We are delighted to be working with three great workshop leaders this October in our Renewing the Tradition Workshops. All come with much and varied experience in choral work.
Harry Campbell is a singer and song leader based in Glasgow, with a particular interest in world music and the neglected tradition of male harmony singing. Groups he leads or has led include Glasgow’s world music choir Voicebeat, the men’s group Voicemale, Largs Community Choir, Govanhill Voices, and the African choir Voice of Hope. He is one of the founders of Shapenote Scotland, which promotes the vigorous and inclusive American folk-hymn style sometimes known as Sacred Harp singing. Many years ago he co-founded the eclectic a-cappella folk/world quintet Muldoon’s Picnic, who perform at concerts, folk clubs and festivals around Britain and give workshops in different
styles of harmony singing. An eclectic performer, Harry also sings in Crying Lion (four-part indie-folk line-up fronted by Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells), and for many years has performed, toured and recorded with the acclaimed University of Glasgow Chapel Choir.
Bill Henderson lives in Forres, Moray. He has what can only be described as a diverse and eclectic range of musical skills.
He regularly leads or co-leads open-access choirs and workshops including the Forres Big Choir, Sounds Deep Men’s Choir and Bukhari Georgian choir. As an instrumentalist, Bill was trained on classical piano, he runs scratch bands using music from the East European circle dance repertoire and has performed jazz and folk based work in a variety of settings ranging from wedding jazz gigs in posh hotels to folk festivals in muddy fields!
A community choir leader for 25+ years, his repertoire of “inspirational songs from around the world” is extensive and includes Pop and Rock, African, Georgian, Welsh, World Music, Taizé, traditional, contemporary and much, much more. His teaching is enthusiastic and great fun. Be prepared for some great bass and tenor arrangements.
Possibly best known for his work with the Glad Community Choir Rory re works traditional SATB arrangements creating new and rich musical repertoire. The focus of this choir is to endeavour to introduce people to music they may not otherwise know, connect or engage with. To date they have explored the works of Moondog, Purcell, Judy Sill, Ivor Cutler, Burt Bacharach and Hal David as well as delving into the tradition of Sacred Harp Singing. Currently they are working on material from the late great David Bowie! If this wasn’t enough he is also bassist/vocalist with Honey and the Herbs described as tropical barbershop prog advocates!