WHO ARE WE?
FRIENDS OF HIGHLAND MUSIC is a recognised charity No. SCO22098 established for the advancement of education and interest in Highland music and culture.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- We work with others to promote teaching and playing traditional music and we keep a stock of instruments for hire to learners. We have taken tutors and instruments into schools to introduce children to our traditional music and in doing so have helped initiate traditional music classes in communities.
- We hold a Spring Event on an aspect of Scottish music from an expert in the field. To date we have held events on the fiddle, clarsach, bagpipes, accordion and Gaelic song.
- In our Tune for You scheme, one of our patrons, Eric Allan, will, for a fixed donation to our funds, write a tune – the title and dedication to be decided by yourself. Eric also runs the Slow Jam, a music group which meets fortnightly in Ness Bank Church Hall, Inverness and plays Scottish music in a relaxed style.
- We award frequent OurMusic grants to help those aged 23 and under, living in the Highland Council area, to broaden their skills and understanding of traditional music. We give Financial Assistance to musical groups and projects.
- We donated trophies for fiddle and accordion sections in the Inverness Music Festival and support the Jacobite Song section.