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Dundee Musicians Award 2014

Posted onJuly 11, 2014

Dundee Musicians Award 2014

Dundee Musicians Award 2014

Applications are now being invited for the Dundee Musicians’ Award 2014. Grants up to a maximum of £500 are available.

The Dundee Musicians’ Award is organised by Leisure and Culture Dundee, working in partnership with Dundee City Council.

It was established in 2008 to support the work of outstanding Dundee-based musicians by awarding grants towards the costs involved in creating new work in any genre, research and professional development.

The awards support projects that look at creative development through collaborations, working with new partners, or new producers. There does not have to be a recording or gig at the end of the process: the creative process is valid enough.

Support will be for applications that will stimulate fresh and innovative work, and to give musicians time to experiment and explore. You can also apply to attend industry showcases or network events.

We hope that the Award will encourage musicians to stay in the City and that the existence of the Award will raise the profile of Dundee-based musicians at a local, national and even international level.

Closing date for applications is Friday September 5 2014.

One successful recipient of the award has been Dundee band The Mirror Trap, who recently supported Placebo on their eight-date arena tour of Russia.

For further information contact: dma@leisureandculturedundee.com(link sends e-mail)

Telephone – (01382) 434111

Download Application Form: www.dundeemusiciansaward.co.uk

 

My Love is like a red red rose – Fiddlers Rally

Posted onJuly 6, 2014

My Love is like a red red rose – Fiddlers Rally

My Love is like a red red rose - Fiddlers Rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fiddlers Rally took place on Friday evening as part of  Broughty Ferry Gala Week. Margaret Wells sings My Love is like a red red rose as part of the evenings performance. The Dundee Channel recorded some of the event as part of a video for the Gala Week on behalf of Broughty Ferry traders.

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The Dundee Weaver sung at Fiddlers Rally

Posted onJuly 5, 2014

The Dundee Weaver sung at Fiddlers Rally

The Dundee Weaver sung at Fiddlers Rally

The Dundee Weaver sung at Fiddlers Rally.

Part of the Fiddlers Rally recorded last night as part of the filming for Broughty Ferry Gala Week. More to come. The Dundee Channel is filming some of the events on behalf of Broughty Ferry Traders.

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Brooke Coventry – I dreamed a dream

Posted onJuly 4, 2014

Brooke Coventry – I dreamed a dream

Brooke Coventry - I dreamed a dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooke Coventry from Dundee sings I dreamed a dream at the Broughty Gala Fete as part of Broughty Ferry Gala Week on the Tay FM stage.

More from Brooke 1

More from Brooke 2

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Brooke Coventry at Broughty Gala Fete Video 2

Posted onJuly 1, 2014

Brooke Coventry at Broughty Gala Fete Video 2

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Brooke Coventry sings a second song on the Tay FM stage at Broughty Gala Fete at the start of Broughty Ferry Gala Week. There’s more videos to come from the Gala Fete and keep an eye out for more of Brooke.

MORE OF BROOKE COVENTRY

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General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

Posted onJune 29, 2014

General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

General Judgement took to the stage at Castle Green for the Broughty Ferry Gala Week Fete. This is the bands first song on to day, we’ll bring you more from them through Gala Week. General Judgement are Rock / Indie band based in Dundee.

Mike – Vox/Guitar
Bills – Vox/Guitar
Kieran – Bass
Garry – Drums/Vox

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MORE FROM THE GALA FETE

Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

Fancy Dress Competition Broughty Ferry Gala Week

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

Posted onJune 29, 2014

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

The Sesh took to the stage at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete and played a few songs some from their new EP. This is their first song and we’ll show more of their performance through Gala Week. The Sesh are a young alternative rock band from Dundee
Declan Brown – Drums
Ritchie Kordecki – Lead Guitar
Kieran Donald- Bass
Steven Lamb – Vocals

More videos from the Gala Fete on the way.

Check them out on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/TheSeshDundee

Click the photo below to watch the video




MORE FROM THE GALA FETE

Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

Fancy Dress Competition Broughty Ferry Gala Week

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

Posted onJune 29, 2014

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

Eleven year old Brooke Coventry from St Johns High School has already won a number of prizes for her singing. This afternoon she performed three songs for the crowds at  Broughty Ferry Gala Fete at the beginning of Gala Week. You can listen to the first song in the video below.

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MORE FROM THE GALA FETE

Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

Fancy Dress Competition Broughty Ferry Gala Week

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

Posted onJune 29, 2014

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

Next on stage was Ultra Dance Dundee with their leader Chloe. Lynne Hoggan from Tay FM introduced the dance group. There are more videos on the way from the days performers at the Gala Fete on the first day of Broughty Ferry Gala Week.

