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Aberdeen City

Town: Aberdeen
Group Name: Scottish Culture and Traditions Association
Meets at: Harlaw Academy, Albyn Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB10 1RG
Day/Time: Monday to Wednesday evenings 7 - 9pm
Contact: The Administrator,
SC&T office,
First Floor 4 Bon Accord Crescent,
Aberdeen
AB11 6DH

Telephone: 01224 591900
Mobile: 07754 758 677

Other information:

The Scottish Culture & Traditions Association (SC&T) runs a wide range of musical activities in the Aberdeen area. Much more about all their work on their website at www.scottishculture.org/index/index

There are song classes for adults in the evenings over 26 weeks (10 weeks in the autumn and winter/spring and 6 weeks in the early summer). The web site gives details on the song classes being run each term.

Town: Aberdeen
Group Name: Vocal Moves
Meets at: The Lemon Tree Studio, 5 West North Street Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB24 5AT
Day/Time: Tuesday 2.30pm - 4pm
Contact: The Lemon Tree Box Office on 01224 642230
Other information: The Lemon Tree website

The Lemon Tree fifty plus singing group Vocal Moves have been together for over a year,under the expert guidance of Val Munro and Jimmy Reith. The sessions are great fun and concentrate on developing singing skills and confidence through an extensive repertoire of both old and new songs and vocal exercises.

They recently had a most successful performance in the Winter Gardens and have two performances in The Lemon Tree Studio already under their belt. They are now working towards creating a piece to be performed as part of Older People's Week. However despite their performance record the emphasis is firmly on enjoyment, experience and vocal development

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Aberdeenshire

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Group Name: The Burns Quoir
Meets at: Drumlithie Hotel, Drumlithie, Nr Stonehaven, Kincardineshire AB39 3YT
Day/Time: Every Thursday at 7.30pm
Contact: Sue Briggs - 01569 740626
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The Burns Quoir was formed by Stonehaven Folk Club for the Year of the Homecoming as a community choir, in response to an local interest in singing Burns songs.Keen singers from all over the North East have been meeting every Thursday to celebrate folksong traditions with a focus on the songs of Robert Burns. Singers have tackled almost 30 of The Bard's works to date, under the tutelage of award-winning Scots singer Christine Kydd, who is also a highly sought-after workshop leader. Workshops are fun, friendly and informative!

You don't have to consider yourself a singer! New members are welcome, all songs are taught by ear, with accompanying wordsheets, there are no auditions, and participation in performance is voluntary. Both men and women attend the group, and thanks to the ongoing sponsorship of the Drumlithie Hotel, workshops take place in the function room at 7.30pm.

More information on their website - http://burnsquoir.co.uk

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Angus

Town: Kirriemuir
Group Name: Angus Folk
Meets at: Airlie Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir
Day/Time: Every Tuesday 7.30 to 9.30pm
Contact: Ali Roberts on 01382 858541 or Lezley Kennedy on 01382 889498
Other information: See www.angusfolk.org We focus predominantly on traditional and local songs, but a wide range of material is shared, learnt and performed at local community gatherings. The group are tutored by a great bunch of renowned singers including Maureen Jelks, Steve Byrne, Christine Kydd and Barbara Dymock

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City of Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: All Together Now
Meets at: Boroughmuir School, 26 Viewforth, EH10 4LR
Day/Time: Tuesday 7 - 9pm
Contact: 0131 653 2146
Other information: A group affiliated to the Scots Music Group. Find out more at Yvonne Burgess's website. The group sings a wide range of songs (including any songs participants bring along). Part sing-song, part learning arranged harmonies (with lots of help, support and encouragement) and there will also be the opportunity to try singing in smaller groups for those who want to. Everyone’s welcome – no particular skills are necessary. The only condition: willingness to listen and have a go!

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Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Capital Voices
Meets at: Greenbank Church Hall, Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6ES (on Comiston Road, Morningside)
Day/Time: Tuesday 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Contact: 07804 573780, or email capitalvoicesedinburgh@gmail.com. Also on Facebook - Capital Voices Edinburgh
Other information: "We are a friendly, no music, no audition community choir who sing popular, gospel and some world music songs."

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Come All Ye (Scots Music Group)
Meets at: Christ Church, Holy Corner, 6a Morningside Road EH10 4DD
Day/Time: Thursday 10.30am -12.30 pm
Contact: Scots Music Group, St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT

Tel 0131 555 7668

Email:admin@scotsmusic.org

Other information: A new daytime traditional singing group, learning songs from Scotland and beyond. Help create a lively,participative group. We learn by ear, with easy enjoyable voice warm-ups and games to build confidence.

