Tuesday 17 January 2012

Latest from Friends of Wighton

Concertinas, melodeons, accordions and all kinds of free reed instruments will be displayed and demonstrated this Saturday morning in Dundee's Wighton Centre, upstairs in the Central Library.   See right!

The event is one of the Friends of Wighton's popular cappuccino concerts.   With complimentary coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am, the music lasts from 11am to 12 noon. Admission is £5.

Traditional musicians John Bagnall & Paul Blackburn have been playing traditional music together for over 15 years, and in this concert their expertise will be put to good use in explaining and demonstrating the various different kinds of squeezeboxes and their place in Scottish traditional music.    They will be playing some popular tunes of the 18th and 19th centuries from the Wighton Collection and elsewhere.   Also, they will be showing off some rare historical recordings of notable players from the past.

This concert will be ideal for anyone interested in traditional music who would like to explore some more unusal aspects of the tradition.

The Friends of Wighton organises a series of events in the Library in Dundee. Other forthcoming dates are :

Wed 1st February at 1.15pm  - Ann Heymann, Gaelic harp 
Saturday 18th February at 10.30am - Karen Hannah & Allan Small, fiddle

For more info please go to www.friendsofwighton.com.