Island Distillery hosts Milestone Concert

Sarah Watts has hosted lessons and arranged the annual concert for a decade.

A PERFORMANCE at Raasay Distillery will play host to a milestone concert celebrating 10 years of clarinet and bass clarinet courses on the island.

‘Ten Wee Drams’ is a new set of works for solo bass and contrabass clarinet commissioned and performed by celebrated musician and music teacher, Sarah Watts, who has taught clarinet and bass clarinet courses on the Isle of Raasay for the last decade.

Each musical piece takes inspiration from past and current culture, heritage, folklore and landscape of Raasay.

Nine of the ‘drams’ are by Scottish based composers Piers Hellawell, Alasdair Nicolson, Stuart MacRae, Iain Matheson, Oliver Searle, Jane Stanley, Pete Stollery, William Sweeney, and Sarah Watts.

The tenth is by emerging composer Adam Lee who won the ‘Ten Wee Drams’ student competition.

The free concert will take place in the distillery Gathering Room from 2.30pm on 11th April 2019 with stunning views over to Skye, the afternoon will feature Sarah performing the Ten Wee Drams in a set lasting approximately 45 minutes.

This event is free to attend and there will be a licensed bar, tea, coffee, and cakes.