This year’s concert tour by the S6 students of Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd covers the South West of Scotland after a day in Glasgow to start with. The tour sees the 9 students performing in a short series of evening concerts, supplemented by daytime visits to schools for workshops and performances.
These tours are always a highlight of the session, and give the students a great opportunity to get out and share their music, not only with the audiences, but also with the many young musicians they meet at workshops or who provide support at the gigs.
The tour kicks off on Monday 25 March with a live lunchtime broadcast on Celtic Music Radio. Based in Glasgow and broadcasting on 95.0 MHz FM in the Glasgow area and online at https://celticmusicradio.net/listen/, Celtic Music Radio has been very supportive of Sgoil Chiùil over the past few years and this is a great chance to pay some of that support back with a live show combining music and interviews running from 12 noon until 2 p.m.
The tour then moves down to the South West of Scotland, and first of all sees a return visit to Kirkcudbright Academy, following on from a very successful gig and workshop there on 2018’s whole school tour. The evening show on Tuesday 26 March is at the Cochran Hall on the Academy campus, starting at 7 p.m. Entry is by donation, and there will be support from pupils of Kirkcudbright Academy.
The Kirkcudbright workshop in 2018 was supplemented by some very talented pupils from Lockerbie Academy, so it seemed an obvious choice to visit Lockerbie this time round. The show there will be on Wednesday 27 March, starting at 7 p.m., and entry is by donation.
Finally it’s over to Annan Academy on Thursday 28th March for an evening show at 7:30 p.m. in the Annan Academy Performing Arts Building. Tickets for this show are £5.00, with free entry for those aged under 26. You can reserve tickets by calling 01461 202954 and asking for Mr. Brand, and they will also be available on the door.
We’ll be travelling back to Plockton on the morning of Friday 23 March, for the last night of the tour - our annual S6 Leavers’ Recital, which will take place at the atmospheric Eilean Donan Castle. This is a private event for invited guests and is always one of the highlights of our year.
Details for the public concerts are as follows:
Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy, St. Mary’s Wynd, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JN. Tuesday 26th March, 7:00 p.m. Entry by Donation on the door. With support from pupils of Kirkcudbright Academy.
Lockerbie Academy, Glasgow Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2AT. Wednesday 27th March, 7:00 p.m. Entry by Donation on the door. With support from pupils of Lockerbie Academy.
Annan Academy Performing Arts Building, St. John’s Road, Annan, DG12 6AP. Thursday 28th March, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: £5.00 (Under-26 Free) from 01461 202954 (Mr. Brand) or on the door.