Full details of this class, and online enrolment on the SMG website.

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Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Edinburgh Popular Music Choir
Meets at: The Merlin, 168 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4PU
Day/Time: Monday 7.00 pm
Contact: 0131 447 1117, or use contact form on website at www.edinburgh-choir.com/index.html
Other information: "Some of our members have never sung before, some have sung a bit, some are professional, but everyone is made to feel very welcome. Choir singing is lots of fun and there is a great sense of community and friendship, we work together as a great musical collection."

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Edinburgh Voices
Meets at: St Thomas of Aquins High School, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Day/Time: Tuesday 7 to 9 pm.
Contact: For more information call Finlay Hetherington on 0131 477 7821 or e-mail finlay@mostentertaining.com
Other information: "No audition, just turn up and get involved. Along the way there’ll be chance to write your own songs, record an album and even go on the radio. Of course you might prefer to come along and just sing."

Information about the group on their website http://www.mostentertaining.com/edinburgh/music-workshops or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edinburgh-Voices/168303506609295

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Gilmerton Singers
Meets at: Gilmerton Community Centre, Edinburgh
Day/Time: Fridays weekly, 10am - 12 noon
Contact: email craigie.allan@btinternet.com
Other information: "A very friendly group who sing unaccompanied in a wide variety of styles."

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Harmonise
Meets at: Columcille, Newbattle Road, Morningside
Day/Time: Monday 7 - 9pm
Contact: Email: info@harmonise.org.uk
Other information: The Harmonise website is at www.harmonise.org.uk

Friendly, established mixed voice harmony group of about 45 people, of all ages. Led by Jane Schonveld, we learn by ear and sing unaccompanied songs from all corners of the globe, in a wide variety of musical styles and usually in the original languages. See website for more details.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: The Jammies
Meets at: Portobello (use contact for more details)
Day/Time: For more information, contact Yvonne Burgess.
Contact: Yvonne Burgess 0131 653 2146 (or write to 273(i) North High Street, Musselburgh EH21 6BQ)
Other information: "Founded in 2003, the Jammies are a group of more confident singers (no music reading required). As the name suggests, we do some jamming and D.I.Y. harmonising, and sing many of my own pieces. We are currently looking to expand our numbers a little, so do get in touch if you think this might be for you." More information on Yvonne Burgess' website.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Linten Adie
Meets at: St Bride's Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh
Day/Time: Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30
Contact: St Bride's Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2DY Tel 0131 346 1405
Other information: More information at www.stbrides.org.

We work on a wide variety of (mainly) Scots songs in a lively and sociable group. The group learns songs by ear and performs at community events. Linten Adie is for you if you'd like to:

  • Sing in a large, well-established, friendly group of both men and women (up to 35 members).
  • Build confidence & skills using warm-ups, rhythms and rounds
  • Learn mostly Scots songs as a whole group and work on some arrangements and harmonies
  • Learn around 4 new songs per term, and keep up old songs
  • Take part (if you wish) in community performances (organised by the class committee), singarounds, outings, workshops, etc.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Loud & Proud Choir
Meets at: Abbeymount Centre, 2-4 Abbeymount, Edinburgh EH8 8EJ
Day/Time: Monday 7 - 9.30pm
Contact: info@loudandproudchoir.org
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Loud & Proud is Scotland's LGBT choir. Started in 2005, it has a membership of about 60 singers and is led by Karen Dietz.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Open Community Singing Group
Meets at: Eric Liddel Centre, Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP
Day/Time: Thursday 11th Oct, 25th Oct, 8th Nov, 22nd Nov, 6th Dec 6.30 - 8.30pm
Contact: opencommunitysinginggroup@gmail.com or phone 07791 031466
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www.ocsg.org - "We are a very friendly, secular choir with no auditions. We welcome anyone who has a passion to sing with us- whether untrained singers or music scholars! Our singing style is folk rather than classical and varies hugely from song to song – whether it’s a blues number or a gentle African lullaby. Penny Stone is our incredible, charismatic teacher who specialises in voice production. We meet up fortnightly on Thursdays (starting the 11th Oct 2012) from 18.30-20.30 at Eric Liddell centre on Morningside Road. Anyone is welcome to come along!

