22 March 2017

PRSF Talent Development Partners

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership between Drake Music Scotland and Drake Music funded by PRS Foundation for Music‘s Talent Development Partnership will support the development of talented disabled composers across the UK.   Over 2017-18, Drake Music Scotland will work with Drake Music in England to deliver The Collective – which aims to: Support the […]

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10 March 2017

We’re Scottish New Music Award Winners!

We’re delighted to have won the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Community/Education Project for ‘Wagner’s School of Cool‘ at last night’s inaugural Scottish New Music Awards in Glasgow. Thanks and recognition must go to the fabulous composer Lewis Forbes (third from right), the wonderful young musicians and their teachers from Braidburn, Kaimes and Woodlands Schools, the amazing Edinburgh […]

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1 March 2017

Junior Digital Orchestra

Drake Music Scotland has launched a new Junior Digital Orchestra for teenage musicians with disabilities. The Junior Digital Orchestra began rehearsals in January 2017 in response to demand from our teenage musicians who had watched our Digital Orchestra for young musicians aged 18-29 and wanted to be part of an orchestra too! This short video gives […]

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28 February 2017

Ways you can help…

Can you spare an hour or two over the coming month to help create opportunities for disabled musicians?  Here are just a few ideas of ways you can help us in March…   Volunteer Get in touch if you can help out at our next concert on Wednesday 15 March 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm at The […]

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27 February 2017

Come along to Jazz Jigsaw

Building on the success of our partnership over the past two years with City of Edinburgh Council, Resonate and The Queen’s Hall, Jazz Jigsaw by emerging young composer Lewis Forbes will showcase the talented young musicians of the Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra alongside Braidburn and Pilrig Park Schools. This exciting new premiere at The Queen’s Hall on 15 March is a rich fusion of themes and melodic ideas for […]

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31 January 2017

New Music Scotland Award Nomination

Drake Music Scotland and composer Lewis Forbes have been nominated in the New Music Scotland Scottish Awards for New Music in the ‘Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Community/Education Project‘ category for “Wagner’s School of Cool“. Wagner’s School of Cool was a new commission by Lewis Forbes which showcased the talents of young disabled musicians from three of Edinburgh’s special […]

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24 January 2017

Return to Celtic Connections

After an acclaimed performance at the Festival in 2016, our scots music inspired ensemble Equilibrium will be returning to Celtic Connections in 2017. Equilibrium combines traditional acoustic instruments with digital technology to create new music inspired by the history, culture and landscape of Scotland. This approach enables musicians with disabilities to take an equal part […]

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23 January 2017

PRSF funds new Highlands project

We’re excited to be working with young composer Sonia Allori on a new PRS Foundation funded work based in the Highlands. ‘Lost and Found‘ is inspired by Sonia’s own personal recovery from stroke and will explore how music making can help recover memories and unlock speech and language skills.…/open-fund-drake-mus…/  

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7 December 2016

Donation from BBC Proms audiences

We’re delighted to receive a donation of £19,000 from Promenaders Musical Charities – a hardworking group of volunteers who every year raise thousands collecting from audiences attending the BBC Proms series at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The PMC raised a record total of £116,676 which they divided between their 2016 chosen charities including Help Musicians UK, […]

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7 December 2016

Come along to our Christmas Gig

Join us for our annual Christmas Gig for great live performances by our talented musicians with disabilities… Drake Music Scotland Christmas Gig Tuesday 13 December 2016, 2-5pm CRE:8, Edinburgh College (24 Milton Road East, EH15 2PP) Free admission Contact for more info    

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30 November 2016

Digital Orchestra – Paul Duff

This is Paul Duff.  Paul is 19 and a talented musician and member of the Digital Orchestra – Scotland’s first orchestra for young people with disabilities. Paul attends weekly rehearsal sessions in our studio in Craigmillar where we have introduced him to a range of music software and apps which he accesses through an iPad.  Over […]

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19 November 2016

Lucy’s time at Drake Music Scotland

On Monday 14th I came to Drake Music Scotland for a week of wok experience. I have played with some of Drake’s talented pupils before but couldn’t wait to find out what happens behind their musical doors. On my first day, Emma gave me a tour around Drake’s section of the building, I especially loved […]

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