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Region: Central Scotland

The Category City of Edinburgh is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the City of Edinburgh which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cadenza [Edinburgh]

- Chapter House Singers

- Davidson's Mains & District Pipe Band

- Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society

- Edinburgh Players Opera Group

- Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group

- Loud & Proud Choir

- Ludus Baroque

- Meadows Chamber Orchestra

- Pentland Singers Community Choir

- Rudsambee Company of Singers

Stockbridge & New Town Community Orchestra

- Voice House Community Choir

 

! City of Edinburgh KEY
VISITS (to Website)56
VIEWS (of this Record)61

The Category City of Glasgow is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the City of Glasgow which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- ACE Chorus

- College of Piping

- Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society

- Glasgow Chamber Choir

- Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association

- Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir

- Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir

- Glasgow Police Pipe Band

- Glasgow Youth Choir

- Govan Gaelic Choir

- Mackintosh Choir

- Partick Folk Club

- Scottish International Piano Competition

- The Singers Company

 

! City of Glasgow KEY
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)92

The Category Clackmannanshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Clackmannanshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Clackmannan District Brass Band

- Clackmannanshire Choral Society

- Clackmannanshire Pipe Band

- Hillfoot Harmony Chorus

 

! Clackmannanshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of this Record)107

The Category Dunfermline is a subset of Fife. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dunfermline which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra

- Kingdom Brass

- Lochgelly Band

- Rosyth Concert Band

 

Category Dunfermline
! Dunfermline KEY
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)37

The Category East Dunbartonshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Dunbartonshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir

 

! East Dunbartonshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)29
VIEWS (of this Record)38

The Category East Lothian is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Lothian which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Haddington Pipe Band

- Hadley Court Singers

 

Category East Lothian
! East Lothian KEY
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of this Record)44

The Category East Renfrewshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Renfrewshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eastwood Choral Society

- EROS Musical Society

- Williamwood Pipe Band

 

! East Renfrewshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)83
VIEWS (of this Record)85

The Category Falkirk is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Falkirk which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Camelon & District Pipe Band

- Falkirk Caledonia Choir

- Falkirk Fiddle Workshop

- Falkirk Folk Club

- Falkirk Tryst Orchestra

- Kinneil Band

 

Category Falkirk
! Falkirk KEY
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of this Record)199

The Category Fife is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fife which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Fife
! Fife KEY
VISITS (to Website)46
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category Inverclyde is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Inverclyde which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Beacon Arts Centre Greenock

- Brass Sounds Inverclyde

- Cowal Fiddle Workshop

- Greenock Light Opera Club

- Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh

 

Category Inverclyde
! Inverclyde KEY
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of this Record)54

The Category Kirkcaldy is a subset of Fife. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Kirkcaldy which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Falkland Traditional Music Festival

- Fife Strathspey & Reel Society

 

Category Kirkcaldy
! Kirkcaldy KEY
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category Midlothian is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Midlothian which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Brass Band

- Newtongrange Silver Band

- Nitten Folk Club

- Penicuik Folk Club

 

Category Midlothian
! Midlothian KEY
VISITS (to Website)27
VIEWS (of this Record)28

The Category North Lanarkshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with North Lanarkshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Croy Silver Band

- Eastfield and Harthill Flute Orchestra

- Motherwell Diocesan Choir

- Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band

 

! North Lanarkshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of this Record)33

The Category Renfrewshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Renfrewshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Johnstone Band

- Kilbarchan Singers

- Opera Bamba

- Renfrew Burgh Band

- Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society

 

Category Renfrewshire
! Renfrewshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)29
VIEWS (of this Record)40

The Category St Andrews is a subset of Fife. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with St Andrews which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Byre Theatre

- Muchty Musicmakers

- The Alleycats

 

Category St Andrews
! St Andrews KEY
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of this Record)42

The Category Stirling is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Stirling which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Stirling Gaelic Choir

- Stirling Male Voice Choir

 

Category Stirling
! Stirling KEY
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of this Record)47

The Category West Dunbartonshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with West Dunbartonshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Clydebank Musical Society

- Clydebank Town Hall

- Lomond and Clyde Pipe Band

- St Augustine’s Dumbarton

 

! West Dunbartonshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)30
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category West Lothian is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with West Lothian which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bathgate Brass Band

- Bathgate Concert Orchestra

- Ferry Blend Choir

- Linlithgow Reed Band

- Linlithgow RFC Male Voice Choir

 

Category West Lothian
! West Lothian KEY
VISITS (to Website)23
VIEWS (of this Record)30

West Calder, West Lothian: 'Meets once a month ... for concerts and sessions. Everyone is very welcome. There is a small admission fee depending on the activity’.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Almond Valley Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of this Record)477

Inaugurated 2008: ‘Over three weeks the Balerno Music Festival has so much to offer ... For adults there is a mix of instrumental, vocal and folk concerts, cabaret, jazz and more. Children’s events cover ages three to secondary, and some events are free ... Balerno is located to the south-west of Edinburgh on the A70 (Lanark Rd)’. Held Late September - Early October.

 

* Balerno Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)253

‘Delighting families and school parties with their fun-filled introduction to live orchestral music. In recent years concerts have also included jazz, traditional Celtic, world music and percussion in the lively mix of entertainment and education that regularly sells out at concert halls in Scotland ... Concerts are specifically designed ... to appeal to children in the 4 to 14 age range although as our aim is to provide fun for all the family there really is something for everyone at each concert.’

 

* Children’s Classic Concerts
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)177

‘The Scheme enables as many children as resources and time will allow, the opportunity to play a musical instrument. Children who receive lessons will be tutored in the skills required to play an instrument. Opportunity exists to participate in and enjoy group music making in the school and the Community.’

 

* Clackmannanshire Instrumental Music Tuition
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)476

'We feature mainly classical music with occasional forays into other areas such as jazz. The performers are all top class UK and international, professional musicians and the concerts range from instrumental and vocal soloists through duos, trios and quartets up to choirs and small orchestras ... We are the only group dedicated to providing music lovers in Falkirk with classical music.'

 

* Classic Music Live! Falkirk
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)505

Includes ‘a selection of music concerts (classical, folk, contemporary and jazz); a ceilidh, literary events and art - as well as a quiz night! The Festival is organised and run by the Crail Festival Society, a charity established to further the arts in Crail in particular and Scotland more generally’. Held Late July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Crail Festival
VISITS (to Website)267
VIEWS (of this Record)586

'We aim to provide a quality guest list with the emphasis on entertainment. Come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' nights we feature local singers and musicians, as well as those visiting Crail. All are welcome. If you don’t want to make music then just come along and tap your feet.'

 

Category St Andrews
* Crail Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)548

‘We offer a wide range of degree programmes that will suit you whether you're seeking a career as a musician, would like to work in the music industries or arts and cultural sector, or if you're interested in the links music has with contemporary culture, history, creativity and the digital world. By studying with us, you will benefit from opportunities to take work placements within Glasgow's legendary music scene; learn from award-winning professional musicians and musical scholars, and get the chance to pursue your musical interests through researching, performing, composing, and exploring musical technology.’

 

* Department of Music [Glasgow]
VISITS (to Website)141
Also indexedUniversity of Glasgow
VIEWS (of this Record)260

'Music students benefit from our state-of-the-art teaching, rehearsal and practice rooms; recital area and music library; the latest in technology with three high quality recording studios and fully networked computer suites running Logic, ProTools, Sibelius and a range of other industry-relevant software.'

 

* Department of Music [Napier]
VISITS (to Website)176
Also indexedEdinburgh Napier University
VIEWS (of this Record)372

'Although the venues tend to centre around the Cathedral and the Cathedral Halls, events also focus on the other halls in Dunblane and include afternoon as well as evening concerts. These offer as diverse a choice as jazz and classical music, secular and sacred programmes, purely vocal or purely instrumental music or mixed ensembles.'

 

* Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of this Record)441

’Aims to support all with an interest in Folk music, and give performers and appreciative listeners the chance to make and enjoy folk music. The first Dunfermline Folk Club started in 1961, and ... an informal culture that supports performance and participation is what the Club is all about. All are welcome, so come along and see what you make of it.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Dunfermline Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)307

'Supports arts projects in the voluntary sector, with funds mostly provided by East Dunbartonshire Council.'

 

* East Dunbartonshire Arts Council
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)315

BEWARE! 'The East Neuk is a rural area, and it is common to find yourself behind a tractor or heavy vehicle. This has the great side-effect of making travel a leisurely experience, allowing you all the more opportunity to enjoy the landscape. But please remember to allow plenty of time to reach your concert venue. Latecomers are not guaranteed admission to any event, in whole or in part. If admitted, it may not be possible to take the seat you booked – standing may be the only option.' Held Late June.

 

* East Neuk Festival
VISITS (to Website)426
VIEWS (of this Record)445

'Has forged an enviable reputation throughout Scotland through the delivery of high - quality instrumental and choral instruction, whilst offering young people the opportunities to perform at local, national and indeed international level through the establishment of a wide range of bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles.'

 

* East Renfrewshire Instrumental Music Service
VISITS (to Website)242
VIEWS (of this Record)592

‘We run an annual festival which provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform their pieces in a friendly environment and, along with other performers of a similar ability, receive constructive feedback and advice from a specialist adjudicator. Our programme of competitive and non-competitive classes allows performers of all abilities to take part. There are classes in a wide range of classical and traditional instruments, or combinations of instruments, as well as for singers, choirs, orchestras and bands.’ Held Early March.

 

* Edinburgh Competition Festival
VISITS (to Website)304
VIEWS (of this Record)359

'Annual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Every Easter we bring harpists from across the globe together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.' The Festival is organized by The Clarsach Society.

 

* Edinburgh International Harp Festival
VISITS (to Website)376
Also indexedClarsach Society
VIEWS (of this Record)502

‘From the Festival's commencement the artistic policy has been to concentrate on musical excellence (rather than the "star system") and to champion spontaneous creativity: music making on the spot in Edinburgh. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians to realise creative ideas, and to link with international musicians. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has also grown its world outlook, presenting high quality musicians from all over the world.‘ Held Mid July.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
VISITS (to Website)113
Also indexedEdinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)213

‘We aim to promote the enjoyment of live classical music performance in the Edinburgh area. You are welcome to join us for our programme of recitals every Saturday from October to June .. You can become a member of the Society if you would like to support our work. You don't need a membership to attend concerts - they are open to anyone and admission is free ... The Society does not pay fees to performers. We will reimburse reasonable direct expenses for which receipts can be produced ... The Society will advertise the concerts and provide an audience. The Venue seats 50 people.’

  

* Edinburgh Society of Musicians
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)147

‘Membership of the ESO is around 220 and we have events approximately once a month from September to June. We are affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists and the Scottish Federation of Organists. You don't need to be an organist to join; an interest in the organ, its music, and meeting other like minded people is what's required! If you'd like to join then please email us.’

 

* Edinburgh Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)235

‘The aims and objectives of Fife Electronic Organ Society are to "promote and encourage interest in organ music and the appreciation thereof". We hope we achieve this by engaging top class artistes to entertain our members and many visitors alike and cultivating friendships between people who have a common interest in listening to and playing "middle of the road music" on electronic organ. The Society has nearly 100 members and has remarkable success ... All visitors are offered a warm welcome.’

 

* Fife Electronic Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)140
VIEWS (of this Record)315

‘Whether you are a young musician - in a school group or part of a community music ensemble, an adult musician, a teacher, a parent, an audience supporter or a willing donor, Fife Festival of Music has something for you!​ Founded in 1981, the Festival exists to support and develop music making in the community across Fife. The Festival holds three main events during the year - in    January/FebruaryMay, and November. The first of those is the largest and busiest event of the year with two weeks of vibrant music making, both competitive and non-competitive, ranging from instrumental, through vocal to choral, with solo, duet, ensemble and large group classes available ...’

 

* Fife Festival of Music
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)128

'Celebrates the glorious sound of wind, brass and percussion. Building on the successful format of the St Andrews Brass Festival Fringe of Gold mixes international performers with University students and staff, as well as musicians from across Fife.' Held Mid November.

 

* Fringe of Gold Festival
VISITS (to Website)237
Also indexedSt Andrews Brass Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)339

‘Dedicated to the promotion of historically informed performances of the highest standard on period instruments. It organises a regular series of Early Music concerts ... in the Georgian New Town ... The concert series features not only established Early Music performers but also exciting younger groups. Workshops and talks related to the concerts are also organised.’

 

* Georgian Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)366

'Brings its annual supply of world-class musicians and upcoming superstars to the City's already vibrant jazz scene ... Our Community & Education Fund is an initiative that incorporates community and education concerts & workshops that educate people of all ages in jazz music, allowing them to try out new instruments and experience live jazz music.' Held in Mid June.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Glasgow Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)320

‘An annual festival featuring over 7,000 amateur performers ... Bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles and hundreds of soloists perform and are appraised by a team of leading professional adjudicators ... Events include: Choral Evening, Band Nights and schools’ music days. Come and enjoy the performances, and compare your views with the adjudicator’s assessment! All sessions are open to the public and halls may be entered at any time appropriate to the performance in progress.’ Held Early - Mid March.

 

* Glasgow Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of this Record)261

‘Established in 1911. Our membership includes organists, church musicians and those who simply enjoy organ music. There are normally five meetings per year, all of which are open to non-members, and designed to meet the Society’s objectives - the education of its members and the public in the art of music, with special reference to organ and choral music.’

 

* Glasgow Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)242

'Presents six concerts annually from October to March in the Music Close Up series, which is subsidised by a grant from Enterprise Music Scotland, whose help we acknowledge with gratitude.'

 

* Haddington Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)261
Also indexedMusic Close Up
VIEWS (of this Record)613

‘The annual Music Festival starts on the last week of January and runs for a fortnight culminating in a Grand Concert on the final Saturday evening featuring a selection of the highlights from the two weeks.'

 

* Inverclyde Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)441

‘Instrumental tuition is the core of the work of the Music Service This is delivered by more than twenty music instructors who have individual specialisms enabling us to offer tuition on the full range of orchestral instruments, voice, guitar and bagpipes ... Alongside offering instrumental tuition, instructors also run many school orchestras and ensembles in both primary and secondary schools. These ensembles are renowned for their high standard of performance and are particularly successful in national competitions. Pupils are also invited to attend our Music Centre which runs on a Saturday morning offering specialist tuition on a variety of instruments.‘

 

* Inverclyde Music Service
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)504

'The country's newest and most innovative College of Performing Arts where students and their careers come first. With its origins and roots in the Scottish School of Musical Theatre founded by Bette Clark in 1946, Jazzartuk continues the work of seven decades and is committed to providing the highest quality of theatre arts training for young performers in the "Shires". No gimmicks -- no false promises -- just satisfying hard work and national achievement.'

 

* Jazzartuk
VISITS (to Website)376
VIEWS (of this Record)399

‘The finest chamber music in the finest setting ... We look forward to welcoming present and new patrons to another full and varied programme. A season ticket, giving seven performances for the price of four is excellent value. The Society is very friendly and welcoming. If you already have a taste for classical music you may already be attending. If you were unaware of our concerts or unfamiliar with classical music why not give it a try?.‘

 

* Kirkcaldy Music Society
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)338

‘A music festival in Scotland offering beautiful music played by internationally-renowned artists in celebrated venues throughout the historic and beautiful county of East Lothian.’ Held Mid September.

 

Category East Lothian
* Lammermuir Festival
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)112

'We warmly invite you to share the opportunity to hear high calibre and internationally acclaimed musicians in a friendly environment. The cost of our exciting programme of concerts represents excellent value, in particular the season ticket which offers concerts at a significant discount. Enjoy a glass of wine in the interval and have some thoroughly enjoyable evenings of wonderful music.'

 

* Linlithgow Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)403

‘Our Arts Festival's origins were ... as a small, one day book festival which was very successful. Then, after the first two years, other arts organisations requested to take part. The festival then grew to last over a weekend and now it has grown to be a multi week programme. We aim to offer a varied and inclusive programme of arts for all ages. Not only do we invite some well-known artists to come and share with us their talent and experience, we recognise the huge artistic talent within our community and the Festival strives to showcase these members of our village.’ Held Mid March.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Lochwinnoch Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)362

'Promotes a highly regarded International Chamber Music Concert Series and has been doing so since 1942. Concerts take place each month from October to April. The intimate atmosphere and warm acoustic of Cairns Church is an excellent setting for these wonderful concerts.'

 

* Milngavie Music Club
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)312

'The Music Centre is open to everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians, whether you want to take lessons, play in groups, practise or just come and listen. In addition, the University offers nine undergraduate modules for those who wish to make music part of their degree ... Whilst the majority of concerts and performances are public and open to everybody, many of the other facilities and opportunities offered by the Music Centre are available only to Music Centre members.‘

 

* Music Centre [St Andrews]
VISITS (to Website)306
Also indexedUniversity of St Andrews
VIEWS (of this Record)440

'An independent organisation with a mission to promote music and the arts around Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.'

