Saturday Morning Online Mixed Instrument Class

Saturday morning playing is back!! We’ve all been missing our Saturday morning fix of tunes and, with no sign of classes being able to start in-person again any time soon, classes are moving online. 

Obviously, the format will be slightly different, but hopefully still enjoyable 🙂

A mixed instrument class will run 11am – 12 on Saturday mornings using Zoom, starting Saturday 9th January. The link is below. To begin with MoragAnne will be taking the classes, with the hope of introducing guest leaders on a regular basis. she’ll be teaching a couple of slow tunes (for those who like time to think as they play, or for those who want to try out learning by ear) and then a faster tune. Music will be shared to the screen on the day.

If participants wish to contribute financially they can donate to MoragAnne’s paypal account  https://www.paypal.me/moraganneelder1

Here is the Zoom link:

MoragAnne is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday morning class

Time: Jan 9, 2021 11:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83717837909

Meeting ID: 837 1783 7909

Lunchtime Recital Online with Dr Margaret Bennett – Wednesday 6th January 2021

Happy New Year!

The Friends of Wighton invite you to an online illustrated talk on the Montgomerie Collection to be given by Dr Margaret Bennett on Wednesday 6th January 2021.    The talk starts at 1.15pm but you can log-in at any time from 1.05pm

The Zoom host will be Sheena Wellington.

Zoom meeting. Wednesday, 6 January 20211:05pm – 2:00pm.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81696604953?pwd=bTUvanhXZytQcjFXSW9kYUdBZVpVZz09

Meeting ID: 816 9660 4953 

Passcode: 157803

Friends of Wighton present: No Trees to Whisper – the Music of Poetry

          No Trees to Whisper – the Music of Poetry

                      Date:            Saturday November 21st

                      Time:            2.00pm – 3.30pm (via Zoom)

As part of Book Week Scotland:

Poetry workshop led by Dawn Wood, with musicians Frances Cooper and Joanna Nicholson of the duo Turning the Elements.

An opportunity to be part of a collaborative writing event and to hear about the creative processes behind ‘No Trees to Whisper’, a new song cycle commissioned by soprano and clarinet duo, Turning the Elements – all from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom!

The famous diaries of Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, written during their travels to the Highlands and Islands in 1773, were the inspiration for this commission, supported by Creative Scotland, with poetry from Haworth Hodgkinson, Iain Morrison and Dawn Wood, and music by Gemma McGregor, Linda Buckley and Aidan O’Rourke.  Covid has added its own chapter to the story and you will be the first audience to hear snippets of the new work and hear about its genesis.

Dawn Wood will lead the workshop, delving into some of the ways she finds inspiration for her writing, and sharing some of the poetry she produced for the project.  She will use guided meditation techniques to allow participants to access their sensory imagination as they explore aspects of the Scottish landscape and its future. Participants will have the opportunity to produce writing during the workshop, resulting in a collaborative text which will be explored using improvised music by Frances Cooper and Joanna Nicholson.

The workshop is free but places are limited so if you would like to take part in this exciting event  please register your interest by email to secretary@friendsofwighton.com

More information on:

www.dawnwoodartist.co.uk

www.turningtheelements.com

Cappuccino Concert with Bill Adair, singer/songwriter, Sat 21st march

Saturday 21st March, 11am to 12 noon.   Admission £5 (Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1)

Bill Adair, singer songwriter

As well as being a fine guitar player and singer Bill Adair is a prize winning poet and songwriter whose award winning songs have won plaudits from all round the world. Equally at home singing a traditional Scottish ballad, playing blues from the Mississippi Delta or performing one of his own songs his performances are complemented by a natural story-telling style that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. From his home in Stirling, Bill is much in demand at festivals and folk clubs all over the UK and throughout Europe and New Zealand.  With his warm tuneful voice and considerable knowledge, he is a renowned interpreter of the poems and songs of Robert Burns.

Recital with singer Lesley Anne McLuckie Wed 4th March

Lesley Ann McLuckie, singer

Singer Lesley Ann McLuckie is one of the hidden gems of the Scottish music scene.  Though she has always loved traditional song, work and family commitments curtailed her involvement until a meeting with Maureen Jelks, through a carers singing group, led to friendship and involvement in the Angus Trad Roots sessions.
She regards the Fisherman’s session in Broughty Ferry as her second home and it was there she received the ultimate accolade for a traditional singer – an invitation to sing in ‘The Worlds Room” in Edinburgh! 

Wednesday 4th March, 1.15pm – 1.45pm     Admission free, donations welcomed.

Cappuccino Concert with Choras, harmony singing trio: 15th February

Saturday 15th February, 11am to 12 noon.   Admission £5 (Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1)

Cappuccino Concert with Choras, harmony singing trio


Choras are Aileen Carr, Janice Reavell and Barbara Dymock.    Each is a much loved and respected traditional singer in her own right and together they excel.  A concert with this acappella trio with their superb harmonies, eclectic selection of songs  and sense of fun is not to be missed!   

Lunchtime Recital with Robbie Fotheringham, storyteller: 5th February

Wednesday 5th February, 1.15pm – 1.45pm 

Robbie, founding member of Blether-Tay-Gither, Dundee’s Storytelling Group for Adults,  keeps the tradition of oral storytelling alive.   She believes in inclusive storytelling; the story is always the star of the show and audiences are asked to contribute and participate therefore feeling a part of the story. Stories may originate from near or far; some are specially written for specific situations.

Robbie has also collaborated with other storytellers, presenting workshops at Dundee’s Women’s Festivals and takes part in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival each October. 

Admission free, donations welcomed.

Cappuccino Concert starring Wilma Kennedy 25th January

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee DD1 1DB

Saturday 25th January, 11am (doors open 10.30am)

We launch the 2020 Wighton season with double  Mod Gold Medallist Wilma Kennedy, singing at our Burns Day Cappuccino Concert!   Rabbie set many of his loveliest lyrics to Gaelic tunes so would surely approve. 

One of our finest Gaelic singers, a sought after teacher and coach with wide experience on television and radio, Wilma is no stranger to the Wighton.   As the Friends of Wighton Gaelic Song tutor for several years she introduced numerous singers to the beauties of the Gaelic tradition.

It is a joy to welcome her back for what will be a wonderful morning of song!

Admission £5, tea/coffee available for a small donation.

Lunchtime Recital with The Wighton Singers 4th December

Wednesday 4th December, 1.15pm, admission free, donations welcomed

Lunchtime Recital with The Wighton Singers!

Last event of the Friends of Wighton year is traditionally a concert with our own Wighton Singers and this year is no exception.

Under the musical direction of Amy Lord, the Wighton Singers have had a busy year with concerts at sheltered housing complexes, guilds, day centres and Inchture Folk Club.  Amy’s harmonious arrangements are beautiful and there will be the usual rich mix of Scottish and seasonal songs!

Amy Lord
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