Skye Arts Guild is the Isle of Skye's only established chamber music society. We offer a varied programme of six or seven live performances by highly gifted professional musicians every year. Our seasons extend from the Autumn to the following Spring.
The performances range from early music to contemporary, and the performers from solo instrumentalists to small chamber orchestras and choral groups.
We have an enviable record of attracting exciting new musicians to Skye, often before they become famous. Our close links with two of our sponsors, Tunnell Trust and Enterprise Music Scotland, help us identify and invite prize-winners from the various Scottish music competitions.
Each year, we include one less formal event, usually a jazz evening at a local hotel, which is preceded by an optional buffet supper.
Concerts are held either in St Columba's Church, Portree or at the Fingal Centre, Portree High School, where the Bechstein piano that we acquired for the community is kept. Most are in the evening, beginning at 8 o'clock, though we are experimenting with daytime events.
Membership costs are modest, currently £35 for a full season of concerts, with a concessionary rate of £5 admitting under-sixteens into one or more concerts, while non-members are welcome and may pay at the door, which costs £10 per concert for adults.