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Rura

One of the finest Scottish acts to emerge in recent times, Rura, simply haven’t looked back since bursting on to the folk scene in 2010. Announced as winners of a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival 2011 and as ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the powerhouse five-piece line-up of Rura has already performed across the UK, Europe and most recently in the U.S.A.

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Arts nan Eilean / Supporting our rural venues 2013

 

Arts nan Eilean is a new network of local volunteer Promoters based in the Western Isles. These promoters are programming arts events for their own local audiences and  communities. By working collaboratively in a loosely formed network the promoters are able to select work they think their communities may enjoy and also when contracting the companies and artists they are able to offer at least two days of performances in different rural Island venues.

Following a successful bid to Creative Scotland  for funding earlier this year Arts nan Eilean are now able to offer visiting artists fees for performances. This much needed support enables the selected companies and artists  to visit the Islands and present work within the Autumn Season. Touring to the Islands is more expensive for the theatre companies and without some support many performers would not be able to bring their work to our rural venues.

The Arts nan Eilean promoters simply want to bring more arts events to our rural venues, they are programming all sorts of activities from contemporary dance, international touring theatre to traditional music local Gaelic  drama and storytellers.

Membership of the Arts Nan Eilean promoters network is open to any Western Isles  community venue representative or individual on the Islands interested in promoting arts events for their local area. If you are interested in joining the network please contact Muriel Ann Macleod on muriel@ruralnations.com

Arts nan Eilean

2013 Performances:

Western Isles Promoters present;

Rura

RuraOne of the finest Scottish acts to emerge in recent times, Rura, simply haven’t looked back since bursting on to the folk scene in 2010. Announced as winners of a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival 2011 and as ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the powerhouse five-piece line-up of Rura has already performed across the UK, Europe and most recently in the U.S.A.
Combining highland pipes, whistles, flute, fiddle, bodhran, guitar and vocals, their powerful, energetic performances breathe new life into traditional music and showcase Scotland’s emerging talent in new contemporary folk songs and instrumentals.

At Tarbert Community Centre , Harris on Thursday 28th March 2013 at 8pm

and at

Bernera Community Centre on Friday 29th March 2013 at 8pm

Tickets: £8.00, £6.00, Family of 4 ticket / 4 friends ticket £20.00 from, www.wegottickets.com Rura

or at the door.

Bookings & more info:

Harris Arts and Heriage,Tel:01859 520746,

Bernera Community Centre, Tel:01851 612411



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Arts nan Eilean is a Rural Nations project .Rural Nations is a company limited by Guarantee: SC No. 344858,  VAT No. 983229204, Reg office: 57 Westview Terrace, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS1 2LD.

 

 

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Photographic Credit: The Assynt Foundation