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Strathallan launches new Traditional Music & Scottish Culture

Strathallan launches new Traditional Music & Scottish Culture

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Traditional Music and Scottish Culture Department

Traditional Scottish music lessons and Highland Dancing are just some of the new subjects on offer at Strathallan School this year as the school launches a new department.

The brand-new programme, which will include workshops led by the UK’s top folk musicians, was kicked off this week with a fiddle workshop led by Glaswegian musician Jack Smedley of Rura.

Craig Muirhead, who will lead the newly-established department, said, “This is an exciting moment for Strathallan, we’ve had a Folk Band for some years now and a very successful Pipe Band for the best part of a hundred years, so it makes sense that we offer even more opportunities for our students to learn about and participate in Scottish culture.”

A former Red Hot Chilli Piper, Craig is one of Scotland's most experienced performing bagpipers, having performed for millions at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

“Personally, traditional music has allowed me to travel widely, from Bannockburn to Barbados,” added Craig. “It’s given me the opportunity to perform with the likes of Rod Stewart, Lulu and Amy MacDonald, so I’m excited to see where our new department could lead our pupils.”

Strathallan Headmaster Mark Lauder, said, “Based in the heart of Perthshire, we are a Scottish school through and through. This is evident from our alumni World Champion Pipers to our current pupils who represent Scotland every year. We are delighted to formally offer even more opportunities for our pupils to get even closer to the culture they love and are surrounded by.”

Those interested in finding out more about Strathallan's new Traditional Music & Scottish Culture Department can register for the next whole school Open Morning:

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