Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd Annual Tour 2015

The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s whole school concert tour. This year’s tour is fairly widespread, partly following on from last year’s S6 tour, but also due to an exciting recording project the Centre has been involved in this session.  There are shows in Dunoon, Glasgow, Birnam and Pitlochry before the tour concludes with the final concert at Plockton High School.
The concerts will feature the 22 students in various combinations, including them playing all together in a powerful finale. The Centre teaches accordion, clarsach, fiddle, pipes, piano, guitar, whistle, flute, and Scots and Gaelic song, and all of these will feature strongly on the programme. All of the youngsters are multi-talented and there are a few other instruments involved as well, so there really is something for everybody in the show.
The Dunoon show will also feature support from young members of the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop, and pupils of Dunoon Grammar School.
The Birnam concert is particularly exciting as it will feature the launch of “The Snow Is Melting Into Music,” a new CD by the S6 students featuring music and songs associated with the properties managed by the John Muir Trust. More information on the Trust’s activities is available at students will also do schools workshops as part of the tour. The performance details are:
Monday 15th June, 7:00 p.m.: Dunoon Grammar School, 60 Ardenslate Road, Kirn, Dunoon, PA23 8LU. Tickets £5. Phone 01369 860499 or email
Tuesday 16th June, 7.30 p.m.: The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 0HW. Tickets £8 full price, £6 concessions. Phone 0141 353 0220 and ask for the shop.
Wednesday 17th June, 7:30 p.m.: Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam, Dunkeld, PH8 0DS. Tickets £8 adults, £4 under 16s. Phone 01350 727674 or book online
Thursday 18th June, 1:00 p.m.: Wild Space Visitor Centre, John Muir Trust, Tower House, Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN. Free entry.
Saturday 20th June, 7:30 p.m.: Plockton High School Hall, Plockton, IV52 8TU. Phone 01599 544706 or email