Summer is here!

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…at least it was two weeks ago when we entertained audiences with our ‘Dance into Summer’ programme! We visited venues in Edinburgh and Fife, including some new ones in Aberdour, Linlithgow and Dalgety Bay, which we hope to return to in the Autumn. Sadly, we had to cancel two gigs as we had low ticket sales for these. This just demonstrates how important it is to book your tickets (it’s always nice to know that someone is coming!) and as soon as we had cancelled the concerts, we had a few people say that they were going to come! Had we known, we would have played for you! We had the opposite problem in Stockbridge and South Queensferry which reached capacity. 

 The lovely hall at St Fillians, Aberdour.

Our new team member, Aisling, made her debut with Recitals for Wrigglers at Morningside, standing in for Louise on violin. Aisling will be back for more concerts in September, a busy month for us as we are planning the launch of Recitals for Wrigglers South. Do tell any friends and family down South who may wish to wriggle with us!  

 Aisling, getting into the groove with Clea and Morningside Wrigglers.

Excitement is building as we organise our Edinburgh fringe concerts. We are playing two programmes at Stockbridge Church; our ‘Wriggle Around the World’ programme and ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’. 

‘Wriggle Around the World’  includes a fabulous piece written for us by the South African percussionist and composer, Eugene Skeef, and the programme has an international theme. This show was a fringe sellout last year and we love the programme so much that we will be repeating it at the Zoom Club at Summerhall at 4pm on most days during the week of August 15. We don’t yet have a link for the Zoom Club concerts, but here is a link for Stockbridge; https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/wriggle-around-the-world

  
Composer Paul Englishby.

Exciting news this week is that the award winning film composer, Paul Englishby, has composed a piece for our ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ programme. It arrived this week and it is beautiful. You can read about Paul here (leave plenty of time as he has done so many amazing things!); http://www.englishby.com/#!biography/c1enr

To find out about our ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ programme at Stockbridge Church, you can follow this link; https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sun-moon-and-stars

We are recording a CD in London in July and we are currently working on the playlist. If you have any suggestions of music you would like to hear on the CD, whether it’s a piece that we have played at a concert, or just a piece that you and your wriggler would enjoy, please do get in touch. 

Let’s hope that the summer weather returns soon!

 Angus the Mexican, at Stockbridge Library.

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