It costs £7 (concessions £5) per session, or £25 (£15) for a series of five sessions.

No singing experience is required, just drop in to the sessions if you fancy singing."

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Protest in Harmony
Meets at: Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh. Map
Day/Time: Normally 2nd Saturday in the month (10:00am to 1:00pm) - see website for details.
Contact: Visit the website www.protestinharmony.org.uk
Other information: "The group meets one Saturday each month to learn songs of freedom and struggle from around the world. All are welcome. No need to read music, no singing experience necessary " just come along with your enthusiasm and your voice! No booking is required " just turn up prompt on the day " and bring your friends!"

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Sangstream
Meets at: Boroughmuir High School, Viewforth
Day/Time: Thursday 7-9pm
Contact: info@sangstream.org.uk or come along to any of our sessions at Boroughmuir - just bring your voice with you
Other information: Sangstream's website (www.sangstream.org.uk)

* a friendly and fun place open to everyone who has an interest in group singing to take part and to develop their skills with the help of an experienced singer;

* a group which provides the opportunity for people to learn about and to share Scots songs and traditions;

* a group which can carry these songs out into the wider community.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Singing for Fun (Scots Music Group)
Meets at: Boroughmuir School, 26 Viewforth, EH10 4LR
Day/Time: Thursday 7-9 pm
Contact: Scots Music Group, St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT Tel 0131 555 7668 Email:Email: admin@scotsmusic.org
Other information: Relaxing, cheerful and tailored to suit all levels this upbeat class will lift your spirits. Professional vocal tips, varied repertoire of songs (the choice is influenced by the group), lovely melodies and harmonies - and the thrill of singing well together! Full details of this class, and online enrolment on the SMG website.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Song with Accompaniment (Scots Music Group)
Meets at: Boroughmuir School, 26 Viewforth, Edinburgh EH10 4LR
Day/Time: Wednesday 7-9 pm
Contact: Scots Music Group, St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT Tel. 0131 555 7668

Email:admin@scotsmusic.org

Other information: Increase your confidence in a small and supportive group. As well as being encouraged to play solo, we’ll look at songs to play together. The class is suitable for players who can easily play G, Em, C, D, Am, F chords. Suitable instruments include guitar, concertina, shruti box, fiddle, or keyboard. This class is fun!

Full details of this class, and online enrolment on the SMG website.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: SongWorks
Meets at: The Columcille Centre, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4RT
Day/Time: Thursday 7 - 9 pm
Contact: songworksedin@googlemail.com or irene.railley@blueyonder.co.uk
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"Our philosophy is that everyone can sing.

We are an Edinburgh community choir who meet weekly, and sing for the sheer joy of it. It's quite laid back and fun.

No audition!! Come along on the first two weeks of term or half-term (12 and 19th Jan, 23 Feb and 1 Mar)

£20 per term, £15 per half term.

Our Musical Director, Irene Railley, teaches us songs from all over the world, usually in 4 part harmony. Reading music is not necessary - we learn by listening and repeating."

More information on the SongWorks website.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Transition Edinburgh South Community Singing Group
Meets at: Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP
Day/Time: Thursday 6.30-8.00 p.m. Group will meet from Sept 29th to Dec 8th 2011
Contact: jane@transitionedinburghsouth.org.uk (07950 016 074) or penny.jayyous@gmail.com (07805 454 620)
Other information: Group is facilitated by Penny Stone. All singers and ‘I-Can’t-sing’-ers welcome. Come and squeak, croak or whistle - all noises welcome! Learn some new songs in a safe environment, and take some time to experiment with your voice. No weekly commitment or prior singing experience necessary.

Just turn up for 6.30pm on Thursdays or if you'd like further information use the contact details above. Suggested donation £5/£2

The singing group will be followed by an Ideas Exchange Forum 8.15 - 9.30pm, for informal discussion on the activities of Transition Edinburgh South (TES) and related issues. People are welcome to attend just for singing or just for the ideas exchange as well as for both!

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Traditional Singing Group (Scots Music Group)
Meets at: Gorgie Farm, 51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA
Day/Time: Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm
Contact: Scots Music Group, St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT Tel 0131 555 7668Email: admin@scotsmusic.org
Other information: Discover your natural voice with enjoyable warm-ups and games, and learn some great traditional songs and ballads in a small and friendly group. Full details of this class, and online enrolment on the SMG website.

