OCTOBER 2013: PMC NEWS

Sun sets on the Heid
HELLO THERE and welcome to the October & November edition of the bi-monthly e-newsletter from the PMC.

What an amazing weekend we had with our ‘MUSIC IN THE HEID’ Festival. Our first ever community music festival was a huge success with sell out events, dancing in the streets and lots and lots of live music. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME! Check out our ‘Music In The Heid’ Festival gallery here, and our official festival photographer, Caroline Pearson, has kindly offered to email copies of the official festival photos in exchange for a donation to the PMC Scholarship Fund For Young Musicians – please contact us if you would like to take up this offer at info@pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk

See below for all our upcoming events, including:

*MEGA CONCERT ALERT* We are swiftly following up our spectacular festival weekend with an amazing concert on Thursday 31st October featuring international multi-award-winning jazz vocalist LIANE CARROLL with special guests Sara Colman and The Pathhead Choir. 
Tickets  £10/£6 are available from Wahlbergs Bakers or HERE on our website.

Check out some of her amazing music at www.lianecarroll.co.uk
“Highly Recommended – I love it” Michael Parkinson
“Utterly brilliant.” Time Out

The last few weeks of our fabulous new Community Singing Group are running this month and seamlessly join with the start of the autumn term of The Pathhead Choir who will be joined by the fantastic Liane Carroll for a workshop on the first week of term, so keep on singing!

PMC member Amy Geddes is running some fascinating fiddle workshops in Edinburgh and there are a couple of Mike Murphy’s Easy Music Sessions at The Foresters too, so lots to keep you busy during the Autumn.

If you are interested in trying out African drumming or dancing please email Tom Bancroft. The PMC are setting up an African drumming group working up to next may when 7 amazing musicians are coming over from Africa to a do concert in Pathhead. We will be holding a series of drumming taster sessions in the next month for people to give African drumming a try. No experience required. We will also be holding a Drop In Drummers session at Tynewater Primary for parents who have just dropped off their children at school. Date tbc. Please get in touch if you are interested and we will send all the details.

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With best wishes
The PMC

 

 

PMC MUSIC EVENTS IN or NEAR PATHHEAD 

October 10th, 17th, 24th

COMMUNITY SINGING GROUP

‘HARMONY SONG’ led by PMC’s Corrina Hewat

8pm – 9.30pm on @ St Mary’s Chapel, Pathhead

A big thank you from Corrina to all of you who are making it out to the Community Singing workshops in Pathhead on Thursdays between 8pm – 9.30pm.  We’ve had 5 workshops so far and the singing has been tremendous.  The last three are on October 10th, 17th, 24th.  If you can make one, two or all of the dates, you are most welcome.  The cost is £5 for full wage earners and £3 for low wage/concessions per session.
Read more…

Saturday 12th October

THE ART OF THE SLOW AIR

Fiddle workshop with Amy Geddes

A one day workshop exploring how to play slow airs dynamically and with rich tone & expression. We will work on phrasing, learn how to leave some space in the music and look at how to really make your fiddle sing.
10.30am – 4.00pm @ Pilrig Church, Edinburgh
£75 for the day including lunch and refreshments
Email amygeddes@me.com to book or for further info.

Wednesday 23rd October

THE PATHHEAD CHOIR

directed by Gina Rae & Sophie Bancroft with special workshop led by multi-award winning jazz vocalist LIANE CARROLL,
7.30 – 9.30pm (usually 7.45 – 9.30pm)

The autumn term of the choir runs for 8 weeks until 11th Dec.
NEW MEMBERS ARE MOST WELCOME TO JOIN US
@ ST MARY’S CHURCH, 48a Main Street, PATHHEAD, EH37 5QB
£40 for 8 weeks (£20 low income/unwaged) / Over 14s
Gospel, Jazz, Folk, Soul and RnB / Develop vocal technique / Sing great songs / Have fun!
For more info contact sbancroft@btinternet.com or turn up on the 23rd Oct.
Read more…

Thursday 31st October

LIANE CARROLL

Multi-award winning jazz vocalist LIANE CARROLL in concert
Pathhead Village Hall, with special guests Sara Colman and The Pathhead Choir

Doors 7.30pm, Concert at 8pm. 12yrs+ only. Tickets: £10/£6 available from Wahlbergs Bakers, Pathhead or here.

Friday 1st November

DRUMMING TASTER SESSION

Pathhead Village Hall, 3pm

Give African drumming a try. No experience required. The session will be for over 9’s and alternative activities for under 9’s will be provided. Email: tomban@pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk for further info.

Saturday 16th November

FIDDLE MUSIC OF THE LOTHIANS

Fiddle Workshop with Amy Geddes

Over the years Amy has discovered some cracking tunes either with local places in the title or written by local musicians. This will not be a workshop teaching “The Flowers of Edinburgh”, even although it is a great tune! We will learn a set of tunes some from ancient collections and some by contemporary composers, but all with a local connection.
10.30am – 4.00pm @ Pilrig Church, Edinburgh
£75 for the day including lunch and refreshments
Email amygeddes@me.com to book or for further info.

 

OTHER LOCAL MUSIC EVENTS

Sun 20th Oct: EASY MUSIC SESSION in The Foresters Pub, Pathhead run by Mike Murphy, 3 – 5pm 
As usual open to anyone and especially for easy / slow tunes. For further info and to receive info about future sessions – mikemurphymj@aol.com

Sun 17th Nov: EASY MUSIC SESSION in The Foresters Pub, Pathhead run by Mike Murphy, 3 – 5pm
As usual open to anyone and especially for easy / slow tunes. For further info and to receive info about future sessions – mikemurphymj@aol.com 

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS

LOCAL FILM CLUBHUMBIE BOX OFFICE have a fantastic winter season of films

PATHHEAD WOMEN’S RURAL meet on the 2nd Monday of each Month at the Pavilion in Pathhead, and anyone is welcome to join their group: Meetings will include
Demonstrations on  Craft & Cookery – Talks on the Scottish Tapestry – Alzheimer’s
Plus open Nights of Whist & Dominoes & a Daffodil Tea
MEMBERSHIP is £10.00 for the season Plus £1.00 per meeting to cover a cup of tea and raffle ticket
Visitors – £2.00 per evening. Contact Nan Oliver for more info  on 320988

ENJOY-A-BALL OCTOBER CAMP FOR ALL BOYS & GIRLS AGED 3.5YR-9YR
Sports, games, arts, crafts, cake making, treasure hunts, obstacle courses and lots, lots more. Our aim is to make sure all the children have a great time and have as much fun as possible. Children are split into small groups so they are with children of the same age. These sessions are well structured and full of energetic activities. Sessions are £15 per day/healthy snacks and drinks provided.
Monday 14th of October and Tuesday 15th October Dalkeith Kings Park Church Hall 9am-1am
Wednesday 16th of October Bonnyrigg St Leonards Church Hall 9am-1am
Thursday 17th of October Penicuik Scout Hall 9am-1am
Email: midlothian@enjoy-a-ball.com Mobile: 07927776716 Web: www.enjoy-a-ball.com

Sat 2nd Nov: CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR @ THE STAIR ARMS, 10am – 3pm
All proceeds go to the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust Restoration Fund

Sat 16 Nov: CHRISTMAS AT NEWBATTLE ABBEY, 11am – 4pm
Craft Fair with unique, beautiful and delicious gifts – Festive music, song and poetry  – Gaelic singing and taster sessions – Woodland walks – Craft and festive activities for all the family – Soup, snacks and mulled wine
Free parking available – Entrance fee for Adults £2, Children Free
www.newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk

 

 

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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.