Fyrish String Quartet 24th May @ 7.30pm

Our next concert will be on 24th May at 7.30pm. All welcome. Free event but donations to church funds appreciated.


Joe Hodson

Joe Hodson started learning to play at the young age of just four years old through the Suzuki Method. Since then he has been privileged to perform with many youth ensembles in Britain including the National Children’s Orchestra’s of both Scotland and Great Britain and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, recently on an international tour in China. He recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied under Justine Watts. During his time at the RCS he played as co-leader of the Symphony Orchestra, co-leader of the Opera Orchestra, leader of the Chamber Orchestra, in several musical theatre productions and in a variety of chamber settings. Joe also maintains a strong interest in playing folk music from around the British Isles. Since 2017 he has been working freelance with the orchestra of the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Concert Orchestra and The Scottish Festival Orchestra. In October 2018, he made his European debut with L’Orchestre de Picardie in Amiens, France. He also maintains a strong interest in teaching and community music. Joe is also a folk enthusiast, making his way to a session whenever time allows.

Emma Donald

From the Highlands of Scotland, Emma has been playing the violin since the age of 8. Growing up, she enjoyed learning both classical and traditional Scottish music, and has strived to keep both passions running simultaneously. She has a first class honours degree in music from the University of Edinburgh, where she was leader of the three main student orchestras. This has given her the opportunity to work with inspiring conductors including Will Conway, Chris George and Russell Cowieson. Since graduating, she performs regularly with orchestras such as Mahler Players and Amicus Orchestra.

Emma is a founding member of the Fyrish String Quartet, the Hans Gal Trio, and the neo-trad fiddle and clarsach duo, Turadh. She has worked with Scottish Ballet, and with up and coming opera group, Magnetic Opera, where she was the soloist for their production of Menotti’s The Medium in London.

Yvette Rosie

Yvette graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2017 with a first class honours degree in music (BMus hons). During her time at university she received tuition on both violin and viola whilst balancing academic study in many different musical areas. In the later half of her degree she specialised in independent research projects focussing on string playing and teaching alongside her principal study of viola. Over the course of her degree she played violin and viola in multiple youth orchestras, both local and national, and led the university symphony orchestra from her second year. Whilst studying she was awarded the Muriel Thorne Hague Memorial Prize for achieving the greatest distinction in class work and in performance on a musical instrument.

From 2015-19 Yvette played fiddle with Annasach Ceilidh Band. With the band Yvette performed extensively across Scotland, the UK and also enjoyed trips to Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and France. Yvette continues to perform in various different groups and also teaches violin and viola with both Inverclyde and Stirling Councils and is the specialist upper strings instructor at Lomond Junior School in Helensburgh.

Tim Cais

Tim is a cellist, singer, teacher and arranger in Edinburgh. He began playing the cello aged four, and started singing and playing piano soon after. He attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department, before studying music at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a BMus (Hons) in 2013. Tim was principal cellist of all the University orchestras, and has since performed across Scotland and Europe with many orchestras, ensembles and choirs including the Fyrish

String Quartet (of which he is a founder member), Magnetic Opera, Amicus, Sospiro Baroque, the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, Octavoce and the Glasgow Chamber Choir.

Services for May 2019

Sunday 5th May

10.30am – Sung Eucharist (St Annes)

Clergy – Rev Barbara Chandler

Sunday 12th May

10.30am Sung Eucharist (St James)

Clergy – Rev Julia Boothby

Sunday 19th May

10.30am – Sung Eucharist (St Annes)

Clergy – Rev Julia Boothby

Sunday 26th May

10.30am – Sung Eucharist (St James)

Clergy – Rev Valerie Saunders


Some photos from tonight’s excellent concert at St James, Dingwall.

With thanks to all who worked on ‘The Big Church Clean’ this morning to make all spik & span for the concert and thanks to all who attended this evening. Another successful event on the St James programme & a quick ‘plug’ for the next event:-

Wednesday 10th April – At 7.30pm an illustrated talk on “Holy Russia – past and present” by Robin Lingard

All welcome!

Big Church Clean



We are having a pre Easter Big Church Clean at St James’ Dingwall on Saturday 6th April. Many hands make light work so all are welcome to help us spring clean the church and hall.

We are starting at 10am. Coffee & cake will be available curtesy of the Revd Julia.

Hope to see you there.

Services for April 2019

Sunday 7thApril (Lent 5)

10.30 – Sung Eucharist (St Anne’s)

(Clergy – Rev Barbara Chandler)

 Sunday 14th April (Palm Sunday)

10.30 – Said Eucharist (St James’)

(Clergy – Rev Valerie Saunders)

6pm – Meditation for Holy Week in Words and Music (St Anne’s)

(Clergy – Rev Julia Boothby)

Monday 15thApril

7pm  Compline at St James’

(Clergy –  Rev Barbara Chandler)

Tuesday 16thApril

7pm  Compline at St James’

(Clergy – Rev Barbara Chandler)

Wednesday 17th April 

7pm  Compline at St James’

(Clergy – Rev Barbara Chandler)

Thursday 18th April (Maundy Thursday)

7pm – Eucharist at St James’

(Clergy – Rev Julia Boothby)

Friday 19th April (Good Friday)

10.30- Words and Music of the Passion (St Anne’s)

(Clergy – Rev Valerie Saunders)

 7pm – Contemplative evening service(St James’)

(Clergy – Rev Julia Boothby)

Sunday 21stApril (Easter Day)            

10.30 – All Age Festival Eucharist (St Anne’s)

(Clergy – Rev Julia Boothby)

Please note also an invitation from Rev Angus MacRae to join Easter Joint Communion at Dingwall Free Church at 6 pm on 21st April 2019. 

Sunday 28th April (Easter 2)

10.30 – Sung Eucharist (St James’)

(Clergy – Rev Laurence Gunner)

Lent Course Venues

Next week’s Lent course (Thurs 28th March) will be at Mary’s house at Loch Ussie.

The following week (Thurs 4th April) we will be at Robin’s house in Dingwall

Then we return to Kinellan for the final  sessions.

All meetings at 3pm on Thursdays

If you need directions for any venue please email wyvischarge@gmail.com for directions.