Coronavirus update

Sadly ,due to recent developments, Tinderbox and SoundCycle have decided to postpone our Tinderbox Orchestra Workshops that we’d planned throughout the Spring.We hope to reschedule our dates later in 2020 or schedule new dates in 2021, we’ll keep you posted.

For information and advice on looking after your own and your family’s welfare during this period, there are some helful links here.

Fiddlers on the Ramp, members of Tinderbox

Tinderbox Orchestra & Sound Cycle

Orchestra, Bands & Songwriters

Ages: 14-21

Intermediate & Advanced (more info below)

Dates: Wednesdays 13th May – 1st July 2020, 7 –  9pm (concert 7-11pm on 3rd July)

Venue: MacArts, Galashiels

Cost: Absolutely Free! – This is an amazing opportunity to experience the buzz of playing an a really special orchestra,one that sounds very different to some of the ones you’ve heard before..

The new Orchestra will bring together orchestral instruments with bands and singers, and the goal is to do something exciting and creative with an orchestra, and make some great new music. 

Over the 8-week course, we will be writing, rehearsing and performing a set of original music in a range of styles and we’d love you to join us.  Strings, Brass, Wind, Saxes, Singers, Rappers & Backline instruments all welcome!

There will be a wide mix of ages and abilities in the orchestra and the ethos is very inclusive.  There will be a mix of simple and challenging music, as well as easy and hard parts for every piece, so you should be able join in whatever level you are.  

As a guide for intermediate players, if you know all the notes on your instrument you should be fine to join in (or approx. grade 3+).  Being able to read music will help, but is not essential.  We will also do a lot of improvising and learning by ear, and people come from a range of musical backgrounds, so it’s a good place to develop these different skills too.  Singers & backline instruments usually join in and learn their parts by ear.

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