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KDAF AGM 2011

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A fascinating talk at the KDAF AGM at the Woodend Barn Banchory by violin maker Ian Greig about his craft.

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Art Competition application forms available online and from The Milton Gallery, Crathes and Platform 22, Torphins

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Application forms:

KDAF art competition 2011 Application form

Application forms can also be filled in on the day at The Milton Gallery.

Handing in days are:

Saturday 23nd April 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 24rd April 12pm – 3pm
Monday 25th April 12pm – 3pm
Tuesday 26th April 12pm – 3pm

Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

April 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Press and Journal February 18th 2011: KDAF Fiddle competition press release. ‘Ian Greig, of Banchory, has given the handmade violin as a prize to the Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum.

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To read the KDAF Fiddle competition press release in the Press and Journal please click on the image below.

 

KDAF Fiddle Competition 2011. To be held at Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

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The Story
Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum are holding a Fiddle Competition in November 2011. The purpose of this competition is to help raise the profile of young musical talent and highlight the role of Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum in supporting all forms of artistic activity among groups and individuals within the Aberdeenshire South area. It is an unusual competition in that it is open to both classical and traditional players.

KDAF recently gave grant assistance to Ian Greig of Banchory to enable him to attend the Newark School of Violin Making. Ian is very generously gifting one of his hand made violins as the prize for this competition. The violin was made in 2008 and is an interpretation of Sacconi Cessols, Antonio Stradivari violin of 1716 and has an insurance value of between £6000 and £7000. To be eligible to enter the competition, the applicant must have a connection with the Kincardine and Deeside area and must be under 20 years of age on 31st December 2011. The winner will be an individual who shows their passion for the violin and for music in general and will give three performances on the violin at events across the Shire.

Ian Greig, violin maker said, “The North East of Scotland, and in particular Aberdeen, is steeped in hundreds of years of violin making. I am very proud to play a small part in the North East’s traditional craft, and be part of its heritage. I wish all the entrants the best of luck in the competition and no matter how old the contestant is it’s what you bring to it that counts. “

Mark Hope, KDAF Chair said, “Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum (KDAF) are thrilled that Ian Greig, a past recipient of a small grant, has so generously gifted one of his beautiful violins. KDAF is delighted to be able to host the fiddle competition which also enables the forum to promote the important part it plays in promoting all forms of artistic activity among groups and individuals of all ages within South Aberdeenshire.”

Mark Hope, will chair the panel of judges. Paul Anderson, the traditional fiddler and Angus Anderson, a classical violinist will evaluate the contestants’ performance from a professional point of view. The competition rules and an application form can be downloaded from the following websites, kdaf.org and iangreigviolins.com. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th May 2011. The first round which will be in the form of an audition and interview will take place in September and the Final round will be held on Wednesday 16th November 2011 at 7.30pm in the Wooden Barn, Banchory.

The Competition Violin
The Competition violin is an interpretation of Sacconi Cessols, Antonio Stradivari violin of 1716. Ian Greig’s violin was made in 2008. The violin is made from Italian spruce, maple and ebony. To enhance the look of the maple, Ian has used his own spirit varnish made from a substance the lac insect produces. The colour comes from hand-made madder also made by Ian. Twenty coats of spirit varnish are then thinly applied over a few days. The antiquing is the final stage and this is when the maker can be creative.

Biography of Ian Greig

Born in Stonehaven in the “60s” and now living in Banchory, Ian has been influenced by music all of his life. His grandmother “Jean” often played her ‘mouthie’ and was also a keen player of the fiddle, this in turn has had a lasting impression on him.

In the early 80’s a visit to the Skye festival with a friend started him off and he was blown away by the power and energy of players of fiddle and the bands that played them.

Ian was a late starter in playing the violin, but decided that his passion lay in making them, and so he went to the renowned international “Newark School of Violin Making”, where students from all over the world compete for places to study at the school for the coveted Beare’s Diploma.

While still a student, Ian sold his first violin to an up and coming soloist. Ian gained the diploma and has been making violins since 2004. Ian’s violins are now sold to all parts of the UK.

Contact
Gordon Jack, Project Administrator (Fiddle Competition)

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Email: gordonjack@tiscali.co.uk.

KDAF fiddle competition: First prize is a violin made and donated by Ian Greig of Banchory.

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Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum are holding a Fiddle Competition
in November 2011 with the first round being held in
September leading up to the final on the 16th November.
The purpose of this competition is to help raise the profile of young
musical talent and highlight the role of Kincardine and Deeside
Arts Forum in supporting all forms of artistic activity among
groups and individuals within the Aberdeenshire South area.

It is an unusual competition in that it is open to both classical and
traditional players.

KDAF gave grant assistance to Ian Greig of Banchory to enable
him to attend the Newark School of Violin Making. Ian is
very generously gifting one of his hand made violins as the
prize for this competition.
The violin was made in 2008 and is an interpretation of Sacconi Cessols, Antonio Stradivari violin of 1716 and has an insurance value of between £6000 and £7000.
To be eligible to enter the competition, the applicant must have a connection with the Kincardine and Deeside area and must be under 20 years of age on 31st December 2011. The winner will be an individual who shows their passion for the violin and for music in general and will give three performances on the violin at events across the Shire.

For more information, please contact;
Gordon Jack, Project Administrator (Fiddle Competition)
Mobile: 07813 256 493
email: gordonjack@tiscali.co.uk

Closing date for entries – 30th May 2011

KDAF: previous art grant awards

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Deeside Arts Forum has awarded several grants to young musicians, enabling them to attend music courses and summer schools.
Other personal development grants have included an award to enable an artist to attend a course on making hand-made paper to enhance
her art and to enable her to run classes on this subject in her local community.
Project support grants have been awarded to the “Yellow’s on the Broom” Arts Festival, “Sideline Multi Arts”, based at Woodend Barn
running workshops culminating in an annual performance and “Fèis Spè Ltd”, a ceilidh music group of sixteen young musicians, four of
whom live locally.
The Forum has also supported North East Open Studios, the newly-formed Woodend Music Society, The Burn’s Quoir, The Banchory
Birl, Grampian Young-Arts, The Finzean Project “Portrait Of Our Time” and The Tarland Welfare Trust.

The Stonehaven Recorder Consort

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The Stonehaven Recorder Consort has had a very busy year. Most of
our players live in or around Stonehaven, so we are fortunate we can
get together quickly if we need extra rehearsals, or indeed celebrate
birthdays or and family occasions (a bonus we hadn’t thought about
when we got together!).
This year’s weather has curtailed some workshops-we had hoped to
get together with the Brechin group, but road conditions did not permit.
For Christmas 2010, (between snow storms!) , we accepted the kind
invitations of Edenholme and Clashfarquhar Old Folks Homes to play
carols. Afterwards, we enjoyed a chat and a cup of tea with the residents at Edenholme, and the following week met the Day-care ladies at Clashfarquhar, who took a great interest in our instruments, and joined in with alacrity on the percussion instrument we are collecting.
Playing in a group, whatever the weather, is a joyous activity and really
concentrates the mind on the pleasure of playing together, and it is a
even greater fun to share it with others. We are very fortunate to have
an enthusiastic leader (Anne Bellarby) who constantly challenges our
progress and performance, and has a wonderful knack of persuading
us to try working on instruments other than our own.
We always feel brighter after a rehearsal, and feel we have really grown
in confidence and musicality over the last year. We play a wide range of music –Scottish, English, Baroque, Renaissance, Jazz and Popular –
but if we need a lift at the end of a busy workshop we play Handel as
he always gives us a boost!

Sue Reid/Liz Hunt