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Lunchtime Recital Easter Special - Wednesday 3rd April

Friends of Wighton's Easter Week Lunchtime Recital on Wednesday 3rd April will feature the spell-binding storyteller, Liz Wilson.

Liz is a storyteller and traditional singer from Caithness who now lives in Linlithgow. She tells stories from around the world as well as those from Scotland and its islands, especially Orkney and Shetland, appealing to children and adults of all ages. She has won storytelling competitions at Keith and Girvan Folk Festivals and tells stories in schools, shopping centres and yurts - indeed anywhere she is asked to go.

The  Storytelling starts at 1.15pm  in the Wighton Heritage Centre, Upper Floor, Central Library, Dundee. Admission is free - donations are welcome!

Sara Grey and the Wighton Singers

On Saturday 16th March 2012, Friends of Wighton's monthly Cappuccino Concert will feature Sara Grey and our very own Wighton Singers!

The concert takes place in the Wighton Heritage Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library, admission is £5. Doors open, and coffee and newspapers are available, from 10.30am with the music from 11am until 12 noon.

Sara Grey is a fine American singer, banjo player and song collector, who is immersed in the song traditions of both sides of the Atlantic. She lived in Scotland for 28 years, She also travelled extensively through the U.S. and Canada, performing and participating in workshops and summer-schools. She became very aware of how easy it is for people to become insular in their appreciation of music and how important it is for people to see that as songs travelled they became part of U.S. culture too. Her passionate interest is to maintain and strengthen the links between Celtic and American culture.

The Wighton Singers meet every Tuesday afternoon in the Wighton Heritage Centre and have been working with Sara for several weeks.

Barbara Dymock & Christopher Marra

Photo from today's excellent and well-attended lunchtime concert in the Wighton Centre.

Barbara Dymock & Christopher Marra

Friends of Wighton's Lunchtime Recital in the Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee on Wednesday 6th March features two of Scotland's finest musicians!

Barbara Dymock and Christopher Marra are a new duo on the folk scene, with many different musical collaborations behind them and a vast experience of performing. Barbara currently sings in her own band or as one half of the duo, Sinsheen, with Christine Kydd. Dundonian, Christopher Marra is very well known to local audiences through his work in multiple bands over the years, including Skeets Boliver in the 1970’s and currently The Hazey Janes. Chris shows his considerable skill as a sensitive and sympathetic guitar accompanist to Barbara’s eclectic, mixed repertoire, as well as contributing to the vocal harmony, and there is always, of course, a wee sprinkling of Dundee humour.

The Recital starts at 1.15pm, admission is free, donations to the Friends of Wighton Outreach programme welcomed!
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