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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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Autumn round-up: KinderConcert, sharing and projects

A round-up of recent project news, sharing and other events. KinderConcert I was pleased to be invited to participate recently in a KinderConcert performance in Edinburgh. Performing solo to a small group of children and parents, I introduced my various … 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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Autumn term dates and a few changes

The new dates for flute and whistle classes in Portobello are now live and there will be six fortnightly classes between now and Christmas for both Beginner and Improver groups, commencing on Thursday 6 September . A new feature is … Continue reading

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Flutes and whistles celebrate Midsummer at Hailes Castle

Fun Flute and Scots Music Group Beginner Whistle students performed traditional music last month in the striking setting of Hailes Castle in East Lothian. The summer terms at Fun Flute and the Scots Music Group have now finished, but there … 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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Flutes and whistles: Midwinter at Craigmillar Castle

Midwinter at Craigmillar Castle, a recording of whistles and flutes playing traditional music in Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh has just been made available. Just before Christmas students from Fun Flute and SMG whistle came together to play some tunes in … Continue reading

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