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Area: Perth Kinross

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

 

‘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
Also indexedStrathearn Artspace

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’.

 

'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.'

 

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

 

Category Folk Festivals

‘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.’

 

‘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.

 

Also indexedScottish Accordion Championships

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'.

 

'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.'

 

Also indexedConcerts in Crieff

'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

‘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.’

 

‘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

‘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

'The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers group, formed in October 2002, is now one of the most active and well-known in Scotland. The ringers perform locally in Nursing Homes and Day Centres, for Guilds, Rurals and disability groups, at craft fairs and flower festivals and participate in church services ... The Parish of Dunkeld is the proud owner of a 9th century Celtic bell, The Little Dunkeld Bell.'

 

Category Handbell Ringers

'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.'

 

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

 

Category Choral Societies

‘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

'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.'

 

'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!'

‘St John’s Music, running throughout autumn, winter and early spring,  is a series of Organ Recitals (usually on the first Saturday of the month at 1.00 pm) and Concerts (occasional Sundays at 3.00 pm) promoted by the Kirk. It aims to showcase the best of local music-making and to provide a platform for the many talented performers who live in and around Perthshire. In addition the Kirk often plays host to professional ensembles within Scotland ... and a wealth of internationally renowned soloists, as well as amateur choirs and ensembles from the region.‘

 

Category Churches

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