APRIL 2013 : PMC NEWS

 

HELLO THERE AND WELCOME.

Firstly, many apologies to those of you who did not receive the March 2013 PMC e-newsletter (especially those of you in the Pathhead Choir who missed the first session).  A technical glitch occurred, and we have subsequently changed over the newsletter software.

 

PMC LOCAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Pathhead Music Collective is offering four annual music education scholarships for budding local musicians. Local vocal tutor and singer-songwriter Sophie Bancroft says “Last year PMC offered sponsored one-to-one singing lessons for the superb young local singer and Pathhead Youth Project Talent Competition winner Morgan Welsh. Anyone who saw her perform at last year’s Cool Yule concert in the village hall will know how much she’s matured over the year as a musician and a performer, and continues to go from strength to strength”. “There are so many potentially gifted local singers and musicians who don’t have access to education opportunities right now” says Pathhead based fiddler and teacher Amy Geddes. “All of the PMC members are really passionate about making music education accessible and affordable in our community”.

An external jury made up of committee members from the PYP and PDCA  will select one budding musician from each age category:

7 to 11 year olds; 12 to 16 year olds; 17 to 21 year olds; and over 22s.

PMC can offer lessons in singing, guitar, bass, fiddle, piano, harp, drums and percussion.

The scholarship fund is supported by income raised from local PMC-run family ceilidhs. The PMC is also looking for local business support or patronage.

To apply for the scholarship, please a write a letter explaining why you would like to receive the scholarship, what instrument you are keen to learn, your age, address, phone and email contact, and please email to info@pathheadmusiccollective.co.uk or post to PMC, 32 Main Street, Pathhead, EH37 5QB. The deadline for applications is the 30th April 2013 (REVISED DEADLINE).

PMC QUESTIONNAIRE

There is still time to fill out our online questionnaire at http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/questionnaire/ – deadline 17th April 2013.

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE PDCA

A community craft cafe will start in May in Pathhead Village Hall thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Communities and Families Fund (Big Lottery) and the Tynewater magazine will be available in local outlets from the end of April at a cost of 25p. All proceeds go to Pathhead Village Hall, a registered charity.

If you know anyone who would be interested in receiving the PMC newsletter, please ask them to email via the website.

With best wishes
The PMC

 


PMC MUSIC EVENTS IN or NEAR PATHHEAD

Wed 17th Apr: THE PATHHEAD CHOIR directed by Gina Rae & Sophie Bancroft
7.45pm until 9.30pm, running until 12th June – not including 15th and 29th May.
NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME
@ ST MARY’S CHURCH, 48a Main Street, PATHHEAD, EH37 5QB
£35 for 8 weeks (£20 low income/unwaged) / Over 14s
Gospel, Jazz, Folk, Soul and RnB / Develop vocal technique / Sing great songs / Have fun!
Choir Concerts and exciting workshops scheduled this year with The Bevvy Sisters and Liane Carroll, thanks to the Creative Place Award.
For more info contact sbancroft@btinternet.com or turn up on the 17th April.

Sun 21st April: WEE SONG HOUSE CAFE @ Pathhead Pavilion
2pm til 4pm. Free entry. Bring a song, join in or come and listen. All welcome.

Sun 21st April: AMPHIBOLOGY @ the brilliant House Concert venue at 42 Royal Park Terrace, Edinburgh
Amphibology are a new collaborative trio featuring PMC bassist Tom Lyne (Sophie Bancroft/Tom Lyne Duo, Dave Milligan Trio), Guitarist Kevin MacKenzie (Trio AAB) and drummer Chris Wallace (Newt, Breach). The music will feature originals by all members of the group plus some cheeky exploration of choice standards and popular tunes..
doors 7.30pm, gig 8pm, £10 by donation. BYOB. To reserve ticket email info@douglasinscotland.co.uk

MAY Wed 15th: SOPHIE BANCROFT & TOM LYNE with KEVIN MACKENZIE 
@ DALKEITH ARTS CENTRE, White Hart Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AE
Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7/£5 available at the venue or from http://sophiebancroftandtomlyne.eventbrite.co.uk/#

Fri 14th June: THE PATHHEAD CHOIR @ Crichton Collegiate Church, 7pm, www.crichtonchurch.com

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS

THURS 18th April: AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES WITH JO POWELL 
@ PATHHEAD VILLAGE HALL, 4 WEEKS @ £15 OR £4.50 per week, P1 – P5/6: 3.45 – 4.45pm, P5/6 – High School: 5 – 6pm, info 07795 468 295

THURS 18th April: MUSICAL SHOWCASE EVENING 
@ BONNYRIGG PARISH CHURCH in aid of TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
and other good causes supported by The Rotary Club of Dalkeith. Young people from local Schools will perform a varied programme of Scottish, brass, jazz and classical music.
7.30pm. Tickets (donation) £5.00 available on the door or from Jim Orr (01875 320111)

SAT 27th April: TRADFEST SANGSTREAM OPEN MIC SESSION
@ TEVIOT UNION DEBATING HALL, 2pm TILL 5pm. This is your opportunity to perform for a supportive audience in Edinburgh’s newest festival. We are looking for acts in the folk tradition to perform up to 3 songs/tunes for approx 10 minutes. This is a marvellous opportunity for everybody to participate in this festival but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. Entry fee is £4/3(conc and performers) per person. To take part email details to tradfest@sangstream.org.uk

MON 29th April – MON 1st JUL: MUSIC FOR ALL
@ THE PITCAIRN CENTRE, 61, High Street, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2DB
10.15-11.45 , Cost is £35 for a 10 week course. For enquiries or booking please contact Alison on 0131 446 6873 or email alison@columcillecentre.co.uk If you are not sure about booking a 10 week block please ask about coming along to try out. Percussion instruments are provided. The courses will be run by an experienced music worker, Phill Craig. Music for ALL courses are especially focused to welcome adults with a learning disability.

Sun 19th May: CLARINETS AT CRICHTON @ Crichton Collegiate Church, 3pm, Clarinet Choir from the Midlothian Concert Band. www.crichtonchurch.com

Thurs 30th May: DOWN AMONG THE LILLIES @ Crichton Collegiate Church, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Music School Brass Ensemble. www.crichtonchurch.com

Sun 9th June: SUMMER CONCERT @ Crichton Collegiate Church, 3pm, Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra. www.crichtonchurch.com

FOR INFO ABOUT MUSIC LESSONS WE CAN OFFER PLEASE GO HERE

 

 

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