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Community Musicians News


Roadworks Allow Extra Pipe Band Practice In The StreetThumbnail for article : Roadworks Allow Extra Pipe Band Practice In The Street
Wick RBLS Pipe Band took advantage of the roadworks which caused the overnight closure of High Street outside the Pipe Band Hall to hold a practice prior to their visit to Germany.  The practice provided an unexpected treat for a large group of German tourists staying overnight in the town.  
"WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS" WINNERS TO APPEAR IN WICKThumbnail for article :
The winners of last Saturday's BBC1 programme "When Will I Be Famous", the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have agreed to play at a Massed Pipe Band event in Wick in September.  The live TV show is hosted by Graham Norton and each week 8 different acts compete for a 10,000 first prize.  
Music Marathon At Wick Youth Club
Music Marathon - Sunday 18 February 2.00 - 7.00pm Every Thursday evening Wick Youth Club's Music-Link-Media offers a 'drop-in' workshop from 6pm to 10pm for young people aged 14 or over which has grown to have an average attendance of 90 members each week.   Free tuition is provided in media skills, bass or lead guitar, drumming, harmonica as well as voice coaching.  
Massed Pipe Bands in WickThumbnail for article : Massed Pipe Bands in Wick
Massed Pipe Bands in Wick's Market Square, Caithness.  Recorded on 16th September 2006.  
Massed Pipe Bands - Wick - Saturday 16th SeptemberThumbnail for article : Massed Pipe Bands - Wick - Saturday 16th September
The event begins at 7.30pm.  
Photos From the 2006 Caithness Music FestivalThumbnail for article : Photos From the 2006 Caithness Music Festival
The Caithness Music Festival has had another great week with lot of entries.   As always the flow of children across the county from rural schools to Wick and thurso has kept the buses very busy.  
Concert Held In Episcopal Church, WickThumbnail for article : Concert Held In Episcopal Church, Wick
The concert held in the Episcopal Church, Wick on Friday 26 May 2006, by Wick Choral.  The concert was well attended and the audience were treated to items from Wick Choral, Caithness Handbell Ringers and a short Organ Recital by Margaret Widdowson.  
Quayside - Play For Local CharitiesThumbnail for article : Quayside - Play For Local Charities
Quayside formed during the summer of 2005.  Margaret MacDonald, who has sung locally for a number of years, and Bob Turner, who plays guitar, teamed up to provide support to a charity concert in the Wick Youth Club.  
Music Link Media - The April PhotosThumbnail for article : Music Link Media - The April Photos
Music Link Media the project that began in March based at Wick Youth Club is racing ahead with music tuition, video and a range of other activities aimed at introducing young people to music and the associated activities that make it all happen.   April 2006 Photos.  
More Music Link Media - May PhotosThumbnail for article : More Music Link Media - May Photos
The Music Link Media - May Photos May 2006 Photos .  
Who Is The Best? - A Battle Of The Bands Competition
MUSIC LINK MEDIA LAUNCHES IT'S VERY OWN BATTLE OF THE BANDS BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE YOU MUST PERFORM 3 SONGS, ONE MUST BE AN ORIGINAL COMPOSITION, ONE MUST BE A COVER VERSION OF A COUNTRY CLASSIC IN YOUR OWN STYLE AND ONE MUST BE EITHER A COVER OF A BLUES OR A REGGAE SONG.   Bands can be made up of 3 to 6 members and any existing bands e.g.  
Caithness Orchestra and James Ross
The final concerts of our 25th anniversary season take place this week, on Wednesday 29 March in Wick Old Parish Church and on Thursday 30th March in Thurso High School Hall.   Both concerts start at 7.30 pm and should be finished by 9.15 pm.  
Music Link Media Up And Running In Wick - First PhotosThumbnail for article : Music Link Media Up And Running In Wick - First Photos
The exciting new music tution programme Music Link Media is now up and running with a programme of tuition already taking place.   Lots of young people are already signed up to take part in lessons on all apsects of the music industry from playing through to sound and filming.  
Musik Link Media - A Chance For Young Folk To Get Into MusicThumbnail for article : Musik Link Media - A Chance For Young Folk To Get Into Music
MUSIC - LINK - MEDIA FREE ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MUSIC & MEDIA? DO YOU WANT SOMEWHERE TO HANG OUT? Manage a band Make a CD PA Rigging Join A band Design a CD Cover Design Posters Sound Engineering Write your own songs If you are in S3 onwards come along any time between 6pm & 10pm on a Thursday night Beginning Thurdsay 9th March 2006 Wick Youth Club Lower Dunbar Street, Wick Also Liquid Blue playing live! .  
Opportunities For Young People In Music And Film At New Project In Caithness
A great new opportunity for young people to take part in music and film workshops over the next two years will soon be available in a new project Music Link Media.   This well funded project will have five part time staff led by Douglas Cowie a well known local musician.  
Wick Pipe Band Week - Video Available
For folk who missed the Wick Pipe Band Festival recently a video is now available of all of the parades.   M & M Video have produced a compilation of all of the events from the week where several pipe bands took part individually and as a massed band at the Market Square, Wick and at the riverside.  
