SC&T Youth workshops and classes

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SC&T Youth Community project of the Year NOMINEE!!

For the MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards 2022

We are beyond excited and delighted to say we have been nominated for Community Project of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards 2022! 
THANK YOU so much to everyone for your continued support. This nomination simply wouldn’t have happened without all of our fantastic partners, volunteers, tutors and most importantly, our community of young folk! Why not join us onSunday 4th December in Caird Hall, Dundee for the awards ceremony!  You can get your tickets:
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Series of 3 free Scots Song workshops!

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Elphinstone Institute to bring you a series of 3 FREE Scots Song workshops led by Shona Donaldson and Elphinstone Institute Director, Dr. Tom McKean.  

- Tuesday 29th Nov, 7pm - 8:30pm, ONLINE

- Tuesday 6th Dec - 7pm - 8:30pm, ONLINE

- Tuesday 13th Dec - 7pm - 9pm, IN PERSON at the Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX. 

Come learn and sing some fantastic Scottish songs whilst also immersing yourself in the stories and history behind the songs.

❗️Suitable for all abilities

❗️Open for young people up to age 26

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✨ SC&T Youth Weekly Group ✨

Starting January 17th 2023!

Do you want to be part of a fun and exciting Scottish Traditional Youth music group and have the opportunity to perform around Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and beyond with other like minded young folk?

 ❗️ Term of 10 classes starting Tuesday 17th January 2023 
❗️Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
❗️MacRobert Building, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
❗️3 groups - beginner, intermediate and advanced but all working towards collaborative sets to play together 
❗️Participants work with tutors to arrange performance sets
❗️All abilities welcome 
❗️Ages 6-26
❗️An online option to learn the sets independently with resources put online by the tutors and join in for performances

❗️£2 per class (£20 in total) or £10 in total for joining us online.  We do have bursaries available if the fee is a barrier - please do email us if you'd like a bursary space.  We also have a 'I'd like to pay a little more', option if you feel you'd like to contribute a little more.

How to sign up to SC&T Youth workshops and classes?

Please email if you have any questions

  • Enrol in the chosen course (you will be asked to create a Thinkific account if you haven't used thinkific before - keep these login details somewhere safe)

  • Start the course and complete the registration questions to book your place.

  • Complete the registration form, download the information document and you're ready to go!

What's on in September - December 2022


Event/ Activity

Online/ F2F

Who for?


Further info



Term 1 - Weekly Group (11wks)



6:30pm - 8:30pm

10 week term in person at Aberdeen Uni. 3 classes running from 6:30-8pm - Beginner tutor - Kirsty Campbell, Intermediate tutor - Laura Harrington, Adv tutor, Sharon Hassan

19th Sept

SC&T Student Ceilidh with UOA Folk in Trad Society



7pm - 10pm

A social ceilidh in partnership with UOA Folk in Trad Society at the King's Pavillion for students to socialise and enjoy some music and dancing

21st Sept

WayWORD Festival -



10:30am - 12pm

Songwriting workshop with Cameron Nixon and with Chamber Music Scotland.

25th Sept

WayWORD Gaelic workshop -



10:30am - 12pm

Gaelic Singing workshop with Eva Brownlie.

26th Sept

SC&T Adult Evening Classes start

F2F and Online option


Mon and Tues Evening, 7pm-9pm

Find out more -

6th Oct

Aberdeen Uni Composition Workshop 1 (Online)




Partnering with Aberdeen Uni, Hamish Napier will lead 3 composition workshops. 2 online and 1 in person. Focus is on the young people writing their own tune, arranging and then performing.

20th Oct

Aberdeen Uni Composition Workshop 2 (Online)




As above

3rd Nov

Aberdeen Uni Composition Workshop 3 (In person) & Evening Concert



4 hr workshop plus evening Concert

Cumulation of the work created as part of the composition workshops. Performance will be part of Aberdeen Uni's concert series.

29th Nov

Scots Song Singing Workshop 1 (Online) with Elphinstone Institute


Secondary & Students


Series of singing workshops with local Nort East singer and Elphinstone Institute Director, Dr. Tom McKean. An academic focus as well as musical.

6th Dec

Scots Song Singing Workshop 2 (Online) with Elphinstone Institute


Secondary & Students


As above

13th Dec

Scots Song Singing Workshop 3 (In person) with Elphinstone Institute


Secondary & Students


As above

4th Dec

End of Term Concert performance



2pm - 4pm

End of Term Concert for the weekly group combined with SC&T adult classes!

10th Dec 

SC&T Youth performance at the Heritage Hall, Culter




A winter performance from SC&T Youth participants.


  • How do I sign up to the SC&T Youth Workshops?

    1. Sign up for your course. If you've not used Thinkific before, you'll be asked to create a new account - keep those login details somewhere safe. 2. Start your course to complete Registration & Download the Information Document - Keep this somewhere safe too! 3. Get EXCITED

  • I'd like to find out more about what is involved in the weekly performance group?

    There are 3 different groups that can be signed up to - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, though all 3 groups work together for collaborative sets also. Beginner: This class is ideal for young people that want to start learning some Scottish Traditional music. If they do not already play an instrument but are keen to be involved, SC&T Youth will provide them with a free penny whistle and give basic tuition on this. Scots Song is taught and participants are encouraged to help arrange sets with the whole group. Intermediate - Participants should be able to play a few tunes on their instrument to join this class. Advanced - Participants should be able to play fluently and competently. There will be a variety of tunes and tune types taught and the young folk will take the lead on the arrangements for their class. For all classes, playing by ear shall be encouraged though music shall be put on Thinkific and will be available. If you have any further questions at all, please don't hesitate to give us an email at

  • How much do the SC&T Youth Weekly Classes cost?

    The SC&T Youth weekly classes cost £2 per class which total £20 for the term from January to April. The online option, where you don't come to the classes in person but learn the content online independently, is £1 per class so £10 for the term. There is an option to pay a little more (£30) if you feel you would like to and you can do this by clicking the arrow on the pricing option to view all options. We also have bursary spaces available for the SC&T Youth weekly group so if you would like to have a bursary space, all you have to do it email

  • How much do the SC&T Youth Workshops Cost?

    We try very hard to keep all our events FREE for young folk. The Workshops on offer at the moment are totally FREE. If you feel you would like to give a small donation to SC&T Youth so we can continue providing these fantastic opportunities, you can do so by copying and pasting the link or click on the Donate to SC&T Youth at the bottom of the page :

  • Why does my course have lots of lessons when I look at it?

    There are currently 3 Welcome and Registration lessons to complete before the start of the workshop. And more lessons for each week of term. More will be added as the term goes on by your tutor. Don't worry, there are still only 10 weeks in the term!

  • I've already taken part in the SC&T Youth workshops before, can I take part again?

    Yes, absolutely! Our tutors will be teaching new material each workshop.

  • I have another question?

    Let us know any questions or queries by emailing or drop us a message on our facebook page @SC&TYouth

SC&T Youth Camp Highlights 2022

The Youth Camp is our biggest event of the year and WE LOVE IT! Watch here to see why..

SC&T Youth Weekly Classes Collaborative Set Spring 2022

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