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Sheena Wellington singing at the Wighton Centre

Sheena Wellington Cappuccino Concert

Dundee singer Sheena Wellington is guest at the Friends of Wighton Cappuccino Concert on Saturday 19th November.

This popular Saturday morning concert series is held in the atmospheric surroundings of the Wighton Heritage Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library.

In this Saturday's concert, Sheena will be drawing on both the traditional and literary strands of the Wighton Collection, an internationally important collection of old Scottish music books from centuries past, which is housed and displayed in the Centre.

Sheena's performance will range from the Muckle Sangs, or big ballads, to some of the less travelled byways of Burns, Moore and Nairne.

Admission to the concert is £5, which includes complimentary coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am, and the music will begin at 11.

Venue: Wighton Centre
Dundee Central Library
Wellgate
DD1 1DB

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07792 336804

New instrument classes

There was a good turnout for the first of the Friends of Wighton Thursday series of instrumental classes at the Wighton Heritage Centre in Dundee Central Library, with new faces as well as some old friends taking the chance to try a different instrument.

On offer are beginner fiddle, tutored by the highly experienced Karen Hannah, which runs from 4pm - 5pm, while chanter, whose tutor is one of Scotland's most exciting young pipers Kyle Howie, a member of the Red Hot Chili Pipers, is from 5pm - 6pm. The session finishes with the guitar class, running for 6pm - 7pm, taught by first rate teacher Paul Campbell . No previous experience is necessary and instruments are available for those who wish to try before they buy.

Classes will run on Thursday 17th and Thursday 24th November. Fees are £5/£2.50 concessions and there are still a few places available.

Further information from secretary@friendsofwighton.com or 01382 221242

PS, Please note, if you are coming to the guitar class, Wellgate Centre car park closes at 6.30pm.

Full details of our other song and instrument classes are on the website: click here for forthcoming events and classes.

New instrument classes

Friends of Wighton will be running a short series of instrumental classes on Thursday evenings on 10th, 17th and 24th November in the Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library. Beginner fiddle class, tutored by Karen Hannah, will run from 4pm - 5pm, Red Hot Chilli Piper, Kyle Howie, will tutor chanter from 5pm - 6pm, and, from 6pm - 7pm, Paul Campbell will take the guitar class.

The Friends already run highly successful and busy Saturday classes in fiddle. whistle, medieval harp and Gaelic song, and a Scots song class on Tuesday afternoons.

"Our fiddle students are now 'improvers' and we have had lots of requests for a beginners' class, and for chanter and guitar classes too, so we thought it worth running a short programme pre-Christmas with a view to having regular classes in the New Year." said Sheena Wellington, Honorary Librarian of the Wighton Collection. "And we do have several fiddles and guitars available for people who would just like to give it a try before they buy, as well!"

Fees for all classes are £5/ £2.50 concessions. Pre-booking secretary@friendsofwighton.com or 01382 221242
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