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Voice House
Meets at: Bruntsfield Primary School Hall Montpelier, Edinburgh, EH10 4NA
Day/Time: Wednesday 7-9pm
Contact: Richard (info@voicehouse.org.uk)
Other information: The vocal material covered by Voice House is broad and eclectic, from Jazz, Gospel, Folk, Eastern European, African, etc.....

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Voice of the Town
Meets at: The Braidburn Inn, 200 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3BE
Day/Time: Tuesdays 7 - 9.30pm
Contact: membership@voiceofthetown.co.uk
Other information: Steve Morton, Musical Director, says "Voice of the Town is a contemporary mixed voice adult choir which has groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow, where we perform our own versions of songs from a broad range of popular styles, often with a twist and a whole lot of soul. We perform at a variety of events, including feature shows, weddings and for charities. We have been fortunate and delighted to perform at celebrity weddings, at some fantastic venues and on behalf of charities such as Diabetes UK and Heart Research UK.

Interested in joining? We are open to men and women over the age of 18 who long for a chance to sing, and who enjoy anything from jazz to gospel to rock and pop (and everything in between). Unlike other choirs, there are no entry auditions and no pressure to understand sheet music or sing solo. We rehearse over 3 terms per year, each term consisting of 12 sessions. We simply want to sing and perform great tunes to people as part of a fun, friendly and lively singing group."

More information on their website at www.voiceofthetown.co.uk

Town: Edinburgh
Group Name: Wildfire Women's Choir
Meets at: St. Pauls Church,Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH
Day/Time: Wednesdays during term time 7.30 pm - 9 pm.
Contact: The membership secretary Email: annette@izzett.demon.co.uk
Other information: "Wildfire is open to women of all ages and backgrounds who like or want to learn to sing in a collective group. We sing political songs, songs of struggle, peace and freedom as well as Scottish traditional material. Democratic decision making. Fees for 10 week term - £35.00 waged, £20.00 low income; or £4 per session. The current tutor is Rachel Milne."

Details on http://www.wildfirechoir.btck.co.uk

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Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Castle Douglas
Group Name: The Feral Choir
Meets at: St Ninian"s Church Hall, Castle Douglas and other venues, depending on activity - see website diary
Day/Time: Tuesday 7.30 pm (also one-day workshops)
Contact: Ali Burns, musical director - 01556 503 646, or ali@feralchoir.co.uk.
Other information: "The Feral Choir's singing is based on original research into traditional songs. We sing mainly British traditional material to new arrangements and original songs. We understand that people are busy at different times of the year and it's possible to be a member of the choir and drop in and out term by term. If you'd like to come along and join us, look out for one of our taster workshops which we hold every year." Find out more.

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Dundee

Town: Broughty Ferry, Dundee
Group Name: Allsorts Performing Choir
Meets at: YMCA Broughty Ferry, 151 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 1DJ
Day/Time: Thursdays 7.30 - 9.30pm
Contact: Yvonne Douglas 07912090230 or yvonne@allsortschoir.org.uk
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"Our aim is to make choir music exciting and fun by introducing an extra dimension to our shows.

We set the scenes for our songs by adding an element of performance into our repertoire. This doesn't mean we're involved in acting to the same extent as a show choir, but unlike the majority of traditional choirs we don't just stand up in lines and sing.

Our repertoire covers traditional Scottish material and musicals, through to current popular songs."

Find out more at: www.allsortschoir.org.uk , or on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AllsortsPerformingChoir

Town: Dundee
Group Name: Dundee Rep Women"s Singing Group
Meets at: Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB
Day/Time: Mondays 7 - 9pm
Contact: Mary Sandeman, Administrator - 01382 342660 or msandeman@dundeereptheatre.co.uk
Other information: Sing and socialise ! No previous experience is needed and new members are always welcome but please check for dates of beginning and end of terms.

Dundee Rep website

Town: Dundee
Group Name: The Wighton Singers
Meets at: Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee DD1 1DB
Day/Time: Tuesday 2 - 3.30 pm
Contact: 01382 221242 or sheena.wellington@o2.co.uk
Other information: All welcome, no previous experience needed. Performances at local events, festivals, community venues. Mor einformation at www.friendsofwighton.com

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East Dunbartonshire

Town: Bearsden
Group Name: SoundRoutes Singers - Bearsden
Meets at: St Andrew’s Church, 29 Roman Road, Bearsden G61 2SN
Day/Time: Monday 8.30pm - 10.00pm
Contact: Shona Brown 07811 504141 oe email info@soundroutessingers.com
Other information: Inspirational, fun and friendly choir looking for new members! We’ll be singing an exciting mixture of pop, rock, folk, reggae and gospel songs each week. There are no auditions and adults of all ages are welcome to join, even those who think they can’t sing! Please see www.soundroutessingers.com for more details.

