Bring friends, family, food and drink, plus a party piece!
To celebrate the end of term, the Sing Together class is organising a social evening of music and song on Friday 24th May at 7.15 for 7.30 -10.30pm in Christ Church Hall, Holy Corner, 6a Morningside Road (next to the Bank of Scotland)
All SMG classes and groups are welcome. To book 2 or 3 pieces , please contact Scarlett McGovern at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 15th May.
Inspired by Mary McCann’s Thursday class Sing Together
We Sing Thegither
(Tune: In Frienship’s Name)
Mary plays the penny whistle
Sings the sang tae teach the tune
Sends us each a short epistle
Brings the words tae pass them roon.
Happy dae we sing thegither
Canty chanters, ane an a’
Mair like sister an like brither
Ere we rise tae gang awa’.
Frienship maks us mair melodic
Music maks the frienship strang
Though it be but episodic
It’s renewed wi’ every sang.
Merry in the circle seated
Loud, melodic, sweet we sing
We wad feel our souls depleted
Wi’oot the lilt a sang can bring.
Written by Scarlett McGovern, 2012
Date: 3rd April 2013
Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
Full Entry Fee: £8.00 Concession Fee: £6.00
Join Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin as they celebrate their 18th year with a night of tunes and songs with top traditional musicians from Scotland and beyond; including Bella Hardy, Mike Vass, Heather Downie, Tom Oakes, Rona Wilkie & Marit Fält, Conrad Molleson, and members of the EYG Big Band and Archive Project.www.eyg.org.uk
Friday 22nd March
We’re very pleased to be reinstating the Student Concert at the end of this term. The ideal opportunity for you and your class to showcase your playing and singing talent to fellow students, (and family and friends!)
All details to follow….....
Venue: Polwarth Parish Church
Time: starts at 7.30pm (doors at 7pm)
Bus route: 10 & 27
Parking: free off peak on surrounding roads
Inspire 2 continues, with all sorts of musical activities going on in the groups…you can keep up to date by reading the blog here
The Atrium – Thursdays – 6.10 to 6.50pm
Next session is on 28 February. Atrium unavailable on 21 Feb!
Are you killing time between work and your Thursday evening class? Or want a chance to play some tunes you know or just listen to some you don’t (while eating your tea!)
Snatch a sandwich and come to a slow session every Thursday at 6.10pm in The Atrium, on the first floor, to give yourself a warm up and play a few tunes, slow and steady, with Mairi Campbell at the helm!
What Tunes will we be played? You don’t really know at a session what’s going to pop up, but hear are a few guidelines: If more than 4 people know the same tune then you’ll play it. Mairi will call out what key it’s in for accommpanists and also what kind of tune it is, whether it’s in 3 or 4 time…and off you go, probably playing the tune through three times for luck!
Mairi suggests that the session uses the SMG tune books which are a treasure trove of great tunes and will give all participants a place to go looking if they want to join in with more tunes each week.
Tune books priced £5, or £4 for SMG members, are available to purchase from The Base at Boroughmuir or by contacting the SMG office.
Owing to a Parents’ Evening at Boroughmuir this evening, we have to postpone the stepdance class. Apologies for the late notice of this – the school has only recently published its new year calendar and we have just confirmed the dates with the janitor.
We will try to arrange a replacement evening in consultation with the school and your tutor Alison.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
There are still a couple of spaces in our beginners’ guide to Scottish music on Thursday mornings. Read more… or email email@example.com for more info.