Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dundee Double for Sheena!

With thanks to Sheena Wellington for this latest news :
Dundee singer Sheena Wellington will be appearing at both of the city’s Universities next week!

On Monday 30th April, she’ll be providing the songs at The Big Work Debate hustings at Abertay (tickets from
andrewscott@number10.org or 01382 221545).

On Saturday 5th May she’ll be at Dundee University Chaplaincy for an evening of music and song relating to the period around the Act of Union of 1707 (Tickets £5.00 from
d.j.patrick@dundee.ac.uk 07732 752 609) Also appearing

The Chaplaincy event, which will include a performance of Sir John Clark of Penicuik’s Leo Scotiae and songs from Mark Ashmore and Nicola Cowmeadow, has meant a lot of research particularly on the pro-Union songs.

“The Unionist cause may have won in 1707 but they certainly lost the battle of the songs!” said Sheena “We were spoiled for choice with the anti-Union & Jacobite material but it was a struggle finding a couple of Whig songs worth singing which were reasonably contemporary with the events!”

Sheena has sung at several of Lesley Riddoch’s Votepods has enjoyed the passion and power of the debates and expects Dundee to top the lot. Her efforts to appear in strictly non partisan colours took a knock at the Glasgow event when the Scottish Voice candidate arrived wearing a rosette the exact lilac shade of her suit!

Details:-
‘Ane end of ane old song’: An evening of music and song from the Union of 1707 and its aftermath

University of Dundee, Chaplaincy Centre
Saturday, 5 May 2007
7.30pm
with Mark Ashmore (bass), Nicola Cowmeadow (soprano), Graeme Stevenson Ensemble & Sheena Wellington

Tickets cost £5.00 and are available from Dr Derek J. Patrick
d.j.patrick@dundee.ac.uk or call 07732 752 609 for information and bookings.

The Great Work Debate, April 30th – 7.00pm,
Main Lecture Theatre, Abertay University, Dundee.
Music from Sheena Wellington. Free tickets by e-mailing
the organisers andrewscott@number10.org at Dundee Voluntary Action or phone 01382 221545