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Young people invited to be part of the Edinburgh Mela
20 Jul 2015
Edinburgh MelaThe Edinburgh Mela is offering young people aged 11-21 the chance to take part in this year’s festival.
Praise for Big Noise in Glasgow
17 Jul 2015
news-praise-for-big-noise-in-glasgowResearchers have found extensive evidence of the far reaching, positive impact of the Big Noise orchestras in helping to change the lives of individuals and communities in Glasgow.
Andante Chamber Choir raise £1440 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal
26 Jun 2015
news-andante-chamber-choir raise-£1440-for-nepal-earthquake appealWhen news reached the UK about the devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25 April, as a nation we donated generously to the relief effort. When John Stone, founder of Andante Chamber Choir, heard the shocking news he knew he wanted to do his bit to help, and so at the choir’s next Tuesday rehearsal plans were put in place to organise a fund-raising concert. It’s a cause with which the choir has a personal connection; two choir members had recently been trekking in Nepal and another had a partner who had been working there.
Member group DD8 win Epic Award for exceptional work with young people
23 Jun 2015
DD8 MusicMusic group DD8 has had its achievements celebrated at this year’s inspirational Epic Awards ceremony, which recognised the work of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. As well as runner up in the Scotland category, DD8 won a new award for exceptional work with young people.
TradFest - showcasing Celtic arts in Edinburgh
16 Apr 2015
TradFest logoFrom 29 April to 10 May 2015 Edinburgh will play host to a feast of traditional music, song and storytelling in TradFest, the city’s annual showcase of traditional arts and culture. This exciting fortnight of performances boasts over eighty events and is spread across twenty six venues in Edinburgh. Whether you’ve never ventured into the rich world of traditional culture and folk arts, or are a seasoned expert, this is a world class festival that promises some inspiring performances.

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