Friends of Wighton update

From Sheena Wellington :
 
I am sure you expected this but, sadly, the current Covid-19 health emergency means all classes, recitals and concerts at Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee are cancelled until further notice. 
 
We have had to cancel some first rate artists and, as you will know, this is a tough time for musicians who have all seen months of gigs, their livelihood,  disappear almost overnight. 
 
Below are links to the websites of the artists we have had to cancel. 
 
Buying or downloading a CD through their webpage would help them and entertain you if you have to be in lockdown! 
 
They are all very good, of course,  otherwise I would not have booked them!
 
Take care and keep well
 
Sheena
 
Sandy Brechin      – http://www.brechin-all-records.com
Ian Walker Band  – http://www.ianwalkeronline.com
Bill Adair              – http://www.billadair.net/content/home-page

Friends of Wighton event

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library – Wednesday 4th March – 1.15pm – 1.45pm     Lesley Ann McLuckie, singer
 
Singer Lesley Ann McLuckie is one of the hidden gems of the Scottish music scene.  Though she has always loved traditional song, work and family commitments curtailed her involvement until a meeting with Maureen Jelks, through a carers singing group, led to friendship and involvement in the Angus Trad Roots sessions.
 
She regards the Fisherman’s session in Broughty Ferry as her second home and it was there she received the ultimate accolade for a traditional singer – an invitation to sing in ‘The Worlds Room” in Edinburgh.
 
Admission free, donations welcomed. 

Friends of Wighton event

From Sheena Wellington :
 
 
Saturday 15th February, 11am to 12 noon
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Cappuccino Concert with Choras, harmony singing trio
 
Choras are Aileen Carr, Barbara Dymock, and Janice Reavell.    
 
Each is a much loved and respected traditional singer in her own right and together they excel.  
 
A concert with this acappella trio with their superb harmonies, eclectic selection of songs  and sense of fun is not to be missed!   
 
Admission £5 (Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1).

Friends of Wighton event

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Wednesday 5th February from 1.15pm – 1.45pm 
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Lunchtime Recital with Robbie Fotheringham, storyteller
 
Robbie, founding member of Blether-Tay-Gither, Dundee’s Storytelling Group for Adults,  keeps the tradition of oral storytelling alive.   
 
She believes in inclusive storytelling; the story is always the star of the show and audiences are asked to contribute and participate therefore feeling a part of the story.    Stories may originate from near or far; some are specially written for specific situations. 
 
Robbie has also collaborated with other storytellers, presenting workshops at Dundee’s Women’s Festivals and takes part in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival each October. 
 
Admission free, donations welcomed.

Latest update from Friends of Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Tomorrow – Saturday 25th January – at 11am (doors open 10.30am)
Cappuccino Concert starring Wilma Kennedy
 
We launch the 2020 Wighton season with double Mod Gold Medallist Wilma Kennedy, singing at our Burns Day Cappuccino Concert.   Rabbie set many of his loveliest lyrics to Gaelic tunes so would surely approve. 
 
One of our finest Gaelic singers, a sought after teacher and coach with wide experience on television and radio, Wilma is no stranger to the Wighton.   As the Friends of Wighton Gaelic Song tutor for several years she introduced numerous singers to the beauties of the Gaelic tradition.
 
It is a joy to welcome her back for what will be a wonderful morning of song.
 
Admission £5 with tea/coffee available for a small donation.

Latest update from Friends of Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Tomorrow – Wednesday 4th December at 1.15pm
Lunchtime Recital with The Wighton Singers
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
 
The last event of the Friends of Wighton year is traditionally a concert with our own Wighton Singers and this year is no exception.  
 
Under the musical direction of Amy Lord, the Wighton Singers have had a busy year with concerts at sheltered housing complexes, guilds, day centres and Inchture Folk Club.  
 
Amy’s harmonious arrangements are beautiful and there will be the usual rich mix of Scottish and seasonal songs.
 
Admission free, although donations welcomed.

Friends of Wighton – latest update

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Tomorrow – Saturday 30th November 
Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee Central Library at 11am 
Caim – harmony folk trio
 
 
The three members of Caim harmony trio may be separated by the Irish Sea but they are not divided musically.  Pauline Vallance’s roots in Scotland, Jacynth Hamill’s in N. Ireland and Heather Innes’s in Zimbabwe, Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Australia all contribute to Caim’s strong and varied traditional repertoire.  
 
Heather’s vibrant a cappella singing which served her well in her early days on the folk-club circuit, continues to provide a strong foundation in the group, as does her time as a key vocalist and bodhrán player in the bands “Dúlamán” and “Firefrost”. 
Jacynth has a solid choral background which she puts to good use in arranging material for the group.  Her pure and light voice adds an ethereal quality to the 3-part harmonies as well as suiting the plaintive solo songs she adds to the mix.  
 
Harp player Pauline’s classical as well as folk background, her instrumental skills and her lyrical voice have enriched Caim’s sound and repertoire.  She is a talented songwriter, turning events she has experienced, items she has read about, or a notion that has taken her fancy into a moving, a poignant or a hilarious song.  
 
A “Caim” concert combines Scottish and Irish traditional and contemporary songs, story and dance.  “We share songs that are important to us and we invite our audiences to join us in singing and dancing.  You’ll find music that goes straight to the heart, songs and stories to make you laugh, tunes to set your feet a-tapping and haunting harmonies that will uplift your spirit.”
 
Tickets £5 – doors open 10.30am and tea/coffee available for small donation.