This year’s concert tour by the students of Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd will see us head to the deep south of Scotland. We’ve toured in this part of the country before, most recently on last year’s S6 tour, so we’re looking forward to renewing acquaintances in this beautiful part of the world.
The tour runs from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st June, and the public venues are Kirkhope Village Hall on June 18th ; Berwickshire High School, Duns, on June 19th; Kirkcudbright Academy on the 20th; and Craigie Folk Club on the 21st. The students will also do schools workshops at Selkirk High School, Berwickshire High School, Kirkcudbright Academy and St. Patrick’s Primary School in Troon in the daytime.
We then return to Plockton for our End Of Year concert at Plockton High School Hall on Saturday 23rd June.
Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd Director Dougie Pincock said, “These tours are always a highlight of the session, and give the students a great opportunity to get out and share their music, not only with the audiences, but also with the many young musicians they meet at workshops or who provide support at the gigs.”
The tour is made possible by the Friends of Plockton Music School, a charitable trust which provides financial support for the touring and recording activities of the Centre. For more information on the Friends of Plockton Music School, visit www.fpms.org.uk.
Details for the concerts are as follows:
Kirkhope Village Hall, Ettrickbridge. TD7 5JJ. Monday 18th June, 7.00 p.m. Entry £6 on the door. Further info: 01750 52257.
Berwickshire High School, Duns. TD11 3QG. Tuesday 19th June, 7.00pm. With support from Berwickshire High School Folk Group. Tickets £5 on the door. Further info: 01361 883710
Kirkcudbright Academy, Kirkcudbright. DG6 4JN. Wednesday 20th June, 7.00 pm. With support from Kirkcudbright Academy Ceilidh Band. Entry by Donation.
Music at Craigie, Craigie Village Hall, Craigie Village, near Kilmarnock. Thursday 21st June, 8.00 p.m. Tickets: £10 & £6 (under 16). Further info - 07765573240 or email@example.com
Plockton High School Hall, Plockton, IV52 8TU. Saturday 23rd June. Tickets £5. Call 01599 544706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Plockton High School, including Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd and the Pupil Residence, was inspected by HMIe in November 2014 and the report was published in February 2015. The overall report was very favourable, and the Music School and Residence were particularly commended.
The report can be viewed by clicking here, and the accompanying Evidence Document here. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students, tutors, staff and parents for the continuing support that makes such an outcome achievable, and in particular to express our gratitude for the support we receive from our colleagues in Plockton High School and the Pupil Residence.