We Are Sixty! And Ten!
And we need YOU to help us celebrate!
Letham Voices Community Choir Workshop 2.30 – 4.30pm
Evening Show – Doors 7.30pm
What better way to celebrate our 60th event and 10-year anniversary than to bring back to Letham one of our favourite acts, the Bevvy Sisters for another classy night of swing, jazz, folk and blues with harmonies to die for – this time with a unique twist. The Bevvies will run an afternoon community choir workshop – Letham Voices – who will perform with the band to close the evening!
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We are REALLY excited about this next landmark in our Letham Nights journey. Excited and delighted that the Bevvy Sisters agreed to be the headline act for our 60th event and 10-year anniversary. The Sisters have supported us all the way from early in our development as a venue and so it is all the more important to us that they want to come back this time.
Letham Voices – Community Choir Workshop!
Moreover, they are supremely qualified to bring out the best in our Letham Voices. Heather Macleod, Gina Rae and Louise Murphy are seasoned professionals not just in their own right as performing artists but as teachers and choir leaders. “We’re loving the added experience of meeting and working with our audience in a deeper way”. Find out more about the workshop magic they have been weaving into their shows here >> . And take a look at this clip to get a feel for what a great experience this could be:
The Sisters have just released their new album, This Moment, and are keen to share its delights with us. It was launched in fabulous style at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh with the fantastic Soundhouse Choir, which is run and directed by Heather. During the summer the band worked with Southern Fried Voices at the exquisite and newly renovated Perth Theatre with Blue Rose Code. This was hugely well received.
What the critics say…
“This Moment is an album that that floats in the air as serenely as a glider surveying the Earth from the sanctity and the openness of the Heavens, a real treat. A symphony of expressive harmony and patient beauty.” Liverpool Sound & Vision
“It’s not often that you go to a gig and are captivated right from the opening notes – but that’s what happened on Saturday night when The Bevvy Sisters took to the stage in the Drygate in Glasgow’s East End” Scotsman (Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017)
“Scotland-based four-piece group The Bevvy Sisters (not all sisters, or even all women) enthrall and amaze as they bring us their unique stamp on Americana classics and their own songs. The three ladies open slow and atmospherically with a cover of “Sylvie”, in a cappella that allows them to show off their impressive voices and fine vocal arrangements, backed up by David Donnelly’s impressively low and deep, resounding voice. It’s captivating to watch such a sound erupt.” BBC Best of the Fest – Edinburgh Fringe
Special Guest Dave Webster
We are delighted to announce that vocalist and songwriter, Dave Webster, one of the 3 frontmen of Dundee’s legendary band, Sinderins, has agreed to open the show with a solo set of his own material. Those of you who have seen Dave perform at previous Letham Nights shows with Sinderins (or previous incarnations Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher or Luva Anna) will appreciate just what a treat we are in for. Dave’s voice is unique, powerful and affecting and he is a supremely skilled and sensitive songwriter. His voice is extraordinary – otherworldly even – and full of soul. It soars and shifts and tingles the spine in a manner reminiscent of, and yet wholly different from, Jeff Buckley or Ian Gillan. Can’t wait!
9th February 2019 – She’Koyokh
Returning to Letham with a full line up this time, the extraordinarily talented Balkan and Klezmer outfit will be sandwiching this gig between two shows with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. When they called us to see if we had a slot, we just couldn’t resist!
Don’t worry! There is lot’s more in the pipeline…!!
Green Arts Initiative
Letham Nights is now a member of the Green Arts Initiative, an interactive community of Scottish arts organisations working to promote sustainability and reduce their environmental impact – a perfect fit for Letham Nights!
Run by Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh since 2013, the Green Arts Initiative supports Scottish arts organisations to be at the forefront of growing an environmentally sustainable Scotland.
Letham Nights began in December 2008. Our vision was to bring high quality music to our village hall and provide a stage for local talent. At the same time we wanted to work towards creating a zero carbon village hall. 8 years and over 80 acts later, we have drawn in an audience which now averages nearly 100 in our 120-capacity hall. We have supported hall improvements so that we now have double glazing, better insulation, renewed wiring and a new efficient boiler. The events are renowned for their high quality music and the unique, warm and friendly atmosphere. We really do put on THE BEST SMALL GIGS IN THE WORLD!
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