Music is the lens that every generation uses in order to make sense of its time, the hardships and the happiness. With this workshop we aim look into our heritage and history and bring the community together in order to celebrate history via songs that belong to the era of WWI. Come along to celebrate history, heritage and community the best way people know how; by appreciating, understanding and enjoying music that connects the then to the now and to tomorrow. The music workshop leader will be guiding the members through the paths of history with the use of familiar and unfamiliar sounds. By the end of this workshop the members will have the opportunity to create their own playlists, based on everything they have learned and listened to, which according to them represented Glasgow during WWI. Participants will be able to share their playlists with our audiences and the rest of the community during our final event on the 28th of June and on this website. Come and relax by listening to some truly inspirational music!
This workshop is free but spaces are limited so book it here
Please note: Please bring your headphones if possible. We will provide headphones to those who don't have them.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18th 2019 2:00-4:00
WHERE: Kelvin College Haghill, Glasgow (we will meet at the main entrance shortly before 2:00)
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. More about Wendy here.