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Learning and performing together

Mull Music Makers offers young people on the island of Mull the opportunity to learn the violin and develop their general musicianship.

Set up by local parent, Laura Mandleberg, in 2013, Mull Music Makers is approaching its tenth anniversary on top form.

Mull Music Makers offers young people on the island of Mull the opportunity to learn the violin and develop their general musicianship. Weekend workshops, held monthly during term time are led by the celebrated Scottish musician and educator, Patsy Reid.
The team of regular and guest tutors come from the mainland to teach and encourage the young players. Between times there are online lessons and videos to help the music makers practise the learning from the workshops.

Summer Week

In the long school holiday we organise our Summer Week, five days of concentrated learning and impromptu performances (in the open air if the weather allows) and a final ceilidh where families, friends and visitors can enjoy and be impressed by the talented young musicians of Mull.
August 2023

Mull Music Makers performed as part of the Opening Fanfare of the Edinburgh International Festival 2023

It was an amazing event that aimed to celebrate youth and community music in Scotland.

The Mull Music Makers, in their new standout sweatshirts, took the stage of the Ross Bandstand with confidence and played their pieces, from memory, in great style.

They returned to the stage for the grand finale where all the performers of the day (over 300 people) helped to create the first performance of a piece written for the occasion and introduced by Nicola Benedetti.

What an end to the year!

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The workshops, online lessons and the Summer Week are free

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This is so that any young person who wants to be a Music Maker can be part of this amazing community initiative.

Mull Music Makers relies on an annual grant from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

We are also grateful to:

The Q Foundation, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Isle of Mull Cottages, The Johnny Paton Memorial Fund, TheRadcliffe Trust, and the Scops Arts Trust.

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Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact Laura, the Mull Music Makers Project Manager