The SEALL Festival of Small Halls is not just about bringing the giants of Scottish traditional music to rural venues across Skye and Raasay.
We at SEALL have an on-going commitment to keeping the traditional music of Scotland alive and relevant in the 21st century and this begins at home.
As well as running free school workshops, giving out free and half price tickets to our youngsters, and making all of our events family friendly, the Small Halls provides performance opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment for our local young rising stars.
To this end, we have enlisted the talents of a number of young musicians to open concerts with a few sets of their own.
Here is the list and we hope everyone will all turn out on the evenings and cheer them on.
Young musicians opening sets
Kyleakin, 22 November
Lucy Livingstone & Emily MacDonald. Malin piping for Strip the Willow.
Raasay, 23 November
Aileas MacLeod & Lauren Byrne. Pipes & fiddle.
Glendale 23 November
Cae Peletti Hayes & Malin Lewis. Guitar, pipes & fiddle.
Old Inn, Carbost, 24 November
Malin Lewis & Lewis McLaughlin. Guitar & fiddle.
An Talla Mor 24 November
SMO student Ciara NicDhomhnaill. Singing.
Waternish 26 November
Calum MacKay. Pipes.
Breakish 26 November
NCETM Plockton students.
Braes 27 November
Jos & Elsa Galbraith. Box & cello.
Elgol 27 November
Rachel Henderson. Fiddle & pipes.
Edinbane 28 November
Isy & Archie MacLean. Clarsach & small pipes.
Minginish 29 November
Sarah-Jane Edmonson. Pipes.
Portree 29 November
Kathleen MacDonald & Erin Gillies. Fiddle & clarsach.
Big Ceilidh, Sligachan 30 November
Isy & Archie MacLean, Jos & Elsa Galbraith. Clarsach, smallpipes, box, piano, cello.