 

Category Clackmannanshire
* Music in Dollar
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of this Record)428

‘We offer world class tuition at all levels and in all teaching styles to suit your needs and location ... With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.’

 

* National Piping Centre
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)317

‘Aims to provide a high-quality instrumental education programme and offers pupils opportunities to participate in wide range of music activities.’

 

* North Lanarkshire Music Instruction Service
VISITS (to Website)287
VIEWS (of this Record)453

'Over 9 days, we offer our 25, 000 visitors a wide variety of exhibitions, workshops, talks, children’s events and evening performances, all related to the arts.' Held Early August.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Pittenweem Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)318
VIEWS (of this Record)484

‘For over fifty years Pollok House Arts Society (PHAS) has been bringing world class artists to perform in the intimate surroundings of Pollok House. The society owns its own Steinway concert grand piano, the king of concert pianos since the 1880s. This has paved the way for some amazing concerts ... The Society’s programme is funded by ticket sales, subscriptions, donations from supporters, fundraising events and is grateful to Creative Scotland through Enterprise Music Scotland for a generous grant ...’

 

* Pollok House Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)317

‘Runs weekend and full-week orchestral courses for serious amateurs and future professionals ... We offer high-level training through intensive rehearsal, exploring the core orchestral repertoire under the batons of prominent conductors. A Rehearsal Orchestra course is typically a draining but rewarding experience, and you should come away from it tired and satisfied.’

 

* Rehearsal Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)223
VIEWS (of this Record)389

‘We are home to two extraordinary historic concert halls, unique collections of musical instruments, a world-class music library and well-equipped studios ... Our Music Society is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best, and our city is a rich cultural resource of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, world music groups and venues.'

 

* Reid School of Music [Edinburgh]
VISITS (to Website)161
Also indexedUniversity of Edinburgh
VIEWS (of this Record)317

'Scotland’s national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts. Our location is the heart of Glasgow; our orientation is the contemporary international scene. We are leading the way as one of Europe’s top conservatoires, offering a rare breadth of artistic disciplines.'

 

* Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)278
VIEWS (of this Record)393

‘One of Scotland's biggest traditional music festivals, promoting & sustaining traditional fiddle music since 1996 ... We always welcome new volunteers, particularly for the Festival weekend, but also throughout the year. Get in touch and you will be made to feel very welcome and will be joining a friendly bunch.’ Held Mid November.

 

* Scots Fiddle Festival
VISITS (to Website)149
VIEWS (of this Record)160

'Charitable organisation founded to promote interest in the Cinema Organ as an entertainment art form. The aim of the trust is to provide information about the world of the cinema organ in Scotland ... The Trust are the proud owners of Scotland's only operational WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ. The technical team dedicate 2 days a week to restoring and maintaining a musical instrument now well into its 8th decade!'

 

* Scottish Cinema Organ Trust
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of this Record)842

‘A Society for the history and construction of, and performance upon, early plucked musical instruments, primarily the lute and early guitar, of music composed for these instruments and the techniques used to play them. “Early” in this context ranges from the earliest times up until the middle of the 20th century ... All standards from complete beginner to professional will be encouraged to take part ... Future meetings will include presentations, workshops and concerts. But the main aim is to get players together.’

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of this Record)71

'Welcomes emerging conductors of all ages and nationalities to study with Honorary Professor of conducting Sian Edwards. The class will be made up of eight participants; each participant will receive 120 minutes of podium time over the course of the weekend.'  Held Mid June.

 

* St Andrews Advanced Conducting Course
VISITS (to Website)233
VIEWS (of this Record)470

'St Andrews Music Club promotes chamber music concerts in St Andrews. Our concerts feature young artists at the outset of their careers as well as more seasoned performers with wide international experience. These concerts are open to everyone, members and non-members alike.'

 

* St Andrews Music Club
VISITS (to Website)237
VIEWS (of this Record)443

‘Scotland’s only festival dedicated to the voice and vocal music. Set in the beautiful town of St Andrews, each October we present a varied programme of events showcasing the versatility and beauty of the human voice in an amazingly broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more ... The festival runs during the day and night and includes family concerts, opportunities to sing-a-long and get involved, as well as free events to enjoy while relaxing with a drink. Come along and discover something new!’ Held Late October.

 

Category Choral Festivals
* St Andrews Voices
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)194

‘Scotland’s only independent specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It is co-educational, non-denominational and attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland and beyond – England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally.'

 

* St Mary's Music School
VISITS (to Website)248
VIEWS (of this Record)464

'Theatre company which was established in 2002 for young people aged between 3 and 19 years ... In our classes we are constantly working towards the next performance in which we aim to achieve the highest standards possible ... In our Performance Classes you will be trained in all aspects of musical theatre. Every student is given the chance to take part in fully staged musicals and to perform in concerts and cabarets. In addition to this, each child receives individual singing coaching to help towards their solo performances.'

 

* Starlight Youth Music Theatre
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)425

‘Our programme of events is a mix of recitals, talks and presentations.’ Typically, one Saturday afternoon meeting per month, October - May, apart from December.

 

Category Stirling
* Stirling and District Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of this Record)266

‘International Arts Festival, based in the magnificent medieval city of Stirling, Scotland for 2018 ... (For 2019, we are moving base location to Scotland’s Capital City – Edinburgh!) ... We invite you to an area steeped in history, legend and folklore to participate in a truly international festival where you will be able to experience the majesty of Scotland and the warmth of its people ... Performances will be determined based on your genre of music and size of your ensemble. These may include ageless churches, historical town halls, contemporary theatres or medieval castles.‘ Held Early July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)384

'Group of classical music enthusiasts who meet every two weeks to discuss and listen to recordings. At most meetings a member presents a selection of recorded music and background information on the composers and musicians involved.'

 

* Stirling Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)463

'Set up in 2000 with aims and objectives: * to promote live music through the presentation of public performances; * to advance the education of the public in the arts and in particular music; * to provide opportunities for young musicians to perform in front of a live audience.'

 

* Torphichen Summer Nights
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)408

'WDC Music represents the music provision delivered across West Dunbartonshire Council by the Instrumental Music Service and the Youth Music Initiative Team. This Website contains all the information you need to find out how to make the most of the music opportunities available in and outside of the Council.'

 

* WDC Music [West Dunbartonshire]
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)357

‘The West End Festival is Glasgow’s largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances ... Encompasses around 400 events in circa 80 venues across the west end from Maryhill down to Partick and from Charing Cross along to Knightswood ... West End Festival is an umbrella organisation. This means we organise few of our own events. Venues and promoters organise their events and submit them to be part of the West End Festival programme.’

 

* West End Festival
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of this Record)115

‘Every member of ACAOS has a passion for performing and producing shows that will delight audiences young, and not so young! The club have been performing since 1910 and have been performing to sell out audiences at The Sir John Wilson Town Hall since 1913. The club is very forward looking and fabulous team work (and hard work!) have produced high quality shows.’

+ Airdrie & Coatbridge Amateur Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)361

‘A high quality chamber orchestra, founded in 2008 by former members of Camerata Scotland, and based in Central Scotland. amicus aims to bridge the gap between amateur and professional orchestras, by providing a top quality ensemble for experienced amateurs, music students and professionals ... Amicus orchestra meets and performs about three times a year. Everyone applies to join amicus on a project by project basis. We don’t rehearse weekly like many orchestras but instead commit to a full weekend of intense rehearsals in preparation for a concert.’

 

+ Amicus Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)56
VIEWS (of this Record)64

‘Choral society, based in the East Neuk of Fife, rehearsing and performing in and around Anstruther. We have a friendly and welcoming approach to everything we do and strive for high standards of performance ... There are two concerts each year, one in early December and one in March.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Anstruther Philharmonic Society
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)603

‘We are a small SATB choir based in Paisley ... and have a reputation for singing a very mixed repertoire. We are an adventurous choir which is keen to let our audiences hear music with which they may not be familiar but we programme this alongside more popular works. Our own annual concert in May regularly features works by living composers which are Scottish, European or, occasionally, world premières. These concerts are usually accompanied by the Arkleston Chamber Ensemble.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Arkleston Singers
VISITS (to Website)218
Also indexedArkleston Chamber Ensemble
VIEWS (of this Record)307

‘Formed in December 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is Scotland’s national broadcasting orchestra and performs to large and enthusiastic audiences in venues throughout the country. It has been at the heart of the nation’s cultural life for many years and has a well-earned reputation for its creative ambition, its pioneering spirit and wide range of repertoire. It maintains a busy schedule of broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Television, and Online.‘

+ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)300

'A youth orchestra for children aged 8 - 18. We have four sections, currently best described as friendly ensembles: • String Orchestra; • Wind Band; • Concert Orchestra; • Symphony Orchestra.'

