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Isle of Jura Concert series starts in April

Giles Perring has been running Sound of Jura, a recording studio and music production house on Jura since 2005. Giles has produced a World Music Charts number 1 at the studio & received a Music Producers Guild award nomination in 2012. Giles has played key roles in the annual music festival for several years. 2011 saw the first of Giles’ ‘Sound of Jura presents…’ live events, including concerts by Chasing Owls, Panda Su & Aaron Jonah Lewis.

Now Sound of Jura presents the first of their 2013 events at Jura Hall in April. Kris Drever with Éamonn Coyne and Karl Culley will bring their distinctive sounds to the Isle of Jura on Saturday 13 April, continuing the successful series of concerts promoted the by the local music studio.

Kris Drever is widely known as the guitarist and singer in LAU, who picked up their 3rd BBC Folk Award at Celtic Connections last month. His duo with Eamonn Coyne is a well established pairing, which won huge critical acclaim for the 2007 album ‘Honk Toot Suite’. In February, they announced the release of their new album ‘Storymap’ on Reveal Records.

Songwriter Karl Culley is making a welcome return to Jura having won the island with his virtuoso acoustic guitar stylings, as well as recording two albums at the Sound of Jura studio. The first two, ‘Bundle of Nerves’ and ‘the Owl’ won fantastic reviews, and the new CD, which will be available in April, promises another set of great songs.

Local businesses have come together to offer great deals on travel and overnight stays for concert goers. There are cut price tickets on Jura Passenger Ferry which goes straight from Tayvallich to Jura Hall and the neighbouring Jura Hotel is offering special prices on rooms. Jura Island Tours are making sure Ìllich can get home on the night with a return mini coach service between the gig and the Islay-Jura ferry.

Giles Perring of Sound of Jura commented “April is a great time to visit Jura and explore the island. This concert, coupled with cheap, quality travel and accommodation means there’s no excuse to put a visit off any longer! And of course Jura Hall is a fantastic venue. I’m looking forward to bringing more artists here for concerts this summer.”

Tickets are £10 and can be bought online now or £9 if bought in advance from Jura Hotel. Read more about Giles and the Sound of Jura on

For more info on Jura and Accommodation visit the Jura Info website and Jura Hotel.

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