Barbara Dymock & Christopher Marra @ The Wighton 17/09/22

Barbara and Christopher are a pair with many and varied musical collaborations behind them and a vast experience of performing.

Barbara learned songs as a child from her Fife grandparents, but made her first foray into performing aged 19 with the newly-formed Ceolbeg and acappella trio Fair Game.

After a long silent break to raise a family and pursue a medical career, she returned to sing with Rathlin, Fon a Bhord, Sinsheen and The Barbara Dymock Band. She has 2 solo albums: Hilbert’s Hotel and Leaf an’ Thorn. She collaborated with Christine Kydd on the Sinsheen album LIFT and appeared on Malinky’s 2019 album Handsel.

Chris has been a musician since his teens, working in many distinct fields from bighair rock to sophisticated pop with Danny Wilson via London’s Theatreland. The majority of his time was spent recording and performing with his brother Michael Marra, producing albums for Michael and the legendary Saint Andrew.

In 2016 Chris produced and played on Barbara’s well-received album: “Leaf an’ Thorn”.

Just 3Folk @ the Wighton 27th August

On Saturday 27th August at 11am we have.

Just 3Folk, comprising of Anne Hamilton, Liz Crawford and Maggie Douglas share a common love of folk music and have been singing together since 2015.

J3F have a varied repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk music, arranging the songs in three part harmony, and performing them accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion and occasionally ukulele.

Just 3Folk are delighted to have recently produced their second CD entitled “Back on Track” and are thrilled to have been in the position to donate £1000 to Maggie’s Dundee.

For our concert on 27th August, J3F will be joined by Dave Hamilton on 12 string guitar and vocals, and Morag Sutherland on violin.

Admission £5. at the door.

August 2022 at the Wighton

Friends of Wighton have some very special new session treats in store for you!! Everything from the brightest and best of the young to the cream of an older generation.

Saturday 6th August at 2.15pm we have the  Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail making a welcome return!

Half a dozen of the most promising young traditional musicians in Scotland will delight you with sparkling tunes and maybe a song or two! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Admission is free, donations welcome for the work of Fèis Rois

Saturday 20th August: NaeCoffee Concert , at 11 am (doors open 10.30) The Doolichters

Dundee’s very own Septuagenarian Supergroup, The Doolichters are big Wighton favourites.  They will once again delight us with their songs, their humour, and their excellent musicianship!

Admission £5, newspapers available.

Saturday 27th August: NaeCoffee Concert, at 11am (doors open 10.30) Just 3Folk

Just 3Folk – Liz Crawford, Maggie Douglas and Anne Hamilton –  will be here to delight us again with their lovely vocal harmonies, their great choice of songs, and their interesting accompaniments.

Admission £5, newspapers available.

We are looking at ways to provide coffee safely again, but please do feel free to bring your own coffee-to-go (or your tea/Irn-Bru etc)

What’s On – Programme August to December 2022

Nae Coffee Concerts

 

6th August,      2.15pm         Afternoon Concert     Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail

20th August      11am            Morning Concert       Doolichters

27th August      11am           Morning Concert        Just 3Folk

17th Sept          11am           Morning Concert        Barbara Dymock & Chris Marra

15th Oct            11am           Morning Concert        Alan Reid

22nd Oct           11am           Morning Concert        Ian Walker Band

29th Oct            11am           Morning Concert        Mark Spalding, harpsichord

19th Nov           11am           Morning Concert        Isla Ratcliff TBC

26th Nov           11am            Morning Concert       Chloe Mathura, harp

 

Instrumental Tuition

 

Mixed Instrument Class Online with Morag Anne Elder: Saturdays 11am

Whistle Class @ the Wighton Centre with Helen Forbes: Saturdays 12noon- 1pm

 

Information on the Wighton Collection History

Our Honorary Librarian, Karen McAuley, gave an excellent talk at the ‘Towards a Scottish Traditional Music Archive’ conference in Edinburgh on 11th June, and links to the text are below:

Part 1: The Wighton Collection in Dundee

https://claimedfromstationershall.wordpress.com/2022/06/12/from-glasgow-to-edinburgh-re-dundee-the-wighton-collection-my-talk-part-1/?fbclid=IwAR0-lGe2fjwrDy1uEdfyfwAVF5AvWD-nh2MhzpKU0iJb4UNr4SgxqGCkFMc

Part 2: Accessing the printed repertoire across Scotland

https://claimedfromstationershall.wordpress.com/2022/06/12/from-glasgow-to-edinburgh-re-dundee-the-wighton-collection-my-talk-part-2/?fbclid=IwAR1kiwHVWm8xNsYeG_2YfrGtXd3APpSQ29onY36pk2KdPltPceNsYvUvAUM

 

Jess Smith @ The Wighton, Sat 18th June 11am

It is the Year of Storytelling and Friends of Wighton are delighted to welcome one of Scotland’s best to the Wighton Heritage Centre!
 
Jess Smith, storyteller, writer and fine singer, is our guest at the NaeCoffee (but feel free to bring your own) Concert on Saturday 18th June, 11am to noon.
Jess was raised on the road in her large travelling family  of parents and seven sisters. Home was a single-decked Bedford bus; her ‘mansion’ on wheels. It served the family for ten years until it gave up the ghost in Lennie’s yard, Kirkcaldy. Two more years travelling with trailers and most of the family married off, Jess left her cultural map to settle with a young Crieff lad; Dave. Three chicks feathered their nest, grew and flew. It was then that Jess remembered a promise she made her father to write a book about Travellers in Scotland. However her knowledge of the community only covered her own travelling days in her wheeled mansion.
Memories were fresh so she retired at age 50 and learned basic computer and keyboard skills.
Jessie’s Journey was the result! Within months it was no 1 in Scottish biographies. Her love of sharing the culture was welcomed into the literary world, two more biographical books followed, a novel, a story collection and then ‘the book’ she promised dad; Way of the Wanderers.
She has travelled the world taking her story to wherever and whoever wants to hear it. She loves meeting people, sharing tales and also enjoys singing a few old favourite songs.

Doors open, 10.30am, admission £5.

Rolling from May into June 2022

Saturday, 18th June, 11am – noon: The NaeCoffee Concert with the wonderful Jess Smith, traveller, storyteller and singer. An opportunity in this Year of the Storyteller to hear one of the finest – not to be missed. Admission £5 at the door.
Tuesday 21st June, 2pm – 4.30pm: Make Music Day! For the occasion, some of the best, most interesting and rarest of the Wighton Collection will be on display. There will be song from the Wighton Singers, tunes from Rosa Michaelson and, maybe, a surprise guest or two!
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