We premiered this film at this years Fisherfolk Festival 2018. Thank you to the degree students 2017/2018 UHI who composed the music and edited the film. Thanks also to the Seaboard Villagers who donated the film for our archives. Without you all, these memories would be lost.
For the first time in our four year history we will be hosting a local produce market; a collection of 20 stalls will be ‘flaunting’ their products, including a butcher, a baker but alas no candlestick maker. We will however have the Cromarty Cheese man from 1 p.m. and the market will be selling a range of goodies including preserves, ice cream, soft furnishings, wool, jewellery, cards and stationery, bags, paintings and more.
In addition to the free Childrens activities, there will be traditional dance and music; piper; displays of our heritage including Tarbat Discovery Centre and John Ross expo; net mending workshop; the fabulous fresh food – including fish and chips, burgers and cream teas. We are also delighted to have the premier of a new composition of the ‘Road to Balintore’ song, composed by the North Highland College BA Music Performance students, with footage from the 1940’s through to the 1970’s.
This year we are also delighted to welcome to the stage a wealth of musical talent throughout the weekend, including Wood N Stone who will be filling the dance floor on Friday night at the dinner dance – tickets are available. The Port Ceilidh Band will be performing at the family ceilidh on Saturday night and Gizzen Briggs who will be performing on Saturday alongside the Seaboard Sessions group who will be taking to the stage during the Saturday street party; this group of talented musicians meet at the hall on a Thursday to share their love of music and song.
This year’s festival will be rounded off on Sunday 17th June with a ‘Sunday Songs of Praise’ held at the Sheddie, Balintore Harbour from 2.30 p.m.
The Festival is a celebration of our culture and heritage, it’s fair to say that there will be something for everyone, lets cross our fingers for some fabulous weather.