The Friends of Wighton Autumn Outreach programme is starting in style this week. On Tuesday 4th October, at 10.30am, fiddler Karen Hannah, accordionist Allan Small and piper Kyle Howie will be providing the music for a Highland Games involving Primary 1 pupils at Kingspark School.
Also on Tuesday, the Wighton Singers will be entertaining the Ladies Circle at Stephen’s and West Church Broughty Ferry while singer Sheena Wellington will be at Kingspark on the morning of Thursday 6th to celebrate the School’s acquisition of a working loom.
Later in the month, after the school holidays, the distinguished Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy will begin a series of visits to three of the city’s primary schools, Ancrum Road, Claypotts Castle and Craigiebarns. It is hoped that this project, funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, will lead to the founding of a Junior Gaelic Choir in Dundee.
The Friends of Wighton are based in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in the Central Library, Wellgate. This specially built performance and study space houses the internationally famous Wighton Collection of historic Scottish music books, dating from two hundred years ago and more. The Friends of Wighton organise concerts and classes in the Centre and work with schools and community groups to make the musical treasures preserved in the books more accessible to the people of Dundee, Fife and Angus.