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"... always an encouraging atmosphere in which to learn new styles and tunes ... good to get together with a mix of musicians ... very much appreciated the overall community feel "
Featuring members of NES Branch of Clarsach Society and local musicians of D&DCC, performing harp repertoire from the Alison Kinnaird NE Collection, and a premiere performance of all the tunes from the Our Living Rivers and Glens project. Tickets are free, but need to be pre-booked (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will be invited to make a contribution, according to your means, to support Glenbuchat Hall Community Association charitable organisation.
The Tarland Food and Music Festival has had musical links with the Dee Don Ceilidh Collective for a number of years. This year, there will be a Traditional Music Session led by Jen Clark and Karin Paterson. Jen plays dulcimer and guitar. She grew up in Aberdeen deeply immersed in the rich singing and music traditions of North East Scotland. After her early days playing with the Battlefield Band she spent many years in Australia, where she has guested at many of their traditional music festivals. She has very recently moved back to live in Aboyne. Karin comes from Keith, where she was taught fiddle by the highly respected Hebbie Gray. She has played at many ceilidhs and concerts in the North East over the years. Karin and Jen met at the very first Edinburgh Folk Festival and formed an immediate bond playing jigs, reels, marches and airs, and their joy at playing together is evident as soon as you hear them. Come along and join in with traditional Scottish music and the occasional song.
To mark a new nationwide day of traditional music under the banner of the Traditional Music Forum, the D&DCC and SC&T are teaming up with the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen to host an exciting day of workshops and performances with some of Scotland’s leading folk musicians. The day of singing, instrumental and group workshops will include networking over lunch and will culminate in an informal performance of the songs and tunes. Workshops will be targeted at the intermediate and advanced levels to develop individual skills and provide an opportunity to play and sing together with others. We are anticipating more than 50 participants. The workshops will be inclusive of a range of age and gender, with a sliding scale of ticket price reflecting the ability of participants to pay in the current cost of living crisis. The line-up of 6 tutors includes many of the world-class musicians who have worked recently with SC&T and D&DCC.
Day time workshops with: fiddle - Paul Anderson guitar - Pete MacCallum mixed instruments - Fraser Fifield song - Janice Clark Evening dinner and session at the Balmoral Arms Hotel (formerly the Deeside Inn). Event supported by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland enabled by the Scottish Community Alliance.
£40 for all day workshops and evening session, £20 child and concession, £65 family ticket
Adam Sutherland (fiddle), Pete MacCallum (guitar), Arthur Coates (mixed instruments) and Iona Fyfe (voice) will be teaching tunes and songs including those from 'Our Living Rivers and Glens'. This will be extra special as Arthur and Iona are from the Huntly area and this is reflected in their work for the project. Event supported by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland enabled by the Scottish Community Alliance.
Acclaimed musicians Hamish Napier, Arthur Coates, Paul Anderson, Shona Donaldson and poet Sheena Blackhall to celebrate the music and songs of Deeside. Hear old stories and folklore as well as new pieces which were written as part of The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective Our Living Rivers and Glens Project. This concert is part of the Tarland Food and Music Festival.
Adults £5 , under 16s Free
We are restarting our program, with our favourite mix of workshops and some sessioning to get your musical juices flowing again. We will focus on learning and performing tunes and songs from our 2021 project 'Our Living Rivers and Glens' with Shona Donaldson (voice), Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Arthur Coates (mixed instruments) and Steve Garrett (guitar). There is a fabulous evening BBQ provided by the local community, who are also providing lunch and teabreaks during the day. Just what we all need after this very long, enforced hiatus! Camping is available next to the hall for those that wish to stay over. Event supported by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland enabled by the Scottish Community Alliance.
Adults £40, Child/Concession £20, Family £65, Daytime Food Adult £12 Child £6, Evening BBQ Adult £10 Child £5, Camping £10
Recording of our live streamed event on 12th December 2021.
Our 9 fantastic composers for ‘Our Living Rivers and Glens’ (Paul Anderson Adam Sutherland Charlie McKerron Arthur Coates Hamish Napier Fraser Fifield Iona Fyfe Jenny Sturgeon and Shona Donaldson) will feature in a free online finale gig including performances and interviews, alongside Gill Russell and Pete Stollery who curated the media map. We will also introduce and launch the beautiful new book at the gig. We’d love to see you there to celebrate the project! The broadcast will be LIVE on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/deedonceilidhcollective (follow us) and on our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28H9uPkIKgU-VX_f99GbMA (please subscribe) at 7.30pm on Sunday 12th December.
