New talent to the fore as North Highland College UHI, Alness campus host ‘Tea in the Carpark’

The event a combination a small scale festival with an open day to promote some local musical talent and the courses and opportunities available at North Highland College UHI.

Silver Coast playing Belladrum 2014
Silver Coast playing Belladrum 2014

The day will see two stages of music with some of the bands featuring current students and alumni.  Course Leader for HNC Music and Sound Production.

Peter Noble is delighted about the students’ enthusiasm over the event and said, “This is great opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work and creative energy of our students and to put on an event that will test their developing skills.”

The current line-up features Peach Trees, The Stilton Brothers, Almost Folk, Bee and Matthew, James and Finlay, Imogen Hay, Hollie Atkinson and Autumn Sun, Kitty Black Band, Atlas and Silver Coast.

The setting for the event ,the North Highland College UHI campus at Alness Point Business Park, specialises in Music and Sound Production as well as Child, Health and Social Care courses.  The event will integrate the support of care students who will be helping to provide a creche for the event

"the guys clearly enjoying themselves and really going for it during the songs big tempo change at the end." review of their Ironworks gig
“the guys clearly enjoying themselves and really going for it during the songs big tempo change at the end.” review of Atlas at the Ironworks

The students have been heavily involved in the planning process of this event and are looking forward to testing what they have learnt at the College.

Student Ellie Wagstaff from Dornoch added, “It will be good to test the skills I have learned in live sound and it’s been great to get an idea of how many different things are involved in putting on a big event.”

The event which will take place on Saturday 21st March at Alness Point Business Park from 12-4:30pm welcomes people of all ages. For more information on the event and the courses that College offers at www.northhighland.uhi.ac.uk.

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