Workshops, talks and more

Workshops, talks and more

Small Halls is not just about bringing big music to rural venues around Skye and Raasay …

We are also running some very special workshops and talks during the day over the course of the festival.

WRITING WORKSHOP

SEUMAS’ BAR SLIGACHAN HOTEL | 23 NOVEMBER 11AM

Glasgow-based writers Elizabeth Reeder and Amanda Thomson (who is also a very fine visual artist) will guide a two-hour practical writing workshop about place, landscape and language and get participants writing about familiar places in new ways.

This workshop will include a discussion of creative practices, various exercises and prompts, and will encourage you to explore the writing you want to do including: non-fiction, fiction, poetry and hybrid writing (image and text).

This workshop is open to writers of all abilities.

MUSIC MASTERCLASS

RAASAY HALL | 23 NOVEMBER 11.30AM

Hamish Napier, Jarlath Henderson, Rachel Newton and Megan Henderson will lead a music workshop in Raasay Hall. This is an extremely rare chance to learn from four of Scotland’s most highly-acclaimed traditional musicians.

FOLK ON FOOT ON FILM WITH MATTHEW BANNISTER

SEUMAS’ BAR SLIGACHAN HOTEL | 24 NOVEMBER 11AM

Celebrated BBC broadcaster Matthew Bannister will give a talk and film on his multi-award-winning podcast Folk on Foot. In this live show, Matthew shares the many hours of film footage he has shot as he takes a walk with a top folk artist in the landscape that inspired their music.

SMALL TALK WITH ADAM SUTHERLAND

SEUMAS’ BAR SLIGACHAN HOTEL | 28 NOVEMBER 2PM

Errogie fiddle player Adam Sutherland runs a popular music podcast entitled Adam Sutherland’s Interesting People. Adam comes to the festival as a special guest and will be recording the interviews with a few of our musicians for his podcast. This is the Small Hall’s version of his highly entertaining “Brew & A Blether” which is part of the 2019 and 2020 Celtic Connections programmes. Stories, talk and music with Su-a Lee and Donald Shaw.

SMALL TALK WITH ADAM SUTHERLAND

SEUMAS’ BAR SLIGACHAN HOTEL | 29 NOVEMBER 11AM

Stories, talk and music with Innes Watson and Lauren MacColl.