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Piper Kyle Howie performs in Dundee's Wighton Centre

On Wednesday 5th October, young piper Kyle Howie will perform the Friends of Wighton's monthly Wednesday lunchtime concert in Dundee Central Library.

Kyle Howie first started piping at the age of 10 and now, barely out of his teens, he is one of the most sought after pipers in Scotland. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Tattoo three times, firstly with the Black Watch
and then with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. He has recently joined the sensational Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the world renowned bagrock band. In addition to playing the Highland and smallpipes, Kyle is an accomplished
player on the Overton E flat whistle, and is equally at home with the fieriest jig and the most poignant slow air.

The venue is the Wighton Centre, upstairs in the Wellgate library. This specially built performance and study space houses the internationally famous Wighton Collection of historic Scottish music books, dating from two hundred years ago and more. The Friends of Wighton organise concerts and classes in the Centre to make the musical treasures preserved in the books more accessible to the people of Dundee, Fife and Angus.

The concert starts at 1.15pm and lasts about half an hour. Admission is free.

For more info please visit www.friendsofwighton.com

Tom Wilkinson's harpsichord concert today

Tom Wilkinson, harpsichord concert

On Saturday 17th September, the Friends of Wighton's monthly cappuccino concert in Dundee will be performed on harpsichord by the organist of the University of St Andrews, Tom Wilkinson.

Tom Wilkinson joined the University of St Andrews as University Organist and Director of Chapel Choirs in 2009. Born in 1985, he studied at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh, going onto become Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall. In 2004 he took up the Organ Scholarship at The Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated with a first-class degree in 2007. In the same year, Tom took the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists. From 2008-9 he held the position of Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral.

His organ teachers have included Matthew Owens and the late David Sanger; he has also played in masterclasses with Marie-Claire Alain, Jennifer Bate and Nicholas Kynaston.

As an organist Tom has performed throughout Europe and in Africa, Asia and the USA. Within the UK he has performed in St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the cathedrals of Coventry, Salisbury and Wells, and the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. He has also made several broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

The concert will start at 10.30am with complimentary coffee and newspapers, then the music begins at 11am and runs for an hour. Admission is £5 on the door.

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