A CLASSICAL ensemble who take their name from Highlands are giving a double helping of music in the Highland Capital next week.
Although based in England, wind trio Cuillin Sound take their name from the mountains of Skye.
The connection does not stop there.
Leading woodwind players flautist Amina Hussain, clarinettist Sarah Watts and bassoonist Laurence Perkins, who make up the trio, also host a music school on Raasay, Skye’s smaller island neighbour, and there are more island links in the first of their two Inverness appearances.
Cuillin Sound will be appearing at Eden Court Theatre on Tuesday to provide live accompaniment to three documentary films from the silent era giving a snapshot of island life between the World Wars.
The three films are Eriskay (1935), The Highlands and Islands (1929) and St. Kilda: Britain’s Loneliest Isle (1928).
The films will be accompanied by new musical scores from composer Laurence Perkins which contain traditional folk melodies from the areas featured in the films.
On Wednesday Cuillin sound move across the River Ness to provide a lunchtime menu of music as part of the At One with Music programme of concerts at Inverness Town House.
Along with J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata and works by Koechlin and Rossini, they will be living up to their name by playing more traditional music from the Western Isles arranged by Perkins.
• Cuillin Sound appear at Eden Court on Tuesday 28th January at 7.15pm in Distant Lands, playing live music to silent film.
On Wednesday they will be performing at Inverness Town House at 1pm. Admission costs £5 for adults and £1 for children. Doors open at 12.30pm. The concert will last approximately 55 minutes.