1pm on the 5th April 2021.


Please register in advance below.  We will then send you a link for where to meet.  For support registering, contact us

The panel will be discussing the way forward for music and live performance events in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, how they see their role and live events in general as we emerge from lockdown. The panel will discuss their artistic and organisational plans for the future, what we might need in the sector, and how lockdown has perhaps shifted their thinking about live events, digital, festivals and the arts in the rural creative economy of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The panel are:

Mairearad Green (Musician and Visual Artist, Ullapool)

Graeme Howell (Chief Executive, Shetland Arts)

James Mackenzie-Blackman (Chief Executive/ Ceannard, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness)

Chair: Simon McKerrell (Newcastle University)

This event is being hosted as part of the AHRC Music in the Rural Creative Economy Fellowship currently being delivered by Simon McKerrell from Newcastle University in partnership with the Touring Network and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Find out more about the project Music in the Rural Creative Economy here a Newcastle University research project.

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