Following a fun packed week of Spring concerts in March, I moved 400 miles away and am now officially a southerner again! Clea is still based in Edinburgh and she and our Marketing Consultant and programmer, Emma, are busy working on our forthcoming concert schedule, while I (and my merry team of helpers!) unpack boxes.
We are planning a full week of recitals in May and June, in and around Edinburgh, and over in Fife, playing our ‘Dance into Summer’ programme. This is a really lovely programme packed full of dance music, ballet music, folk dances – a whole selection of dance music to wriggle and boogie too. We always have great fun performing this programme! I will be working on some new arrangements from afar, while Clea and Emma organise bookings and work on publicity more locally. Alongside our regular venues in Stockbridge, Marchmont and South Queensferry, we will be visiting brand new venues in Linlithgow and Fife. We loved our day trip over the water to North Queensferry back in February, so in May we will be visiting Dunfermline, Aberdour and Dalgety Bay. If you have friends in Fife, do tell them! We will also be returning to venues such as Morningside Parish Church and Portobello Community Centre, which are not always free when we want them to be! For a full list of our concerts, you can sign up to our newsletter here; http://wordpress.us11.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=c320d409eb77a885fa5aa30d2&id=1fb1202816
Our Edinburgh Fringe shows are shaping up nicely and it is set to be an exciting week performing two different programmes in two seperate venues. We will be whizzing between Stockbridge Church and Summerhall to bring to you our ‘Wriggle Around the World’ and ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ programmes, both of which we are tweaking and rewriting for the occasion! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Clea is also busy putting together an orchestral concert during the same week, which we will both be playing in, featuring the jazz trumpeter Ryan Quigley. The concert is to raise money for the charity SAWA, which you can read more about here; http://www.sdaid.org/
Although my trusty violin, computer and I will be in the south, my heart will be in Edinburgh as we put the finishing touches to our programmes, and I am looking forward to travelling up for a bit of Scottish air (and weather!)! In the not too distant future I will be establishing ‘Recitals for Wrigglers South’, so if you have friends in the Surrey, Berkshire or London areas, why not forward our blog/Facebook page to them. Here is a link to find out about ‘Recitals for Wrigglers South’; http://eepurl.com/bYrSon
Don’t forget to check our Facebook page for details of our ‘Dance into Summer’ programme in May/June, which promises to be a fun and busy week! Right…on with the unpacking. Now where did I put the tea bags?!