 

+ Bearsden and Milngavie Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)464

'Our Season extends from late August to mid May ... The choir undertakes at least four performances every season in a range of venues ... We sing a wide range of musical styles and perform works by composers from the traditional to the entirely contemporary. We enjoy singing with highly acclaimed professional soloists and orchestras. Singers eager to join the choir are advised to come along for a rehearsal or two to get a better feel for how we operate before going forward for audition ... This is generally a very relaxed experience involving a few voice exercises ... to ensure individuals are placed in the best section for their voice.'

 

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Bearsden Choir
VISITS (to Website)296
VIEWS (of this Record)456

‘We are a Community Concert Band, based in Bristo Baptist Church, Edinburgh ... We are open to woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities.’

 

+ Bristo Community Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)279

'Aim to contribute to the local society of West Lothian and also the wider brass band community. We give a number of concerts throughout the year including community events in Broxburn and Livingston and concerts in the wider Lothian region, and further afield.'

 

+ Broxburn & Livingston Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)391

‘Buckhaven Town Band was founded in 1905 competing at all levels, amalgamating with Wellesley Colliery in 1976 to become Buckhaven & Methil Miners’ Brass Band ... “Buckhaven Brass Beginnings” was formed in 2007 and used to have around 12 youngsters enjoying learning to play brass instruments. A lot of these youngsters are now full members of the band and we are now trying to recruit the next generation of learners to provide new players for the band in the years to come.’

 

+ Buckhaven & Methil Miners’ Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of this Record)319

Byre Opera presents professionally directed, high-quality opera, performed in English, to audiences in St Andrews and beyond. Singers are drawn mainly from the undergraduate and postgraduate student bodies, but casts have also included young professionals, University staff, and local amateurs. Singers benefit from regular coaching from internationally renowned opera singers and coaches as well as the opportunity to work with professional directors, designers and orchestral musicians.’

 

Category St Andrews
+ Byre Opera
VISITS (to Website)45
VIEWS (of this Record)40

‘Has established itself as one of Edinburgh's most prominent chamber choirs, performing a varied and challenging repertoire to high acclaim. Performances are often a cappella and characterised by fresh and dynamic interpretations of works from a wide range of eras, with an emphasis on less frequently performed compositions. Calton Consort was founded in 2001 by 12 friends, who were also singers, for a concert in aid of a church roof appeal. The choir now comprises around 30 singers and typically performs four concerts a year including appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.’

 

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Calton Consort
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)248

‘We are a community wind band based in Edinburgh. We perform several concerts a year in support of various charities. A sociable group of amateur musicians, we believe music and fun go together. Our members are not only from Edinburgh, but also from as far afield as Fife, Perthshire, and the Scottish Borders ... Membership is open to players of all ages. We do not hold auditions but you should be at least Grade 5 standard.‘

 

+ Capital Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of this Record)276

Founded 1983: 'Glasgow’s flagship choir. Our members are dedicated and talented singers and perform with professional musicians to a very high standard. Most of all, we have fun! ... The Chorus is now one of the biggest independent choral groups in the West of Scotland and is a significant player in Scotland’s arts environment. We’ve grown into an organisation that has around 80 members singing a wide range of musical genres, committed to performing less familiar pieces as well as the popular and well-loved choral works.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ City of Glasgow Chorus
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of this Record)74

‘Founded in 1982 as the YMCA Glasgow Wind Orchestra ... In 2017, the band formally changed its name to The City of Glasgow Wind Orchestra. We continue to give concerts throughout the year and the number of players is at an all time high ... Our membership includes youth and experience — a wide range of ages and musical backgrounds. Our repertoire is extensive – Marches, Overtures, Classical Music, music from Stage and Screen, Solo Features, and Contemporary pieces all feature. We are not a competing band, but find other opportunities to play. We give concerts in and around the Glasgow area and are invited to all sorts of venues and events.’

 

+ City of Glasgow Wind Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)415

'Exists for anyone of any age, background or ability who enjoys singing whether they consider themselves to be a "singaphobic", an expert or somewhere in between. No auditioning is required. Our motto is “generations singing together” ... Our aim is to go out into the community and further afield as a voluntary group and perform for any organisation who would like to be entertained and have some fun.‘

 

Category East Lothian
+ Clark Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)439

'Everyone has experienced the joy of singing at some time of their life. Singing in harmony with others can be an exhilarating experience for both performers and audience. Members of the Clydebank District Choir enjoy the pleasures and challenges of singing and sharing their music with others.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Clydebank District Choir
VISITS (to Website)197
VIEWS (of this Record)490

'Singing in harmony since 1900 ... The Choir has travelled far since those early days, but its aim remains the same: "The study of Choral music as suited to Male voices and to give the listening public the highest standard of Male voice singing." As a Choir local to Clydebank we are always keen to recruit new members, and currently have members from all parts of the West of Scotland whose ages range from 20 to 90.'

 

+ Clydebank Male Voice Choir D.O.
VISITS (to Website)240
VIEWS (of this Record)513

Founded 1928: ‘An amateur orchestra in Edinburgh that plays a variety of music ranging from baroque to 21st century ... The orchestra has a membership of around 50 of all ages ... Joining does not involve an audition ... We perform two concerts per year, normally in December and May’.

 

+ Colinton Amateur Orchestral Society
VISITS (to Website)151
VIEWS (of this Record)232

‘Based in Cupar, Fife we are a long established mixed voice choir, averaging about 65 members. We perform two concerts during our season from September till April, music ranging from classic choral works to modern pieces. The Society aims to give its members pleasure from the study and practice of choral music, and to provide concerts of a high standard.‘

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Cupar Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)322

'Founded in 1989 by the amalgamation of Dalkeith Burgh Silver Band and Monktonhall Colliery Silver Band following the closure of both pits. New brass and percussion players are always welcome. We are a friendly but hard working and ambitious band and have a busy concert and contest schedule. We play an integral part of the East Lothian and Midlothian communities.'

 

+ Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)290
VIEWS (of this Record)501

'The Dalkeith Singers is a large mixed choir for Dalkeith and the surrounding district and has 60 or so regular members. We sing classical, sacred and some lighter music – all for the sheer joy of singing and entertaining our audiences. Our main concert performances are given in Dalkeith each year at Christmas time and in the spring. We also perform at other events alongside other groups.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Dalkeith Singers
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)536

‘The Society has been in existence since 1949 and aims to present first-class performances of a wide variety of choral music and, in doing so, offers members an exciting programme of music and an enjoyable and enriching leisure-time activity ... Don’t get stuck singing in your shower – join us and you can have fun singing all sorts of songs from pop to musicals via Christmas carols and an annual choral piece that is guaranteed to put a big smile on your face after you perform it.‘

 

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Dunbar Choral
VISITS (to Website)125
VIEWS (of this Record)219

'A community wind orchestra ... The Band was formed in 1973 and performs throughout Central Scotland and beyond, with occasional overseas tours. We have a regular calendar of concerts which includes indoor and outdoor events, charity concerts and festivals, with a varied repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary to film and popular music.'

 

+ Dunbartonshire Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)496

‘Formed in 2008 and is made up of experienced players from Dunblane and the surrounding area. The orchestra gives two concerts a year in May and November, and performs familiar and lesser known works to an appreciative audience.’

 

+ Dunblane Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)125
VIEWS (of this Record)264

‘Formed from an idea in May 2006 between 11 players, with the idea of creating a relaxed, fun, friendly band for wind players of all ages and abilities ... From small beginnings the band has grown to approximately 45 playing members, playing several concerts and festivals every year in addition to our popular “Play away” rehearsal days. As a community windband, we have also supported several local charities with fundraising concerts.’

 

+ Dunedin Wind Band
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)236

‘We welcome applications from all (but especially MEN!). Of a choir of about 120,  20+ are men, which is not bad compared to many choirs, but we are always delighted to enrol more ... If you want to come along and visit our friendly group at one of our rehearsals to see what is involved before you make a decision, you would be most welcome ... Enrollment takes place in August each year. We do not normally enrol members outside of this time, although you can apply and be put on our "pending" list at any time.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Dunfermline Choral Union
VISITS (to Website)85
VIEWS (of this Record)196

‘We are open to boys and girls from Primary 2 to 7 and Secondary 1-6. Membership is open to all interested children, and there is no pre-requisite for admission. If you are interested in singing, you will love being in Dunfermline Junior Chorus. The Chorus is split into 4 choirs: The Wee Music Makers, The Music Makers, The Junior Choir, and the Senior Choir. Our repertoire is diverse and ranges from African to Gospel to Traditional and Popular. We perform a minimum of 3 concerts per year.’

