We are keen to hear from young musicians who would be interested in exploring music that was played, composed, popular during World War I period. Led by an excellent music teacher, young musicians will choose short solo/duet pieces for their instrument (we're open to any genre). Then over the course of four sessions in June, they will practice them to be performed during Salute! event on June 28th as part of a larger performance of a play Etta's War. We are keen to hear from musicians that play on light, portable instruments and are at intermediate level (equivalent to grade 5). This workshop is open to young people ages 14-20 from all areas of Glasgow, although we are keen to showcase young talents from Haghill/Dennistoun. This is a free event but places are very limited. To register your interest please get in touch. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and refreshment offered. This is a fantastic opportunity to perform at a multi-artform community event.
Initially, young musicians are encouraged to attend a music workshop on May 18th at Kelvin College Haghill to meet us, have a wee chat and ask any questions.
The workshop for chosen musicians will then take place: When: Saturday, May 25th 2:00-4:00 Where: 685 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 3LN (Saint Andrews East)
The four sessions will take place on Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of June 6:00-8:00pm at The Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale St, Glasgow G31 1QW
There is going to be a rehearsal with the actors and community chorus on June 27th in the late afternoon and a performance on June 28th.
Wendy Weatherby- workshop leader
Since graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama ( now RCS ) in 1983, singer and cellist Wendy has sung and played at Folk and Jazz festivals throughout Europe and the USA, composed for theatre and film, had two major commissions from Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival and performed in many theatre productions including those by Wildcat, Communicado, Wee Stories and Bill Bryden. She regularly works with storytellers Andy Cannon and David Campbell. Wendy is the Scots song and cello tutor at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton, and the musical director of The Vintage Chorus - an informal choir for older people based at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh .She continues to teach, compose , perform , collaborate - and have good fun ! - with musicians of all styles , including her own four piece 'Wendy Weatherby Band '.