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Area: Perth Kinross

Meet 'first Thursday of each month (no meeting in January)'.

* Crieff Fiddle and Accordion Club
VISITS (to the Website)141
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)378
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based at Strathearn Artspace, the site of the old Library on Comrie St. Concerts on a Thursday night once a month ... If all goes well, it's also planned to include session evenings every two weeks on the Thursday between the concert evenings.’

Category Folk Clubs
* Crieff Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)79
Also indexedStrathearn Artspace
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)151

Aims include: To establish an annual series of concerts and recitals aimed at providing both local & visiting audiences with top quality performances by both U.K. and foreign artists and ensembles; To open many rehearsals to the public and to schools, and with this informality to remove artist/audience barriers’.

* Music in Blair Atholl
VISITS (to the Website)84
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)190
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A local organisation that arranges a series of six concerts per year ... The Old Church in Kinloch Rannoch is a beautiful venue with excellent acoustics, perfect for musicians and audiences alike. Concert-goers also enjoy time to socialise during the interval over a glass of wine or a soft drink.'

* Music in Rannoch
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Established in 2004 to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend.’ Held Mid March.

Category Folk Festivals
* Niel Gow Festival
VISITS (to the Website)178
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)279

‘An annual festival of music, speech and dance.  Each year around 2,800 performers take part in the two week festival which runs in March. There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators.’

* Perform in Perth
VISITS (to the Website)22
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)43

‘A major occasion in the Scottish music calendar incorporating the official Scottish Accordion Championships for traditional music alongside fiddle competitions and a range of individual and group sections covering a variety of musical styles ... Come along and listen to the competitions and enjoy the wonderful music ... The Grand Finale ... features the results of the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of the nation’s leading musicians.’ Held Late October.

* Perth All-Scotland Accordion & Fiddle Festival
VISITS (to the Website)24
Also indexedScottish Accordion Championships
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)73
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Typically, six evening concerts, October - March: 'From the very first we have had education as a primary aim. Each year, complimentary season tickets for a large number of pupils were provided to the music departments of all High Schools in the Perth area. This has now been expanded to free entry to the concerts for anyone of school age'.

* Perth Chamber Music
VISITS (to the Website)117
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)291

'Founded in 1966 as the Strathearn Arts Guild ... We have around 80 members from Crieff, Comrie, Auchterarder, Muthill and other parts of Perthshire. We welcome new members, so if you would like to join us please contact us ... As well as the programme of evening concerts, the Society has introduced very successful afternoon Schools workshops for local young people, to encourage and promote an appreciation of classical music amongst instrumental players and concert-goers of the future.'

* Strathearn Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)357

'The Choir has been making music since 1987 ... In addition to taking part each October in the Royal National Mod, Aberfeldy Gaelic Choir's programme includes various provincial competitions, including our own local Mod in Aberfeldy.'

Category Gaelic Choirs
+ Aberfeldy & District Gaelic Choir
VISITS (to the Website)178
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)345

‘A community music group with members of all ages and abilities. We meet ... in Blackford, Perthshire to learn and play traditional music on fiddles and other instruments. BFG provides support to people as they learn and members are encouraged to help each other. We offer some basic tuition and sometimes hire tutors to help us. BFG plays to entertain others at ceilidhs, concerts and other events. Most people enjoy playing music no matter when they start learning. We try to make learning easy and good fun. Previous experience is not required; there are no tests or auditions. We teach people to play by ear but can also provide music books if you want one. We can even lend you a fiddle.’

+ Blackford Fiddle Group
VISITS (to the Website)149
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)404

‘First established in 1979, the Choir has built up a reputation for high quality performance of a very wide repertoire ... Members are drawn from across Perthsire, Fife and Tayside. Entry is by audition, and soloists are normally drawn from within the group. The full members’ roll numbers around forty voices.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Chansons Perth
VISITS (to the Website)121
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)194

‘The Band has enjoyed very generous support from the local community which it tries to repay by playing as often as possible at local events - though only when asked! Band policy remains to be non-competitive but to strive for improvement towards the aim of being “the best village pipe band” - at least in Comrie.’

Category Pipe Bands
+ Comrie Pipe Band
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206

'Group of about 60 enthusiastic singers of all ages who enjoy making music from Handel to Hammerstein. Our regular concerts in Crieff include professional soloists and musicians. We perform two concerts a year, a serious classical piece in the Easter period and a more light-hearted programme before Christmas.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Crieff Choral Group
VISITS (to the Website)139
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)419

‘We are a jovial bunch of guys who are always keen to welcome new members. Whilst we all remain focussed on our music, we are still able to retain a totally informal atmosphere where friendly banter is the order of the day ... Why confine your singing skills to the bath when so many others could benefit from your suppressed talent!‘

+ Perth Barbershop Singers
VISITS (to the Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)218

‘If you enjoy singing why not share your ability and discover choral singing with one of the longest established Choral Societies in Scotland. All you need is a good voice and some basic sight-reading ability. The choir consists of around 100 singers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical abilities ... Membership is dependent on the successful completion of a short, informal audition, submission of a membership form and the payment of the annual subscription.’ ALERT Unable to raise the Website at Review, nor to find a helpful alternative Link ...

Category Choral Societies
+ Perth Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)394

'The Society's aim is to provide enjoyment and give people the chance to play in an orchestra. To playing members, amateur and professional alike, it offers the opportunity of being part of a full symphony orchestra, and the satisfaction of giving regular public concerts in a full-sized hall. To listening members, it offers the pleasure of varied concert programmes - classical, romantic, modern, popular, and sometimes adventurous - at a modest cost, in the most central venue in Perth. The orchestra also likes to give young professional musicians, formerly at Perth and Kinross schools, the chance to play as augmenters. Exceptionally talented young Perth professionals are invited to perform as soloists.'

+ Perth Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)138
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)323
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A well-established mixed voice amateur choir with around 60 members ... We hold two concerts each year in December and April.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Pitlochry & District Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)115
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)354

‘Comprises three pipe bands ... The structure of three bands playing at different levels enables players to develop, with commitment and a lot of hard work, from beginner through to Grade 1 player with the prospect of competing in one of the best pipe bands in the world. To enable children to become involved in learning the instruments at the earliest opportunity the Vale provides tuition in the evening in both Pitlochry and Perth, alongside a project providing tuition within six of the Primary schools in Perth. The talent of the players in all the bands is in ready supply with many of today’s young Vale players regularly featuring in the prize lists of some of the most prestigious solo piping competitions.’

Category Pipe Bands
+ Vale of Atholl Pipe Band
VISITS (to the Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)203

'A modern and elegant space that houses a diverse programme of concerts, performances and contemporary art. It has a dazzling glass-fronted foyer and copper-topped dome hall with a stunning auditorium and elegant studio.'

@ Perth Concert Hall
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)296
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The "Theatre in the Hills" has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors from through the UK and abroad every year to enjoy a unique repertoire system which allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week - two on matinée days!'

@ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
VISITS (to the Website)98
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)275

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