Scotland Sings is Hands Up for Trad’s project, designed to bring new participants and audiences together through singing. Scotland Sings was launched in Autumn 2012 with over 60 separate events taking place across Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s 2012 Winter Festival celebrations. We had over 3000 participants taking part from Stranraer to Lerwick.
Scotland Sings exists to encourage people to sing. Singing is so good for you and it makes you smile, with well documented health and social benefits gained from participating in regular singing activities. We are coordinating further singing projects in 2014 across Scotland and with additional plans for Scotland Sings to go International over the next 18 months, inspiring new participants to get involved in existing community choirs whilst also providing the support required to start a new choir where none currently exists…all people need is a voice! If you don’t want to join a choir we want to encourage you to get out sing on your own or with a band – anyway goes!
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This post was originally published hereMore training opportunities: This time a series of 3 weekends in Autumn 2017 led by two of Scotland’s most experienced community choir leaders; designed to give you the tools and skills needed to develop yourself as a community choir leader or to bring more singing into your work. Dates are […]
This post was originally published hereNews just in from Sing For Pleasure which might be of interest to some of you who want to get the best from your choir in 2017 or who are relatively new to choral conducting and want to learn best practice in a stimulating, supportive environment. There are still a […]
This post was originally published hereScotland Sings’ popular singing weekends are back this February 2017 and this time we are extremely excited to be working with three great new songs written by Rab Noakes, Eric Bogle and Alyth McCormack. The sessions are in 5 different areas of Scotland. Check them out below and come along! Saturday 18th February […]
This post was originally published hereThe news gets better and better!! Maeve Mackinnon will be joining Rory Haye as Renewing the Tradition Workshop Leader in Taynuilt on Saturday 18th February. Alyth McCormack’s lovely waulking song “Latha dhomh ‘s mi falbh an àird” will be taught by Maeve with Rory leading on our new commissions from Eric […]
This post was originally published hereWe are pleased to be working with Traditional Art and Culture Scotland and The Scottish Storytelling Centre to deliver a series of workshops this year, the first of which takes place on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 1:30 to 3:30pm in the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Carols are an important part […]
This post was originally published hereWe were pleased last month to share our news on the three new commissions from Rab Noakes, Eric Bogle and Alyth McCormack that we have ready and waiting for you all to enjoy at our February 2017 workshops. We are now happy to confirm that we have three great workshop […]
This post was originally published hereOur popular biannual Renewing the Tradition workshops are back this February 2017 and this time we are extremely excited to be working with three great new commissions from Rab Noakes, Eric Bogle and Alyth McCormack. This year’s songs bring ballast to the project with A Fork in the Road from […]
This post was originally published hereScotland Sings are looking strategically ahead to the next 3 to 5 years and already developing ideas and projects that we believe will add to the great work that is currently taking place in music and song across Scotland. We do, however, need and value your input so we are approaching […]
This post was originally published hereKim Edgar, singer songwriter works with The BIG Project Youth Choir. It was set up in 2002 to provide services and support to young people aged 5-16 living in Broomhouse, Edinburgh. Great news, they have released a charity Christmas single, Witness The Wonder, to raise money for The Project. It’s […]
This post was originally published hereWe have really enjoyed keeping in touch with our Chorus Award 2016 choirs this last year. Lots happening with them all and some great performances coming up for Christmas of course. Best time of year for song and celebration. Here’s just a few to look out for and more on […]