Category Archives: Schools

Summer 2016 update

Following on from a second successful series of Storytelling with Music workshops in East Lothian, I am pleased to say that this looks set to continue after the summer. The Wishing Tree is inspired by the traditional Border ballad Thomas … Continue reading

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A quick New Year update

I am only taking on a few small projects at the moment due to family commitments. The Wishing Tree project will be running in East Lothian Primary Schools up to Easter following on from a successful block of workshops last … Continue reading

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Recent and current projects: Fragments of Red

Fragments of Red I had conversations about this project from Summer 2013, but it wasn’t until January 2014 that I had the chance to become actively involved. Fragments of Red was the third of three events that took place in … Continue reading

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New term, new tunes: The Iona Boat Song and The New Claret

The summer term began this week with a look at some Scottish tunes with a little bit of history behind them. The SMG whistlers looked at Caol Muile (The Straits of Mull) or The Iona Boat Song. Another Scottish Boat … Continue reading

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Story and Music-making from Nature and Place

Story and Music-making from Nature and Place is a skills workshop run jointly by storyteller Malcolm Green and musician Gordon Turnbull, taking place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. The workshop will be a creative collaboration between the workshop leaders … Continue reading

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Schools project: Jock O’ the Syde

I’m delighted to be returning for the third year running to work with the Primary 7s at Trinity Primary School in Hawick as they prepare for their own dramatisation of a Border Ballad and performing it at the Hawick Reiver’s … Continue reading

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Thomas the Rhymer School project in Hawick

This week sees the culmination of a collaborative project with artist Jane Gaze and the P6 and P7 children and teachers at Trinity Primary School in Hawick and I am enjoying working with them again. The project, which was praised … Continue reading

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Autumn term roundup

There are some exciting music projects coming up this term, which is set to be busy once again. I am delighted to have begun working as a music teacher at a special school for children with additional support needs. It’s … Continue reading

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Surround Sound at North Berwick

Last week I returned to Law Primary School at North Berwick to deliver Surround Sound to P5s. The workshop explores music and sound inspired by nature and uses natural found objects as instruments. Situated at the foot of the dominating … Continue reading

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Surround Sound in East Lothian

Following on from a successful pilot scheme in Summer 2010, I have begun delivering a new series of Surround Sound workshops in East Lothian primary schools. These creative music workshops explore the sounds of nature and how they influence music, … Continue reading

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