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East Lothian

Town: Dunbar
Group Name: DunbarSings!
Meets at: Our Lady of the Waves Parish Hall, Westgate, Dunbar EH42 1JL
Day/Time: Thursday 7 - 9pm
Contact: Karen Dietz (karendietz@naturalvoice.net)
Other information: DunbarSings was started in 2008 and is a fun and friendly, non-auditioned, community choir, singing a wide and diverse repertoire. All welcome! Leader: Karen Dietz

Town: North Berwick
Group Name: Singing For Fun
Meets at: North Berwick Community Centre, 8 Law Road, North Berwick EH39 4PN
Day/Time: Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm
Contact: 01620 893056 or Karen Dietz (karendietz@naturalvoice.net)
Other information: This new daytime group meets for the sheer enjoyment of singing. Leader: Karen Dietz

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Fife

Town: Auchtermuchty
Group Name: Voice Howff
Meets at: Guide Hall, Auchtermuchty.
Day/Time: Next session starts on 15/01/07 and fortnightly thereafter. 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Contact: Yvonne Burgess 0131 653 2146 (or write to 273(i) North High Street, Musselburgh EH21 6BQ)
Other information: "Fife community choir formed in 2002, following the example of Voice House in Edinburgh. Meets fortnightly in Auchtermuchty with members coming from Kirkcaldy and Perth, as well as the Howe of Fife. Also open to all comers, and a welcoming group." More information here.

Town: St Monans
Group Name: St Monans Community Choir
Meets at: St Monans Parish Church Hall, Station Road, St Monans.
Day/Time: Sunday 7.30 to 9.00 pm
Contact: Ruth or Brian on 01333 730 741
Other information: "New members are always welcome. We have no auditions and you don't have to be able to read music. What all our members share is an enthusiastic approach. The atmosphere at our rehearsals is a blend of friendliness and dedication." More information on the website - http://www.stmonanschoir.net/index.html

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Glasgow City

Town: Glasgow
Group Name: Eurydice Choir
Meets at: Hillhead Primary School, 110 Otago Street (off Gibson Street), Glasgow G12 8NS
Day/Time: every Tues 7.30 pm
Contact: 07855 089684
Other information: Socialist women's choir, which has been performing around Glasgow and beyond for over ten years (including in the Concert Hall to welcome Nelson Mandela)

Town: Glasgow
Group Name: Govanhill Voices
Meets at: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, Daisy Street, Glasgow G42 8JL
Day/Time: Thursday 7.30 pm
Contact: GovanhillVoices@gmail.com
Other information: Founded in 2012 to perform at the Streetland festival, Govanhill Voices sings unaccompanied harmony from around the world and is now led by Debbie Armour and Cath Campbell. More on the website at govanhillvoices.weebly.com

Town: Glasgow
Group Name: Voicebeat
Meets at: The Annexe, Stewartville St, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PE
Day/Time: Mondays (not Thursdays as before) from 7–9 pm
Contact: voicebeat@gmail.com
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Full info available through the Voicebeat website - www.voicebeat.org

Town: Glasgow
Group Name: Still We Rise
Meets at: Glasgow city centre venue (use contact details below for more info)
Day/Time: 1st Tuesday of every month 18.30 - 20.30
Contact: stillweriseglasgow@gmail.com or call 07917 043 001
Other information: "Still We Rise is a women-only singing group. We sing songs for, by and about women, celebrating our ability to survive and thrive. Open to all women, but extending particular invitation to survivors of violence, friends, family and supporters. Whatever your background and experience, you are always welcome, there’s no audition and you don't need to have previous experience of singing or be able to read music, as all songs are taught by ear."

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Town: Glasgow
Group Name: Theatre Nemo Choir
Meets at: 128-130 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ
Day/Time: Monday and Friday evenings 7-9 pm
Contact: Tel: 0141 559 4941 or email info@theatrenemo.org
Other information: Visit www.theatrenemo.org.