 

+ Dunfermline Junior Chorus
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of this Record)208

'We are a group of about 40 ladies, of all ages and backgrounds, who enjoy singing! Our repertoire is varied and includes many well known songs as well as some interesting new material. There's something for everybody! Although we are based in East Fife, we perform all over Fife and beyond.'

 

Category Ladies Choirs
+ East Fife Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)583

'Formed in 1957 in the Wemyss area of Fife, with a backing of the coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. It was a great outlet for the Miners and others who joined, being able to sing and socialise with like-minded men as and still is today a great pastime.'

 

+ East Fife Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)546

‘With around 70 singers, we perform three concerts per year one of which is dedicated to J S Bach ... Edinburgh Bach Choir has been central to our capital city's musical life since its founding in 1910. The three concerts the Choir normally sings each year have covered a large variety of music from Renaissance to new commissions ... The Choir aspires to perform to as professional a level as possible and indeed many of its concerts are accompanied by professional instrumentalists. To this end, new members must pass an audition, and existing members must be re-auditioned on a regular basis to ensure that standards are maintained. This is standard practice in choral societies across the country.‘

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Edinburgh Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)265

'Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra, established in the early 1930s, is one of the oldest amateur orchestras in Scotland ... We play around four concerts per year at venues around Edinburgh. The core of the orchestra is strings only, though we regularly play concerts with brass and woodwind. Our repertoire includes chamber music standards ... but in recent years we have also played works by Boyce, Brahms, Chopin, Puccini and Vaughan Williams, as well as premiering work by new composers. The social aspect of the orchestra is very important to us. Many of our members have played with us for a number of years but we are also very open to newcomers. We have players of all ages and a range of nationalities.'

 

+ Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)125

‘Founded in 1988 with the aim of providing an opportunity for community musicians, school leavers and the student population to come together to make music. While the band consistently performs to a high level, the ethos is focused on being inclusive and welcoming. Today ECB is a true community band, with over 60 members aged 18 upwards and from all walks of life, performing and enjoying a wide range of music across the concert band repertoire. The Band undertakes a number of varied engagements each season, with a strong commitment to community and charity events.’

 

+ Edinburgh Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)777

‘The Orchestra has been established since 2008, and our aims are: * to enable mandolin and guitar players to play music together; * to encourage the study of our instruments and music through the development of repertoires, technique, and musical understanding; * to promote public awareness through concerts and recitals. Our instruments are from the plucked string family – mainly (but not exclusively) mandolins, mandolas and guitars – and our repertoire is drawn from a wide range of musical genres spanning classical to popular, baroque to contemporary, and dipping into many different cultures along the way.‘

 

Category Guitar Ensembles
+ Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)317

‘An established group of amateur musicians of all ages and abilities. We meet throughout the year for rehearsals and performances, aiming to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of orchestral music in a friendly atmosphere. New players are very welcome – we encourage all ages and abilities, and have a friendly atmosphere. We aim for high standards, but have no auditions.’

 

+ Edinburgh Open Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)233
VIEWS (of this Record)237

‘If you think “choir” means standing still and singing old fashioned music while holding scores, think again. The Edinburgh Police Choir is a bit different.  We consistently delight and surprise our audiences with our lively interpretation of songs you might, or might not know ... Some of our members work for the Police Service but there’s no need to have a police connection to join us ... We welcome choristers from our community as well as police staff.’

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Edinburgh Police Choir
VISITS (to Website)244
VIEWS (of this Record)306

‘One of Scotland's foremost choral societies and Edinburgh's oldest choir. Established in 1858, the Choral continues to perform a wide variety of major works from the choral repertoire ... The Choral has played a significant part in the musical life of the Scotland, having given the first Scottish performances of many works, including Bach's B Minor Mass. The choir also performed at the opening of the Usher Hall in 1914 and retains a strong association with this venue to the present day. The Choral comprises around 120 members who rehearse every week.’

 

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Edinburgh Royal Choral Union
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)178

‘Since 1952, The Edinburgh Singers have been at the forefront of the city's musical heritage as one of its leading amateur choirs ... We typically perform four concerts a year (autumn, Christmas, spring and summer), with occasional extras, such as Concert Tours abroad, Carol Singing for charity, and performing on Songs of Praise and other TV and Radio programmes ... Newcomers are always welcome to audition ... We are always on the look out for enthusiastic and talented singers.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Edinburgh Singers
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)230

‘Founded in 1964 to give amateur musicians the opportunity to play a symphonic repertoire to a high standard. It ... currently presents three or four concerts each season, normally in November, March and May ... Programmes often include works outwith the standard repertoire and the Orchestra is committed to supporting local composers. Over the years, opportunities have been given to young soloists early in their international careers.’

 

+ Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)239

'Formed in Edinburgh in 1947 by Mollie Scott (a Lady Supervisor in the then Rose Street Telephone Exchange). The original ladies only choir recruited gentlemen in 1950 to enable a wider range of music to be undertaken with part singing. Since the 1950’s the Choir members have come from various occupations other than telephonists, however being well known by the original name we have decided not to change it. The Choir has become popular throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding districts with many charities benefiting from monies donated by the group.'

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Edinburgh Telephone Choir
VISITS (to Website)193
VIEWS (of this Record)430

‘A symphony orchestra of young musicians aged 13-21 from all over Scotland. Under the guidance of an internationally renowned conductor and soloist and with a team of professional tutors, the main EYO course takes place over a full week each spring, immediately followed by concerts in major venues around Scotland. The orchestra has a long history of touring, both within the UK and abroad, and will normally meet again during the summer months to prepare for concerts, either on home ground or further afield.‘

 

+ Edinburgh Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)215

'Anyone is welcome to join the Chorus and although we do not ask prospective members to audition it is important that individuals have basic singing skills. Each person will be categorised according to his/her voice as soprano, contralto, tenor or bass and participate with other members in the appropriate choral section. The choral year begins in mid August when the local school summer holidays end and runs through till the annual concert in May the following year.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Falkirk Festival Chorus
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)612

‘Fiddlesticks (Tranent) was formed at Ross High in 2008, bringing together instrumentalists from 10 surrounding schools. The adult orchestra “Fiddlesticks Remixed” was launched in 2010 for parents, former pupils and adult musicians from our audience. Fiddlesticks (Dunbar) was launched in the Dunbar cluster in 2012. In 2015 all 3 orchestras were brought together to form one big orchestra ... A rock, pop, film and folk orchestra for musicians of all ages and abilities!  Great fun - all instruments welcome! Occasional concerts throughout the academic year. Parts for beginners through to advanced level.‘

 

Category East Lothian
+ Fiddlesticks Orchestra East Lothian
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)258

'Essentially like any other amateur musical company - the members come from all walks of life, there are more women than men, as the performance dates come around we wonder if it will ever be ready, but afterwards its all been worthwhile and before long we are setting off on next year's venture ...'

 

+ Fife Opera
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)438

‘We are a small, enthusiastic, mixed voice community choir and whilst we started in Gargunnock and continue to hold our rehearsals here, our members now come from the surrounding Forth Valley villages - Drymen, Kippen, Thornhill, Doune, Blair Logie, Dunblane ... We all have very different musical backgrounds. Some of us can't read music at all and some of us are still at school but what we all have in common is a love of music and getting together for a good sing. We sing all sorts of music - music from the Shows, some shorter Choral works, traditional Scottish songs, fun songs and singalongs. We have even ventured into Coldplay and U2 ! ... Our philosophy, as it was when we first started, is to sing for the joy and fun of singing, and we hope our audiences will enjoy the experience too.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Gargunnock Songsters
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)321

Founded 1970: 'We enjoy singing a varied repertoire of major choral works, ranging from Vivaldi to Karl Jenkins, as well as carols, operatic choruses and modern popular classics. The Garleton Singers hold three main concerts a year (our Christmas Carol Concert a firm favourite for our Haddington audience), with occasional special performances.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Garleton Singers
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of this Record)415

‘An amateur orchestra ... founded 1966 ... We give 3 main concerts each year in March, June and November ... The GCO has built an enviable reputation as one of the leading amateur orchestras in Scotland, and continues to attract some of the best amateur musicians in the region ... The orchestra is run on an entirely voluntary basis by the musicians themselves, with member subscriptions geared to enable players in all financial circumstances to take part. Orchestra members are drawn from all walks of life and from all over the central belt of Scotland.’

