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Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd annual tour 2011 (16/05/11)
The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s whole school tour. This year’s tour will take in Glasgow and Stirling, with shows at the Scottish Music Centre, St. Andrew’s In The Square, and the Tolbooth. It is hoped that one other date will be added before the tour concludes with the final concert at Plockton High School.
The concerts will feature the 24 students in 6 bands, and also playing all together in a powerful finale. The Centre teaches accordion, clarsach, fiddle, pipes, piano, guitar, whistle, flute, and Scots and Gaelic song, and all of these will feature strongly on the programme. There are a few other instruments involved as well, though. All of the youngsters are multi-talented and are not restricted to playing purely traditional instruments, so there really is something for everybody in the show.
Many of the players are already well-known amongst their peers, and have performed at Celtic Connections, The Ironworks, and in support to such acts as the Donnie Munro Band and Andy Irvine.
The students will also do schools workshops as part of the tour. The performance details are:
- Monday 20 June, 7:00 p.m.: Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow. Tel. 0141 552 5222. www.scottishmusiccentre.com
- Tuesday 21 June, 7:30 p.m.: St. Andrew’s In The Square, Glasgow. Tel. 0141 559 5902. www.standrewsinthesquare.com
- Wednesday 22 June, 7:30 p.m.: The Tolbooth, Stirling. Tel. 01786 274000. www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth
- Saturday 25 June, 7:30 p.m.: Plockton High School, tel. 01599 544706. www.musicplockton.org