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Seven top tips for what's on across the Highlands and Moray from Friday, May 17 to Thursday, May 23

By Kyle Walker

Every week What's On North offers up seven top picks from across the north of Scotland for arts-lovers to feast on. This week features Breton and Scottish trad, a circus for babies, and two very different comedy nights...

1 A FISHERMAN’S tale sails on at Eden Court this week, as Lost at Sea continues its run.

The play by Morna Young, inspired by the loss of her fisherman father, journeys through a labyrinth of myth and memory in a story spanning 40 years of fishing industy.

The show continues its run on Friday and Saturday night from 7.30pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2pm. Go to www.eden-court.co.uk

2 BRETON band Dremmwel come north as part of their Scottish tour this month for a special show in Evanton.

The group will play the Ross-shire village’s Diamond Jubilee Hall on Friday, with support from Feis Rois.

Breton for “horizon”, Dremmwel’s traditional Breton dance tunes have developed as self-penned numbers, and now attract international acclaim.

Tickets cost £10 (£8 concession) and are available on the door or by phone – 01349 830388. For more info, go to www.dremmwel.com

3 TRAD veterans Daimh journey north as part of their summer tour – kicking things off in Croy next week.

The group play Croy Village Hall on Thursday, before travelling further north for dates at the Ceilidh Place, Ullapool on Friday, May 24; and the Stables, Cromarty on Saturday, May 25.

For more info, go to www.daimh.net

4 PROVOCATIVE comedy (and close up magic) icon Jerry Sadowitz – self-described as the “only comic hardly working today who campaigns against human rights” – is back in Inverness this weekend.

The vicious comic brings his no holds barred brand of stand up – this time under the name Make Comedy Grate Again – to city’s Ironworks on Saturday night.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £22.50. Go to www.ironworksvenue.com

5 A CIRCUS experience tailor made for babies travels north to give Caithness a taste of the big top this weekend.

The well-named Little Top pitches its tent at Lyth Arts Centre, offering balances tumbles and juggling for 0 to 18-month-olds.

Friday’s show is sold out, but there are still tickets (£6) available for both Saturday’s performances – 11am and 2pm. Go to www.lytharts.org.uk

6 IMPROV king Paul Merton is coming to Eden Court this weekend – and he’s bringing a few of his friends along for the ride.

Paul Merton’s Improv Chums – with Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton – arrive at the city theatre on Sunday night for a night of improv games, songs and comedy.

The show begins at 8pm and tickets cost £26 (£24 concession). Go to www.eden-court.co.uk

7 DINGWALL and District Choral Society return to Strathpeffer Pavilion for their spring concert.

The community group will be presenting Faure’s Requiem and Hummel’s Mass in Bb – last performed by the choir in 2006.

The concert takes place on Saturday night from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£5 under-18s) – go to www.highlifehighland.com/strathpefferpavilion

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