Published: 29/10/2013 10:40 - Updated: 29/10/2013 10:52

Bands come together for Caithness charity show

Caithness Big Band in a recent performance at Lyth Arts Centre.
Caithness Big Band in a recent performance at Lyth Arts Centre.

CAITHNESS Big Band is set to complete a trio of charity gigs with their own “A Night to Remember” on Saturday.

The evening aims to raise money for cancer charities in honour of the late Jim Marshall, founder of the band and the Sunday Night Band by illustrating the quality of big band music in Caithness. Local businesses, hotels and shops are supporting the event with various raffle prizes.

Both bands owe a great deal to the enthusiasm and hard work of Jim who did much to ensure the emergence of the present Big Band and oversee the early development of the Sunday Night Band.

Katrina Gordon has now taken over the reins of the Sunday Night Band and encourages anyone interested in playing swing style music regardless of ability or age to get in touch.

Both bands will be joined on the night by many other musicians from the North Coast Jazz Band and They Drove by Night, providing a programme of music varying from swing to trad jazz and rock ‘n’ roll to blues.This evening will be the eighth in the series which has helped raise over £10,000 for cancer charities. This year’s proceeds will be split between Cancer Research UK and the North Highland Cancer Care Centre in Thurso.

Tickets are available in advance from the Cancer Research UK shop in Thurso, the Weigh Inn, Thurso and from Big Band members or at the door.

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