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.

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Chris Day

SMG Tutor

After studying Classical Guitar with renowned teacher/performer Phillip Thorne, Chris went on to undertake courses in Performance, Recording and Computer Music at Edinburgh College. On leaving college Chris divided his time between Private and Community teaching and performing, including tours of Europe and the Middle East with ‘Accordion Wizard’ Sandy Brechin. Chris can be found on various albums including ‘Electric Landlady’ – ‘The Jimi Shandrix Experience’ ‘The House That Jack Built’ – ‘Andy Lang and the Well’ and most recently ‘The Big Wheel’ with songwriter Arthur Wilson. With an eclectic taste in music, Chris has performed in many diverse genres. This has included Double Bass Bluegrass/Folk with ‘The Whiskey Hill Ramblers’ and solo performances of minimalist music including Steve Reich’s multi-layered guitar piece ‘Electric Counterpoint’ in the Lammermuir Festival 2012. Chris has a successful teaching track record gained over 15 years Music Project Work in East Lothian. This has encompassed every Secondary School and Community Centre and a wide range of youth initiatives including Tranent Social Inclusion Partnership (Development Officer), The Bridge Centre Music Project (Development Worker) and East Lothian Arts Service (Workshop Facilitator). For 18 years Chris has held a post as Instrumental Instructor in East Lothian and Edinburgh Schools – delivering guitar tuition and leading extra-curricular activities such as Band Workshops and Recording Sessions. Chris has been playing/teaching the Ukulele for 10 years and is committed to promoting it as a fun introduction into music as a well as developing it as a serious instrument. He has run ‘The Ukulele Orchestra of Sunny Leith’, taking them to many local festivals. On Chris’s website ( he provides many popular resources for Ukulele students.