Over the years SMG has run a number of community projects. In addition to this, SMG students have been encouraged to take their music out into the community, which they have done in a variety of ways. Several groups began life within SMG and have since become successful independent projects, and other groups have linked up with us to offer more music opportunities.
Café Ceilidh is a friendly day-time traditional music, song, poem and story session, held in the Storytelling Court at The Scottish Storytelling Centre from 2-3.30pm. Singers and musicians from SMG who would like to perform are most welcome as are non SMG folk! Bring a turn and join in! If you would prefer to listen you are very welcome too. This is a real confidence builder for those who are new to performing to an audience, and fun for those who are more experienced. Free!
Tuesday 3rd October
Tuesday 28th November
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 – celebrating Robert Burns
Tuesday 5th March – celebrating St Patrick’s Day
Tuesday 7th May – Edinburgh TradFest
Tuesday 18th June
AFFILLIATED GROUPS WHO RAISE FUNDS FOR SMG
Ceilidh Caleerie, grew out of SMG’s Wednesday night playing for dancing class, and they regularly play for community and charity ceilidhs (for a small donation to Ceilidh Caleerie funds). Ceilidh Caleerie’s policy is to play at events for good causes which couldn’t otherwise hold a ceilidh rather than competing with professional bands, but they do offer a full ceilidh complete with calling, and have their own PA system. Contact the band through their website: ceilidhcaleeriedanceband.wordpress.com
WIDER SMG FAMILY
Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra