Scots Music Group runs traditional music and song classes for adults, informal sessions, monthly ceilidhs and other social events.
We are a community-based charity in Edinburgh.


Come and Play together in an impromptu SMG Big Band! An opportunity to play tunes together and raise much-needed funds for SMG.

The session will be led SMG tutor Sarah Northcott 

Tunes: There may be a little bit of arranging and practising of more difficult bits, but no tunes will be taught note-by-note. There will be some harmony parts for more experienced players to try. Music and recordings will be provided a week in advance, and be chosen from our Session Tunes books and other SMG sources. Tunes will be provided in standard notation and mandolin tab. Cello/bass parts will be available if anyone playing these instruments sign up.

Speed: slow to moderate!

For: post-beginners upwards. Accompanists very welcome. Tunes will be playable on the D whistle (or adapted to fit) and some will be suitable for Smallpipes (in A). A few tunes may not be suitable for less experienced players, but an alternative part will be given.

Date: Saturday 19th March 2022

Delivery: in person at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh

Time: 2pm-4pm

Day Ticket: £20 pay more / £15 full / £10 concession

**Ticket sales end at 1pm on 19th March**

We have included a ‘pay more’ price for anyone who is able to support Scots Music Group at this time, as most of our usual fundraising activities aren’t happening. If you don’t normally qualify for the concession price but have been financially affected by COVID, please pay the lower price.

Venue: Senior School Assembly Hall, George Watson’s College, Colinton Road Edinburgh EH10 5EG

Parking: free within the school grounds but subject to availability. Free on-street parking in Merchiston

LRT bus: closest stops are at Holy Corner, Bruntsfield for the 11, 15, 16, 23 & 36 and at the Colinton Road junction with Polwarth Terrace the 10 & 27

Refreshments: if you wish to, please bring your own drinks. All containers should have a lid.

Covid-19 precautions: please take a lateral flow test on the morning of the workshop and wear a mask when moving around the building. You may remove your mask when seated.