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The Sixteen bring music to former mining community
18 Dec 2014
Cumnock TrystAs 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 cathedralOban 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
Museums come alive October 2014 inotesFollowing 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.
 
Strathaven Choral Society has been partnered with composer Mark Carroll
15 Oct 2014
Strathaven Choral SocietyThe project is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, in association with BBC Radio 3 and funded by PRS for Music Foundation.
 
Join the Big Big BIG Sing
4 Jul 2014
Big Big SingBig Big Sing is a UK-wide celebration of singing, encouraging the nation to start enjoying the health and well-being benefits of singing. Following a full programme of events, workshops and flashmob choirs across the UK during 2014, Big Big Sing invites everyone, no matter their age or ability, to join in a spectacular free day of singing and fun at the Big Big BIG Sing at Glasgow Green Live Zone on Sunday 27 July from 8am to 9pm, as part of Festival 2014.
 

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