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19 - 29 July


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Art Workshops for 6 to 14 year olds ~ "Under the Sea"

Don an old shirt or apron and come along for a few hours of creativity with Crail Art Club. Using different materials and textures, you will be introduced to varying techniques to create your individual masterpiece. This is a fun class which will inspire you to use your imagination and have confidence in your own ability. You will come away happy and proud of your achievements.

Legion Hall

10.00am and 1.30pm

Tickets £5.00

Across Britain from Shetland to Sark, and across the globe from Vancouver to Singapore, Simon Mayor and Hilary James have brought their special blend of dazzling musicianship.

If they have a speciality, it’s an ability to combine a truly diverse array of talents into a hugely entertaining stage show. There can’t be many performers who slide easily from a beautifully evocative Irish ballad into a mandolin and guitar version of Handel’s Arrival Of the Queen Of Sheba and then have the audience singing one of their own notorious comic songs, but it is this wry humour and an easy, informal stage manner that holds it all together.

Hilary James’s ‘elegant singing’ (Daily Telegraph) has received huge acclaim: quintessentially English but easily crossing the great musical divides from Celtic ballads to blues and Berlioz. She’s famed too for an unlikely taste in bass instruments (she could turn up with her giant mandobass or slimline semi-acoustic double bass), accompanying Simon on guitar on anything from Vivaldi to bluegrass and even managing a step dance if the wind is in the right direction.

Simon Mayor started out as a guitarist and fiddler, but his current position as one of the world’s foremost mandolinists (and composer for the instrument) has led to an ever increasing number of invitations to play and teach at festivals and conventions. Since 1990, his Mandolin Albums have been applauded in Celtic and classical circles alike.

His live performances are a riot of humorous anecdotes and off-the-cuff wit alongside dazzling musicianship.

‘Sheer Musical Brilliance.’  BBC World Service

‘Left you feelin lik you were floatin on a peerie cloud somewhar.’ ~ Shetland Folk Festival

Hilary James and Simon Mayor

Holy Trinity Church


Tickets £15.00