Ultra Dance Dundee are a dance school providing fun and friendly dance classes for children aged 4+.  Classes are split into age groups: tots, juniors, intermediate and seniors. Find out more on the link below

https://www.facebook.com/ultradance.dundee

To watch the video click the photo below


MORE FROM ULTRA DANCE HERE

MORE FROM THE GALA FETE BELOW

Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

Fancy Dress Competition Broughty Ferry Gala Week

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

You can help make this happen in Dundee

Posted onJune 27, 2014

You can help make this happen in Dundee

You can help make this happen in Dundee

Adam McNamara from Dundee a former Fitness Instructor, Policeman and now Professional Actor has started a Kickstarter project to try to raise £3,000 to bring the pilot of a realistic police drama to Dundee. He hopes the money raised will help local company Flyboy Creative shoot a professional pilot for the six part series which would then go on to be commissioned as a series.

Adam explains,

I’m a Dundonian. Born and bred in the city, went to Rockwell Primary then St Johns High School. I studied sports coaching/leisure management at Dundee College before becoming a fitness instructor in several gyms in the city and surrounding area.

I joined the police in 2001 and worked in Tayside’s Eastern Division based in Forfar then transferred to Kirkton where I worked for a few years then laterally to the City Centre.

When I was 27 I started amateur dramatics at Dundee Operatic Society performing in musicals, from Anything Goes to Guys and Dolls to Thoroughly Modern Millie. I was still in the Police at this time…..they thought it was hilarious. A few nicknames were assigned, Billy Elliot being one.

I then auditioned for MIDAS in Arbroath and was in The Full Monty musical which to this date is still one of the most enjoyable times I’ve had on stage. Cast, Crew and Audiences were brilliant.

During this time I began being cast in principal roles and it confirmed (to me anyway!) that I wanted to pursue stage and/or screen as a career. I started auditioning for drama schools when I was 29, QMU and RSAMD were top of my list and I was incredibly lucky to have a choice of where to attend. Once I accepted I realised I either took a career break from the Police for 3 years or resign. I weighed my options up and decided I wouldn’t push myself to be successful if I knew I had a career to fall back on so I resigned. My mums face was a picture, you know when someone says “oh that’s good” but you can tell by their face they mean the complete opposite?…… That. My Sgt said something like “we thought you were joking when you said you’re leaving”……it took a lot of folk by surprise, I was leaving a secure, guaranteed wage to follow my dream of being an actor. I get that, it’s a crazy job but I’ve never been happier.

To date I’ve worked from Dundee Rep to the Citz to the Tron, The Donmar, and The Young Vic, I’ve toured America in the play Black Watch with the NTS (National Theatre of Scotland) which was just a sublime time. The last tour ended in San Francisco where I asked my long term gf to marry me which was a lovely way to end my time with the play. My time in these theatres working with experienced established actors and directors aswell as young exciting actors and directors has been a real help to me.

I’ve appeared in several TV shows, From River City to Eastenders to other one off dramas and I ticked the box of my first film credit last year  in a film called The Devils Harvest which is in post production as we speak.

This project is something I’ve been passionate about since I was in the Police. I’ve always found TV Cop dramas to be a wee bit tinged with poetic licence which is totally understandable. You can hardly imagine a hardened cop needing a trace on a number and being told “that’ll be about a fortnight” not the best for a dramatic through line! Anyway, I started working on The Job tv show with my writing partner Ryan Henderson due to us both being disillusioned with current Police dramas, from one offs to long running series.  We decided to centre on the humans in the uniforms, their private lives that sometimes mirror situations they deal with themselves and how they cope……amongst many other story lines, police procedure and actual crime is secondary.

The cast we have attached already for this teaser trailer is incredibly exciting. Dan Portman (Podrick Payne from GoT) Richard Rankin (The Crimson Field) Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake, Kick Ass, Batman Begins 24 and many more). Other casting is to be confirmed and this will be updated on the kickstarter page when it happens.

The teaser will be sent to channel execs along with the show bible which is a comprehensive document detailing everything to expect from the show, being able to show execs something enforces the feel of what we’re wanting to achieve.

We are really excited to get started and anyone’s contributions will be spent wisely on this stepping stone project to clinch a full commission.

We want to make a drama based in Scotland and specifically in Dundee. I’d love to bring the production to the city I grew up and worked in.

You can find out more about the progress of the project on Kickstarter below where even as little as £1 can help the project on its way.


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