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Latest news about events, training, briefings, opportunities, funding and more from Scotland.
Glasgow Islay Choir Celebrates 70 years
12 Jan 2015
The choir originates from 1944 when it was formed by members of the Glasgow Islay Association. This was one of a number of organisations supporting Highlanders who had moved away from their home area for work.
The Sixteen bring music to former mining community
18 Dec 2014
As a ‘Come and Sing’ groupie from Ayrshire periodically inspired by Christopher Bell, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott etc., my ears pricked up in surprise at the idea of a ‘Come and Sing’ workshop led by The Sixteen just up the road in Cumnock. Yes Cumnock – the former mining community in East Ayrshire was hosting music not just by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, but also Nicola Benedetti and a galaxy of musicians both local and international – all the remarkable inspiration of James MacMillan, who honed his early musicianship in Cumnock where he grew up. Wow!
Oban Music Society presents Joy and Andrew Dunlop
18 Dec 2014
Oban Music Society always presents a wide and inspired musical programme and Sunday 7 December was no exception, with the talented musical brother and sister duo, Joy and Andrew Dunlop.
Museums Come Alive to the Sound of Making Music
15 Oct 2014
Following the huge success of the festival this year, Voluntary Arts are again on the look-out for participants and venues to join forces and experience music making in unique and unusual contexts.