Sat Dec 9th 11am – noon Cappuccino Concert admission £5, tea/coffee and chocolate biscuits available for a small donation to Perky Pig.
The Wighton Singers Christmas Concert! The traditional concert by our resident group moves to Saturday. Under the direction of the redoubtable Amy Lord, The Wighton Singers will present an array of songs, some Christmassy, some not, beautifully sung and with exciting harmonies.
Mon 11th December Downfield Primary School. 7.45pm (doors open at 7.30pm) Free!
Positive Notes Advanced Learning Disability Singing Group (over 40’s) section will be performing Crumbs the Musical – it is about pensioners that break into a supermarket and steal all the buns on Mon 11th December at Downfield Primary School. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 7:45pm and the show is free. It will be performed with scripts and there might be a few blips but it will be lots of fun! (Positive Notes meets on Monday at the Wighton)
Guid Yuill and a Guid New Year when it comes!
Dougie MacKenzie has been a weel-kent face and voice on the Scottish folk scene for many years but the release of his solo album “Along the Way” in 2019 brought his warm mellow voice to a wider audience. His choice of material is mainly Scottish, and he has a particular talent for the Muckle Sangs, but Irish, English and one or two recent compositions might also appear
A well respected figure in the Scottish traditional music world, Brian Miller has been playing music since he was a young boy and his instrument of choice was the guitar. In the early 70s, while at Glasgow University, he joined the ‘Laggan’, played professionally with ‘Swan Arcade’ and even before that used to play regularly with the great Fife Road Show which featured many other fine singers and musicians.
After that he returned to Edinburgh and played with fiddler Charlie Sloane. He has also been known to appear with those legends of good taste and anarchy, ‘The Vindscreen Vipers’. He became a member of the dance band ‘The Occasionals’, and has always been in great demand as a session musician.
Saturday 4th November 11am – 12 Brian Miller & Dougie Mackenzie, songs
Two great singers and some very tasty guitar from Brian.
Saturday 18th November 11am – 12 Dolly & Mike O’Rourke, songs
Local favourites make a welcome return!
Saturday 25th November – the Wighton Heritage Centre celebrates its 20th Birthday!
Here is a link to our very own Wighton Singers led by tutor Amy Lord, delivering their contribution to the inaugural Scottish/European Folk Day, 23rd September 2023.
Come A Ye Fisher Lassies / Song of the Fishgutters, words as penned by Ewan MacColl
SFD – Wighton Singers
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}
Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85293330814
Originally from Dundee, Mary Mac is an experienced singer songwriter who is comfortable with jazz as well as folk singing. She has recorded several albums of original songs, River Song, The Gift and Life ain’t Like Hollywood. She has earned praise for her insightful lyrics and sophisticated vocals. Comparisons have been made to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez but Mary is an original talent making a mark on the UK music scene. She will be performing some Scottish and Gaelic songs as well as some original compositions. Accompanied by her sister Ailsa on bass and vocals and Kevin Murray on guitar.
Jess Smith, Traveller, author and storyteller, and Joss Cameron, traditional folk singer, have woven their Scottish Traveller stories and songs into an enthralling and musical show, Jess has been our guest before, Joss, who is related to ballad singing icon Jeannie Robertson, is making her first visit = not to be missed!
Admission £5 (doors open 10.30am)
The Doolichters, Dundee’s oldest boy band ,and big Wighton favourites, will once again bring their own peculiar take on life in their home city of Dundee to the Wighton Centre. As always, there will be great music and songs, great humour and almost certainly a chance to sing along!
Admission £5 (doors open 10.30am)
Bob Knight makes a very welcome return to the Wighton. Aberdonian Bob is a fine and versatile singer, a powerful yet sensitive songwriter, an accomplished instrumentalist and the possessor of a dry sense of humour.
A proud member of the traveller community, the traditional songs and lore of his people inform his work bringing a modern perspective to an ancient culture and a timeless richness to modern themes.
Aileen Carr, Barbara Dymock, Janice Reavell
We have all three of them, as harmony trio Choras, at the Wighton Centre on Saturday 1st April, 11am.
Each is a much loved and respected traditional singer in her own right and together they excel. A concert with this acappella trio with their superb harmonies, eclectic selection of songs and sense of fun is not to be missed.
Admission £5 at door