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Oor Deeside Sangs


Oor Deeside Sangs Frae

Crathie, Finzean An Logie Coldstone Schools

We hope you enjoy the songs and illustrations Ceilidhmakers are working to make

with primary schools along the River Dee.

This Songwriting and Placemaking project runs from February to June 2018, led by singers Christine Kydd and Ewan McVicar. The project is funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative through Creative Scotland. The YMI creates access to high quality music-making opportunities, enables young people to achieve their potential in or through music and supports the development of the sector for the benefit of young people.

We hope you enjoy these songs! For more information please contact Christine Kydd at Ceilidhmakers

[email protected].

Christine is one of Scotland's best-known singers, an experienced practitioner and curator of educational projects. She graduated in 1991 with an ADVS in Voice Studies from RCSSD in London and in 2014 with a Masters (Ethnology and Folklore) Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen. She sits on the board of the Traditional Music Forum.

Ewan has written several books on aspects of traditional Scots song, and is one of Scotland’s best-known storytellers. He has created several resource websites and projects around Scotland and in Africa and Russia, including Songmaker in Schools, and The Great Scots Song Treasure Hunt. In 2015 he was given the Hamish Henderson Award for Services to Scottish Traditional Music.