 

+ Glasgow Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)341

‘If you'd like to come and make music in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, then the Glasgow Lyric Choir is for you. We sing a wide range of choral works from all eras ... New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us, why not come along and take part first of all in a few rehearsals - after which you will be invited to a short, informal audition with the conductor. No-one else will be present. You'll be encouraged to sing through a few vocal exercises (and perhaps something of your own choosing) in order that he can decide how your voice will fit into the choir. This will be done in a very relaxed manner!’

Category Community Choirs
+ Glasgow Lyric Choir
VISITS (to Website)115
VIEWS (of this Record)218

‘Founded in 1870, is a symphony orchestra with about 70 members. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from the classical era to the present day, including new works ...  and choral works with local choirs. We are a non-auditioning orchestra and we enjoy making music to the highest standards and having as much fun as possible in the process! We are very fortunate to have a number of different conductors for our concerts, each bringing their own personality and distinctive style to our rehearsals and performances. We give four concerts a year.’

+ Glasgow Orchestral Society
VISITS (to Website)149
VIEWS (of this Record)238

‘Our repertoire is wide and varied covering West End/Broadway musicals, operatic choruses, classical pieces, Scottish songs, sacred music, "easy listening" and humour, and a typical concert will cover most or all of these genres in one night! We are also fortunate to have some fine soloists too. We are not a religious/church or Cathedral choir, and neither are we a choral society or orchestral/theatrical chorus, though we have elements of all of these in our catalogue.‘

 

Category City of Glasgow
+ Glasgow Phoenix Choir
VISITS (to Website)294
VIEWS (of this Record)242

‘A non-auditioned ensemble of 115 singers ... Although our ensemble is closely affiliated with The Glasgow School of Art there is no requirement for our members to be affiliated in any way with the institution: the choir is non-auditioned and open to all ... The choir was founded with the principal aim of creating an amateur chorus which would perform to a standard far above that of an average amateur group, an objective we continue to pursue. The ensemble has quickly gained a reputation for outstanding musical discipline and is committed to expanding its repertoire and the musicianship of its members. The choir performs repertoire from a wide range of genres ... as well as works by contemporary choral composers ... Concerts have also included pieces from musical theatre and traditional Scottish songs. The Glasgow School of Art Choir performs regularly in two concerts each year- a Christmas concert in December and Summer concert in May– as well as numerous other engagements.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Glasgow School of Art Choir
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)230

'Are you retired, or close to retirement, and want to play in an orchestra in Glasgow? We are a friendly and relaxed group -- and there are no auditions! The Orchestra consists of about 50 players at all levels, from retired professionals to late starters, with enthusiastic amateurs playing alongside those who learned to play in their youth, only to get reacquainted with their instruments after years raising a family and working towards retirement ... Our concerts (about 10 per year) are for older people at various luncheon clubs around Glasgow. The concerts last about 50 minutes, and are normally held in the early afternoon, about once a month ... Each year our Annual Concert is held in the magnificent surroundings of Glasgow City Chambers and rounds off our season for the year ... Our repertoire is mainly light-classical, and includes music from the shows and films, especially of the 50’s and 60’s, familiar classics, musical theatre, and arrangements of popular songs.'

 

+ Glasgow Senior Citizens Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of this Record)53

‘We are an enthusiastic amateur orchestra playing to a high standard ... formed in September 1986 by a group of friends who wanted to create a new and exciting entity in amateur orchestral terms. The philosophy of the Sinfonia is that enjoyment is derived by aiming for the highest possible standard of ensemble playing and to this end the orchestra is selective in its concert giving while at the same time building up a wide repertoire of works in rehearsal.’

 

+ Glasgow Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)304

‘Members come from all backgrounds but have a common interest in making music. Members range in age from 18 to more than 80. We do not audition new players. We have three concerts per year and the rehearsal periods for these are September to December, January to March and March to late May early June. We play mostly classical music and have performed works by most major composers and many who are less well known. We frequently have soloists performing with the orchestra.’

 

 

+ Glasgow Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)191
VIEWS (of this Record)236

‘The Glasgow Wind Band (originally called The Glasgow Youth Band) was formed in 1972 to provide an opportunity for senior school pupils, students and adult members of the public to participate in a symphonic wind band of the very highest calibre. Even today, this is still the band’s mission statement. The current membership numbers some 60 or so instrumentalists from varied backgrounds and professions. The members of the band range in age from 16 to mid-40s, with the large majority in their 20s.‘

 

+ Glasgow Wind Band
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)234

'Having formed in June 2012, we currently have around 140 members, and a waiting list, but will always make a space for men and anyone 25 or under. It's open to all age groups: anyone from 3rd year at High School upwards is welcome ...'

 

Category Community Choirs
+ In Harmony!
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)334

‘We are a non-audition, mixed voice choir based in Bearsden near Glasgow. We have members with a wide range of experience and technical abilities and sing mostly classical choral music and perform at least two concerts a year. New members are always welcome. An ability to read or follow music and some experience of choral singing is helpful but not essential. You will find our rehearsals enjoyable and stimulating and the atmosphere welcoming.’

 

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Kelvin Choir
VISITS (to Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)225

‘Formed in 1967 in Lasswade, near Edinburgh, from former pupils of Lasswade High School. Its name recalls the adjacent picturesque valley through which the River Esk flows. Nowadays, however, members come from all over the Lothians, and from Renfrewshire ... The Edinburgh Kevock Choir has long been recognised as one of Scotland's foremost large choirs. Its singing strength is currently around 60. The choir's main concert is held in May each year.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Kevock Choir
VISITS (to Website)283
VIEWS (of this Record)227

‘Brass band based on the south side of Glasgow, Scotland ... The Band plays regular concerts in and around Glasgow, at venues including Rutherglen Town Hall and St Andrew's in the Square, and at events such as the city's West End Festival. In addition to the Senior Band, the band operates a Youth Band, Junior Band and Learners programme. Tuition is provided free of charge in order to offer local children the best opportunity possible to learn to play a brass instrument.’

+ King’s Park Brass
VISITS (to Website)104
VIEWS (of this Record)269

'The town’s links to Gilbert & Sullivan extend back through the centuries - their work was performed here as early as the 1870s ... Throughout the 1930s there were varying bodies of thought about what to perform; some wanting the new musicals of the day, and others wanting to continue with the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan. In 1939 a group of enthusiasts for G&S proposed that a Gilbert & Sullivan Society be formed - the motion was carried unanimously ... but the outbreak of war saw those plans put on hold. It was not until 1950 that they managed to put on the full show ... Since that point in time, the Society has produced a G&S Operetta most years, occasionally deviating on a few occasions to a similar style of work ...'

 

Category Kirkcaldy
+ Kirkcaldy Gilbert and Sullivan Society
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)403

Mission 'We aim to provide opportunities for amateur musicians to come together to play a wide variety of orchestral music and gain musicianship through tutor-evenings throughout the year.'

 

+ Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society
VISITS (to Website)258
VIEWS (of this Record)414

'Formed in August 2007 as a partnership between East Renfrewshire Instrumental Music Service and Barrhead Burgh Band. The aims and objectives of the band are to promote and encourage the education of children and young people between the ages of 8 and 19 in the performance and practice of music by providing the facilities, equipment and human resources which are necessary to achieve this. The band also wishes to promote, improve, develop and maintain the brass band genre in and to support the local communities of Barrhead and East Renfrewshire.'

+ Levern Valley Community Brass
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of this Record)415

‘Formed in May 2016 by a group of local musicians keen to establish a community orchestra for the Linlithgow area ... Membership of the Linlithgow String Orchestra is open to string players aged 18+, of Grade 5 standard and above - new members are always welcome!‘

 

Category West Lothian
+ Linlithgow String Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of this Record)254

‘Scotland’s most ambitious and visionary community singing project ... Our mission ~ to inspire Edinburgh to sing ... Our promise ~ to sing great music on one of the world’s finest stages ... We sing a diverse range of music from across the world ~ We work with an inspiring and professional creative team ~ We meet and sing with internationally renowned guest artists ~ We are inclusive ~ You can pay what you can afford ~ There are no auditions, and all levels of experience are welcome ... This choir is for everyone and anyone who wants to sing!’

