Community Music Day at Haddo

Sunday 25th June 2023
11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Venue: Haddo House Gardens and Country Park

This event is live and is free of charge

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Event information

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 

Musical games

Lairds of Gight, Song for Haddo

12.30 – 13.15 Come and Sing/Play session 2

Musical Games

Hare and Tortoise

14.00 – 15.00 Come and Sing/Play session 3

Musical games

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

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