15 May 2017

Press Release – The Tower

‘The Tower’ by Abigail Sinar – New Commission by Drake Music Scotland Performance at Haddo House, Tuesday 6th June 2017 12.45pm An exciting new piece ‘The Tower’ by Abigail Sinar will be performed at Haddo House on Tuesday 6th June 2017. The commission was devised by Drake Music Scotland’s Artistic Director Pete Sparkes with Abigail […]

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12 May 2017

Scottish Charity Awards Finalist!

We’re a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards 2017 in the Demonstrating Digital category! All the finalists are also nominated for a People’s Choice Award. You can help us win – it’s really easy …   1. Vote for us here –  https://goodhq.org/scottish_charity_awards_2017/drakemusicscot   2. On Facebook add a post saying that you’re voting for us and […]

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3 May 2017

Jamming with Snarky Puppy!

Members of our Digital Orchestra have been treated to an unforgettable experience with the opportunity to jam with Michael League, founder of Grammy Award winning collective Snarky Puppy. Michael took time out of his busy tour schedule to lead a 3 hour workshop and jam session with our young musicians Rhona, Emma, Joe, Andrew, Erin and […]

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3 May 2017

Press Release – Support from Castle Rock Edinvar

Castle Rock Edinvar support disabled musicians in Craigmillar People with disabilities in Edinburgh will get access to new opportunities to learn to play, perform and record music thanks to a grant of £5000 from Castle Rock Edinvar’s Community Grant Fund. The grant will support Drake Music Scotland’s Musicspace programme which provides group and one-to-one tuition […]

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28 April 2017

Work Experience – Lauren Shaw

Lauren Shaw from Pilrig Park School visited Drake Music Scotland from the 24th – 28th April 2017. Below is her blog about the week.    Monday I arrived for day one of my work experience placement at Drake Music Scotland this morning with my transitions worker Stacey. I was really happy about going on placement […]

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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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