ELjam & Community News

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Community News

  • Summer of Success for Youth Bands
    Summer 2023 has been busy for ELJam: full of festivals and sunshine! We started in May in Haddington, where we partnered with Haddstock and the Bridge Centre to run our first ever Battle of the Bands. This saw 10 new bands from ELC high schools coming together to compete in front of a packed room … Continue reading Summer of Success for Youth Bands
  • Relaunch of Acoustic cafe
    The Fraser Centre is planning the return of its live music nights for young performers (up to 25 years old) from Saturday 20th January. We hope to have 5 or 6 singers/ musicians lined up for a night of great, live music that can be enjoyed by friends, family and the wider community. If you … Continue reading Relaunch of Acoustic cafe
  • Dunbar Music Festival
    Sat 23 Sept 11am-3pm Dunbar Parish Church ELjam is hugely excited to be staging a youth bands showcase at Dunbar Music Festival on Sat 23rd September. Featuring six bands from East Lothian high schools, this promises to be a fantastic day of music and a superb display of talent. We are also delighted to have … Continue reading Dunbar Music Festival
  • What’s On and What’s Not?
    Part of ELjam’s business plan is to gather information on what’s on currently and what is missing from the youth music scene. Please help us by letting us know what you’re involved with (either as a young person or a supporter / tutor) and also what you’d hope to see happening in future. To tell … Continue reading What’s On and What’s Not?
  • Fringe by the Sea Opportunities
    4-13 August 2023, Lodge Gardens, North Berwick www.fringebythesea.com Youth Band Gigs This year, ELjam and East Lothian Council Arts Service will partner with Fringe by the Sea to showcase some of the region’s best young talent. As well as FBTS’s own superb line up, ELjam is inviting youth bands (under 25s) to apply for one … Continue reading Fringe by the Sea Opportunities
  • ELjam’s Battle of the Bands @ Haddstock
    Sat 27 May 12-4pm Haddington Bridge Centre. ELjam is delighted to be working with Haddstock this year to host a Battle of the Bands competition. The Bands Bands from all six East Lothian high schools will take part. We are delighted to announce the following line up: The Professionals We have four fabulous judges and … Continue reading ELjam’s Battle of the Bands @ Haddstock
  • ELC Arts Service Recruiting!
    Submit C.V. to artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk DEADLINE: 10th April East Lothian Council Arts Service and Brunton Theatre Trust delivers inclusive, accessible and professional arts activities to all East Lothian residents in the form of school holiday programmes, weekly workshops and community arts projects. We are looking to increase and update our database of freelance arts practitioners who … Continue reading ELC Arts Service Recruiting!
  • NYCoS Singing & Signing Day
    NYCOS are delighted to be delivering a FREE Singing and Signing (BSL) training event in Glasgow on Saturday 4th March at Maryhill Burgh Halls. This event marks the launch of the Erasmus+ Presto website which is full of free resources for choral leaders and classroom teachers. 
  • The Gatherings with Ali Burns
    Renowned song writer, director and workshop leader for ommunity choirs, Ali Burns, is delighted to be back in East Linton Community Hall again for this month’s The Gatherings. You can look forward to a morning of easy harmony singing, great company, coffee and cake. Anyone is welcome – just turn up to sing at 10am … Continue reading The Gatherings with Ali Burns
  • Opportunity for Young Singers!
    Fabulous chance for young singers to play Catriona in this community opera. Opportunities for adults too in the chorus!

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