Highland Music Day 2011 - Percussion
6th October 2011
570 primary and secondary young people from all over Highland were in Inverness yesterday (Thursday 6 October) to take part in the 2011 Highland Music Day.
Organised by The Highland Council, seven venues across the city were used to host workshops for young musicians of strings, brass, woodwind, bagpipes and pipe band drumming, traditional music and percussion.
The day, for all abilities, included group playing sessions and featured special guest tutors from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, saxophonist Richard Ingham, brass educator and conductor Alan Fernie, samba percussionist Roddy Dickson of Sambayabamba , tutors from the College of Piping, traditional musicians Charlie McKerron and Gordon Gunn, and members of Scottish Opera Orchestra.
The Highland Council's Music Development Officer Norman Bolton said: "This is the second year we have run a Highland Music Day and adults and students who took part all voted it a great success. Being open to all levels of ability means the musicians can experience what it is like to play en-mass and having the guest tutors working alongside our Highland Instrumental Instructors was a big bonus. I would like to thank everyone involved and we look forward to the 2012 event."
Drumming tutor David Murray with Heather Bain, Thurso High