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Seven top tips for what's on across the Highlands and Moray from Friday November 8 to Thursday, November 14


By Margaret Chrystall


Corrina Hewat.
Corrina Hewat.

Every week What's On North offers up seven top picks from across the north of Scotland of all the things to do out there in our area. This week's picks include a warm-up for rock extravaganza Monsterfest, a feast of clarsach music and a play about a psychic – or are they?

1 Clarsach-player Corrina Hewat will play at the Spectrum Centre, Inverness, on Friday, November 8 at 1pm (www.at1withmusic.club).Corrina will bring a mix of traditional tunes and self-penned compositions to the audience. Later that day the musician will be heading to Thurso for a 7.30pm concert at Thurso West Church (Tickets at the door £10/3).On her current tour, Corrina is looking forward to sharing songs, stories and tunes from her 25 years as a professional musician. Corrina, who was brought up in the Black Isle, is a harpist, singer, composer and arranger, musical director, recording artiste, musical collaborator, workshop leader and principal Scottish harp tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

George Costigan stars as Francis Hardy in Faith Healer. Picture: Douglas McBride
George Costigan stars as Francis Hardy in Faith Healer. Picture: Douglas McBride

2 Well-known TV, stage and film actor George Costigan (Gentleman Jack, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Shirley Valentine) stars in the title role of Brian Friel’s play The Faith Healer (pictured). So is the faith healer a showman? Con-man? Villain? Or victim? It should be fascinating to find out. Catch the play at the MacPhail Centre, Ullapool, at 7pm, on Friday, November 8. Tickets £12. Details: www.macphailcentre.com/whats-on

The Signal.
The Signal.

3 With all proceeds going to Highland Foodbank, the night billed as Apocalypse, Wow: A Near-end Of Year/World Disco, is also the latest and third Leftfest event.

It hits the Tooth and Claw, Inverness, on Saturday, November 9 at 7pm. Guests are The Signal, Table For Four, On The Black, Tartan Paint and The Project.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets £8/£4 concession are available at www.facebook.com/events/795458000852150/

Trail West are on the bill for next year.
Trail West are on the bill for next year.

4 Traditional music comes from Trail West with support on the night from the Northbound Ceilidh Band and Fèis Chataibh are hosting when they hit Ardgay Village Hall on Saturday, November 9, at 8pm.

Tickets £15/12, Search Trail West event details at www.eventbrite.co.uk

5 Gimme Abba come to Elgin Town Hall on Saturday, November 9 at 7.30pm. In 2019 the tribute act will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. Tickets from £15/£20 for balcony: www.tickettailor.com/events/concept2020/238459/

6 Two performances of An Evening To Remember With Inverness Military Wives at Inverness Cathedral on Saturday, November 9 will see a bid to raise money for 10-year-old Milton of Leys Primary pupil Sophia Walsh. Her family are trying to raise £25,000 to buy a Sit To Stand chair which will allow Sophia, who has quadriplegic dystonic cerebral palsy, to be as independent as possible. Donations from refreshments after both events will go towards an appeal on behalf of Sophia.Performances are at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £10/£5 are on sale now and are available from eventbrite by searching for “Inverness Military Wives Choir”.

Robbie Cooper, Brodie Smith, Aidan Ryles and Finlay Bradshaw of The Citrus Scene. Picture: Yvonne Macdonald Photography.
Robbie Cooper, Brodie Smith, Aidan Ryles and Finlay Bradshaw of The Citrus Scene. Picture: Yvonne Macdonald Photography.

7 It’s time to start warming up for Monsterfest (November 15/16) at the Ironworks, Inverness. But first this Thursday, November 13 from 7pm, the venue is hosting Monster Fringe, kicking off a weekend of live rock from 7pm with Annakee, Bad Actress, Citrus Scene and Monsters In The Ballroom. Tickets £6 from www.ticketweb.uk

Find all the other listings for the month here: https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/whats-on-in-november-185700/



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