June 5, 2012
Young SC&T is an exciting opportunity for children P4 – P7 to participate in Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF)
whilst developing and exploring their skills in traditional music.
Learning from experienced tutors, the young talent will be engaged in a week long series of intensive classes to help younger musicians extend their repertoires in Scottish Traditional Music. Participants will perform at the university on August 3rd, 4.30pm to show off their new skills to a live audience.
To qualify, young people should be able to play some simple tunes on an instrument. The classes run from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August 2012 from 10am until 3pm. The course will be held at Aberdeen University and costs £50. Drinks will be provided, but each child is asked to bring their own lunch.
For the enrolment form click here
The tutors are Kenny Hadden, Laura Lockyer and Martin MacDonald.
instruments will be whistle, flute, fiddle, guitar but other instruments may be possible - please ask.
There will be an opportunity
to try a second instrument.
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May 11 - May Festival: Day Of Song
A DAY OF SONG
'A Day of Song' aims to raise the profile of contemporary traditional singing as an art form and to raise awareness of the rich resources available to today's singers of the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, gathered here in the North-East of Scotland between 1904 and 1914.
We aim to create a celebration and encourage young singers, and those new to the art, to see the potential for artistic development and new interpretations of this repertoire.
For bookings, visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/events/2502/
You can pay on the door - no problem!
(There are some free tickets for AU students and staff - email firstname.lastname@example.org)
We hope you can join us for our Day of Song at the Elphinstone Institute, MacRobert Building King's College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA
10:30-11:15 The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, with Katherine Campbell
11:30-12:30 Language and the Land - North-East Scots in Song, with Frieda Morrison, with Aileen Carr and Scott Gardiner
Singing the Greig-Duncan: Learning Songs from the Collections, with Jo Miller
Ensemble Singing, with Christine Kydd
Local Songs for Local Singers, with Arthur Watson
Songwriting using Scots, with Bob Knight
7:00-10:00 Evening Concert
With Frieda Morrison (compere) with Sarah Beattie, Christine Kydd, Janice Reavell, Scott Gardiner, Aileen Carr, and Elizabeth Stewart
For more information and bookings, visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/events/2502/