Over the years SMG has run a number of community projects. In addition to this, SMG students have been encouraged to take their music out into the community, which they have done in a variety of ways. Several groups began life within SMG and have since become successful independent projects, and other groups have linked up with us to offer more music opportunities.
Between 2010 and 2018, SMG ran several Inspire projects which worked in partnership with a variety of homeless and mental health charities to give people who needed greater support the opportunity to take part in music. Inspire ran in a variety of ways, including groups within partner projects, one-to-one sessions and the Inspire Choir. Inspire had over 8000 attendances, and people supported to create their own music and perform in the community. To find out more, visit the Inspire resources page.
Ceilidh Caleerie, grew out of SMG’s Wednesday night playing for dancing class, and they regularly play for community and charity ceilidhs (for a small donation to Ceilidh Caleerie funds). Ceilidh Caleerie’s policy is to play at events for good causes which couldn’t otherwise hold a ceilidh rather than competing with professional bands, but they do offer a full ceilidh complete with calling, and have their own PA system. Contact the band through their website: ceilidhcaleeriedanceband.wordpress.com
The Caleerie Buskers are members of Ceilidh Caleerie and friends. They go out busking regularly to raise funds mainly for the Scots Music Group, but also for other charities by the agreement of the Caleerie Buskers group.
They are also available to play for smaller community and charity ceilidhs, and for other events for charities, in return for a donation to Scots Music Group. Please email email@example.com for more information.
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