Happy New Year

We hope you all had a lovely festive season – we certainly had a great time at the Pathhead Choir & Community Singers Christmas Concert as summed up by one member; “Singing in the concert was so much fun! We must do this every year!”. Your wish is our command and so we plan to run it again next Christmas. The raffle also raised £137 for the Pathhead Youth Project Talent Show 2015, so that’s great news for the village, thanks to all those who bought tickets.

The Family Ceilidh on 4 January made for a nice way to end the holidays and it was great to see all the generations on the dance floor. We raised around £250 towards the 2015/16 Scholarship and Bursary Fund which is enough for one bursary but we still need to raise more so watch this space for details of our next fundraising event.

Please see below for information on what we are all up to at the moment including lots of Celtic Connections gigs as well as plenty of events happening locally. So whether you go west or stay local have a safe and prosperous January.

Very best wishes
Pathhead Music Collective


COMMUNITY SINGING led by Corrina Hewat starts again on Wednesday 14 January at Pathhead Village Hall and runs until Wednesday 18 February. Start: 8pm, Finish: 9.30pm. Anyone is welcome to join the group – you don’t need to be able to read music or have sung in a group before.

“I love this! It’s a chance to relax, sing, have fun. And I love the choice of songs!”

“This is perfect for me. It’s the one chance in the week I get to switch off and let myself go.”

Save some pennies by paying £40/£20 (concessions) upfront for the 7 week term OR pay as you go for £6/£3 – please note we have had to increase prices slightly to cover hall hire costs. Come along and try this Wednesday 14th January or if you have any questions in advance e-mail Corrina at corrinahewat@me.com
THE PATHHEAD FIDDLERS led by Amy Geddes & Jenny Gardner are having a get together and invite you to join them for an afternoon of ‘Tunes n Turns wi a Flavour o’ Burns’.
Date: Sunday 25th January
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: The lounge bar of The Foresters, Main Street, Pathhead
The next term of the Pathhead Choir led by Sophie Bancroft & Gina Rae starts on Wednesday 29th April @ Pathhead Village Hall, 7.30 for 7.45pm.



CELTIC CONNECTIONS starts in Glasgow on 15 January and runs until 1 February. Our very own Tom Bancroft is playing the opening concert ‘Nae Regrets’ – Martyn Bennett’s Grit which is now sold out but fear not, below is a list of gigs PMC members are involved in – to book or browse go to the official website.

Saturday 17 January
Corrina Hewat Harmony Song workshops.
Amy Geddes plays with Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts at Oran Mor.

Sunday 18 January
Gina Rae will be playing with the Bevvy Sisters and the California Feetwarmers at the Fruitmarket.
More Harmony Song sessions with Corrina Hewat.

Monday 19 January
Corrina Hewat and McFalls Chamber play at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Friday 23 January
Inge Thomson performs her new album ‘Da Fishing Hands’ which is also available to buy at her website.

Sunday 25 January
Corrina Hewat plays with the trio Shine at St Andrews in the Square.
Tuesday 27 January – Karine Polwart and Sam Amidon play the Mitchell Library.

and beyond Glasgow…

Corrina Hewat and Eilidh MacKenzie are leading a singing workshop in Perth as part of ‘Renewing the Tradition’ at Perth Concert Hall on 24 January. Time: 10.30 (Coffee and registration) then 11am to 5pm Cost: £10. To book follow this link.



Adie has trained as a traditional Ghanian Dancer for over ten years and this is his third trip to Scotland. You can reserve a place by emailing amygeddes@mac.com If you have any questions, please call Amy on 07968 009903.

Pathhead Village Hall, Tuesdays 6th January – 10th February inclusive 2015.

Children (age 5 -12) 4.30 – 5.30pm
6 weeks for £15 or £3.50 per week

Adults & Teens 6.30- 8pm
6 weeks for £36 or £8 per week

The Winton Sessions are an ‘anything goes’ sing around in the Winton Arms, Pencaitland on the third Thursday of each month. Upcoming dates are January 15th, February 19th and March 19th. Fun starts at 8:30pm for more info e-mail Stella Birrell at wintonmusic@yahoo.co.uk

PMC are acknowledged by Tynewater Community Council and we were also delighted to be represented at a recent meeting of the ‘Tynewater Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group’. We’ll do our best to keep you posted on any relevant projects emerging from this.

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