The Festival prides itself on a close relationship with the local community which continues the year round. The Festival has long-established links with local musical institutions including Lochaber Music School, University of the Highlands & Islands, and now Plockton Music School.
TIME TO SING - LOCH SHIEL FESTIVAL 2018!
Join us on Saturday 21st April at 11am for a workshop that involves everyone, festival artists, audience and local families alike! Singing is an activity that brings people together; it is the most natural way to make music, and workshop leader Rachel Spencer, who has worked with National Youth Choir of great Britain, London Youth Choir, and Ulster Youth Choir, is here to tell us why singing can make you feel great! This fun-filled workshop is specifcally designed for children age 4-10, but parents are welcome! All in the beautiful surroundings of Glenuig Hall.
We are delighted to be joined by rising Tuba star Anthony Hook for the opening concert of this year's festival. Anthony grew up in Torlundy, and we are proud to welcome him back to the area for this unique performance at Glenfinnan viaduct
Local wildlife expert Dr Ian Strachan guides us on a walk through one of Scotland's most historic woodlands - the Sunart Oakwoods. Explore this fantastic natural habitat before hearing a magical concert in the community Wood School in the heart of the forest, given by the newest addition to the Live Music Now Scheme, New Antonine Brass. Suitable for all ages!