We are delighted to have Magnus Turpie performing his button accordion at this years festival and we can expect a range of traditional Scottish tunes … and maybe a sing along too!
Magnus is a very keen musician and simply loves being onstage. His instrument of choice is the button accordion and he has shared his musical talents with more than one of the youth organisations taking part in this years festival. Magnus is a regular at Totally Sound, Canongate Youth’s City Music Cafe and is also part of the Tinderbox Project’s Frontiers Orchestra. Recently he has been involved in performances with the Frontiers Orchestra and Totally Sound at the Meadows Festival and was also a big crowd favourite at Totally Sound’s Showcase event at The Bongo Club.
Sure to draw a big crowd at this years festival… get your ceilidh shoes on and get along to see Magnus!
Totally Sound is a youth music project funded by City of Edinburgh Council providing low cost, high quality music tuition and rehearsal facilities for young bands and performers at South Bridge Resource Centre on Saturday afternoons… click the logo below to find out more about the project!
Canongate Youth’s City Music Cafe (CMC) is a city centre based music community delivering weekly musical instrument tuition, musical performance, group/band development, songwriting development, practice facilities and recording studio opportunities to Edinburgh based young people aged between 12 and 18. The CMC takes place each Friday during school term time between 1pm and 4pm with an entry fee of £1. This cost includes the provision of lunch for all young people attending.
Tinderbox’s Frontiers Orchestra is a new, inclusive and accessible orchestra aimed at people aged 11 – 25 years old who play any instrument, at any grade or standard, including those with no music experience at all. They are now accepting applications for the new term which begins in October, 2015.