Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)
Acoustic Strathpeffer the home and focus site for Medicine Music and Square Wheels Cycle events in the beautiful Highland Spa Village of Strathpeffer, Ross-shire Scotland. These event happen at three venues, The Square Wheels House Concerts, The Spa Pavilion, The Richmond Hotel Crystal Sessions and now over a weekend in all Strathpeffers beautifully appointed venues Aug 31st Sep 1st for amaSing strathpeffer
Square Wheels House Concerts at Steve and Clancy's place.
Square Wheels Cycles and Medicine Music have joined together (Medicinewheels) to present The Belladrum Festival Tartan Heart Fringe, and Belladrum Potting Shed Stage, Square Wheels House Concerts and Medicine Music Concerts are sponsored by Square Wheels Cycles of Strathpeffer. As a by product of this collaboration the Square Wheels House Concerts were born and so far have hosted shows for some of the best names on the World Folk Music circuit. Entry is by donation and open to all (drop us a note if you would like to go) with all money going to the Artists
So far we have staged house concerts (were the telly normally stands) for
The Coal Porters, The Southern Folk Union, Rachel Harrington and Zak Borden, AJ Roach, Michael Weston King, Peter Bruntnell, and Jeb Loy Nichols, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, & Kit Clark.
Crystal Cavern Sessions, run by Philip and Serina Armshaw at the Crystal Retreat, at The Richmond Hotel Strathpeffer. Philip is a sound healer working with Singing Bowls and Shamanic drums. Music in all forms is therapeutic and good for accessing the full and true self. They host House Concert Style Events. More info
From time to time we have Film Nights where the guest artist accompanies a silent movie instrumentally, before they do their own show. The Spa Pavilion is the oldest establish Live Music Venue in The Highlands and in its history was the focal point of The Victorian Spa's cultural life, through the decades becoming the focus of the Highland wide Ceilidh Dance world, through to the 60's when it became the focal point of youth culture with the regular dances attracting huge crowed from all over The Highlands and has hosted shows with The Who, and Status Quo, in their early years, the Beatles never did play The Pavilion but they did play Dingwall Town Hall against local advice not to go up against the Pavilion, they pulled 14 people played 30 minutes and every one including The Fab Four ended up going to The Pavilion for the rest of the night. The last show at The old Pavilion before it fell into disrepair was the Stiff Tour with Ian Jury, Nick Low and Reckless Eric etc. This beautiful building was refurbished for the new millennium and has since again hosted, big bands of the age like Casabian, Deacon Blue and The Kaiser Chiefs.
Recently Medicine Wheels have presented shows with The Proclaimers and Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett The Little Feat Guiatr Duo with more to follow watch this space..
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Introducing www.amasing.co.uk, conceived, in one of those wouldn't in be great to conversations after a gig between Rob Ellen and Steve MacDonald, Steve took the idea to the community, who funded a feasibility study, which came back to say it was feasible (of coarse) but importantly with ideas…Continue
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