THERE will be a touch of Hollywood at the Gaelic Society of Inverness’s annual Eden Court concert on Friday.
Among those taking part this year will be Uist singer Julie Fowlis, whose voice featured in the Oscar-winning animated film "Brave".
The concert has another link to "Brave" through Gaelic youth singing group Coisir G and director Eilidh Mackenzie, whose daughter Peigi Barker also appeared on the "Brave" soundtrack.
Miss Fowlis’s appearance in "Brave" led to her winning the Trad Music in the Media title in the 2012 Scots Trad Awards and Friday’s concert will feature another Trad Award winner in her regular collaborator Kirkhill fiddler Duncan Chisholm, who won the Instrumentalist of the Year title.
Also appearing on the bill will be award-winning multi-instrumentalist Anna Massie from the Black Isle, Mod Gold Medal winner Alasdair Whyte and Angus John MacColl, the son of one of Scotland’s best known pipers who is making a name for himself in piping circles.
Tickets for the concert, which begins at 7.30pm, are available from Eden Court box office.
ONE of the stars of the Gaelic Society of Inverness concert, Alasdair Whyte, will also be lending his talents to a charity concert in aid of Erskine Hospital for service veterans in Inverness this weekend.
Whyte, who recently released his solo debut album "Las", will join Skye singer Anne Martin, Steven Maciver from Poolewe and one or two surprise guests at La Tortilla Asesina, 99 Castle Street, from 8pm on Saturday.
The host is retired Skye teacher Ailean Domhnullach, himself a noted Gaelic singer, and there will also be a raffle.
Tickets are £8.