Island Fling Part 1 - Harris

We wanted to do something to celebrate our Island heritage. The islands give us so much of our Scottish heritage - music, language and culture. These days they also offer some of the most amazing food and drink. We are going to run a series of Island takeover weekends - where the best musicians and singers come to play for us and we all enjoy the finest drinks and food from those islands - an island ceilidh in the centre of Inverness.

We've lined up some amazing nights with Tiree being our focus in December (Skerryvore playing across the road in the Ironworks that weekend!) and Orkney in February with Saltfishforty on oboard alongside a convoy of amazing Orcadian spirits and beers! However we start this weekend (1-3rd November) with Harris!


The weekends line up


Friday

5pm - Meet the Brewer - Mainland launch of Loomshed Brewery

6pm - Al Murden on piano

6pm - Harris Gin - masterclass - 1 hour £20

8pm - Harris Gin - Late night session - 1.30 hour £30

9pm - Dòl Eoin MacKinnon - live music from the man from Scalpay


Saturday

3pm - Meet the Brewer - tastings and chat from Calum the man behind Loomshed

4pm - Inverness Gaelic Choir including Tosg and Siaban

5pm - Meet the Brewer - more tastings

7pm - Bruce MacGregor and Al Murden - tunes round the piano

8pm - Harris Gin - Late night session 1.30hrs £30


Sunday

3pm - Michael John MacMillan - ceilidh session for the survivors

5pm - Legendary Sunday Session

9pm - The even more legendary Gerry Coogan on piano






Some background on the idea