Monday June 2, 2014
Strident is the merman King of the Ocean:
Son of the almighty sea-god ,Poseidon .
Strident lived happily with his daughter, Sirenetta ,
Whose voice charmed anyone who'd ever met her,
But Sirenetta was a restless adolesent
With a personality most effervescent,
And she wanted to explore the world above water-
She fancied herself as a Royal globetrotter!
On her very first evening above the waves,
She saved a handsome prince from a watery grave ,
And with Prince Charmless she became enthralled.
Her father King Strident was quite appalled
And warned her against this unhealthy passion,
But Sirenetta ignored him in true teenage fashion !
She went to the seawitch, a distant relation,
Who was banished from Atlantis for eating crustaceans .
The seawitch, Jezibaba, prepared her a spell,
But Sirenetta had to give up her voice as well .
When Jezibaba sang with the mermaid's voice
Charmless made it clear Jezibaba was his choice .
Sirenetta couldn't stand by-she had to rebel
For if truth be told, she's a feisty mademoiselle,
And it all ended happily,what happened you say?
Well, you will have to come and see it on performance day!
Tickets from 0141-778-2145/Capricorniche@gmail.com
or at the door: The Tall Ship 8th/9th June 7.30.p.m.
Wheelchair access pre-bookable
Friday June 21, 2013
Da Capo Alba to perform with previous finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year
Da Capo Alba, Scotland’s premier mandolin and guitar orchestra regular performers in the West End Festival will be joined on Saturday 22nd June by flautist Shona Brown.
Shona from Motherwell, began playing the flute at the age of 12. A few months later she recorded on Mogwai's debut album "Young Team", which inspired her to pursue the life of a musician. She went on to study classical flute, winning awards from the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama amongst others. After a time working in London, she returned to Scotland to set up SoundRoutes - a record label promoting community choirs and music projects.
Shona will be performing two solo pieces and will also play alongside Da Capo Alba, who will be conducted by Barbara Pommerenke-Steel. There will be something for everyone as the orchestra explores a range of musical styles from baroque and classical to ragtime and Latin American.
An evening of entertainment not to be missed!
Concert details: Saturday 22nd June 2013 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Great Western Road
For more information visit our website, facebook & twitter page.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Guest Blog post by Robert McKerlie, Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association (LGMA)