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Fiddles for sale

From David Haggart :: I have a few fiddles which I would like to sell to SMG members only.
I am a former SMG member & student and found it difficult to find a good fiddle to start learning on. I have mostly French and German fiddles for beginners to advanced level players. Prices range from approx £95 to £195. I’m very happy to give advice and they can be tried at home.

I plan to pass on 10% of the sale price to SMG. Please contact me on or 01620 870227 / 07770 561833 after 11am – thank you.

'A celebration of Robert Burns'


Join Sing Together for this Burns social on Friday 30th January at 7pm at Christ Church Centre, Holy Corner.

All welcome to do a turn. Please contact Scarlett to book your slot, to avoid disappointment, as it’s a popular event.

Funds will be donated to SMG.

Thanks to the team from Sing Together for organising this event!



For everyone else, term starts 13th/14th/15th January

Mid-term break 17th/18th/19th February

Classes finish 24th/25th/26th March

Some classes will finish the first week of April – we will confirm this early in the new year.

Best wishes for the festive season!


Scots Music Group Board and staff wish all SMG members, students, volunteers, fundraisers, friends and tutors a very happy holiday and good wishes for 2015!

The SMG office closes on 18th December and re-opens 6th January 2015.

The office elves will do their best to reply to your emails over the hols!

2015 Ceilidhs


Ceilidh dates for your diary:

Jan 31st with Bella McNab’s Dance Band
Feb 28th with Thunderdog Ceilidh Band
Mar 28th with Da Hooley
May 2nd with Canongate Cadjers
May 30th with Portobello Ceilidh Band
Jun 20th with The Occasionals

Book tickets here

Last ceilidh for 2014


Saturday 13th December at 8pm.

Dance your Christmas socks off at our last fundraising ceilidh of the year with the fabulous Robert Fish Band. Tickets still available through the website and from St Brides.

Tickets here!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?


Buy your loved one a term of classes in Fiddle 1a or Guitar 1. Both are taking 'new’ students in their Term 2 intake.

Need to buy a guitar too? We have teamed up with Scayles Music to bring you the following special deals. All offers are available in-store only and expire on Friday 23rd January 2015:

Offer 1
Cort AD810NS Dreadnought Acoustic guitar including gigbag. Details here

Full Price £119.99 Offer Price £99.00 plus get a free headstock tuner!

This offer is only available to those signing up for the class.

Offer 2
20% off all strings and accessories until Fri 23 Jan for SMG members.

Offer 3
Headstock tuner – was £14.99, offer price £10.00 until Fri 23 Jan for SMG members.

You may be asked for proof of membership or enrolment status – as we no longer issue membership cards we can email you a confirmation letter to print off.

Midwinter Magic :: Scots Song Workshop


Join SMG tutor Mary McCann for Midwinter Magic – Scots Songs for Christmas & New Year

Saturday 6th December from 10am till 1.30pm
At Christ Church Centre, Holy Corner, 6a Morningside Road
£12/£6 conc

Learn less well-known Scots songs for Christmas and New Year, including a traditional ballad, a guising song, children’s songs, rounds, traditional carols and new songs. Learning is by ear, no need to read music.

For further details and to reserve a place please email