Welcome to the Riverside Music Project which supports family and community learning of traditional music in the Stirling area.
Riverside Music Project began in 2005, and is a community group offering low-cost opportunities for all ages and abilities to come together to learn and play traditional music.
The core of our activities are family sessions on Sunday evenings, at Stirling Rowing Club, Dean Crescent, Stirling FK8 1UT. We use a small hall above the boathouse, with lovely views out to the River Forth. The back room is often used is a breakout space for small groups. Sessions are led, but informal. We encourage more able players to help beginners, and particularly support family and intergenerational learning.
Some musicians we’ve worked with have been: Marie Fielding (fiddling, tune making), Nigel Gatherer (mandolin), Deirdre Graham (Gaelic), Amy Geddes (tunes), Alison Carlyle (step dance) and Finlay Allison (ukulele).
Opportunities to perform include giving us a tune or a song at sessions, joining one of our young bands who play at our family ceilidhs and elsewhere, trying out with the Riverside Ceilidh Band, who have regular local engagements from weddings to charity events, and slots at festivals and other events in the Stirling area