Scotland Sings continue their exciting harmony singing Renewing The Tradition project where contemporary songwriters have been asked to take inspiration from Robert Burns’ life and works and write a brand new contemporary song.
The songs are then arranged for harmony singing and taught at our workshop on Saturday 18th February in Ardross Community Hall, Ross-shire by workshop leader Corrina Hewat. The workshops are for anyone who loves to sing: beginners and more experienced. The songs and harmonies will be taught slowly by ear although participants are welcome to take music home with them.
This year’s songs bring ballast to the project with A Fork in the Road from Eric Bogle (And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda) and the very Burnsian – in its theme and outlook – Handwash Feein’ Mairket from one of Scotland’s foremost songwriters Rab Noakes. Alyth McCormack from Shine will write this year’s Gaelic song commission.