The Kyiv Accordion Duo are Back

The Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo are making their eleventh visit to St Finnbarr’s on Wednesday 1st August.  Their concert will start at 7:30pm and there will be a retiring collection for the charity HIPPOKRAT.

This year they will play music by: Widor, Bizet, Prokofiev, Rimski-Korsakof, Khachaturian and more …  Here is a sample: Dance of the Furies by Gluck.

About the Kyiv Classical Accordion Duo:

In 2006 Igor and Oleksiy finished studying in the National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev. However they began to perform professionally from 2002. Oleksiy plays in the Orchestra of the National Radio of Ukraine; Igor works in the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. They decided to give the name Kyiv Duo Classic to the duo. However this does not mean that Igor and Oleksiy perform only classical music; programmes of their concerts include music of Bach, Grieg, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov as well as traditional Ukrainian and Russian music. Two contemporary button accordions make it possible to produce a sound like a small squeezebox and at the same time, like big church organ, a string quartet and even an orchestra.

About their charity – HIPPOKRAT:

One of the main purposes of the Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo 2009 UK tour was to raise money for the HIPPOKRAT Society of Mothers of Disabled Children who suffered as a result of the explosion in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Energy Plant. This has remained the focus of fund-raising on each subsequent tour, as the need continues.  The Chernigiv region suffered most from the radiation fall out and since 1986 a large number of children have been born with mental and physical problems. Many of these children are now young adults.

As Oleksiy explains:

There are at least 1000 invalid children in Chernigiv which has a total population of around 320,000 and unfortunately, these children get no real support from the state. The mother of a disabled child usually needs to be with the child all the time, so she cannot earn money. That is why the Society of Mothers of Disabled Children, HIPPOKRAT, was founded more than 15 years ago”.

The task of HIPPOKRAT is to provide families with invalid children with food, medicine and money. HIPPOKRAT also organises different events and parties with presents for children. It is not a commercial organisation. It is run by 10 women led by Valentina Frol. They do not receive any money for their job and all of them have disabled children”.

Choral Evensong in Inverness Cathedral – 19th August


All are warmly invited and welcome to the
Cathedral on

SUNDAY 19th AUGUST 2018 AT 17:30

This is an occasion to commission Mrs Patsy Thomson as Warden of Lay Readers
as the Lay Readers renew their promises
Bishop Mark will be installing the
Revd Canon Sarah Hills as Canon Reconciler
Dr Joseph J Morrow, CBE, QC as Chancellor
of the Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness

Choral Evensong will be followed by light refreshments

RSVP by 12th August 2018
01463 225553
9-11 Kenneth Street,  Inverness  IV3 5NR

Talk in Lairg – 3rd August

We have been invited to a gathering sponsored by Lairg Christian Fellowship.

Date: Friday 3 August
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Kinvonvie Suite, Lairg Community Centre (rear entrance from car park)

The speakers will be Missionaries who work a ministry catalyst centre, creating and establishing new churches by communicating Biblical truth through media and partnership.  This ministry reaches out to North African States, mainly through TV broadcasting.

Rocky’s Games in Lairg

Lairg Christian’s Together

It will soon be Summer Holiday Club time again in Lairg.

6th, 7th and 8th August 2018

10am – 12:30pm

Lairg Community Centre

If you are aged 4-11 or know anyone who is

You can book by emailing Emma at:   

You can also find us on Facebook at:   LCTKIDSCLUBS

Choral Evensong in Dornoch Cathedral

In a lovely show of Ecumenical unity, it’s splendid to be able to have our service for the Licensing of Revd Simon, as Assistant Priest in East Sutherland and Tain, in Dornoch Cathedral, by kind permission of the Minister and Kirk Session.

We will celebrate Choral Evensong together, ably assisted by members of the Tain and Golspie Choral Societies (plus anyone else who is able to sing in parts – if you wish to join in get in touch via our Contacts Page). The service is on Sunday 24th June at 6:30 and the music list is:

  • Preces and Responses (Knight)
  • Psalm 34 (tune St David CH3 391)
  • Magnificat (Stainer in F Major)
  • Nunc Dimittis (Campbell in F Major)
  • Lord’s Prayer (Anon)
  • Anthem “You Raise me up” (Løvland and Graham)
  • Benediction “An Irish Blessing” (L’Estrange and L’Estrange)

All are very welcome to join us.


Umbrella in Golspie

Umbrella is a Christian social club in Golspie, set up to deepen friendships and build bridges within the Christian Community. Umbrella is independent, not part of, or affiliated to, any denomination of the church.

At Umbrella, Christians meet for a cup of tea or coffee, enjoy the company of old friends and the chance to make new ones. It is open to anyone, whether they go to church, (any church), or not.

Venue: The Stag’s Head (Main St) each Monday 10.30 – 12 noon
Cost: Free! (“Donations box” for contributions towards expenses).

“Umbrella” Events

  • July 2nd: Blythswood Presentation: Rona Matheson from Blythswood will give us a short presentation on the work of that organisation;
  • July 9th: Historical Film: We hope to be showing some old film snippets, which include fascinating shots of Golspie and Sutherland dating back to the 50’s and possibly before ;
  • July 23rd. Anniversary Meal: “Umbrella” will have been going for 1 year. To mark the occasion we are planning to have a meal together in The Stag, following that morning’s meeting. It would be lovely to see anyone who has been involved with Umbrella there, even if you have not been a regular attendee. If you wish to attend please let us have your name by July 9th.

Please also note “Umbrella” will not be meeting this coming Monday, 25th June.

For information contact Patrick Argyle: