CLYDEBANK was alive with the sound of music recently as an orchestra descended on the city for a series of performances.
Musicians from the Nevis Ensemble entertained people at various locations around town, including Center 81 and the Clyde Shopping Centre, and performed at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Whitecrook.
The talented musicians have also performed for pupils at Linnvale, Our Holy Redeemer, Carleith and Goldenhill Primary Schools in a collaboration which has seen Nevis Ensemble work with youngsters to write new songs together.
We had a wonderful morning on #MakeMusicDay with Scotland Street Orchestra of @nevisensemble performing a selection of songs, including songs written and sung by 4th and 5th primary as part of a multi-week project. It was nice to be able to invite families over to listen too. pic.twitter.com/qB1DsI0uu4
— Linnvale Primary School and ELCC (@LinnvaleE) June 21, 2022
Jamie Munn, managing director of Nevis Ensemble, told the Post: ‘Our impromptu performances in public spaces around Clydebank were a great way for us to engage with people, and it was heartening to see many curious spectators stopping by. to listen to music. and chat while we interrupted their weekday shopping.
“Nevis is all about bringing the music to everyone everywhere, and we were also delighted to be able to play for those at St Margaret’s Hospice.
“For the past couple of years, live music – something we often take for granted – has been on hold in such settings, and it’s wonderful to be back.”
The primary school collaboration was funded by the Youth Music Initiative, through West Dunbartonshire Council’s Music Department.
The Nevis Ensemble’s performances in Clydebank came during a busy time for the organisation, which was celebrating live music by touring the west of Scotland, stopping at various mainland and island locations along the way.