DAY OF SONG 2

Saturday 16th October 2021
1.30pm – 5.30pm

An afternoon of workshops linking up with the Let It Grow project to give singers the songs, video-making skills and inspiration to make their own contribution to the growing creative movement to make our voices heard at the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November. The project centres around the song Enough Is Enough, performed by Karine Polwart, Oi Musica and many others.

You don’t have to take part in Let It Grow – the workshops will give you some great songs, and some technical advice to help with other projects too. But if you do want to get involved, after these workshops you can make your own video (solo or with some friends) to add your voices.

WORKSHOPS 

HEATHER MACLEOD – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 

Heather Macleod, co-creator of Enough Is Enough and leader of the Soundhouse Choir (who feature in the video), will teach a simple version of the song, including harmonies. She can also answer questions about the Let It Grow project and how to get involved. 

MARK NEAL – MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO 

Mark will run through the basics of setting up and recording a video on any device you have (phone/tablet etc), including choosing the right place to record in terms of lighting, background and so on. He will teach a short song or chorus which you will use to make a video during the workshop. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. 

PENNY STONE – ENVIRONMENTAL SONGS 

Penny Stone is a song leader, composer, activist and hope-monger focused on issues of social and environmental justice. In this workshop, she will share songs from different parts of the world to help uplift the voices of those people and places most impacted by the climate crisis.

Delivery: hosted online by Scots Music Group Zoom

Date: Saturday 16th October 2021

Time: Zoom opens at 1.30pm and ends approx 5.30 pm

Day Ticket: £30 pay more / £20 full / £12 concession

WORKSHOP RUNNING ORDER

1.30pm Zoom meeting opens

1.45pm Warm up

2pm – 3pm Heather Maclead – Enough Is Enough

3.15pm – 4.15pm Mark Neal – Make Your Own Video

4.30pm – 5.30pm Penny Stone – Environmental Songs

 

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Heather Macleod
Mark Neal
Penny Stone

HEATHER MACLEOD

Heather Macleod has over thirty years’ experience as a professional singer, and works increasingly as a teacher and choir-leader. She continues to enjoy performing as much as teaching and believes that one activity benefits the other. Her glowing reputation for fine vocal arrangements, a signature in her band The Bevvy Sisters, has led her to work with Eddi Reader, Eliza Carthy and Dick Gaughan amongst many others, and is now a key element of her work with choirs. She is also the one-to-one vocal tutor to the students of Edinburgh University’s Bachelor of Music course. She formed the now 100-strong Soundhouse Choir in Edinburgh in 2016 and has worked with countless other groups in a wide variety of settings.

MARK NEAL

Mark Neal has been working in the music industry for over 20 years as a performing musician, music producer, sound engineer, acoustician and video-maker. His main performing focus is as an acoustic/electric guitarist and singer but he also performs regularly on other instruments including drums, bass, mandolin and many others. Apart from performing he is also a highly experienced music producer and sound engineer both for studio and live, regularly producing, recording and amplifying everything from solo artists to large ensembles and orchestras. He plays regularly with the Scottish traditional duo ‘Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal’ with folk/rock ceilidh band ‘Teannaich’ as well as his own solo projects.

PENNY STONE

Penny Stone is a songleader, teacher, singer and composer. As a songleader and singing teacher she has a breadth of experience working with community singing groups and radical music groups. She facilitates singing with groups of people living with shared experiences such as addiction, navigating mental health support services, and surviving violence and abuse. She also uses singing to support people living with chronic health conditions such as Parkinson’s and dementia. She is committed to working for peace and social and environmental justice, helping to free people’s voices through listening, singing, campaigning and writing. Penny is co-leader of Edinburgh’s radical choir Protest in Harmony.