The Friends of Wighton are restarting their weekly music classes in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in Dundee’s Central Library in the Wellgate Centre. Please note that the class times have changed since last term!
After the success of last term’s classes, tuition is being offered again in fiddle, whistle, historical Scottish harp and Scots song. The classes are suitable for beginners and are an ideal opportunity to discover local musical traditions and investigate the musical treasures locked away in the old books kept in the city’s Wighton Collection.
Fiddle classes are taught by the wonderful Fife fiddle expert Karen Hannah Reid, and run from 11am to 12.30pm every Saturday.
Tin whistle classes are given by Helen Forbes from Dundee, one of the best whistle players in Scotland, and run from 12.30 to 2pm on Saturdays.
The harp classes are led by Simon Chadwick, from St Andrews, who is one of only a handful of people worldwide playing historical Scottish and Irish harp music using replica medieval and renaissance instruments. They are on Saturdays from 2 to 3.30pm.
Scots song classes are tutored by the famous Dundee singer Maureen Jelks, and are held every Tuesday from 2 to 3.30pm
Instrument classes cost £4 per week (£2.50 concessions) and the song classes are £2 (£1 concessions). For the instrument classes, tin whistles are available to buy cheaply; fiddles made by a Fife violin maker can be borrowed and replica medieval harps with brass, sterling silver and gold strings are available to rent.