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With only four weeks to go until the October Gaitherin kicks off, I thought you might like to know who we have confirmed as tutors and youth workers.

Acoustic guitar - Ally Forsyth

Electric guitar - Scotty Cruickshank

Keyboard - Amy Fraser

Clarsach - Becca Skeoch

Drama - Dan Greavey

Dance - MC

Sound Engineering and Pipes/Whistle - Chris Waite

Fiddle - Maryam Sherhan

Voice - Claire Hastings

Drums - Finn O'Neill


Youth Workers - Deco, Jackie Massie, Ellie Barrow, Gregor Jamieson and Tiggy Massie.  More tbc.


What a team!

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The photos from Easter 2014 can be seen using this link:



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What a Gaitherin that was!  119 participants, 28 shadow tutors and youth workers, 11 tutors, 10 youth workers, a new chef and more volunteers than you could shake a stick at! (more always welcome by the way.)


Everyone seemed to have a great time and the concert was of an incredible standard!  What a talented bunch!


Highlights of the week include:

group work sessions springing up in the canteen at lunch times

harmonies on the fiddle

Dr Who in drama

the shadow tutors and Gaitherin Band's very successful trip to Pittodrie in collaboration with the Aberdeen FC in the Community team (@AFC in the Community)

hot food

the tutors climbing Bennachie

Gregor's Batman onesie



ANGUS THE BULL visiting!

In all the excitement, I forgot to read a message out which I received from Charlie and Craig Reid (The Proclaimers!!) before the Gaitherin.  They wrote:

"Our very best wishes to all the children and everyone involved in the Easter Gaitherin.  We hope you all have a highly creative and most enjoyable time."

How cool is that?


Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 11:05
Easter Update PDF Print E-mail

The Easter Gaitherin is now at capacity!

However, if you haven't registered yet, don't worry, we are operating a waiting list so please still submit your registration.

Easter Tutors PDF Print E-mail

The Easter Gaitherin will be upon us soon.  It's great to have so many registrations already!  I thought you might like to know who the tutors are going to be this year.

So far we have:

Guitar - Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Ally Forsyth (Thalla and ex-Gaitherin participant)

Drums - Dave Martin (Big Fat Electric Ceilidh and Gaitherin stalwart!)

Fiddle - Dan Thorpe (Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2010 and ex-Gaitherin participant)

Keyboard - Amy Fraser (she talks a lot, ex-Gaitherin participant)

Dance - MC (Hip hop School Scotland)

Drama - Alison Sandison (Right Here Productions and ex-Gaitherin participant)

Voice - Claire Hastings (Scots singer and ukulele allstar)

Clarsach - Carola MacCallum (Local clarsach player/teacher extraordinaire)

Chanter/Piper/Whistle - Lorne MacDougall (Young Trad finalist, played the soundtrack to Brave and guested on Susan Boyle's latest album!)

Floating tutor - Kirsty Telfer (sister of Alison and ex-Gaitherin participant)


I'm sure you'll agree, it's a tip top line up once again!

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 20:58
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