by About Lochaber, Monday 04 April 2011 @ 3:40 PM

Are you looking for inspiration?
You’ll find it in abundance on the shores of Loch Shiel in the second week of May, when leading artists from all over Britain and beyond will team up to perform classical music befitting the scenic splendour of the West Highlands.

Not to be missed!

Find out more about this year's line up at



A special Loch Shiel version of Copland’s Pulitzer Prize winning "Appalachian Spring" precedes Stravinsky’s topical take on the Faustian fable: A soldier on leave trades his fiddle – and his


Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

Thomas Strønen, percussion - Tom Arthurs, flügelhorn - Mr McFall’s Chamber - Scotland’s favourite ground-breaking ensemble, Mr McFall’s Chamber, performs with BBC New Generation Artist Tom Arthurs


Tango! Tango! Shiel Festival

Tango! Tango! Shiel Festival

The story and music of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, dramatised by Justin Pearson, acted by Patrick Lannigan and with music performed by Mr McFall’s Chamber. Patrick Lannigan has made



The great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler died 100 years ago this year. We salute him with new arrangements of some of his most beautiful songs, together with two of the


From My Life - Shiel Festival

From My Life - Shiel Festival

This marks the end of en era for Festival favourites The Edinburgh Quartet: After 40 years as their viola player Michael Beeston has decided to retire this summer. This concert


Grandad's Celebratory Selection

Grandad's Celebratory Selection

Lunchtime celebration of former festival chairman Richard Stead’s 70th birthday, featuring his own String Quartet for the Grandchildren alongside Tchaikovsky’s lovely First String Quartet. The Ariundle Centre will be serving