BBC musicians ‘really excited’ by Campbeltown visit

BBC SSO's Tunes for Tots.

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will up the musical tempo when it visits Campbeltown next month.

A wide range of events are planned from free workshops to a full scale Victoria hall concert.

With the visit just four weeks away, the BBC SSO director, Dominic Parker, said: ‘It’s just around the corner we’re really excited.

‘It is not an area BBC SSO has been to before, and we’ve had so many great conversations across the community as we’ve planned the work.

‘I hope we’ll be able to meet as many people as possible during the week, and that they will enjoy the music.’

On Saturday September 29 there will be a  community event for early years and families, called ‘Tunes for Tots,’ at Campbeltown Town Hall.

The event runs from 9am to 11am and although it is free the BBC SSO recommends signing up in advance at: at www.bbc.co.uk/events/ epfxp6 

The morning sessions include an opportunity for families with babies and toddlers to hear the different instruments that make up the orchestra, plus a chance to explore music from Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ through an interactive jam and dot painting.

The sessions are led by renowned music presenter and singer Lucy Drever.

On Sunday September 30, Lucy Drever presents a relaxed afternoon of choir singing called ‘Songs and a Scone.’

People of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part and sing a range of folk, pop and classical songs accompanied by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

As well as singing in a group there will be a chance to socialise, meet the BBC musicians and enjoy a tea and a scone.

Once again the Campbeltown town hall workshop is free byt participants must sign up in advance at: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ ecmbc8

The week also includes intimate performances for residents, including the Campbeltown Old Pals group and pop up performances, from BBC SSO musicians, in the streets of Campbeltown.

BBC SSO at a previous Tunes for Tots. NO_c35BBCSSO04_Tunes for tots

A BBC SSO Songs and Scones afternoon. NO_C35BBCSSO03_Songs and a scone

A BBC SSO come and create session photographe by  Euan Robertson. NO_C35BBCSSO01_BBCSSO – Come & Create – Jan 2018_056 by Euan Robertson