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Love Music Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)114

‘Originally founded in 2008, under the auspices of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of its outreach programme. After five successful years the orchestra gained sufficient momentum to flee the nest and, with support from Glasgow Life, is now an independent organization, whilst continuing to enjoy amicable associations with the BBC SSO team ... It provides a great opportunity to polish musical skills, gain confidence, get back into music, or to have a go at playing in an orchestra for the first time. All players are welcome, from adult learners to advanced musicians, from beginners to rusty returners.‘

+ Merchant Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)239

‘We love singing and we aim to be a place where everyone can enjoy singing in an accessible relaxed atmosphere ... New members are welcome any time. You don't need singing experience or sight-reading ability. We are based in the Milngavie community but members are also welcome from further afield. We put on at least two performances a year, as well as sending small singing groups to local residential homes. We sing choral pieces, operatic choruses, operetta, part songs and the occasional foray into songs from musicals and other genres. Music is provided. We host occasional weekend singing days where anyone can book a place to enjoy singing with an inspirational leader.‘

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Milngavie Choir
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of this Record)114

‘We are a friendly amateur orchestra of around 50 players ... and perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire includes new music, including several works commissioned by the NEO, along with a variety of more familiar classical pieces ... We welcome enquiries from potential new members - players usually join for a trial period, and for some principal positions an audition may be required.’

 

+ New Edinburgh Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of this Record)243

‘The Band was formed in 1987 with an emphasis on concerts as the name suggests. “Newland” was taken from the venue where the first rehearsal took place: i.e.The Old Academy in Bathgate whose benefactor was John Newland ... New members of all abilities are always welcome and instruments may be available if you don't have your own ... The Junior Band offers young brass players an opportunity to play as part of a band and meet young musicians from other schools ... The Junior Band play in concerts alongside the senior band.’

 

 

+ Newland Concert Brass
VISITS (to Website)88
VIEWS (of this Record)228

'The Choir has grown to its present strength of approximately 90 members, covering a wide age range and drawing people mainly from the Renfrewshire area but also much further afield from Hamilton in the East to Gourock in the West and from Bearsden in the North to Ayr in the South. The Choir presents three concerts each year ... In addition the Choir has presented many concerts in aid of charity ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ Paisley Philharmonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)349

‘The Orchestra gives at least two concerts each year. Repertoire includes both traditional works from the concert platform and newer or more unusual works, including many premières. The ethos is “music making for fun” and the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. If you play an orchestral instrument, or even if you just like orchestral music ... find out who we are, what we play and how to join us!’

 

+ Paisley Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)223
VIEWS (of this Record)468

‘We are a small group of singers based in the East Neuk of Fife. We mostly sing a cappella but our ever-expanding repertoire also includes items accompanied by piano, organ and string orchestra. We regularly perform a wide variety of material at venues throughout the East Neuk.’

 

+ Priory Singers [East Neuk]
VISITS (to Website)99
VIEWS (of this Record)275

‘Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble. We develop, perform, present and find new audiences for new music within Scotland, the UK and internationally.’

 

+ Red Note Ensemble
VISITS (to Website)589
VIEWS (of this Record)429

‘Based in Dunblane ... singing in various venues in the area. Many of the great choral works have been sung, in concert and to raise funds for local charities ... Singers interested in joining are welcome to come along to a couple of our rehearsals where you will be made very welcome. Membership, thereafter, is by audition with our Musical Director and includes singing a short piece of your choice, some sight-singing and short exercises to establish your range.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Rosenethe Singers
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of this Record)231

‘Formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra, the company became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950, and was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977 ... The RSNO performs across Scotland, including concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. The Orchestra appears regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival and at the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.’

+ Royal Scottish National Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)219

‘Scotland’s Russian choir is one of the few choirs in the UK specializing in Russian choral music. We are a mixed chamber choir with a richly varied repertoire, both accompanied and a-cappella which ranges from church music to folk music. Careful attention is paid to maintain a high standard both musically and linguistically. Russkaya Cappella performs mainly in Glasgow and Edinburgh with appearances further afield or on request.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Russkaya Cappella
VISITS (to Website)95
VIEWS (of this Record)242

'Our mission is to inspire on stage and beyond, showcasing our nation’s creativity and bringing ballet to the widest possible audience. Since 1969 our award-winning performances take place all over Scotland – from our biggest cities to our most remote communities. We also tour the world, promoting Scotland’s diverse and pioneering spirit far and wide.'

 

Category Ballet Companies
+ Scottish Ballet
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)341

'With around 30 dedicated singers, the choir has the size and scope to tackle a range of works and to nurture individual and choral skills ... Over its long history the choir has commissioned choral compositions from some of Scotland’s finest composers ... The choir is keen to promote the work of young composers ... Since its formation in 1968 the choir has performed throughout Scotland to great acclaim. The SCC takes pride in singing a broad spectrum of music: ancient to contemporary, sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella.'

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Scottish Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of this Record)48

'Group of 12 outstanding musicians who champion music written for strings, crossing genres, styles, periods, and art forms to make new connections ... Founded in 1969 and based in Glasgow, Scottish Ensemble is the UK’s only professional string orchestra.'

Category String Ensembles
+ Scottish Ensemble
VISITS (to Website)510
VIEWS (of this Record)392

+ Scottish Opera Featured

'Scotland's national opera company and the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland ... Scottish Opera performs in around 35 towns, cities and villages across Scotland every year.’ The Opera is based in the Theatre Royal Glasgow which is also the home of Scottish Ballet.

Category Opera Companies
+ Scottish Opera
VISITS (to Website)270
Also indexedTheatre Royal Glasgow
VIEWS (of this Record)308

'The Orchestra (founded in 2002) currently has about 60 members from all parts of Scotland in sections playing sopranino, descant, treble, tenor, bass, great bass, contrabass and sub-contrabass recorders. New members are welcome. We rehearse once a month in Stirling, also in an annual residential weekend. We perform our concerts around Scotland and elsewhere.'

+ Scottish Recorder Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)500

‘Scotland's most exciting orchestra! Based in Edinburgh with concerts throughout the year ... Sinfonia was founded in 1970 by Neil Mantle and is a highly successful mixture of professional players, instrumental teachers and amateurs with an age range of seventeen to seventy all united in one common aim; to make music to the highest standard of which they are capable. Although the orchestra has a wide range of repertoire, it has become especially noted for its Mahler performances which have for many years been a central feature of Fringe Music at the Edinburgh Festival ... Unlike other orchestras, Sinfonia does not do a regular weekly rehearsal; instead, it assembles about four or five weeks before each concert.’

 

+ Scottish Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)285

‘Contemporary choirs who perform songs from all genres of music to an amazing live band. We have a choir to suit everyone ... Our aim is to give people a fun and exciting place to sing and make friends. This in itself can instill passion and confidence. We also make sure there is a vibrant social and charitable side to the business.’ Over a dozen choirs throughout Edinburgh, Fife and West Lothian.

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Sing in the City
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of this Record)142

’We are a mixed voice community choir of about sixty people - a diverse group from a wide age range. We sing a wide range of songs and hold two main concerts each year ... We sing a wide variety of musical styles, with keyboard accompaniment: No auditions and no requirement to read music - just enthusiasm for singing!‘

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Southside Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)235

‘Edinburgh's longest-established Amateur Orchestra ... The St Andrew Amateur Orchestral Society was founded in 1879 and has given concerts every year since then ...  The orchestra performs twice per year, once in early December, and once in May. Members are expected to be available to play in the concerts.’

 

+ St Andrew Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of this Record)510

'We are a "town and gown" choir with about 150 singers, including students. If you can "hold a tune" you are most welcome to join us and enjoy the musical and social activities of the choir. It is not necessary to be able to sight read music, you do not have to audition, and we provide the scores. Just turn up at any rehearsal, or, for more information, please send us an email ...'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ St Andrews Chorus
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)333

St David’s Brass was originally formed as St. David’s High School Brass Band, primarily with pupils from St. David’s High, Dalkeith and its feeder primaries under the leadership of brass teacher, John A Dickson. In 1986 the Band first appeared on the contest stage winning the Scottish Youth title. As players reached the end of their school careers, many wished to carry on playing and from this the St. David’s Brass Band was formed ... Concerts take place regularly in the Dalkeith and Edinburgh area.’

+ St David’s Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)326

‘A mixed voice choir of 70-80 members with a long tradition of performing classical and choral music. No auditions required.‘

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Stirling City Choir
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)242

'Formed in 1983 by a small group of amateur musicians, Stirling Orchestra now numbers 65 to 70 players. The membership is drawn largely from the Stirling area, although several come from much further afield, and embraces a wide range of backgrounds and professions, with retirees and full time parents as well as students from Stirling University. Stirling Orchestra performs two or three concerts a year ... and presents eclectic repertoire ranging from the "classics" to 20th century, film scores and more.'

+ Stirling Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of this Record)418

‘A 60–80 strong choir with membership drawn from University students, staff and the wider local community. Formed in 1967, the aim of the choir is to provide a friendly environment, with rewarding singing and learning opportunities for all vocal and musical abilities, and to bring a continuing diversity of choral works to the local public.’

