Mega samba session

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People of all ages created a carnival atmosphere during a Samba drumming session at this year’s Clachan Smallholders’ Gathering.

Mark MacSporran, a former pupil of Rhunahaorine Primary School and Tarbert Academy, led workshops, last Saturday afternoon, in a gazebo, sharing his Brazilian music skills.

A variety of instruments were used, including traditional cuíca and surdo drums and tamborims and agogôs.

Mark, a lecturer in music theory, music appreciation and first study drums at Perth College UHI, teaches musical composition and creativity in Kintyre schools..

For more on the Smallholders’ Gathering, see pages 21, 22 and 23.

Mark MacSporran, right, teaches the art of samba drumming. 50_c36smallholders11_samba drumming