Sheena Wellington live in concert at the Global Room

Sheena Wellington live in concert at the Global Room

(Behind the Tower Building – number 6 on Campus Maps)

Monday 26 March 12:15pm-1:30pm

The Global Room and Friends of Wighton present the traditional Scottish singer live in concert! Come along to enjoy traditional Scottish music and delicious Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. All staff and students welcome!

Svetlina Stoyanova (mezzo soprano) and Kristina Yorgova (piano)

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee DD1

Lunchtime Recital, Wednesday, 7th March, 1.15pm

 

Svetlina Stoyanova (mezzo soprano) and Kristina Yorgova (piano)

 

Both born in Bulgaria, Svetlina Stoyanova and Kristina Yorgova are students at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). Svetlina is part way through a Masters Course in performance and Kristina is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music in performance.

Svetlina sang in the Children’s Choir of the Bulgarian National radio and as the main soloist has travelled and sung in many European and Asian countries. As a mezzo-soprano she has taken part in many opera productions and solo concerts. She has won many prizes, most recently, she won 3rd prize in Le Grand Prix de l’Opera and was the highest ranked female singer. Svetlina is very grateful to have received a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, the RCS Trust scholarship and also to Live Music Now Scotland and Mrs Ulrike Wilson and her family for their continued support.

Having started her music education in Germany and then Bulgaria, Kristina has won many piano competitions, amongst which is the 23rd National Competition for Young Musicians ‘Svetoslav Obretenov’, for which she was awarded with a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria. In 2015 she won the International Beethoven sonata piano competition in the RCS and 3rd prize at Bamber/Galloway piano competition. Kristina had a solo recitals as part of the 2014 and 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is grateful to the RCS trust for awarding her a scholarship throughout her undergraduate studies.

Since meeting in Glasgow in 2013, Svetlina and Kristina have been working as a duo. They have done many concerts and recordings together including a Live Music Now recital in Bulgaria. At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland they work under the tutelage of Clare Shearer and Fali Pavri.

Admission is free

2018

Lunchtime recitals   

Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB, 1.15pm

Admission free – retiring collection

25thJuly              Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail

1stAug                Ciar Milne Trio (smallpipes, fiddle & guitar)

8thAug                Kirsty Law, singer

5thSept:              Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie, vocal, guitar, mandolin, fiddle

3rdOct:                MoragAnne Elder & Iain Flett, illustrated talk

7thNov:               Dolly & Friends, song

7thDec:               Wighton Singers

2019

6thFeb:                SeaTangle, song and tunes, with fiddle & guitar

 

Cappuccino Concerts
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB

Admission £5

Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1
Concert runs 11am to 12 noon

Ist Sept:               Jimmy Shand Collection launch with Wighton Mixed Instruments Group

8thSept:                Henry Lebedensky, harpsichord

22ndSept:              Tarneybackle, folk trio

20thOct:                Janice Clark, singer

18thNov:               Alan Reid, singer songwriter

24thNov:                Kevin Findlay

2019

19thJan:                Simon Kempson, singer/songwriter

23rdFeb:                Bruce Davies, singer/songwriter

16/23 Mar:            Simon Thoumire, concertina & Ian Carr, guitar (tbc)  

27thApr:                Christine Kydd, singer

25thMay:               Graham Carter, singer

30thNov:               Caim

 

Classes 
in the Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB

every Tuesday
Scots song with Sheena Wellington 2.00 pm

Suitable for beginners – just turn up

every Saturday
fiddle 

11.00am-12.30pm

every Saturday
whistle with Helen Forbes 12.30-2.00pm

Whistles can be provided

 

Sandy Brechin, accordion, & Ewan Wilkinson, vocals and guitar

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library. Wellgate Centre DD1 3 BQ
Saturday 24th February, 11am (doors open 10.30am)
Cappuccino Concert with Sandy Brechin, accordion,  & Ewan Wilkinson, vocals and guitar
Sandy and Ewan have been playing together for twelve years now, combining Ewan’s rich baritone singing and unique guitar style with Sandy’s lightning fast accordion playing and backing vocals. The duo have toured all over the world, including Australia, The Middle East, Scandinavia and all over the British Isles. A selection of some of the best traditional songs from Scotland (and even some from England!) are interwoven with Ewan’s own songs and Sandy’s high-energy tunes sets to make a dazzling show.

Admission £5, tea/coffee available for small donation

Lorraine Wilson with Tosh Flood

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee DD1 1DB
Wednesday 7th February
Lunchtime Recital. 1.15pm
Lorraine Wilson with Tosh Flood!

Lorraine Wilson is a Dundee-born singer who has performed with various bands in her home city over the years.   A freelance journalist, she is the author of Take it to the Bridge, a book charting the history of rock and pop in Dundee, and Facing Forward, a fascinating account of her solo back-packing trip around Europe.

She is currently working on an album with her husband Tosh Flood, a highly respected Dublin-born musician, songwriter, and producer, who plays guitars with The Divine Comedy. They both performed in London with the London Accordion Orchestra in January.
Lorraine and Tosh have put together a special, rather eclectic set of songs for a performance at the Wighton Centre!

Admission is free, donations for Friends of Wighton’s Outreach programme welcome.

Cappuccino Concert with Simon Kempston, singer songwriter and guitarist

Saturday 20th January, 11am (doors open 10.30am)
Admission £5, tea/coffee available for small donation
Cappuccino Concert with Simon Kempston, singer songwriter and guitarist!
Simon Kempston is an Edinburgh based award-winning singer-songwriter and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist composing and performing original and contemporary acoustic music.
Though he is a Dundee lad, Simon’s busy schedule rarely allows time for him to perform in his native city so we are especially thrilled to welcome him to the Wighton!
Simon’s original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon’s rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style.

Simon has performed at many of the major venues, folk/blues clubs and festivals in Scotland, the UK and regularly tours the length & breadth of Europe. He has also performed live on BBC Radio Stations across the UK, as well as other local and specialist music radio stations.  

Beautifully authentic guitar style & heartfelt vocal
Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 6
Highly recommended, very fine album from a very fine young Scottish musician
Iain Anderson
BBC Radio Scotland
Intelligent, passionate and highly original
fROOTS magazine

Shamblestone

Happy New Year!   Friends of Wighton’s 2018 Lunchtime Recital programme launches in style on Wednesday 10th January with the Shamblestone!
An entertaining multi-instrumentalist folk duo, rooted in the Scottish tradition, Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett first started playing together in 2008 as part of folk trio Three’s A Crowd – the group went on to perform in venues all over Scotland and take part in projects such as the Cambridge Folk Festival Youth Hub Band.  Three’s A Crowd released a CD in 2013. In June 2016 Joanna and Elisabeth performed their first gig under the name of Shamblestone at Eden Festival, followed by a lunchtime concert in the High Mill at Verdant Works, Dundee in July. Their innovative blend of different musical styles and sparky live performances makes Shamblestone an unusual and exciting duo.

The Recital starts at 1.15pm and admission is free.
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