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gm0lze

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Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:42:34 AM »
M&S Energy Fund Application.
Taigh Dhonnchaidh is a music and arts centre, based in Ness, Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.They teach melodeon (B/C),accordion,fiddle,singing,dancing,ukelele and guitar to the younger generation.
 Ness is a rural community with Stornoway being the nearest town, and is 30 miles away. Taigh Dhonnchaidh is run by a committee and a group of local volunteers.
Melodeons ans accordions have been played in the Ness area since WW1 .Many of the menfolk went to sea in the Royal and Merchant navies and returned with  Hohners which they played their Gaelic music on.The tradition still survives.
We are raising funds to install solar panels. We will be more energy efficient, which will help our youth groups and environment.
Please take a couple of minutes to vote for this worthy cause.Thank You
https://www.mandsenergyfund.com/projects/taigh-dhonnchaidh

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 12:29:39 PM »
..done....a worthy project to support...!!
...all the way from Luthermuir..

mikek

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 08:44:07 PM »
Very happy to have voted for this worthy cause :)

mikek

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 05:37:52 PM »
 The saying....From small acorns mighty oaks grows.

 These youngsters may be the next generation of bcc# players and members of this forum.
 My first button box was a Hohner one row.

The Wee Red Box

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 04:49:45 PM »
I'd love to have access to such a learning/social playing group. Their efforts to promote traditional music and in particular the button box should be applauded. Their YouTube content is a mine of good tunes and surprise, surprise there's a few three row boxes among the B/Cs. Personally I started my playing on the B/C and still enjoy picking them up for a blast. How many go straight to a three row (especially children or weak old folk like me). Ness Melodeon is what I think our music is about i.e. nurturing and enjoyment. A bit like this Web site really!

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 06:53:25 PM »
Done! Great initiative. Should be started in other school areas as well!
 

gm0lze

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 10:24:03 AM »
The Taigh Dhonnchaidh music and arts centre in Ness,isle of Lewis achieved 2865 votes and won an M&S Energy Grant Award of £12,000, it was announced yesterday (Friday November 10th)

They are raising funds to install solar panels and upgrade their heating system, helping to reduce annual costs, C02 emissions and ultimately result in a more energy efficient venue.

The improved heating will also help to preserve important musical instruments and historical musical artefacts, affected by damp and cold.

The group involved stated on Facebook: “Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to vote, share and pledge. We are so so grateful. The support our community amassed from here and afar has been a great example of community spirit at its best and we are so proud to be part of it.”

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 01:29:44 PM »
Good news! Congratulations!

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 02:40:50 PM »
This might in time result in even more b/c/c# players to join the forum but more importantly keep button boxes of all kinds from becoming extinct. Brilliant result.

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 12:39:43 PM »
Excellent news!  Well done,  so important to keep this going!

mikek

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Re: Help.Votes Required for Music Community project .
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 01:16:21 PM »
 Euan, I'll second those sentiments.

Btw. Great photo. One of the next generation of bcc# players.

 

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