.org or just pop in and see us in the Box Office next time you’re passing.

Open 10.00am. Last slot 15.45

Tickets are FREE

GIG: JOURNEY NORTH

Saturday 13 November

Tickets £12. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm. Licensed Bar.

Journey North are a 5-piece Celtic Folk Rock band who hail from Angus and Fife and, after a unfortunate lengthy delay enforced by the pandemic are finally able to properly launch their widely anticipated 3rd album, "Anither Journey" here in Crieff.

This is Journey North setting off on a new path of creativity, bringing together the traditions of Celtic Folk with Contemporary Rock, Pop and even a twang of Country. This is a band that is never afraid to experiment in their quest to create unique music which hopefully has a little something for everyone. The band members have a fantastic range of musical experience from playing with world class pipe bands to decades of entertaining audiences with folk, rock and blues.

NOW OPEN -  Box Office and Shop at 2 Comrie Street 

The retail shop is a wonderfully fresh welcoming space to showcase a high-quality range of arts and crafts for sale at reasonable prices. All arts and crafts are made by local artists and makers so why not pop in and buy something special for yourself or as a gift and help support independent local creatives. There is also have a carefully chosen selection of books for sale with varied titles by local writers, and themes covering natural history, arts, and crafts as well as a bespoke children’s section.

Shop and Box Office Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm

A new anthem for  Strathearn - Crieff Fair's Kiss and A Rose.

A collaboration of nine professional local musicians under Scot AnSgeulaiche 

Following an open invitation from composer, musician, and storyteller, Scot AnSgeulaiche, nine professional local musicians have been busy collaborating on a new piece of music that is set to become the theme tune for Strathearn Arts. The aim was to create a musical piece together which captures the essence of Strathearn Arts as a venue and forum for artists and musicians.

Working entirely remotely during lockdown, this intergenerational ensemble brought together a remarkable range of local talent (in order of appearance): John Dew - Great Highland Bagpipe, Whistle; Scot AnSgeulaiche – Acoustic Guitar, Bodhran, Saz; Rose Logan – Fiddle; Jennie and Jamie Turnbull – Piano; Cathy Tilbrook – Cello; Robbie Hutton - Vocals, Acoustic guitar; John Paul Masom – Additional lyrics and Connor Sinclair – Acoustic Guitar, Wood Flute.

The final work takes two traditional pieces, The Battle of Crieff Pass and Crieff Fair and combine them with a brand new composition A Kiss and A Rose, the work of the emerging talented songwriter, Robbie Hutton. The result is a creative, passionate, and responsive piece that draws on our sense of place – the beauty of the natural environment in and around Strathearn, our history, our community - and the way in which art and music brings the community together and enriches the lives of the people that make up Strathearn today.

Strathearn Arts are delighted to have Crieff Fair's Kiss and A Rose so generously gifted to us for our future use and archive. 

Thanks to Nigel Gatherer, George Carson and Colin Mayall we now have a fabulous VIDEO to accompany the music. We hope you enjoy it!

DANCE for HEALTH

Running Weekly via Zoom:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday at 2pm 

A dance and movement class designed specifically for those with mobility challenges, those living with Parkinson's or other neurological conditions.  The 30 minute class focuses on balance, coordination and flexibility.  Participants will need access to a device suitable for running Zoom and an appropriate space in which to move freely.  To find out more or join the class, please contact Janice Fraser on 07921 717486.

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

Tickets (where indicated) are available online from Eventbrite or in person from Strathearn Arts Box Office. To enquire about availability please call: 01764 655556

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Crieff Fair's Kiss & a Rose - A New Anthem for Strathearn
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