 

Category Stirling
+ Stirling University Choir
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)241

Founded 2004, in Strathcarron Hospice, Denny, Stirling: ‘Although there were only 7 singers at the first rehearsal the choir grew rapidly and today stands at around 45 members who enjoy singing for fun. Many of the choir are associated with the Hospice - as current or former staff members, spouses or partners’.

Category Community Choirs
+ Strathcarron Singers
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)232

‘One of Scotland’s Leading Amateur Chamber Choirs. A vibrant Glasgow-based choir with a unique and varied repertoire ... We have always embraced singers from far beyond the confines of Strathclyde University – and one of our great strengths is the rich mix of international and more local students, alumni, staff, and others – all with a shared passion for the music that we sing.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Strathclyde University Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)266

’50-strong amateur choir drawing from the communities of West Stirlingshire ... Known mainly for our classical repertoire, Strathendrick Singers has performed major works by Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Fauré. Contemporary works tackled with critical success include the Scottish Premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass; Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna; and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. We have also commissioned and performed a work by the world-renowned composer Sally Beamish, who lives locally.’

 

Category Stirling
+ Strathendrick Singers
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)238

Formerly the Co-op Funeralcare Band: ‘Initially known as the Scottish C.W.S. Band and later the CWS (Glasgow) Band and the Scottish Co-op Band, was formed in 1918 in the CWS factories in Shieldhall, Glasgow ... It is the most successful band in Scottish competition history having won the Scottish Championships on 32 occasions ... Long standing and generous sponsorship from the Co-operative movement has been a vital factor in the band’s success and currently, members of the band, who come from all walks of life, are registered members of the Co-operative movement.’ ALERT At Review: ‘Our website is currently being redesigned. Please check back soon to see our new site.’

+ the cooperation band
VISITS (to Website)158
Also indexedCo-op Funeralcare Band
VIEWS (of this Record)277

Toccata Ladies Choir has been an active part of the West Lothian culture scene since 1978 ... The choir consists of almost 50 members of all ages and musical abilities, brought together by their love and passion for singing and performing ... Their extensive repertoire covers a broad spectrum, encompassing classical and jazz as well as pop and musical theatre. They perform accompanied pieces and a cappella with equal skill and have enjoyed singing in Latin, Gaelic, Russian, French, German and Zulu as well as English.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Toccata Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of this Record)189

Westerton Male Voice Choir came about because a sodden bowling green prevented members of the Westerton Bowling Club from playing, one day in 1957. Some of the thwarted members gathered round a piano in the pavilion and were so pleased with their efforts that they decided to set up a choir ... From its humble beginnings in the corrugated iron Village Hall, the move to a larger venue for the Annual Concert heralded the broadening of the choir's ambition to entertain in the whole of the local community and not simply in its original village setting. WMVC's sphere is now the whole of Bearsden and Milngavie District, West of Scotland and beyond. The singing will never be done.’

 

+ Westerton Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of this Record)788

'Scottish champion brass band ... Whitburn Band is one of the most successful brass bands in Scotland and has performed throughout the UK and Europe for many years ... The Band can often be heard playing the national anthem of the away team at Scotland international rugby games in front of a television audience of millions.'

+ Whitburn Band
VISITS (to Website)351
VIEWS (of this Record)576

'A vibrant theatre and community space in Musselburgh, the gateway to beautiful East Lothian ... The place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round.'

 

@ Brunton Theatre
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)312

'Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space has been entertaining visitors since 1841. No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in our Grand Hall will be breath-taking. The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics and our elegant and spectacular Hall is also home to the Scottish Music Centre. This exciting music complex houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities.'

 

@ Glasgow City Halls
VISITS (to Website)397
VIEWS (of this Record)442

‘Located in the heart of the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.’

 

@ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
VISITS (to Website)555
VIEWS (of this Record)303

‘At the heart of the University stands the peaceful and magnificent Memorial Chapel. Created as a vibrant memorial to love and remembrance, the Chapel is a place of beauty for both worship and celebration ... The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir provides music for services and events in the chapel and elsewhere, as well as giving concerts and recitals throughout the academic year ... The Chapel Organ was built by Henry Willis III in 1927 and was most recently recently refurbished by Harrison & Harrison of Durham in 2005 ... A full and varied programme of organ recitals take place.’

 

Category City of Glasgow
@ Glasgow University Memorial Chapel
VISITS (to Website)73
VIEWS (of this Record)176

‘Built on the site of a pre-Reformation Franciscan monastery, our iconic building offers much to see and appreciate, from reading the words of the National Covenant (signed here in the Kirkyard in 1638), right through to contemporary additions, such as our magnificent organ that dominates the sanctuary ... Today Greyfriars is home to an active worshipping community of the Church of Scotland, with weekly services at different times. All are most welcome to join, whether of faith or not. We also have special services, concerts, ceilidhs, exhibitions, group visits and much, much more taking place here.’

 

Category Churches
@ Greyfriars Kirk
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of this Record)260

‘Opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere ... Enjoy an organ recital, a free tour or at weekends and holidays take part in one of our family activities.’ Daily lunchtime organ recitals.

 

@ Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)292

‘Edinburgh’s premier independent mid-sized live music venue, playing host to an extraordinary range of world-class artists from all musical fields: classical, jazz, folk and roots, rock and pop and Americana. Our perfectly-proportioned, intimate auditorium, flawless acoustics and adaptability make us a unique and valuable resource in Edinburgh’s cultural life. We have provided facilities for the Fringe, Jazz, Film, Fiddle and Science Festivals and for many local amateur and professional groups, as well as being a key venue for music, comedy and spoken-word acts touring (inter)nationally.’

 

@ Queen’s Hall Edinburgh
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)187

'One of Scotland's most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel has been in the ownership of our family since its foundation in 1446 and is still used today as a place of worship ... From concerts to craft activities, find out about events in the Chapel and visitor centre ...'

Category Chapels
@ Rosslyn Chapel
VISITS (to Website)297
VIEWS (of this Record)585

‘Home to one of the most important historic musical instrument collections anywhere in the world. St Cecilia’s Hall is Scotland's oldest purpose-built concert hall. Originally built by the Edinburgh Musical Society in 1762, the Georgian venue is a real hidden gem, tucked away in the heart of Edinburgh's Cowgate ... St Cecilia’s Hall comprises of a Concert Room, hosting a range of concerts and public events, and a Music Museum, which is open to the public and brings together the University's historic collection of musical instruments for the first time.’ Note also the events of the Friends of the St Cecilia’s Hall & Museum.

 

@ St Cecilia’s Hall
VISITS (to Website)226
Also indexedFriends of the St Cecilia’s Hall & Museum
VIEWS (of this Record)310

‘St Giles’ was founded in 1124, and in the 16th century became the focal point of the Scottish Reformation. The church is regarded as the Mother Church of World Presbyterianism and welcomes visitors from all corners of the globe ... The life and worship of St Giles’ is constantly enriched by music. We play host to hundreds of concerts and performances each year, welcoming musicians from around the world.’

 

@ St Giles’ Cathedral Edinburgh
VISITS (to Website)84
VIEWS (of this Record)162

'A modern arts venue located within one of Stirling’s most significant historical buildings. A jail, courthouse and one time Scottish Parliament during James VI’s reign, the Tolbooth has played an important part in Stirling’s story. We offer a wide ranging programme of performances and events including, live music, comedy and theatre. We are committed to working with young, emerging musicians and provide a number of opportunities and projects throughout the year to support their development.'

 

@ Tolbooth Stirling
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)428

Music in the University promotes music-making University-wide and provides opportunities for all members of the University community to take part in a broad range of musical activities. It draws on specific research and educational interests University-wide, not only in the School of Culture & Creative's Arts subject area of Music, but also in other arts and sciences ... Central to MIU's activities is the international public concert series embracing a diversity of lunchtime and evening concerts throughout the academic year ... MIU also collaborates with external professional organisations such as Glasgow Life, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Dunedin Consort and promotes public performances of their music in the University's beautiful and historic venues.’

 

@ University of Glasgow
VISITS (to Website)127
VIEWS (of this Record)251

‘Scotland's only five-star concert hall hosting a range of concerts from rock, pop, classical, jazz, world and folk music. The venue has hosted concerts and events since it opened way back in 1914! A beautiful Edwardian building with a modern twist, which is well loved by performers and audiences all over the world due to its magnificent acoustics.’

 

@ Usher Hall Edinburgh
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of this Record)202

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