When Rabbie met Elvis
Music and stories at Makin’ a Brew
My luv is like a … blue suede shoe!
It’s that time of year when the story of Robert Burns is told again and again at events and gathering all over the world; his poems recited and his songs sung. Wonderful as Burns’ story is, it’s so well known that you seldom learn anything new about Scotland’s national Bard.
So imagine the delight, then, when twa wandering minstrels shared their groundbreaking new research: that our very own Robert Burns was also the inventor of rock’n’roll!
The ‘truth’ was revealed at ‘Makin’ A Brew’, an entertaining family and children session at Craigroyston Early Years Centre last week.
Makin a Brew is a Youth Music Initiative-funded project for parents, their
children and the staff at Granton and Craigroyston Early Years Centres.
Led by musician Gica Loening and storyteller Clare McNicol, music and
storytelling sessions are held each week at the centres, encouraging
parents to take part, share and enjoy ryhmes, games, stories with their
Makin’ a Brew has made a wee CD and accompanying booklet of their
songs so families can carry on enjoying them at home too. They also run
occasional events like last week’s Burns event featuring the Twa Rabbies, as well as ceilidhs, and the chance for parents to have some one to one
tutoring in music , song, story -whatever is their passion!
You can find out more about Makin’ a Brew sessions by contacting Craigroyston (332 3855) or Granton (552 4808) Early Years Centres.
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