Town: Glasgow
Group Name: Voice of the Town
Meets at: The Bungo, 17-21 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AL
Day/Time: Mondays 7-9.30 pm
Contact: membership@voiceofthetown.co.uk
Other information: Steve Morton, Musical Director, says "Voice of the Town is a contemporary mixed voice adult choir which has groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow, where we perform our own versions of songs from a broad range of popular styles, often with a twist and a whole lot of soul. We perform at a variety of events, including feature shows, weddings and for charities. We have been fortunate and delighted to perform at celebrity weddings, at some fantastic venues and on behalf of charities such as Diabetes UK and Heart Research UK.

Interested in joining? We are open to men and women over the age of 18 who long for a chance to sing, and who enjoy anything from jazz to gospel to rock and pop (and everything in between). Unlike other choirs, there are no entry auditions and no pressure to understand sheet music or sing solo. We rehearse over 3 terms per year, each term consisting of 12 sessions. We simply want to sing and perform great tunes to people as part of a fun, friendly and lively singing group."

More information on their website at www.voiceofthetown.co.uk

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Highland

Town: Inverness
Group Name: Singing for Pleasure Group
Meets at: Merkinch Community Centre, Coronation Park, Inverness IV3 8AD
Day/Time: Tuesday evening
Contact: Elsie Normington, Merkinch Community Centre 01463 239563
Other information: "We are a not a choir but LOVE TO SING!!!"

Town: Nairn
Group Name: Gaelic Song with Margaret Stewart
Meets at: Tigh na Cloinne, 1 Viewfield Street, Nairn
Day/Time: Wednesday 7.30pm
Contact: Shona Arthur - tel 01667 459 973
Other information: This group meets in the Winter and Spring months, and focuses on traditional Gaelic song, with particular emphasis on work songs.

Town: Strathpeffer
Group Name: Strathpeffer Singers
Meets at: Goods Shed, Strathpeffer Station, Strathpeffer IV14 9DH
Day/Time: Friday 10 am to 12 noon.
Contact: Sally - 01997 423209;
Other information: Sally Dovey tells us that the Strathpeffer Singers is a small group, eager to find more singers. She says, "There are no auditions: no need to read music – all we ask is that you love to sing. We sing a wide range of music and do occasional performances for local groups."

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Moray

Town: Forres
Group Name: Forres Big Choir
Meets at: St John's Church, Victoria Road, Forres (opposite Grant Park)
Day/Time: Weekly during school terms, Thursday evenings 7 - 9 pm
Contact: Kate O'Connell Tel: 01343 850266 Email: kate@hollyoconnell.freeserve.co.uk

Bill Henderson Tel: 01309 672951/mobile 07876 213576 Email:bill.catherine@virgin.net

Other information: Website at www.forresbigchoir.info

"We are a mixed community choir, started in January 2004, and led by experienced musicians and choir leaders Kate O'Connell and Bill Henderson. We sing inspirational songs from around the world: African, East European, Gaelic, Welsh, World Music, Taize, Traditional, Contemporary, and many more."

We have around 50 members, beginners and experienced singers, 30 of them regulars. We encourage people to come regularly to learn the songs but drop-in is also possible.

Town: Forres
Group Name: Male Voices
Meets at: St John's Church, Victoria Road, Forres (opposite Grant Park)
Day/Time: Fortnightly during school terms, Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30 pm
Contact: Bill Henderson Tel: 01309 672951 / Mobile 07876 213576 Email:bill@billsmusic.co.uk
Other information: Visit our website at www.billsmusic.co.uk/site/malevoices.html

We are open to all men, young and old, regardless of musical and singing experience. We teach everything by ear with words available as needed. We sing inspirational songs from around the World. We believe that there is something particularly special about the resonance and depth of men's voices. We also think that there are many men who would prefer singing in a male only setting - we like to think of it as like a Rugby Club without the mud!!

The group is led by experienced choir leaders Bill Henderson and David Harrison.

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North Ayrshire

Town: Largs
Group Name: Largs Community Choir
Meets at: Brisbane Evangelical Church Hall, School St., Largs KA30 8BB
Day/Time: Thursdays 7.00 - 8.45pm
Contact: via website at www.LargsCommunityChoir.org.uk
Other information: "We welcome singers (aged 18 years and over) of all levels of ability and experience who wish to sing in 3 or 4 part harmonies without musical accompaniment (A cappella style). There are no auditions for our choir and songs are usually taught by ear therefore no need to read music. We sing in a circle rather in chorus formation which allows everyone to hear and enjoy the harmonies for themselves. There is an informal atmosphere and singers are encouraged to try out different voice parts if they wish.

