Peebles is a thriving Scottish town with a range of music groups and venues. Here are some of the other ways you can join in.
One of our oldest music groups is the Peebles Burgh Silver Band. In fact it is one of the oldest brass bands in Scotland - and, as the town band, you'll see it leading the processions in the Beltane Festival. One of our youngest is Strumash - the Peebles ukulele orchestra. But Peebles is lucky to contain many talented musicians, some of whom you can hear playing regularly inPeebles Orchestra concerts and in numerous other ad hoc or more regular groups.
Central to many groups is the social enterprise Nomad Beat. Here a talented and enthusiastic group of tutors brings music to the community - whether you want to drum, learn guitar, fiddle, keyboards, violin or access many traditional styles of music, Nomad Beat can usually help. Founded through the effort and vision of the sadly missed Alison Cameron it helps many in the community enrich their lives through music.
Peebles Burgh Silver Band
We are a friendly 3rd section brass band from Peebles dedicated to the playing and teaching of music throughout Peeblesshire and beyond.
The genesis of the Royal Burgh of Peebles Silver Band would seem to be in the 'bands of music' which the militia regiments, including the Peeblesshire Militia, maintained during the Napoleonic Wars. Antique instruments, including the military 'Serpentine' in the possession of the Peebles Museum, would seem to confirm this. The first mention of a town band appears in the town council minutes for 1834. To this day the band makes a valuable contribution to local events such as the Beltane Festival, and through its role of offering musical tuition to the youth of the burgh.
Strumash(Peebles Ukulele Orchestra) are a group of ukulele players based in Peebles. Like our facebook page to find out about forthcoming events and how to join us.
If you are interesting in joining Strumash email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of our sessions. All welcome (including beginners).
Varied wind and brass
Peebles Concert Band
A mix of wind and brass players meet to play through a wide range of music in a relaxed atmosphere for enjoyment and improvement. Newcomers welcome, any age, any grade. Our professional conductor makes every rehearsal an entertaining musical experience.
Normal rehearsal night is Wednesday 7.30pm in the Peebles Silver Band Hall, High Street, Peebles.
nChorus is the large, vibrant, contemporary choir, from Peebles, Scotland. Singing at all kinds of events from weddings to music festivals, sell-out theatres to flash mobs InChorus is certainly no ordinary choir. From the start we set out to be the best at what we do. Our performance, our music, our sound and our spirit are all totally unique and cherished by all our members and our local community.
Music school + various public groups from Scottish fiddle to bluegrass
Nomad Beat is a registered charity whose objective is to carry out activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation):
To promote music and musicianship
To create opportunities for all through affordable musical education
To work in partnership to support others in the wider community
To seek and develop opportunities for international cooperation within the above objectives
To reduce isolation through shared musical development, education and opportunities
Nomad Beat Community Music School was the vision of Alison Cameron who for 4 years had the music shop in the Northgate in Peebles. This vision became a reality when Nomad Beat opened its doors in January 2010 at Cavalry Park, Peebles with the aim of making music tuition and participation affordable and accessible to all who wished to enjoy it. In 2009 Alison was the recipient of the Robert NobleTrophy in recognition of her work with young people and the arts in Peebles. Over the past 5 years Nomad Beat has become well known in the community with Alison as the driving force providing workshops and tuition in the schools and providing Nomad Beat students to play at various community events, such as the Peebles Arts Festival, Tweedlove and Innerleithen Music Festival to name but a few.
Cavalry Park, Peebles EH45 9BU