TINDERBOX SESSIONS : LIVE AT MAC ARTS  – EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGHOUT MAY – CONCERT FRIDAY JUNE 7TH.

SOUND CYCLE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH BORDERS YOUNG CREATIVES AND MAC ARTS TO BRING YOU  THE TINDERBOX SESSIONS.

Tinderbox is a fusion of instruments and styles, writing and performing original music and collaborating with rising bands and artists.

CHECK OUT OUR RECENT REHEARSAL WITH THREE OUT OF FOUR AND THE WHOLE ORCHESTRA

 

If you haven’t made it yet to Mac Arts in Galashiels then this Friday is the time to do it! The doors of this stunning converted church have been open each Wednesday night for the past 6 weeks to give a space for young people living across the Scottish Borders to come together and get creative. James Mackintosh of Sound cycle, the Scottish Borders Youth Music Forum, has hosted Niki , Rab and Jed from Tinderbox coming down to collaborate with the young people on writing,arranging ,orchestrating and building up to performing some exciting new music. ( as well as the challenge of seeing how many gig posters we can get up on route from Edinburgh to Galashiels!)

Niki has been heading up the project with her highlight being young composer and orchestrator Rab Taylor from Tinderbox collaborating with band 3 out of 4 to add the power of the Tinderbox Orchestra to a song they finished writing after week 1 of us all meeting. the track is called a night to remember and it definitely will be so hope to see you at Mac arts Friday 7th June 🙂
Musician and Youth Arts Worker
tinderboxcollective.org

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We will be running informal free drop in sessions at Mac Arts every  Wednesday evening throughout May between 6 pm and 8.30pm  , plus Wed 5th May leading up to Friday the 7th June,whena 20-piece Tinderbox Orchestra will join forces with with young musicians from around  the Borders for a spectacular gig. If your a solo musician or a band, come along to the back chapel at Mac Arts in Galashiels for a jam , we’ll be running a PA , with a drum kit and full  backline. Musical collaboration is encouraged, but solo artists are very welcome too, in fact everyone welcome, whatever your style , instrument or ability.

As well as a great opportunity to  jam and practise new techniques, you’ll be working alongside members of the Tinderbox Collective who will be running arrangement and groupwork sessions leading up to the gig on Friday  the 7th June.

Check out some previous Tinderbox projects here:

“Rave culture meets the last night of the proms” The Herald
“A spectacular modern band” The Guardian
“Personal favourite” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music. 
**** The Guardian **** The Scotsman **** The List
SESSION TIME AND DATES:
6pm till 8.30 pm Wed 1st, 8th,15th ,22nd and  29th May , Wednesday  5th June,
CONCERT  SATURDAY 10TH JUNE
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