We have a varied repertoire from the UK and around the world – Blues, Gospel, traditional Scottish, African and contemporary music."

www.LargsCommunityChoir.org.uk

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North Lanarkshire

Town: Motherwell
Group Name: SoundRoutes Singers (Motherwell)
Meets at: Maranatha Centre, Glencairn St, Motherwell ML1 1TT
Day/Time: Wednesday 8.00 - 9.30pm
Contact: Shona Brown 07811 504141 or email info@soundroutessingers.com
Other information: Inspirational, fun and friendly choir looking for new members! We’ll be singing an exciting mixture of pop, rock, folk, reggae and gospel songs each week. There are no auditions and adults of all ages are welcome to join, even those who think they can’t sing! Please see www.soundroutessingers.com for more details.

Town: Coatbridge
Group Name: Soundsational Community Choir
Meets at: Fountain Business Centre, Unit 60 Ellis St, Coatbridge, ML5 3AA
Day/Time: Wed 7.30-9.30 p.m.
Contact: Tommy Chambers (tel: 01236 429091) or email: enquiries@soundsationalmusic.co.uk
Other information: Much more information on the Soundsational website.

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Perth and Kinross

Town: Birnam
Group Name: JustSingin'
Meets at: The Birnam Institute, Station Road, Birnam
Day/Time: most Wednesdays of the year
Contact: Lyn (01796 482408) or enquiries@justsingin.co.uk
Other information:

The group has attained charitable status and received an Awards for All grant, enabling it to engage the services of a variety of tutors, to host workshops, build a resource library, and offer performances in the community. There's no solo singing, no music reading, and no pressure to perform. Men and women of all ages welcome! With Christine Kydd as resident tutor.

More information at www.justsingin.co.uk

Town: Perth
Group Name: Horsecross Voices
Meets at: The Norie-Miller Studio in Perth Concert Hall
Day/Time: Wednesday evenings Sep – April from 7.30 to 9.30pm
Contact: Jenn Minchin (Music Development Coordinator for Horsecross Arts Ltd) for more details on 01738 477 722 or email jminchin@horsecross.co.uk
Other information: Drop in choir so no need to come every week – just when you want to! Cost: £4 (£3 concessions).

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Scottish Borders

Town: Clovenfords, near Galashiels
Group Name: One Voice
Meets at: Details from organiser.
Day/Time: Every second Monday - 7 to 9.30 (including a tea-break)
Contact: Current contact not known! If you know, please tell us!
Other information: The group started in 2007, in an area which previously had no such singing opportunities.

Town: Peebles
Group Name: InChorus
Meets at: Old Parish Church, 52 High Street Peebles, EH45 8SW
Day/Time: 7.30pm till 9.30pm Mondays
Contact: Contact our choir manager via the choir web site
Other information: More info available at www.inchoruschoir.co.uk/main

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Shetland

Town: Mid Yell
Group Name: North Isles Group
Meets at: Mid Yell Church Hall
Day/Time: Thursday nights, at 7pm
Contact: Andy Ross, 07900 430 429
Other information: "We learn harmony, acapella singing, and perform world music. No experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun!"

Town: Bressay
Group Name: Bressa Soond
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Day/Time: Friday nights, at 7pm
Contact: Cathy Falkner - 01 595 820218
Other information: "We are an intergenerational choir with about twenty or more members who all live on the island of Bressay in Shetland. We sing songs about social issues, freedom and peace etc. The choir has a Facebook page: Bressa Soond."

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South Ayrshire

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South Lanarkshire

Town: Hamilton
Group Name: SoundRoutes Singers (Hamilton)
Meets at: Hamilton Baptist Church Hall, 23 Kemp Street, Hamilton ML3 6QL

Day/Time: Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.00pm
Contact: Shona Brown 07811 504141 or email info@soundroutessingers.com
Other information: Inspirational, fun and friendly choir looking for new members! We’ll be singing an exciting mixture of pop, rock, folk, reggae and gospel songs each week. There are no auditions and adults of all ages are welcome to join, even those who think they can’t sing! Please see www.soundroutessingers.com for more details.

