JULY 9TH - JULY 13TH SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE 9.30AM - 12.30 PM
CONNECTING SOUND CHILDREN'S MUSIC MAKING WORKSHOPS MUSIC FACILITATORS
MADALEINE PRITCHARD Madaleine has prolific experience working in child education, leading music making and singing projects for young children and adults throughout Scotland. After graduating with a first-class Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Strathclyde, Madaleine spent her formative years touring the world with bands such as the BAFTA award winning, OSCAR and GRAMMY nominated soul revivalists ‘The Commitments’. Live appearances and session work have included live performances for The Average White Band, composer Paul Leonard Morgan (Limitless, Wormwood, Dynasty) Tom Jones, Edwin Collins, Paul Carrack ( Mike and The Mechanics). Ricky Ross and Deacon Blue, Karine Polwarth, Salsa Celtica, The Red Hot Chillie Pipers, Ian Anderson MBE (Jethro Tull), Stuart Murdock (Belle and Sebastian) and Jon Fratelli. Mica Paris, Horse MacDonald. Other highlights include opening for The Fun Lovin Criminals, Bryan Adams, Al Green, Dr.John, Mayer Hawthorne, Hue and Cry, and British soul diva Alice Russell. Vocal writing and arranging credits include Carl Carlton (German guitarist/producer for Robert Palmer), Celtic musician Luke Daniels, Producer Josh Rhys Owen(Roc Nation). Performances in major music festivals include T-in The Park (Scotland), TRMSMT, Tabarka Jazz Festival (Tunisia, Africa) Edinburgh and Glasgow Blues and Jazz Festivals. Milwaukee Irish Festival (USA), Winnipeg International Music Festival (Canada), Soul Summit Music Festival (New York, USA), Wickerman (Scotland), Isle of Wight Music Festival (UK), BBC Music Festival (London, Reading, Glasgow, UK)
ALAN BRYDEN Alan is a multi-instrumentalist sound designer and musician. He is an experienced community music and community arts practitioner and specialises in working with marginalised groups and individuals including psychiatric patients, adults and children with learning difficulties, young people in the care system, prisoners and young people in secure units. Alan devises and deliver projects for arts organisations all over central Scotland.
DAVID SCOTT David Scott has been singer-songwriter and producer of one of Scotland's most enduring musical collectives, The Pearlfishers, since 1991. The group has released eight albums of ornate orchestral pop steeped in classic songwriting. He is presenter of Classic Scottish Albums, a long running series of documentaries for BBC Radio Scotland. As Senior Lecturer at University of the West of Scotland David originated Scotland’s only Masters degree in songwriting and has developed academic courses in Italy and Cyprus. He has devised and delivered many community music projects for children, notably the songwriting project Pump Up The Jam, which has run at Tolbooth, Stirling for 15 years.
RACHEL LIGHTBODY Growing up in Chicago, Rachel was immersed from a very young age in the sounds of American song. From Billie Holliday to James Taylor, the family home was always filled with music and sparked Rachel’s early interest in performance. Upon attending Strathclyde University’s BA Applied Music course, Rachel became involved in many different styles as well as the thriving and ever changing live music scene in Glasgow. She graduated with a first-class honours degree focusing on contemporary and jazz vocal as well as composition. As well as performing solo Rachel has a busy session-schedule working with artists such as Fat-Suit, Alyn Cosker, Bella Hardy, The Elusive Tree Ensemble and Angus Munro. Rachel has works extensively as a teacher and community musician, focusing mostly in the areas of singing, song-writing and group work, delivering various music/singing projects all over Scotland for people of various ages and backgrounds. Projects such as New Rhythms for Glasgow (North Glasgow)Givin' it Laldie (Gorbals)BBC Symphony Orchestra (Glasgow)Celtic Connections (Glasgow)Homestart UK(North Glasgow)One Parent Scotland (North Glasgow)Lodging House Mission (East Glasgow).
Bigg Tajj (UK Beatboxing Finalist), Sky One: Ultimate Acapella) Consistent of 10 years in his craft, Glasgow born Bigg Tajj has been carving out a niche for himself as the original Sadar beatboxer captivating live audiences with his unique sounds, Indian Instruments, hip hop beat and turn table style. He mixes Bhangra, Hip Hop, and Reggae Styles together. He has led many beatboxing workshops for children across primary schools in Glasgow.