Lunchtime concerts @ Verdant Works
13:20 - 13:50 / all ages / doors open at 13:00
£2 includes tea/coffee / no booking required / children, free.
Join us for a special fortnightly programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill featuring a wide range of music genres.
Friday 1 June - Sheena Wellington: Sheena Wellington is performing this week! No stranger to Verdant Works, the Dundee singer will present a programme of favourite songs and stories laced with humour.
Friday 15 June - Simon Chadwick: Simon plays historical Scottish and Irish harp music.This will be Simon's third year of playing at the High Mill, and this year he will present a programme of "ceol mor" on the big harp - mesmeric, meditative extended compositions taken from the Scottish bagpipe tradition.
Friday 29 June - Just 3 Folk: Just 3Folk (J3F) are a 3 part harmony vocal trio consisting of Liz Crawford, Maggie Douglas, and Anne Hamilton who share a common love of folk music. J3F have developed a varied repertoire of traditional and contemporary British and American folk music, arranging the songs in three part harmony, and performing them accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and occasionally ukulele.
Friday 13 July - Polsitar: Scotland's only professional classical sitarist. Paul Wright trained with Rangong Birindra of Nepal. He was also trained extensively by Ustaad Shahid Parvez and Ustaad Choti Rehimat Khan in India.
Friday 27 July - Shamblestone: Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett form Shamblestone, an entertaining multi-instrumentalist folk duo, rooted in the Scottish tradition. Their innovative blend of different musical styles and sparky live performances makes Shamblestone an unusual and exciting duo.
Friday 10 August - Barbara Dymock and Christopher Marra: Barbara was brought up in Fife, learning Scottish and Irish songs from her grandparents, and she has been pleasing crowds with her traditional songs ever since. Chris has been a musician since his teens, working in many distinct fields from bighair rock to sophisticated pop with Danny Wilson and recording and performing with his brother Michael Marra. Together, they’ve been described as “a musically enjoyable, mischievously entertaining performance from a well-matched duo”.
Fri 24 August - David Behrens: David is currently studying music at the University of Edinburgh. He is classically trained in piano with a repertoire ranging from Shostakovich to Charlie Parker, and trained in jazz on the saxophone. In this performance he will be playing a mix of his own compositions as well as some traditional jazz standards on the sax.
Made in Dundee | One Mill | Many Stories. Verdant Works is a world-class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage. www.verdantworks.com