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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!

Come Lift Up Yer Voices: Scots Song Singalong

Saturday 2nd May 2015 at Scottish Storytelling Centre

This event is now sold out!

Part of Tradfest

Sing a Muckle Sang - Ballad Workshop Day


Saturday 6th June :: 10am till 4 pm

Gorgie Dalry Parish Church :: £12/£8 (conc)/£2(unwaged)

Join tutor Mary McCann and three excellent singers from Scots Music Group in a ballad worshop day. Learn from, and have fun with, these traditional ballad enthusiasts.

Four experienced singers from Scots Music Group will each lead a favourite ballad from their repertoire. Material will be chosen from a variety of sources including traditional, and will be taught by ear. There will also be a chance to share tips for finding and learning ballads, and where to go to join in ballad singing.

With Scarlett McGovern, Barney Dellar, Ian Davies and Mary McCann.

Tea and coffee provided. Bring a sandwich & a voice recorder.

All welcome so please pass the details to friends and singing groups.

To reserve a place please email


Term 3 starts Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd April

Short courses: DADGAD & Trad Music Theory start Tuesday 21st April at Boroughmuir High School at 7pm.

Scots Music Group :: Tradfest events


SMG is is delighted to be involved in Tradfest:

Come Lift Up Yer Voices: Scots Song Singalong

To launch publication of SMG’s new songbook, 50 Favourite Traditional Scots Songs, this sing along event celebrates songs from the book as we sing them in chorus!

Saturday 2nd May | Storytelling Centre | 1.30-3.30pm
Tickets £5 (includes songbook) / children are free

Ceilidh with Canongate Cadjers

Our fundraising ceilidhs are lively, friendly & informal. You’ll be made welcome whether you come on your own or in a group. You don’t need to know what to do – a caller will explain the dances and there are lots of friendly folk to give you a hand and get everyone up dancing.

Saturday 2nd May | St Bride’s Community Centre | from 7.30pm |
Tickets £8/£6 in advance

Café Ceilidh

Daytime traditional song and music session hosted by Linten Adie and friends from SMG All welcome to take part or listen.

Tuesday 5th May | Storytelling Centre | 2pm | Free



St Oswald’s Hall, Montpelier map here

Doors 7pm :: Concert starts 7.30pm

Friends & family and very welcome to come along.

Entry is by donation :: Bar & Snacks :: Fabulous Raffle
(donations to the fabulous raffle are very welcome!)

If you can help setting up, selling raffle tickets & working on the bar please just come and volunteer on the night!