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Town: Carluke
Group Name: SoundRoutes Singers (Carluke)
Meets at: Lifestyles Carluke, Carnwath Road, Carluke ML8 4DP
Day/Time: Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.30pm
Contact: Shona Brown 07811 504141 or email info@soundroutessingers.com
Other information: Inspirational, fun and friendly choir looking for new members! We’ll be singing an exciting mixture of pop, rock, folk, reggae and gospel songs each week. There are no auditions and adults of all ages are welcome to join, even those who think they can’t sing! Please see www.soundroutessingers.com for more details.

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Stirling

Town: Stirling
Group Name: Tolbooth Singers
Meets at: The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
Day/Time: Thursday 7 - 9pm. Check with council when group is running - see contacts below.
Contact: Visit tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/creativelearning/tolboothsingers.htm or phone Stirling Council Box Office 01786 274 000
Other information: This group is currently led by Susie Kelly. "Building on the great fun of the much missed Singin' Stirling, the Tolbooth Singers is a friendly, informal singing group.

Learn a varied repertoire including world music, chants, spirituals, contemporary material harmonies and traditional songs. You don't need to have sung before - everyone welcome."

Town: Kippen
Group Name: Kippen Wee Sing
Meets at: Kippen Recreation and Reading rooms, Main Street, Kippen, Stirling FK8 3DN
Day/Time: Every other Thursday 7.30 - 9 p.m.(use contact to confirm dates)
Contact: Di Blackmore 01786 870656 Diana.C.Blackmore@Tesco.net
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Town: Dunblane
Group Name: The Liltin' Lads & Lassies
Meets at: Cathedral Halls, The Cross, Dunblane
Day/Time: (1) Monday 7 - 9 pm (in The Leighton Room) - women only

(2) Thursday 7 - 9 pm (in The Helen Lamb Room) - men and women

Contact: Amy (07776 138 674) or email theliltinlassies@gmail.com
Other information:

The Liltin’ Lads & Lassies is a fun singing group based in Dunblane. Classes are friendly, relaxed and sociable, and anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join!

Please visit our website: www.liltinlassies.co.uk

Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/theliltinlassies Follow us on Twitter: @LiltinLassies

Town: Callander
Group Name: The Bracklinn Singers
Meets at: Community Room, Fire Station, Callander
Day/Time: Wednesday 7.45 to 10pm
Contact: Heather (07786 610048) or email info@bracklinnsingers.co.uk
Other information: This group sings songs from many countries, and is open to women of all abilities and levels of singing experience. Find out more here: http://www.bracklinnsingers.co.uk/

Town: Gargunnock
Group Name: Gargunnock Songsters
Meets at: Gargunnck Community Centre, Leckie Road Gargunnock, Stirling FK8 3BJ
Day/Time: Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Contact: Morag Ferrier(secretary) 01786 841958 Email ferrier826@btinternet.com
Other information: 'We have a fairly wide repertoire - middle of the road popular music, songs from the shows (e.g. Les Miserables), and some choral and Scottish music. We try to meet the requests of groups as far as possible. Most of our gigs are for local church groups and pensioners clubs. We have perfumed for a charity concert. We are happy to meet new challenges. As a group we are of various age ranges and the one thing we have in common is we enjoy singing and making music.'

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West Lothian

Town: Linlithgow
Group Name: Sangschule
Meets at: Staff Room, Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow.
Day/Time: Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30
Contact: Susan Streater 01506 843592 susan.streater@hotmail.co.uk
Other information: One of the older of the community song groups in Scotland, Sangschule celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2009. We have a mixture of musical activities - lots of great tutoring from the likes of Eileen Penman, Susie Kelly, Siobhan Miller and Amy Lord, as well as sessions led by some of the more experienced members of the group. While we are not primarily a performance group, we do occasionally get out and about for charity events, and always try to have a strong presence at our local get-togethers - the 'Singers' Gathering' and 'Muckle Sing' events organised by the Edinburgh and Lothians branch of the TMSA.

Much more information on the website at angelfire.com/folk/sangschule

Town: Midcalder
Group Name: The Liv'n Harmony Singers
Meets at: Function Suite, The Black Bull, Market Street, Mid Calder, West Lothian EH53 0AA.
Day/Time: Thursday 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Contact: Allison Barr 07545 178310 starharmonies.musicworkshops@gmail.com
Other information: "A vibrant new adult choir with a difference - incorporating modern rock and pop, musical theatre, 60s, 70s and 80s and general all-round feel-good songs." No auditions, no need to read music. £14 a month. Register by using the contact details above.

A Sangschule service for the singers of Scotland.

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