Friday, March 15, 2013

Latest from Friends of Wighton

From Sheena Wellington:

On Saturday 16th March, Friends of Wighton's monthly Cappuccino Concert will feature Sara Grey (pictured right) and our very own Wighton Singers!

The concert takes place in the Wighton Heritage Centre, upstairs in the Central Library.  Admission is £5. Doors open, and coffee and newspapers are available, from 10.30am with the music from 11am until 12 noon.

Sara Grey is a fine American singer, banjo player and song collector, who is immersed in the song traditions of both sides of the Atlantic. She lived in Scotland for 28 years.   She also travelled extensively through the U.S. and Canada, performing and participating in workshops and summer schools. 

Sara became very aware of how easy it is for people to become insular in their appreciation of music and how important it is for people to see that as songs travelled they became part of US culture too.   Her passionate interest is to maintain and strengthen the links between Celtic and American culture.

The Wighton Singers meet every Tuesday afternoon in the Wighton Heritage Centre and have been working with Sara for several weeks.