Graham Mackenzie - Scots Trad Awards

We had great news recently, Graham’s debut CD had made the longlist for the 2017 Scots Trad Album of the Year.  As you are probably aware, Graham is one of the talented young musicians supported by FoHM in the past. The list of 20 albums was voted on by a 50% public and 50% panel with the vote ending in mid-October. The top 10 albums then go through to the shortlist for voting on in November. 

To hear some of his music follow this link http://www.grahammackenziemusic.com

Good luck to Graham, and we'll let you know if he makes the shortlist for voting in November!


Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop

New Book of Tunes

Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop, a charity established 15 years ago, has just published The Tune Book – a great selection of 110 tunes from the fiddle and pipe repertoire and compositions by contemporary performers, plus a CD. You’ll find details at;



Friends of Highland Music at Belladrum!

Friends of Highland Music were amongst the sponsors of a 'Come and Try It' Tent at Belladrum Music Festival over the weekend of 4th-6th August 2017. Many of those visiting the Festival called in at the Tent and tied out various instruments guided by our friendly and experienced tutors! Many thanks to all involved.



This year's FoHM AGM was held on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 in The Waterside Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness. The good turnout of members for the Meeting was appreciated, and useful discussion regarding future projects and direction for FoHM was had as part of the final business section. Convener, Moira Leslie, gave a detailed report for the year whcih can be accessed via the Link below. New Office Bearers and Committee Members were appointed as necessary, and these individuals are listed in the Ongoing Work Section of the website. Thanks were expressed for the long service given to FoHM by Jim Leslie and Alan Findlay who stepped down from the Committee at the AGM.


The evening was rounded off with entertainment from Astar, a band of young musicians led by Fiddler Rachel Campbell, as seen by the images below provided by Jim Leslie. This dsplay of young local talent using varied instruments and song was much enjoyed and appreciated by those present.

Astar perform at the 2017 AGM


Instruments For Sale!

Friends of Highland Music occasionally hear of quality instruments for sale. When we do, we will list these on our dedicated website page at the bottom of our menu on the left; index.asp?pageid=666058

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