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 on Make Music Day, 21st June! 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. Cello/bass parts will be available if anyone playing these instruments signs 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: Tuesday 21st June 2022

Delivery: in person at
Binks Hall
Greyfriars Charteris Centre

Time: 7pm-9pm

Doors open at 7pm

Ticket: £20 pay more / £15 full /

£10 concession

*Ticket sales end 5pm on 21st June*

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: Binks Hall, Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138/140 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR

See the venue on Google maps here

Parking: Free on-street parking after 5.30pm.

LRT bus: closest stops are on Pleasance and West Richmond Street for numbers 14 and 35 & Nicolson Street for numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 47, 49

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

Covid-19 precautions: if you have symptoms please take a lateral flow test on the day of the workshop.