Saturday 22nd September
After our long hot summer, we are going to slip into autumn gracefully with the beautiful sound of CARA (Irish for friendship). Brought to Letham Nights by the highly acclaimed Scottish folk singer, Kim Edgar, CARA are a truly class act and while the band members are mostly German, their music is firmly rooted in Irish and Scottish traditions. Performing innovative arrangements of traditional material alongside original songs and tunes, CARA have gained international critical acclaim as you can see from this trailer and the reviews that follow…
With lead vocalists Gudrun Walther (Germany) and Kim Edgar (Scotland) alongside piano, fiddle, flute, guitar, uilleann pipes and accordion, CARA have been described as “a whole festival wrapped up in one band” (Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland).
Once again then, we have rooted out an absolutely top quality band to perform in our wonderful wee hall with its warm, friendly and music-loving atmosphere. Cara and Letham Nights is going to be a match made in heaven! So come, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and join in the celebration!
“A world class band in top form.” Irish Music Magazine
“Strong on emotion, story and poetry… impressive, dramatic and accomplished” FolkRadio.UK
“Genial musicianship… delicious” Living Tradition
“Great musicianship […] total respect for the material. Wonderful.” Mike Harding
“Real passion…stunningly good.” Moors Magazine
“A musical force to be reckoned with…they can really fly” **** The Scotsman
“They radiated a warmth that charmed our audience demanding they return on their next tour.” Chapel Sessions, Southampton
“These guys are all excellent musicians and their sound is technically excellent, dynamic and stirring… everybody was mightily impressed, with many requests to have them back again.” Folk In The Barn, Canterbury
24th November 2018 – The Bevvy Sisters and the Letham Nights Community Choir
At last we bring back 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 workshop to train up a choir of volunteers to perform on the night. Like to sing? Then get signed up!!
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!
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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