Sunday, 26 May 2013

Celebrate summer singing

Celebrate summer singing out of doors! This spring and summer there will be a number of opportunities to sing in woods, parks and next to a burn in the company of others. Letting our voices blend in pretty harmonies or shouting it out loud, singing out of doors means that our voices blend with the song of birds, the soft breeze through trees or the gurgling of a stream. What’s more, the rounds to be sung will tell the stories of the natural world around us.

The singing workshops are part of the community music project Burn of Sound, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage, that started with a series of creative experience workshops with schools and general public. The creative writing in these workshops has provided the words for the rounds.

Some of the singing workshops will be with schools or community groups, but there are also a number of public singing workshops:

  • Saturday 15 June, 10.30 and 2.30 pm: two hour-long singing workshops at the Burn o’Vat visitor centre at Muir of Dinnet.
  • Wednesday 3 July, 7 pm: an hour-long singing workshop at the stone circle in Aboyne as part of the Aboyne and Mid-Deeside Festival.

If you would like to participate in any of the public singing workshops, please register your interest at There is no need for singing experience or a good voice, only a willingness to share your voice with others. 

Copyright text, image and music Petra Vergunst

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