Red Note Ensemble (www.rednoteensemble.com) is looking for a musician at an early stage of their career to join us for a fixed-term one-year, mentored role. We’re seeking someone who is a little bit obsessed about creating new music themselves, and making music with other people, to work with us on a variety of performance and community projects.
We recognise that many people haven’t been able to take up opportunities to pursue a career in creating music due to financial pressures of coming from a lower socio-economic background. For this reason, this post is designed to support the career progression of someone who has faced barriers because of their socio-economic background.
We are looking for someone who has:
• 2-5 years’ experience since leaving school. This may have been on e.g. an education/training course, a job, a caring or voluntary role. It doesn’t matter whether this was or wasn’t directly connected to music
• Shown sustained commitment to generating their own new music
• Some experience of working with music with community groups, but may have had no formal training
Simply Singing is a very friendly group which meets together to sing for pleasure. We sing songs from all over the world in two, three and sometimes four part harmony. There is no need to read music and in fact, there is no need even to be a brilliant singer. The songs are taught line by line by Rachel who is a trained singing teacher.
Our new term starts on 15th January and runs until 1st April. We meet on Wednesday evenings in room G.25, St Margaret’s House at 7pm till 9pm.
The cost is £40 per term or £5 per evening.
New members are very welcome. Just come along or contact Rachel 07792 791437
‘Wee Musicians’ is a fun and lively pre-instrumental music group for 4 – 6 year olds. The aim of this group is to introduce children to music through song, movement and simple percussion instruments which will begin to develop their beat, rhythm, pitch and aural awareness – all essential foundations for learning an instrument in the future!
Wee Musicians will be led by ESM Tutor, Eirini, who has experience in Music Therapy and children’s music education. The group will be £42 for the term (£7 a session) and will run every Saturday. To reserve your child’s space please contact us at: email@example.com
We are running a relaxed and informal contemporary choir just for adults! If you are looking for a new hobby or already sing and want to improve your technique and confidence, this is the group for you. All levels are welcome, whether you have previously sung in choirs or are a singing newbie. This class is a fun way to improve your vocal abilities and work towards group performances.
Tea & biscuits provided! £10 per session (reduced rate of £8 per session if booked for the term). To let us know you’re coming, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we’re setting the precedent of superb sound and high-calibre acts.
Van Tastik opens the festival in Finnegan’s Wake, while The Jellyman’s Daughter and Cow Cow Boogie step up to our Grassmarket Square outdoor stage. St Margaret’s House resident band the Jennifer Ewan band, who currently have a series of gigs on at the fringe at the Montebar, will also be playing the outdoor stage on the Saturday.
Come join us at the first Salon Session gig in the Drawing Room at St Margaret’s House!
630 – 7pm: Open mic for kids
7 – 8:45pm : Open mic for everyone
8:45 – 9:30pm: Music and song by Johanna Crossley-Zels
We will be taking donations on the door (suggested donation of £5 for adults / free for kids). Snacks will be available and you can bring your own bottle. Donations from this edition will go towards putting on future gigs at the Drawing Room.