Skyrie: Saturday 23rd March Cappuccino Concert 11am – noon

The fiddle, percussion and guitar ceilidh band who had the crowd at the City Square dancing – and roaring for more! – at the Hooley!   They have taken their traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes, including some of their own compositions round the world, most recently to Kuwait, Cyprus and even Glasgow for Celtic Connections! We are chuffed to bits to get them for them for the Wighton.

Admission £5, tea/coffee available for donation

https://www.skyrie.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20th May, 11 am. Morning Concert with Kate Badcock & Roddy Johnston (Dancing Feet)

Roddy and Kate met 17years ago in West Yorkshire and started playing together. They discovered a mutual passion not only for Irish and Scottish music, but also music from all corners of Europe, playing tunes from Galicia to Scandinavia to the Balkans !

As the duo Zetor in the Kailyard they have played to audiences across Scotland, in pubs, folk clubs and festivals, touring regularly in Europe and the British isles. Their debut album, “Collateral” was recorded in the winter of 2016.

Their music is driven by a passion for Scottish and Irish traditional music and an insatiable curiosity for music from further afield.

The Duo features Roddy Johnston on vocals, guitar, fiddle, pipes, and Kate Badcock on flute, alto sax and backing vocals. Roddy and Kate are now based in Kirriemuir.

Admission £5 at the door

 The concert will be followed at 12.30 by a Special General Meeting to which all members, Wighton attenders and well-wishers are invited.

Frigate Unicorn, Dundee
3rd January, 2019,  6pm – 10pm 
A Guid New Year

Family Ceilidh for all ages to end the Festive Period

All Star line-up includes 
Robert Lovie, singer, raconteur 
Sheena Wellington, singer 
Kyle Howie, piper
House Band featuring Alan Small, Karen Hannah & Kyle Innes

Tickets £10 adults, £5 children, £20 family
(price includes welcome drink and stovies)

For tickets and more information
01382 200900
mail@frigateunicorn.org

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.