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The Muckle Sing 2017


The Muckle Sing 2017

Love singing? Then come to THE MUCKLE SING 2017! 

A very special day for community singing groups and individual singers, including a morning and afternoon workshops, performance platform and a short concert from our tutor, Corrina Hewat. All welcome – from the beginner to the experienced performer and no need to be able to read music.

All are welcome – from the beginner to the experienced performer and no need to be able to read music.

Corrina Hewat is a lady of very many talents: composer, arranger, harper and inspirational song tutor. She has formed and directed a number of bands including Bachue, Chantan and Shine, The Unusual Suspects, and the TMSA Young Trad Tour. She is current Musical Director of Edinburgh’s “Sangstream Choir”. Expect a day of great singing, harmony, and fun! LOTS more here about the many strings to her CV – not just her harp!



10am                     Registration/coffee

10.30 -12.30           Workshop 1 – “A Jolly Good Sing!”

                             Vocal and body warm-ups + lots of singing

12.30 -13.45           Lunch and informal singing session

14.00 -15.45           Workshop 2 (Muckle Sing)

                             More work on harmony and arrangements

16.00 -16.20           Tea Break

16.20 -16.55           Performance Platform for groups

17.00 -17.30           Concert – Corrina Hewat

17.30                    Clearing up: any help appreciated!

The venue is fully accessible and close to train, bus and road links along the M9. 

Performance Platform

An opportunity for community singing groups from far and near who wish to perform songs from their own repertoire for the entertainment of other participants. (There is absolutely no mandatory requirement to do this, however; only if your group so wishes!)

Groups wishing to perform should prepare up to 3 songs. Preferably
let us know in advance if your group wishes to perform.

The final half hour will be given over to Corrina Hewat performing an acoustic set of songs for us, so don’t leave early!


Tea, coffee, juice, tap water and biscuits included in the workshop price. 

We do not supply any food for purchase, so you may either bring what you prefer in your own packed lunches, or there are shops and a bakery just over the road, that sell filled rolls etc, and other local cafes/pubs.

Thanks to financial support from West Lothian Council we have been able to reduce the cost from last year so tickets are only £17 or £12 concession (to include hot and cold drinks as above.) 

Individual concession prices are available to TMSA members, students, senior citizens, unemployed, disabled people and their helper. 

How to book – visit for links to online booking through EventBrite (a small charge applies) or to the postal booking form – including details of group bookings & concessions. 

Numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!