St Andrews Day, again with thanks to Sheena Wellington

As part of Dundee City Council’s celebrations for St Andrews Day, Wellington Consultancy & Friends of Wighton have arranged a programme of musical happenings in the city. I apologise for the short notice (and the informality of a group message!) but if you can manage along to any of the events you will be most welcome.

Warmest good wishes and have a Happy St Andrews Day, Sheena

PS Though I didn’t manage to get an event in every ward, all wards are represented amongst the performers!

Care Homes for Senior Citizens:

11am: Janet Brougham House, Robertson Street Dundee DD4 6EL Tel: 01382438819 (A Ministerial visit by the Minister for Public Health, ShonaRobison MSP)
2pm: St Margaret’s Home, Victoria Road, Dundee DD1 2NB Tel: 01382 223865
3.30pm: Wellburn Home, 118 Liff Road, Lochee, Dundee DD2 2QT Tel: 01382622212
Fiddle player Karen Read and singer Mike Kelleher will be the musiciansvisiting the Care Homes. Both artists have done a lot of work in this fieldand enjoy entertaining older people.
Karen Read (nee Hannah) is a highly accomplished fiddler with a sparklingpersonality. A former Celtic Connections Danny Award winner she has toured throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand, appearing with musicians of the calibre of Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham and Alasdair Fraser. She is a member of the band Randan and several other groups.
Mike Kelleher hails from Ireland and is equally at home with Irish or Scottish song. A fine guitar player he also has a mellow, delightful voice and a winning way with an audience .He is also a member of Randan

Senior Citizens Clubs (Age Concern – 01382 825624)
11am Broughty Ferry Centre, 343 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry -
3.30pm Fiveways Centre, 2-4 Caird Avenue DD3 8AW.
Musicians entertaining at the Clubs are Maureen Jelks, singer, and Simon Chadwick, harpist
Dundee born Maureen Jelks is one of Scotland’s finest traditional singers,much in demand for festivals and concerts. She has recently returned fromthe International Celtic Women’s Festival in Milwaukee. Simon Chadwick is a world expert on the medieval harp, a recent winner of aprestigious Arts Trust of Scotland Award and proud possessor of a beautifulreplica of the harp which belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots.

City Square
1 -2 pm Dundee High School Pipe Band & Mains of Fintry Pipe Band.
DHS Pipe Band is a very promising young band. Mains of Fintry Pipe Bandhave been invited to represent Scotland at a major piping event in Japan in2008 and this will be part of their fundraising for the trip.

Wellgate Centre Entrance: Kinnear & McKay, pipes, banjo and a touch offunk!
Central Library
12.30 - 2pm Music from Wighton Singers with input from Maureen Jelks, SimonChadwick, Karen Read, Mike Kelleher
The Wighton Singers are a group of mainly senior citizens who meet withMaureen Jelks every Tuesday afternoon in the Wighton Heritage Centre tolearn Scottish songs.
3.30pm Children's Song workshop with Sheena Wellington

Meadowside St. Paul's Church Hall, West Marketgait
7.15 pm St Andrews Night Party (pipes, highland dancers, Sheena Wellington &stovies)
Tickets £5 including refreshments, available from Cornerstone Coffee House,Nethergate

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