May Festival: Day Of Song

11 May 2013

'A Day of Song' aims to raise the profile of contemporary traditional singing as an art form and to raise awareness of the rich resources available to today's singers of the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, gathered here in the North-East of Scotland between 1904 and 1914.

We aim to create a celebration and encourage young singers, and those new to the art, to see the potential for artistic development and new interpretations of this repertoire.

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You can pay on the door - no problem!
(There are some free tickets for AU students and staff - email

We hope you can join us for our Day of Song at the Elphinstone Institute, MacRobert Building King's College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-11:15 The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, with Katherine Campbell
11:30-12:30 Language and the Land - North-East Scots in Song, with Frieda Morrison, with Aileen Carr and Scott Gardiner

1:45-3:00 Workshops
Singing the Greig-Duncan: Learning Songs from the Collections, with Jo Miller
Ensemble Singing, with Christine Kydd

3:30-4:45 Workshops
Local Songs for Local Singers, with Arthur Watson
Songwriting using Scots, with Bob Knight

7:00-10:00 Evening Concert
With Frieda Morrison (compere) with Sarah Beattie, Christine Kydd, Janice Reavell, Scott Gardiner, Aileen Carr, and Elizabeth Stewart

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