Saturday at 12.15pm, Whistle Class Tutor Helen Forbes, one of Scotland’s finest whistle players. The class is suitable for all levels, fee £5
Saturday at 1.30pm, Fiddle Class Tutor Heather Miranda, an experienced strings teacher and performer. The class is suitable for all levels, fee £5
Tuesday at 2pm, The Wighton Singers Tutor Amy Lord, experienced tutor and harmony wizard. A friendly group who just love to sing, fee £5
Mixed instrument classes, tutored by MoragAnne Elder, 11am (Payment £5 online or by cheque}
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Isla Ratcliff is a Scottish fiddle player, singer and composer from Edinburgh. She is
delighted to be touring her debut album ‘The Castalia’, which features traditional and self-composed tunes inspired by the time that she spent in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 2019.
Described as ‘quite the best debut album that has come this way in a long time’ (The
Living Tradition), Isla’s album expresses her love for the tradition, its ethos of community,and the power of music to bring people together. Isla was a Semi-Finalist in the BBCYoung Traditional Musician of the Year 2022 competition and was nominated for Up and Coming Artist of the Year 2022 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Isla will perform her album and a selection of songs with her trio, featuring Ellen Gira (cello) and Iona Reid(piano).
£5 at the door.
Ensemble Hesperi is a London-based Early Music ensemble specialising in Scottish Baroque music and more! They are no strangers to the Wighton Centre or to the Wighton Collection which has been a great resource for their work.
Ensemble Hesperi are Mary-Jannet Leith – Recorders; Magdalena Loth-Hill – Baroque Violin; Florence Petit – Baroque Cello; Thomas Allery – Harpsichord
Tickets £5 at the door
Last Monday, the Wighton Centre was turned into a recording studio by recording enginner Bob Turner, to record some tracks for the forthcoming limited edition CD produced by the Friends of WIghton as part of the fundraising for the Sir Jimmy Shand Collection.
Tracks were recorded from Mark Spalding playing a Ronald Stevenson composition on the harpsichord, the Wighton Singers, Ellie McDonald reading poetry, Simon Chadwick playing the replica Queen Mary harp, and Morag Anne Elder on the fiddle with Katie playing cello.
At least two of the tracks are the first ever recordings (the harpsichord and harp track). Other tracks are being recorded at Gardyne Studios, and also some tracks will be donated by other artists from their published CDs.
If you missed claiming the CD as a perk on our Indiegogo crowdfunding last month, you will still be able to buy your copy when the strictly limited edition is released.
The Lunchtime Recital at Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, on Wednesday 4th February, will feature well-known local fiddle teacher Morag Anne Elder & 17 year old Joanna Stark.
The Tayport duo will brighten a winter day with Music for the Season played on fiddle, cello and guitar.
1.15pm Admission free, donations welcome.