Haddo comes alive with music and everyone is welcome to come along and join in our community music day– singers and musicians of any and all ages and abilities.
Join in come and sing/play workshops for musical fun and games and to learn some of the songs and music from the Song for Haddo project. We’re delighted that Moira Morrison and the instrumental players from McOpera are returning to Haddo to lead these 45 – 60 minute sessions. Bring your own instruments or just bring your voice – all welcome.
Prefer drumming and samba rhythms? Then the percussion sessions from Guarana Street Band are for you – drums provided, bring your own wind or brass instruments and join the party!
Shy about joining in? You can just enjoy the music and rhythms – the Street Band, Meldrum Academy Pipe Band and McOpera’s wind players will be promenading between Haddo House and the main car park throughout the day. Or relax in the Country Park’s Sensory Garden and listen to a musical story teller.
Want to know more about Haddo and its history which inspired the composers of Song for Haddo? Join one of the NTS special short tours to different parts of the House and hear all about the stories behind the songs.
What’s On and Where:
Marquee (Hall if wet):
11.00 – 12.00 Come and Sing/Play session 1
Lairds of Gight, Song for Haddo
12.30 – 13.15 Come and Sing/Play session 2
Hare and Tortoise
14.00 – 15.00 Come and Sing/Play session 3
We’ll Go Wherever We Please
Song for Haddo
Outside the Marquee
12.00 – 12.30 Guarana Street Band Workshop
13.30 – 14.00 Guarana Street Band Workshop
Haddo House – Special Free 20 Minute Tours
12.15 The history behind the songs in Workshop 1
13.30 The Aesop’s Fables paintings
15.15 The train set and travel
Wandering Musicians – 2 routes between the House and the Main Car Park
11.00 Meldrum Academy Pipe Band
11.15 Guarana Street Band
11.45 Meldrum Academy Pipe Band
12.45 Meldrum Academy Pipe Band
13.30 McOpera Wind Players
14.15 Guarana Street Band