Friday, January 11, 2013

First 2013 update from Friends of Wighton


Instrumental and Gaelic song classes:

Friends of Wighton instrumental and Gaelic song classes restart for 2013 from Saturday 12th January.

Gaelic song, tutored by Wilma Kennedy, runs from 10 am until 11am in the Wighton Heritage Centre.

Fiddle Class for improvers is from 11 am to 12 noon, while the beginner fiddle class   is from 12 noon to 1pm.   Both will take place in the Library crèche on the lower floor and the tutor is Karen Hannah.

In the Wighton Heritage Centre, Helen Forbes will take the whistle class from 12.30pm until 2pm and Simon Chadwick's medieval harp class runs from 2 pm to 3.30pm.

Classes are open to all and cost £5 per session;   £3 concession. 

Mary Mac at the Wighton:

Mary Mac will be performing in the Wighton Centre, Dundee, on Saturday 19th January.

Her Cappuccino Concert will start at 10.30am with complimentary coffee and newspapers and the music will be from 11am to 12 noon.

Mary Mac is a versatile and talented singer songwriter, with presence, charm, and character.  She has a wealth of experience in the music industry and has recorded three albums of original material and one of Jazz standards.   All her albums have been well received after radio and TV appearances.   Graeme Scott, of Leith FM, described her appearance there as "one of the most delightful session guests ever."

Mary has worked with most of the top jazz musicians including Kuma Harada, Tim Bailey, Brian Kellock and Mario Caribe.   She performs as part of a band and as a solo singer.    She will be playing her favourite covers and original songs, with flavours of jazz country, blues and folk.

A recent testimonial:   "Her voice is smooth and mellow with that sultry edge that sometimes reminds one of Joni Mitchell and at other times of Claire Martin but make no mistake, Mary's an original voice."

Admission is £5. 

The Wighton Centre is upstairs in Dundee Central Library.