Recently we shared the talents of our music assistant and piano teacher Mr Kypridemos. As a department, we always work to engage students in the music they are passionate about, and many of our students have a heritage in Scottish traditional music.
Today's offering is from our violin teacher Carly Blain, who teaches our students and rehearses with our string group. Carly is from Kelso in the Scottish Borders. She is a graduate from the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree.
She performs with the band Real Time, the Monster Ceilidh Band, IDEOMS Theatre Company, and a duo with Graeme Armstrong. With these groups she has toured the world: from Kazakhstan, to the Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo (Malaysia), Saudi Arabia, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tochka Club, St Petersburg (Russia),and many more.