Maryhill Heritage Choir (formerly known as Songs of the Trades)

Ever wanted to learn to sing or get the chance to be part of a choir? Ever been interested in the local history of the area?

Maryhill Burgh Halls are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for people interested in putting together both traditional music and local history.

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Award-winning folk singer Maeve Mackinnon has been leading weekly singing sessions, with songs based on some of the trades depicted in the famous stained glass panels on show at the Maryhill Burgh Halls.

This culminated in a small concert at the relaunch of the Maryhill Burgh Halls during April 2012, with choir members singing alongside pupils from both St Charles and Caldercuilt Primary Schools.

We are keen to continue this - so why not get involved! We would be delighted to see as many faces as possible taking part - of all ages and backgrounds. 

No musical experience is necessary, just bring enthusiasm!

If you're interested in getting involved, please email maryhillheritagechoir@gmail.com with your name and contact details, or ring 7717298860 to leave your details.

Some comments from people that have taken part so far...

"I thoroughly enjoyed the shared  experience the workshops afforded. Having not sung in public since childhood  I was both surprised and delighted at the ease with which the group stood up in front of an audience and gave it our best. Thanks for creating the opportunity."
"I hadn't sung in a choir since primary school nearly 50 years ago, so this was a challenging experience with anxiety growing somewhat as the performance neared. I needn't have worried as it was a complete joy to be part of this singing group - Maeve is a really inspiring teacher, the songs were very emotive, and on the day it felt like a privilege to perform in the refurbished Burgh Halls - I thoroughly enjoyed every minute"

"It's a long time since I have sung with others in a choir, but this one sounded interesting. The group was lighthearted and made it fun to try out new songs. At times it was difficult to get the melodies and harmonies quite right, but Maeve helped us and even e-mailed us recordings of our singing so that we could practice and remember the tunes. We were all delighted at how good we sounded together as a choir."