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Web Development

SMG has a new website coming online at the start of August 2015, which will include a new booking system. Our existing site, built to a very high bespoke specification by the late Derek Hoy over several years, is now in a position where we are limited as to the changes we can make without significant additional cost and expertise.

As such we have developed a new site using 'off the shelf’ software that hopefully will be future-proof for several years to come. What this does mean is that all existing log-ins for the current site will no longer function, and all students will need to register with the new website in order to enrol for classes.

Classes open for booking on Tuesday 4th August 2015. Our new booking system, integrated in the website, is called Bookeo and we are moving to Paypal as our main payment provider. You won’t need a Paypal account to use the service, you can make card payments as normal. Our web address remains the same at, and we’ll do our best to help once the new system is live.

Ceilidh Caleerie Website

Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band, a group which grew from SMG’s Playing for Dancing class, now have their own website.

The group plays for community and charity ceilidhs for a small donation to their funds. Their policy is to play at events for good causes. They have a caller and can provide their own PA system. Please contact the band through their website for any further information: Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band

Sangstream :: Scots Folk Choir - Summer Come and Sing Sessions


All welcome to join Sangstream and their guest tutors on the following Thursday evenings:

9 July with Robyn Stapleton
16 July with Mary McCann
23 July with Amy Lord
30 July with Corrina Hewat

Christ Church Hall, Holy Corner, Morningside :: 7-9 pm :: £5 on the door

Term dates for 2015/16

Term 1
8th, 9th, 10th September – mid term 13th, 14th, 15th October – ends 1st, 2nd, 3rd December

Term 2
12th, 13th, 14th January, mid term 16th, 17th, 18th February, ends 22nd, 23rd, 24th March

Term 3
12th, 13th, 14th April, ends 31st May, 1st, 2nd June

Scots Fiddle Festival Fundraising Concert


Our friends at the Scots Fiddle Festival are holding a fundraising concert featuring Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas & SMG’s own Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal.

Tuesday 9th June :: Pleasance Theatre :: 7pm
Tickets £12 available here

Nepal Earthquake Benefit gig


SMG’s Mixed Instrument 3 class are holding a Nepal Earthquake Benefit gig on Wednesday 10th June at Cluny Church Centre, Morningside from 7-9pm. Entry is by donation.

With SMG’s Sing Solo class, members of Edinburgh’s Nepali community, fairtrade crafts, goods & refreshments and raffle!

All welcome.

Summer Come All Ye


Sing Together invite all SMG students, family and friends to join them in an end of term celebration of music and song on Saturday 13th June 7-10pm at Christ Church, £5/£3 concs/£2 child

Group and solo turns welcome :: shared buffet

Please book performance slots in advance to avoid disappointment! Contact Scarlett for more info and to book:

50 Favourite Traditional Scots Songs :: New Songbook Launches


Thanks to all who came to our sell out event as part of Tradfest 'Come Lift Up Yer Voices: Scots Song Singalong’

We had a fantastic afternoon singing songs from the songbook with new and old friends including our special guests Jen Clark, Linda & Ewan McVicar and Eileen Penman.

Songbooks will be available to purchase from our daytime song classes, from The Base at Boroughmuir and through the SMG office.

Songbooks are £4.00 for SMG members and £5.00 for non members. P&P for one book is £1.50 for UK delivery. Please email to place your order!