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£4100 raised so far - Thank You!

£4000 was our minimum target to provide a music workshop. 

The more we raise above this amount will only improve what we can offer to the students & the organisation.

Thank you to all of our donors & those who have attended events, bought tickets for prize draws etc 

Although We have met our minimum target, we will be continuing to raise money to further enable us to help run the workshop

A wee back story

Years ago, Scottish Settlers & sailors introduced the button accordions to the local people of the Bahamas who in turn, developed their local folklore on the instruments, playing & singing traditional Bahemian Songs, along side the goat skin drum and the Saw & Screwdriver. 

This music is known as "Scrape & Rake".

Over the years there has been a decline in the amount of young people taking up the instruments through lack of teachers, instruments & opportunity.  

Diana Hamilton, a local university lecturer, has invited Graeme & Magdalena Mackay to Nassau, to teach a group of young locals how to play the instrument better, along with understanding music, theory & all the things that go with being a musician.  While there, they will meet the elders who have been carrying the tradition for generations, hear their stories and find out more about the fascinating history of music in the area.

The biggest problem we face is the cost of the trip.  We are happy to work alongside Diana in seeking the funding required to cover the costs of this trip.  With your help, we can make this become a reality.

So far we have raised enough to buy our flights & are now hoping to reach our target to cover other expenses, living costs, accommodation, food etc.  The more we can do to ease the financial responsibilities on the students, the more we can improve their experience. 

 

There are 5 instruments in Germany right now at the Hohner factory which have been repaired by Hohner with a 50% discount.  The bill to get them released is 1500 Euros.  We hope to secure funding to help this happen before our workshop in August.

If you are in a position to help us today, please click on the green button below to be taken to our fundraiser where you will be able to donate to the cause.

We will also have a stall at the British Pipe Band Championships in Forres on the 8th June at Grant Park, come and say hello :)

Feel free to click on our sponsors links below, we are eternally grateful for all the support we have received so far.

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