A beautiful new book ‘Our Living Rivers and Glens’ is at the printers after some amazing design work by Gill Russell and Richy Lamb. It has imagery and words of sky, springs, waterways, trees, stones and people from the entries to the on-line media map, the sheet music with guitar chords for the new tunes and songs and named recognition for the 80 of you who have contributed to the project in so many different ways. The base price of the book is £10 plus postage and packing - there is an option to pay more if you are able, have loved this project and would like to support further events and projects from the Collective. We are aiming to ship during the week commencing 13th December - in time for festive gift giving - barring power cuts, paper shortages, pandemic variants and postal problems! Pre-order here: https://deedonceilidhcollective.com/olrag-book
Join us for an evening of insight and discussion on traditional music projects in the community. We'll hear from three traditional music organisations running educational activities in north-east Scotland about their work. Presenters will showcase their projects, discuss the successes and issues faced in carrying out their work and share any lessons learned in the process. We'll hear from: SC&T Youth SC&T Youth currently provides exciting, high quality online opportunities for young people interested in Scottish traditional music! This includes weekly classes, taster sessions, a summer Youth Camp, and fantastic Spotlight Sessions. The majority of our events are totally free to make it as accessible as possible for every young person. www.scottishculture.org/youth Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective Their project entitled 'Our Living Rivers and Glens - a musical exploration', is funded by Creative Scotland and aims to encourage participants to explore and respond creatively to their local environment and our unique local landscapes. Through the educational strand of the project, participants also learn new music created by guest composers. Gathering together to play and enjoy music both on and offline is another important project activity. www.deedonceilidhcollective.com Ballad School As part of the new North East Ballad School project Janice Clark ran a series of ten, one-hour, on-line workshops for adult singers who were interested in learning some of the beautiful North East Ballads. www.northeastballadschool.com Presentations will be followed by a discussion. Audiences will be most welcome to contribute.
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free online singing and guitar workshop with experienced tutors Pete and Carola MacCallum. Join them to learn both the song and accompaniment to Jenny Sturgeons song Spinning Discs which was inspired by all of the responses to the map.
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free music workshop with multi instrumentalist Arthur Coates. Suitable for all instruments. Learn Arthur's new tune "The Picardy Stone".
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free workshop, via zoom with multi instrumentalist Fraser Fifield. Suitable for all instruments. Fraser will teach his new tune "Our Rivers and Glens" inspired by the media map.
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free beginners/intermediate music workshop with Averil Blackhall. Experienced tutor Averil Blackhall will teach a tune from the project at a slow and steady pace.
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free online melodyand guitar workshop with Charlie McKerrons and Pete MacCallum. Join them to learn both Charlies new tune and accompaniment to Jwhich was inspired by the responses to the map. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2YZMzbM Our 9 composers have now written their tunes and songs inspired by the media map ( https://bit.ly/DDCCmediamap ) and are ready to share them with you through an online workshop! It's a great chance to learn a brand new tune or song from the composer or tutor involved and get an insight into what inspired them
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free music workshop via zoom with Paul Anderson. Suitable for intermediate/advanced melody players. Paul will be teaching some of his tunes inspired by Hosie's Well, Millert of Rhynie and The battle of Essie.
Come an jyne a ceilidh wi Grace Banks an the Dee & Don Ceilidh Collective - guid craic wi music, sang, wird and pictures inspired by nature.
This ceilidh is a wee celebratory reflection of an on-going project led by the Dee & Don Ceilidh Collective (D&DCC) - folk have shared their personal touch of the land on a communal story map. Their contributions have provided the stimulus for composers to create new musical and song pieces which will then be shared with the community. This unique ceilidh evening will be led by Grace, and in atween her tale-telling, there'll be opportunity to hear some participants tell their stories through word, song, picture or music and hopefully from the composers too!
In partnership with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Our Living Rivers and Glens project from The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective present a free singing workshop via zoom with Grace Banks. Suitable for all levels of singer. Grace will be teaching Shona Donaldson's song "Dear Mither" inspired by the redwood trees at Aboyne Castle estate.