St Margaret’s Braemar, in partnership with Live Music Now Scotland, will host a week-long music and composition project during the 2018 October holidays called Mountain Melodies, for talented young musicians from the local area, combining composition workshops, one-to-one tuition, talks, seminars and performances.
Up to 20 places for available for the project, running from Friday 12 to Thursday 18 October 2018 in Braemar.
Musicians should have a keen interest in Scottish traditional music, be aged 14–17, and of Grade 4 or above* standard on one of the following instruments: fiddle, pipes, piano, whistle, guitar, bouzouki, voice.
*Age range and level are for guidance, and participants need not have sat exams at Grade 4 level – if this is the case, students should discuss with their teacher if they would be suitable.
Participants shall work with award-winning Scottish traditional band Barlauth and composer Simon Thoumire to develop instrumental skills and work together to create new music – inspired by the local area – that will then be performed in community venues and in a public performance in St Margaret’s Braemar.
The project is being offered completely free-of-charge to participants, but those taking part should be available for the whole period: there is an opening performance from Barluath on Friday 12 October, with sessions beginning on Saturday 12, and a final performance on the evening of Thursday 18 October.
If you have any questions about the project or would like to know more before you apply, please contact Jamie Munn at Live Music Now Scotland at email@example.com
Live Music Now are able to offer this opportunity due to generous support from the Youth Talent Development Fund the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo administered by Creative Scotland.