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Covid-19 continues to affect every one of us, while Sangschule continues to sing! Fortnightly Zoom get-togethers during the winter and spring have been overtaken by fortnightly socially-distanced garden singing - great fun but not without challenges in this summer of strange weather. We haven't yet had a hot evening: warm once (eventually we gave up when the midges erupted) and a couple of cool (euphemism for chilly) midsummer evenings (the midges were wise enough not to come out...), and among the unforeseen challenges was trying to out-sing a noisy nearby rookery! So far we haven't had to cancel because of the weather. All members are welcome to join us in this; keep an eye on your emails.

We very much hope that all Sangschule's members and friends keep well and safe.

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Welcome to Sangschule

The West Lothian Traditional Song Group

What is Sangschule?
Sangschule (simply pronounced as "Sang School") has around 20 members who come from all around West Lothian and the surrounding area to learn new songs and learn more about old favourites. Anyone can start coming any time. All you need is an interest in traditional song and the desire to sing. We believe that singing is something that everyone can do - we certainly don't see any need for auditions, and there is no need at all to be able to read music.

The original Sangschule was the school where the choirboys of St Michael's Church received their education. It was located almost on the site of Linlithgow's Burgh Halls, where our group first came into existence, and the group's name fairly much chose itself!
What sort of songs do we sing?
We sing songs from all over the world, some brought along by our tutors, and many brought in by our members. Our only rule is ‘No solo songs - everyone joins in!’

We welcome anybody who enjoys singing with others and who is interested in learning more songs. Many of these are in the Scottish musical tradition, other come from a wide range of countries.

Who teaches the songs?
Our sessions are a mixture, some tutored by a range of established singers, others by group members who have built up skill in teaching songs over the past few years. Here is our current programme.

Where we meet
Sangschule meets in the Staff-room at Linlithgow Academy, Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow EH49 6EH. Enter the Academy through the Main Entrance at the east (football ground) end of the school.

We put up signs to the room, and you can find it by turning right inside the main door, up a few steps, and going about 25 yards along the corridor.

Please note that because of other demands on school facility management staff, the main door is now often kept closed during the evening, unless there is a big event going on in the school hall. If the door is locked, Sangschule will have someone at the entrance to let you in, and after our session has started, someone will be available on the end of a mobile to let you in - the number is shown on the Sangschule sign on the school front door.

There is disabled access, and Sangschule members and school staff will be happy to assist with the wheelchair route to the room, using the wheelchair lift. If you want more information about this, or any other aspect of our meetings, please phone Susan on 01506 843592.

How to find us.
See where Linlithgow Academy is on Google Maps.

Reaching us by public transport.
Alternatively, find your way to Linlithgow Academy by public transport.


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A brief history of Sangschule