Open Music Sessions
Ultimately we hope to encourage people to meet up in the community for instrumental jamming sessions. We currently have a regular singing group;
The Strath Singers
Our singing group is led by Jessica Bates, and you are welcome to join at any point. The singing group meet every second Thursday in Farr Hall 8-9.30pm. The next date will be Thursday 31st May and then every two weeks after this.
We are a very welcoming group, and would love to expand our numbers. Anyone is welcome, and no prior singing experience is required.
From November to May the singing group was led by Valerie Gage. We were then led by Fiona Bowie up to December 2017, and start 2018 with an experienced choir leader, Jessica Bates (see bio in 'Music Facilitators'). We have been practising mainly Scottish tunes and learning a bit of Gaelic, but we are open to all genres of music.
Although people have not brought instruments on these dates, we very much hope there will be an appetite for some more jamming sessions, and these can run concurrently with the singing group (accompanying or in a separate room).
Community Carol Concert 14th December 2016
We were pleased to be able to sing at the Christmas Carol Concert on 14th December, and eight participants in the open music session singing group performed three Christmas tunes. Not too bad considering we'd only practised them at one open music session before the concert!
Community Concert on 1st April 2017
This was a successful and enjoyable event, with excellent performances from music learners attending the Group Learning Sessions, and with a performance from the singing group. We had a little bit longer to rehearse for this than for the carol concert!
Community Carol Concert 6th December 2017
We again joined in the community carol concert in 2017. Seven singers from the Strathnairn Singers performed Alleluja in Gaelic, Oh Holy Night, and Winter Wonderland, and joined in the carols in this very well organised and attended event.