GlobalYell was established in 2001 as a charity dedicated to vocal music. The founder, Andy Ross, was classically trained in Zimbabwe and London, and created GlobalYell to promote and educate singing and good vocal health.
The organisation runs Singing Saturdays, a performance group for young people aged 7 to 14 which creates musical theatre for public performance with a team of tutors who guide the performers in singing, dancing and acting. GlobalYell also uses music and dance in social care with adults in care centres in a series of programmes designed to aid memory, movement and confidence. There is also a schools programme through the local Education Department which works with young people, and they run an annual event, IslandSongs in Unst each year which features a “musical in a weekend” event and showcases local singers and groups.
They are on Facebook – search for globalyell, and on Twitter – Shetland_CCI.