The Elphinstone Institute hosts occasional workshops which are listed on this page and in the News and Events section of the website. Past workshops have included Breton dance, Nordic song, James Bay fiddle, storytelling, and model boat making.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Finding Scottish Songs and Ballads Online Musical note

A FREE workshop on using the Vaughan Williams Library (VWML) Digital Archive, and learning songs from its latest addition, the James Madison Carpenter Collection

Looking for songs from your area, new songs for your repertoire, or interested in songs and ballads for teaching and study?

Whatever your interest, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s digital archive is the leading online resource of folk materials. This is now live in a bigger and even better version. It now includes over 2000 more songs, half of which come from the North East of Scotland, and features new ways of searching them.

This workshop is a unique collaboration between the TMSA, Elphinstone Institute, and Vaughan William Memorial Library, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

For more details and to book your place click here

Saturday 10 March 2018Handel's Messiah

Messiah in Doric

Join us for the Doric Messiah, a singing workshop and performance of selections from Handel's Messiah in Doric, hosted by The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, in partnership with the Music Department, University of Aberdeen. Conducted by internationally acclaimed composer, Paul Mealor. Words by Gordon Hay, translator of the Doric Bible.

Dr Thomas McKean, Prof Paul Mealor, and Gordon Hay

(pictured l to r, Dr Thomas McKean, Director of the Elphinstone Institute,
Prof. Paul Mealor, and Gordon Hay)

Come and Sing, registration 11.00am, rehearsal until 1.00pm at MacRobert Lecture Theatre, MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen.

Free sandwich lunch 1.00-2.00pm.
St Machar Cathedral rehearsal 2.00pm-4.30pm.
St Machar Cathedral, Doric Messiah 6.30pm, followed by reception.

Register for Come and Sing, for the whole day, or Come and Listen in the evening and be part of the audience to hear the Messiah sung in Doric.

To book your place click here