Caithness Music Association 51st Music Festival (2005) Winners
Caithness Music Association 51st Music Festival (2005) Winners A photo gallery of the competitors can be found here.   Monday 6th June Trophies Rajkovic Memorial Trophy (247) Dunbeath Primary School Miss Mary Webster Shield (228) Watten Primary School Caithness Glass Company Bowl (229) Nicola Love + Alison Smith Castletown Choral Shield (230) Bower Primary School Mrs Boyd Shield (241) Christopher Stone Forbes Craighead Memorial Trophy (243) Philip Todd Robin Mellor Trophy (242) Colin Stone Eric Mcpherson Trophy (13/14) Ruth Potts Wick Accordion & Fiddle Cup (156/157) Douglas MacKay Wick Accordion & Fiddle Club Shield (152/153/156/157) Kenneth Stone Thurso Strathspey & Reel Society Cup (152) Ruth Potts Music Committee Shield (153) Kenneth Stone Buchanan Shield (130/131) Sandi Polson Jack Duncan Memorial Shield (120/121/122) Lyndsay Vines Mentiplay Cup (123/124) Ruth Potts Tuesday 7th June Trophies Henrietta Sinclair Shield (46) Bower Primary School Ferguson Shield (194) Thrumster Primary Alliance Building Society Cup (193) Halkirk Primary Hamilton Shield (187) Bower Primary School Morven Trophy (186) Thrumster Primary Roseburn Cup (197/198) Colin Stone + Robert Beaven Mackay Shield (7/8) Kieran Begg The Stroma Cup (214/215) Eleanor Tunn Edgar Cup (218/219) Aileen Banks Agnes Custer Memorial Shield (22) Ruth Potts Wick Junior Scroll (111) Lynsey Vines + Mark Johnston Manola Harper Cup (102) Anna Fields Katrina Geddes Shield (97/98) Jayne Paterson Johnstone Shield (99) Ruth Potts Tuesday Evening 7th June Trophies Leslie Sheppard Cup (200/204) STRING THING Margaret Green Quaich (77) Audrey Mackinnon Treble Clef Trophy (69) Matthew Todd Margaret Henderson Memorial Salver (203) Caithness Handbell Ringers Wednesday 8th June Trophies Lady Jessamine Harmsworth Shield (56) Halkirk Primary School Mrs E M Miller Cup (54) Caithness & North Sutherland Childrens Choir William Rankin Wilson Cup (48) Miller Academy Steven Trophy (49) Halkirk Primary Grover Cyne Centenary Bowl (210-211) Andrew Mackay Thurso Choral Society Cup (25) Matthew Todd Owen Calcott Cup (24) Kirsten Todd Anita Oberlander Cup (21) Ruth Potts& Karyn Johnston Phillip Sinclair Trophy (19) Matthew Todd Wick Town Improvements Cup (216) Lyndsay Vines Wednesday Evening 8th June Trophies Practice Chanter Shield Primary (143) Shaun Gray Practice Chanter Shield Secondary (144) Aileen Banks Bagpipe Challenge Shield March (146) Jack Cowan Bagpipe Shield Strathspey & Reel (147) Jack Cowan Thursday 9th June Trophies Mrs Mackenzie Cup (39) Canisbay Primary Mount Pleasant Shield (36) Pulteneytown Primary Mabel Dick Shield (37) Lybster Primary Peter Pan Cup (31) Hillhead Primary Mrs J Gill Cup (33) Canisbay Primary Lewry Shield (41) Mount Pleasant Wick Quartercentenary Trophy (185) Ruth Potts & Karyn Johnston Wick Rotary Club Cup (180) Ruth Potts Zelda Chaiken Linekar Cup (177/178) Kirsty Gunn Mark Smith Shield (217) Jack Beaven Thursday Evening 9th June Trophies Lobban Shield (80) Alison Vines & Brian Johnston Margaret Henderson Memorial Trophy (201) The Young Traditionalds Friday 10th June Trophies Flo Dixie Cup (47) Miller Academy The Pentland Cup (212/213) Katie Rose Macdonald Thurso Town Improvements Cup (236) Hazel Banks Field of Noss Quaich (232-236) Katie and Lyndsey Vines John Munro Shield (235) Katie Vines Henrietta Munro Shield (233) Lyndsey Vines Paperweight Trophy (237) Mary Smith Omand Shield (234) Siobhan Clark James M Gunn Dialect Quaich (232) Sarah Gunn Edinburgh Cup (175) Lyndsey Vines Dorothy Cup (220) Katie Vines Masks Of Comedy & Tragedy (224) Kathryn Cartwright Friday Evening 10th June Trophies Thurso & District Round Table Shield (214-221) Eleanor Tunn, Reay Henry Rosie Memorial Shield (9-15) Joanna Harper, Miller Academy Mrs Fred Shearer Bowl (87) Caithness WRI Choir Wick & Pultneytown Mercantile Debating Society Cup (92) Thurso West Church Choir Church of Scotland Presby Cup (93) Melvich Gaelic Choir Thurso Town Council Cup (89) Melvich Gaelic Choir Viscount Thurso Cup (91) Thurso West Ladies Choir.  
Children's Choir Sing at BB ReceptionThumbnail for article : Children's Choir Sing at BB Reception
The Caithness & North Sutherland Children's Choir sang at the The Boys Brigade Anniversary Reception in Thurso.  Caithness councillors welcomed the Boys Brigade Representatives from all over the UK to a civic reception to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Smith founder of the Boys Brigade..  
New Uniforms For ChoirThumbnail for article : New Uniforms For Choir
UKAEA Dounreay have sponsored uniforms for Caithness & North Sutherland Children's Choir, which is run for children from Primary 4 age to Secondary 2.  Throughout the year the choir sings at local events entertaining all ages of the community.  
Caithness Music Festival 2003
A photo gallery of some of the winners can be found here..