10:00 - 16:00 The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ
Love to sing? Then why not come and join our day of summer singing! It's your chance to explore your voice in a safe environment with a supportive bunch of like-minded singers. Be part of our stress-free choral zone, meet new people, laugh and make beautiful music! Learn harmony songs from around the world in a relaxed, fun-filled day under the tuition of Jessica Bates. £35 Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee available To book your place, request a booking form by email or tel 01381 600354 Please note the new venue for this year's event!
Singing together is great for individual health and wellbeing as well as building community. A fun day to open up your voice and sing some inspirational acappella harmony songs. The chosen songs are relatively simple so that we can learn them and then relax and enjoy the experience of singing together, listening to each other’s harmonies. The day includes vocal exercises to increase power, range, quality, and confidence of voice as well as learning some beautiful songs. Suits all levels of experience. Learning is by ear. Tutor, Kate O'Connell has been based in the Moray Firth area for over 30 years, working as a community artist. She co-led the highly successful Forres Big Choir for 11 years and created performance group Too Many Kooks. In 2016 she set up The Black Isles’ new community choir Black Isle Acappella, and in 2017 founded Strathpeffer a cappella group HummingBirds. She also runs a group in Inverness for people with Parkinsons and other long-term conditions. She is an inspiring leader with an easy relaxed style, making everyone welcome. She has a vast repertoire of acappella harmony songs from these islands and around the world and pays particular attention to songs with uplifting messages for our time, both secular and sacred. For more information see katesvoices.co.uk £35 Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee available To book your place, request a booking form by email or tel 01381 600354
10:00 - 16:00 The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS
COVID-19: POSTPONED, NEW DATE 28 NOVEMBER 2020 Experienced workshop leader and percussionist, Carol Scorer, returns to Cromarty for a day of drumming fun for all ages. Toddler Drumjam: 10.00 - 11.00 For toddlers aged 2-5 years (approx) and their parent/carer. £5 per child Come and play with rhythm! Your tots will use movement, song, rhyme and a selection of drums and percussion in this fun and noisy rhythm play session, especially designed for toddlers. Exploring Rhythm: Feel The Rhythm, Find Your Rhythm: 11.30 - 12.30 - for Primary School aged kids (5-11 years approx). Can be unaccompanied. £5 per child 14.30 - 16.30 - for age 12+ (young folk and adults) £10 each. Coffee break half way through. Have fun and explore rhythms in this workshop session. You will look at playing various hand drums and percussion such as djembes, congas and doun douns (bass drums), learn some techniques on the instruments, engage in some playful improvisation and listening games before learning to play a traditional rhythm from Africa in a group. Emphasis is on feeling the rhythm in your body and expressing yourself through playing. All levels and abilities are welcome and instruments are provided, though you're welcome to bring your own if preferred. To book your place: email or tel 01381 600354 This workshop was formerly programmed for 4 April 2020
10:00 - 16:30 The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS