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Winter Warmer - Away Being part of the Coming Home Concerto by Mike Vass
Winter Warmer – Away Being part of the Coming Home Concerto by Mike Vass

Only three more sleeps before we gaither to celebrate Mike Vass’ latest music commission Coming Home with Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin Big Band at Away Being our pop-up event in Gallery 1 at St Margaret’s House. Cakes are being baked, the tea urns are toasty and the Thrive raffle prizes are also pretty hot!

The Thrive Archive tells stories in unusual ways and it’s been an honour to be part of a new piece of music to welcome in a New Year! We like to mix things up and this eclectic event interweaves stories, photography, fine art, VJ visuals, community art and a 20 piece Trad’ band all inspired by a series of haunting images taken by former Buzzcocks’ drummer John Maher and Fife vet Ian Paterson.

The suite of music, sponsored initially by Enterprise Music Scotland, will continue to be developed throughout 2015 connecting diverse communities both within Edinburgh and beyond and you can help!

This talented band of teenagers now hopes to create flash mob performances around the city centre, on beaches, up mountains and at festivals. So keep in touch, send us your suggestions and tell us your stories of what makes Scotland feel like home. Go on, spread the word, a wee bit of funding will help this project thrive.

sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland

sponsored by Creative Scotland

Music played by EYG Big Band