It’s almost here, our first ever community music festival, part of MIDFEST and the response so far has been heid-bustingly brilliant. There are loads of events to choose from between Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2013 (please note all tickets for the Saturday evening concert have already sold out!).
Book tickets now for the Family Ceilidh on Saturday or reserve a free place for the Drumming Workshop. Start Sunday with a Jazz Brunch at The Stair Arms, come share a tune at The Wee Songhouse or enjoy a relaxed afternoon in The Foresters (and fill up on a special £5 Music In The Heid meal deal available all weekend). Finally wrap up the weekend at the Festival Finale Concert.
So whether you fancy dancing, drumming or listening to top class live music then get over to Pathhead this weekend; come rain or shine we’ll be playing up a storm!
Buy Tickets here or you can purchase them from Wahlberg’s Bakers, Main Street, Pathhead.
Download the brochure
Saturday 28th September
Come & Try Café
We team up with our village community café and provide a come & try workshop. Instruments to grapple with include fiddle, whistle, guitar, bass, percussion and more. Led by members of the PMC.
10.30am – 12.30pm
Lunchtime Young People’s Session
Led by senior players from the Pathhead Fiddlers, this is a chance for the young people learning locally and beyond to come together and share a few tunes. For players age 12 and over.
12 midday – 2pm
The famous PMC ceilidh band comes together once more to play for you to dance your socks off. All proceeds go to our Scholarship fund, which provides several free places annually for individual music lessons with PMC tutors.
Adults £5, Children free
2pm – 4pm
LEAVING FROM THE VILLAGE HALL
Come and March up Main Street with Pathhead’s very own Street Band KaBoodle. They’ll lead you to St Mary’s church with their infectious funky grooves, and put you in the mood for your own chance to try your hand at different percussion instruments.
4.15pm – 4.30pm
ST MARY’S CHAPEL
The session will include an introduction to African djembe drums and Brazilian samba drums, shakers, and multicoloured Boomwhacking. Who knows, you might get the bug and want to join Kaboodle…..They’re always on the lookout for new members ………Or you might want to join the new PMC African Drumming group. No prior experience necessary. All ages welcome.
This event is now sold out
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Featuring The Bevvy Sisters, Ted’s Shirt & More…
The Bevvy Sisters – Mixing equal measures of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity – cut with a dash of potent Scottish spirit – The Bevvy Sisters have won a uniquely distinctive place in audiences’ hearts. Their radiantly triple-layered voices and artfully wide-ranging repertoire of vintage, contemporary and original songs, interweaving genres from country to jazz, gospelto indie-pop, stand out from the crowd in both style and substance. Now with a freshly re-blended line-up, their signature musical cocktail is more intoxicating than ever: pure vocal magic, distilled to the power of three.Ted’s Shirt –Ted’s Shirt is the off-shoot band of former ‘Men Without Heads’ lead singer and guitarist Ross Mitson and bassist Tom Lyne. In the years between 1992 and 2002 this band was a regular staple on the Amsterdam blues and rock scene since that time the band has toured widely around Europe and the UK.
This event is now sold out
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Open to Adults and young people aged 12 & over.
Features fantastic versions of songs by Police, James Brown, Prince etc – a choice selection of party favourites will fuel the dance floor blowout marking the end of a fantastic day of music and events in the Pathhead Music Collective Midfest celebration.Tom and Ross will be joined by drummer Mattie Foulds and an array of other special guests on the evening.
Sunday 29th September
THE STAIR ARMS
Come and start your Sunday with a Jazz Brunch featuring a selection of Scotland’s top jazz musicians playing some of the great jazz standards and enjoy the food and surrounds of Pathhead’s local inn, The Stair Arms. With Sophie Bancroft (vocals), Paul Harrison (piano), Tom Lyne (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums).
Tickets: £5/£3 (Brunch not included)
12 Midday – 2pm
The Wee Song House
Our (almost) monthly sing-around, hosted by Karine Polwart in partnership with Tynewater Community Development Project, this is your chance to sing – all ages welcome!
2pm – 4pm
Another monthly event hosted by local musician Mike Murphy & friends, we are delighted that this will take place as part of the festival. Bring your instrument and enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the Foresters.
2.30pm – 4.30pm
PATHHEAD PAVILLION to ST MARY’S CHAPEL
Enjoy a guided walk with local resident Bob Bertram and learn some of Pathhead’s best-kept secrets whilst taking in the beautiful scenery on your way to our final event in St Mary’s Chapel.
Free (Ticketed event – email to reserve)
4pm – 4.45pm
Festival Finale Concert
ST MARY’S CHAPEL
An all PMC acoustic concert featuring songs and tunes from any PMC members still standing, this is a unique chance to hear some of us properly unplugged playing solo or in wee groups and we hope a fine way to end a lovely weekend!
Tickets: £5/£3 (Under-5’s free)
4.45pm – 5.45pm