Winter 2014-15

Frigate Unicorn
Saturday 7th March, 7.30pm.  Tickets £10/£8 concessions  
 Alasdair Roberts, Sheena Wellington, Stevie Jones – a triple bill of song and music
 
Lunchtime recitals  Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Admission free – retiring collection

Wednesday 7th January 2015, 1.15pm
Karen Hannah fiddle and Kyle Howie piano

Wednesday, 4th March, 1.15pm
Barbara Dymock, singer,  and Chris Marra, guitar

Wednesday 1st April 1.15pm
Bob Knight, singer and songwriter

Cappuccino Concerts
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Admission £5
Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1

Saturday 24th January 2015, 10.30am for 11am
Mark Spalding Harpsichord and piano

Saturday 21st February 10.30 am for 11am.
Gerda Stevenson singer and songwriter, with Kyrre Slind multi-instrumentalist.
 

Saturday 21st March, 10.30am for 11am  
*change of artist*
Helen Forbes whistle, with Lou Lewis guitar

Saturday 18th April 2015, 10.30am for 11am
Bruce Davies

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

All classes are £5 / £3 under 16s

every Tuesday
Scots song with Sheena Wellington 2.00 pm

Suitable for beginners – just turn up

Not every Saturday
Gaelic song with Wilma Kennedy 10 am
10, 24 Jan, 7, 21 Feb, 7, 21 Mar

every Saturday
fiddle 

11.00am-12.3opm

every Saturday
whistle with Helen Forbes 12.30-2.00pm

Whistles can be provided

every Saturday 
harp with Simon Chadwick 2.00-3.30pm
Suitable for beginners – just turn up
harps are available for use in class and also for long-term rental

Scottish music 78s

Scottish 78s might make you think of Jimmy Shand or Harry Lauder, but there will be nothing as obvious as that on Wednesday 1st October. Instead, Simon Chadwick will show off some rare gems from his collection of old Scottish 78rpm gramophone records.

For the free lunchtime concert in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library, Simon will crank up his 1927 HMV portable machine to play a selection of discs dating from the teens, twenties and thirties.

Featuring stars including Marjory Kennedy-Fraser at the piano, and John MacDonald of Inverness on the pipes, the programme will present beautiful early performances of Gaelic song, Scots song, fiddle, bagpipes and clarsach.

The Wighton Centre, with its collection of historic Scottish music books, is a beautiful airy venue with a lovely acoustic, and will be the perfect setting to listen to the quiet, quavering sounds coming out of the antique machine – entirely acoustic and mechanical.

The event is at 1.15pm on Wednesday 1st October, in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library. Admission is free.

Patsy Reid fiddle concert and workshop

Internationally renowned fiddler and local girl, Patsy Reid will be teaching and performing in Dundee on Saturday 20th September.

Patsy will give a fiddle workshop and concert in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library.

The workshop will start at 9.30am as soon as the Library opens. The workshop will be followed by a Cappuccino Concert;  coffee and newspapers will be served from 10.30am and the concert will run from 11 till 12.

Admission to the workshop is £5, and admission to the concert is also £5. Both sessions are open to all; participation in the workshop is for people who already play fiddle, but non-players are also welcome to come and listen! The cappuccino concert as usual is open to all.

On any given day in the last couple of years you could’ve seen Patsy performing as part of The Cecil Sharp Project or Kathryn Tickell’s Northumbrian Voices, or at the London 2012 celebrations with Zakir Hussain’s Pulse of the World. She played with The Unusual Suspects and The True North Orchestra, accompanied Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on tour, as well as forming a new string trio called VAMM. There were numerous Celtic Connections commissions and a residency in Kolkata, India. And in the studio Patsy is a one woman string quartet, contributing cello, viola and violin to albums by Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Treacherous Orchestra, Tim Edey and… There are almost certainly more we’ve missed out.

Autumn 2014

Music on board the Frigate Unicorn
South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee
Captains Cabin concerts on Wednesday evenings

Lunchtime recitals  
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Admission free – retiring collection

Wednesday 1st October, 1.15pm
Scottish music 78s presented by Simon Chadwick

Wednesday 5th November, 1.15pm
Sheena Wellington Scots song

Wednesday 3rd December, 1.15pm
Wighton Singers

Cappuccino Concerts
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Admission £5
Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1

Saturday 20th September 2014, 10.30am for 11amPatsy Reid fiddle
Before the concert: a fiddle workshop in the Wighton Centre, 9.30am, £5.

Saturday 18th October 2014, 10.30am for 11am
Katherine Liley fiddle, and Martin MacDonald guitar

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 10.30am for 11am
Caireadean Gaelic & Scots song

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

All classes are £5 / £3 under 16s

every Tuesday
Scots song with Sheena Wellington 2.00 pm

Suitable for beginners – just turn up

Not every Saturday Gaelic song with Wilma Kennedy 10 am
Sept 6, 20th; Oct 4, 18th; Nov 1, 15, 29th; Dec 13th.

every Saturday
fiddle 

11.00am-12.3opm

every Saturday
whistle with Helen Forbes 12.30-2.00pm

Whistles can be provided

every Saturday harp with Simon Chadwick 2.00-3.30pm
Suitable for beginners – just turn up
harps are available for use in class and also for long-term rental

Summer 2014

Music on board the Frigate Unicorn
South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee
Tickets available online

Tuesday 6th May 2014 7.45pm: Tannahill Weavers
Friday 16th May 2014 7.45pm: Breabach 
Captains Cabin concerts
17th September: Simon Chadwick Scottish harp

Lunchtime recitals  
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Admission free – retiring collection

Wednesday 7th May, 1.15pm
Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings Scots song and ukulele

Wednesday 4th June, 1.15pm
Erskine String Quartet

Wednesday 3rd September, 1.15pm
Knox & Ion guitar duo

Wednesday 1st October, 1.15pm
Scottish music 78s presented by Simon Chadwick

Wednesday 5th November, 1.15pm
Sheena Wellington Scots song

Wednesday 3rd December, 1.15pm
Wighton Singers

Cappuccino Concerts
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Admission £5
Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1

Saturday 19th April 2014, 10.30am for 11amPaul Livingstone violin

Saturday 24th May 2014, 10.30am for 11amNeil Paterson Songs, guitar, smallpipes

Saturday 22nd June 2014, 10.30am for 11amCaroline Taylor soprano

Saturday 23rd August 2014, 10.30am for 11amMatt Seattle border pipes

Saturday 20th September 2014, 10.30am for 11amPatsy Reid fiddle
Followed by a fiddle workshop – details TBA

Saturday 18th October 2014, 10.30am for 11am
Katherine Liley fiddle, and Martin MacDonald guitar

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 10.30am for 11amCaireadean Gaelic & Scots song

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

All classes are £5 / £3 under 16s

every Tuesday
Scots song with Sheena Wellington 2.00 pm

Suitable for beginners – just turn up

Not every Saturday Gaelic song with Wilma Kennedy 10 am
April 5, 26, May 3, 17, 31, June 7, 21 (maybe 28)

every Saturday
fiddle with Karen Hannah 

11.00am-12.3opm

every Saturday
whistle with Helen Forbes 12.30-2.00pm

Whistles can be provided

every Saturday harp with Simon Chadwick 2.00-3.30pm
Suitable for beginners – just turn up
harps are available for use in class and also for long-term rental

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