On Edward Bunting’s collections of the ancient music of Ireland:
Gavin Marwick and Ruth Morris: Wednesday 21st April 2021 1.15pm – 1.45pm
Spirited fiddle and beautiful nyckelharpa bring you a wonderful selection of old and new tunes for all around Scotland and Europe. Gavin Marwick and Ruth Morris have been performing together for over fifteen years in bands such as Bellevue Rendezvous, Gav’s various Journeyman shows and their Galloway based ceilidh band Whirligig. The duo is a new and exciting way to enjoy their intimate and engaging acoustic string driven sound.
The link for the video below will be live from 1.15pm on 21st April
Wednesday 7th April 2021 1.15pm – 1.45pm: Aaron Jones & Claire Mann via Zoom
Claire Mann and Aaron Jones have been stalwarts of the traditional music scene in Scotland
for nearly thirty years. Between them they have been lucky enough to perform with some of
traditional music’s finest appearing on nearly one hundred recordings and touring the World.
Their debut duo CD, ’Secret Orders’ was released back in 2005 to great critical acclaim and
they continue to tour, record, teach music and raise their three young children from their base
in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.
Topic: Lunchtime Recital with Aaron Jones and Claire Mann (free but donations accepted)
Time: Apr 7, 2021 01:00 PM for 1.15pm start Greenwich Mean Time
Meeting ID: 822 7330 7616
Dr Sally Garden: first Musician in Residence at the Wighton Heritage Centre shares a rare Wighton score
Mezzo-soprano and musicologist Dr Sally Garden hails from an Angus farming family, and is the youngest of four professional musician siblings. She has a special interest in Scots and Scandinavian song and is founder of the Grieg Society of Scotland. Her recital and research work, which has seen her tour the castles, kirks and concert halls of Scotland, has also taken her to Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Sally is a member of the Walter Scott Minstrelsy Project (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), a former Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Scandinavian Studies (University of Aberdeen), and earlier in her career was appointed Historical Musician in Residence at the Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee, where she directed a 3-year programme of events to unfold one of Scotland’s finest music archives. In 2009, she pioneered the first ever live music event at the National Library of Scotland, with an invited lecture-recital on Scottish-Scandinavian musical links, entitled Hu, Hei, Duncan Gray! Sally is also editor of the complete songs of Aberdonian composer Ronald Center
Medieval Harp virtuoso Simon Chadwick needs no introduction to the Wighton audience. As Musician in Residence, harp tutor and hard working secretary he was a mainstay of Friends of Wighton for many years. Since he moved to Armagh in 2018 though we have kept in touch. He has been sorely missed, so it is a particular delight to welcome him on the 3rd.
A Chadwick recital is always a treat and an adventure. During the last year’s lockdowns, Simon has been working on old Irish harp tunes from the Bunting collection, finding unusual tunes, and unusual versions of better known tunes. He will play some of them for you on Wednesday including some with interesting connections to versions in the Wighton collection.
The Zoom link is below, the Recital is free but donations can be made on our webpage www.friendsofwighton.com
Sheena Wellington is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Wighton Lunchtime Recital
Time: Mar 3, 2021 01:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time
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Meeting ID: 871 7136 4577
We are all enjoying the Saturday morning Mixed Instrument Class at 11am – 12 on Zoom – it’s amazing how freeing not being heard by other folk is when you are learning a new tune!
On Saturday 6th February we have a guest tutor, Gavin Marwick, a fiddle player and composer from Edinburgh. As a performer he has played at hundreds of festivals, concerts, theatres and dances across the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa, playing with bands such as Journeyman, Iron Horse, Ceilidh Minogue and Bellevue Rendezvous. He has written music for TV, radio and theatre and was active in the ceilidh scene (before the pandemic struck). Gavin also has many years teaching experience with Falkirk Fiddle Workshop, Feis Rois, ALP Edinburgh and Newcastle University.
We’re looking forward to seeing (and hearing) what he has in store for us!
Any instrument is welcome (we have fiddle, cello, flute, mandolin and harp just now) and the class costs £5, which can be paid through https://www.paypal.me/moraganneelder1
MoragAnne is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Saturday morning class
Time: Saturday 11:00 AM London
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Meeting ID: 897 2430 3723
Wednesday 1st April, 1.15 -1.45am. Admission free, donations welcome.
MoragAnne, one of our most respected, and busiest, local musicians and teachers will explore the social and cultural history of Scotland through fiddle tunes taken from the new educational resource “Fiddle Music of the Wighton”.
Lesley Ann McLuckie, singer
Singer Lesley Ann McLuckie is one of the hidden gems of the Scottish music scene. Though she has always loved traditional song, work and family commitments curtailed her involvement until a meeting with Maureen Jelks, through a carers singing group, led to friendship and involvement in the Angus Trad Roots sessions.
She regards the Fisherman’s session in Broughty Ferry as her second home and it was there she received the ultimate accolade for a traditional singer – an invitation to sing in ‘The Worlds Room” in Edinburgh!
Wednesday 4th March, 1.15pm – 1.45pm Admission free, donations welcomed.
Kaitlin and Catriona form a Scottish traditional song and piano duo. They blend Kaitlin’s singing of traditional Gaelic and Scots songs with Catriona’s contemporary piano style, creating a unique sound. The duo began playing together in secondary school, meeting at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton. They have since both gained degrees from the University of Highlands and Islands, and Newcastle University. Between them they have performed across Europe in a number of bands and projects including Eabhal, HEISK, Sally Simpson and Catriona Hawksworth; and Rafiki Jazz.
The first Friends of Wighton event of the New Year is a very special Cappuccino Concert on
Saturday 5th January, 11am – noon (doors open 10.30am). Shamblestone , our very own Elizabeth Flett and Joanna Stark, will be launching their EP just a few days before the duo’s London debut!
Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett first started playing together in 2008 as part of folk trio Three’s A Crowd (Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 Youth Hub Band Artists) and have performed across the UK ever since. The duo competed as Semi-Finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2017 and have performed in venues and festivals such as Eden Festival 2016, Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Solas 2018, Dunfermline Folk Club, Wighton Centre, Verdant Works, Hospitalfield House and Dundee Acoustic Music Club. Their innovative blend of different musical styles and sparky live performances makes Shamblestone an unusual and exciting duo.
“A dazzling live act! …A highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist folk duo with sweet vocal harmonies” – Hypercoaster Music
Tickets £5, tea & coffee available for a small donation.