Our group is now run by parents of our group members and Angus Council
Music Instructors. Our friendly music making continues to evolve with
each new intake of members. We always adapt to suit the interests and
skills of our members. Over lockdown we met on Zoom and we are
delighted to be back to real life rehearsals at last!
Can I join in?
Yes! The group is open to all school age children in and around Angus
who play an instrument suitable for traditional music. Spaces are
limited so we’ll let you know if we can fit you in – there will be a
waiting list if necessary.
When and where?
We meet on Mondays, in a central Angus venue. We also take part in local
festivals and events. We have a private Whatsapp group to keep everyone
Which instruments are suitable?
So far we have had members playing violin/fiddle, cello, viola, bass,
piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, flute, bagpipes, small pipes, whistles,
percussion and accordion. We also had workshops in Scots Song. We are
open to other instruments and voices too!
I’m not sure, can I give it a try?
Yes! If you’d like to come for a trial session, just get in touch and we
will organise that for you.
What does it cost?
The running costs are shared between the members and are currently set
at £15 a month. As a parent or carer of a member you would be invited to
join the committee and would have a say on this and other decisions.
Is there transport?
We do not have transport to rehearsals, however families do share lifts
How can I find out more?
You can find us on
Facebook and see our
photos and videos there. You can email with any questions you might
You can click here (PDF) to read
our full constitution.
Skirdechal! was established in 2009 by Katherine Liley - Originally
from Skye, Katherine teaches Scottish Fiddle in Angus Schools.
Katherine is also a performer, broadcaster and publisher. Visit her
"Lovaig Music" for more