BBC Community Music Day, Bonar Hall, Dundee, 22 June

On Saturday the 22nd June, the Friends of Wighton are organising a day of community music making.

Held in the Bonar Hall, behind the Dundee Rep, the day of events will provide musical entertainment for all ages and all tastes.

From free come-and-try workshops and sessions, to masterclasses with well-known expert players, and including concerts and a ceilidh, the packed programme will run for the whole day.

The first session in the morning is a cappuccino concert featuring Dundee’s own Helen Brown who will sing some classical arrangements of Burns songs with piano accompaniment.

In the afternoon, Scottish harp expert Alison Kinnaird will talk about her music and will play some beautiful harp tunes.

Later in the afternoon, there will be a Big Sing with all of the song groups and community choirs, as part of the “Scotland Sings” celebrations.

In the evening, the family concert will feature many of the day’s presenters and groups, and will be followed by a ceilidh with dance music from the Mad Parrot Ceilidh Band.

Workshops include fiddle with Patsy Reid, guitar with Lindsay Duncan, ukulele, whistle, Gaelic song, Scots song and Harmony singing.

IOn the cafe-bar there will be ongoing sessions and informal music making and there will be come-and-try for various traditional Scottish instruments during the day.

For more information and to book tickets please see http://www.friendsofwighton.com/BBC

Press photos and biographies are available for the main artists on request.

Tel 07792 336804

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