10:00 - 15:30 The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS
Join singing teacher and voice specialist Kate for a fun and uplifting day, opening up your natural voice and singing inspiring acappella harmony songs. All learning is by ear, no previous experience is needed and the day will suit all levels of expertise. Kate has been leading choirs and offering voice workshops around Scotland for 40 years. At present she is creator and director of Black Isle Acappella in Rosemarkie, Sing for Parkinsons in Inverness, Sing for Peace and The Wee Choir in Forres. She also leads the Just Sing group at Eden Court . She works with the healing power of singing and gives particular focus to physical relaxation, posture, deep breathing and the power of harmony. Kate says “If you think you can’t sing but would like to give it a go, this group is for you…and if you know you can sing and want to celebrate it, this is for you too. Singing together is so good for our health and wellbeing, as we bring energy into our body, deepen our breathing, lift our spirits and connect with other people. There is much research to show that singing boosts the immune system, improves breathing and calms anxiety”. £40, bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water, email email@example.com or download a booking form here.
Back for face-to-face teaching and playing after a three year break, the Cromarty Harp Village is a two-day residential weekend of harp and clarsach music in the vibrant, coastal Highland town of Cromarty. The accommodation and all workshops are in the beautiful, historical building, The Old Brewery overlooking the Cromarty Firth. There are workshops all day on Saturday and Sunday run by experienced tutors Corrina Hewat, Jennifer Port and Emma Wright.
09:30 - 16:30 - The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ
WINTER SONG - CELEBRATE THE SEASON Join local singing teacher and voice specialist Kate O'Connell for a fun filled day to celebrate the beauty of the season with heartwarming acappella harmony songs. Kate invites you to take time out of the the usual busy December to help create a special day, celebrating the beauty of this season in song, and also honouring the silence. We start with gentle exercise to wake up the body, deepen our breath and open our voices. And then we sing in acappella harmony. heart felt and heart warming songs of nature and from our festive traditions….drawn from different genres…. Learning is by ear, so no musical knowledge required and I aim to make the songs easy enough that we can just relax and sing them, and enjoy our voices…. The day costs £35 and you should bring a packed lunch. To book call 01381 600354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30 - 15:30 The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