Latest Past Events

The Langan Band – Findhorn

For nearly 15 years now, the three members of The Langan Band (John Langan, Alastair Caplin and Dave Tunstall) have been carving out their own lawlessly virtuosic path of sound; rampaging through the boundaries of conventional genre and cavorting into the territories of wild abandon, purest intimacy, and unconditional musical elation. This dynamic three piece offer a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco and tuned in savvy. The trio were initially brought together by a deep respect of traditional song and music, yet they discovered a mutual love of the evisceration and regeneration of these pieces into provocative and fascinating new compositions, as was recognised by the band winning the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival at the start of their journey together. This sound and process went on to inform the band’s now mostly original repertoire, and has resulted in a musical experience quite unlike any other. Whilst it is possible to see the evidence of influences the band have drawn on and enjoyed (Trad. Scots music, Eastern European Romany, Progressive Jazz and American Old-Time to name a few), the true nature of the sound from The Langan Band is best described as un-pigeon-holeable, yet utterly irresistible. “Extraordinary” - The Times “Boundlessly inventive” - R2 Magazine “Fallen angels pursuing demons ... a compelling take-no-prisoners style” - The Scotsman £17 General Admission | £15 Concessions | £6 Under 16's *

Mushrooms for Beginners

Mushrooms for beginners around Loch an Eilan. Get the basics of how to identify families and find some tasty edibles and safe medicinals Foraging is a super way to get out in nature, find out what wild foods are on your doorstep while looking after your mental health. Join our experienced instructors to experience a fun day out seeing what you can forage in your local area. The day starts at 10.00am and runs until 3pm. Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Also, there may be some rough ground to walk over so sturdy boots or shoes are recommended. These days have been kindly supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, and so all you need to pay is a £10 booking fee to secure your place. This event is for those over the age of 16. We are sorry but we are unable to have dogs attend these event 10.30am to 3pm £10 booking fee. Loch an Eilan, Aviemore, Moray PH22 1QT Sat 9 September Contact telephone: 01309 690450 Call to check latest times or cancellations. Buy tickets HERE

Photographing Landscapes Class

This two-day workshop is ideal for the photography lover of any skill level. Landscape Weekend –From Start to Finish This two-day workshop is ideal for the photography lover of any skill level. It consists of a full day of outdoor shooting on Day One, followed by 2.5 hours of shooting in the morning of Day Two, and ending with 3 hours of processing. The workshop will introduce you to taking RAW photographs and the benefits it can offer to your photography. Learning Objectives: • Composing your shot • Reading the light • Exposing your photograph • Creating a dynamic photograph • Processing a RAW image Eligibility The workshop is suitable for all existing photography skill levels. • Age 13 and above (for younger ages, please get in touch to discuss) • A camera, which can shoot in RAW • A laptop with ability to connect to the internet (wireless is available at training room) • Ability to walk on uneven ground and for distances of several miles Lunch and Refreshments Tea/coffee is provided when we are in the training room, but it can be useful to bring a flask or other drinks, particularly for Day 1. Please bring your own lunch and snacks for both days. Booking Place numbers are limited; therefore early booking is required. For any questions about the Workshop or content, contact Gary at: Acorn Centre Lower Cabrach Cabrach AB54 4EU