Children’s Classic Concerts

Tricks for Turning Junk into Funk - No. 1!

Take a look at our downloadable instruction sheet below for our version of a sensational Samba shaker! (It's been given the CCC sparkle!)

Samba shaker worksheet

So let's get stuck in and make some super fun sounds!

Junk Trunk...let's turn junk into funk!

If you’re coming to see Owen and Olly in any of our Junk Trunk concerts or Garbage Band workshops then watch this space for downloadable instructions on how to make some cool instruments out of things you find around the house!

In the meantime let’s get experimenting with sound! Here’s a mission for this week:

Try putting different amounts of water in a glass bottle (grown-ups might need to join in with this) and blowing across the top to get a note. What happens to the sound when you put more water in, or tip some out?

Your bottle might sound great, but it probably doesn’t look the part yet...why not go a step further and collect other bottles, fill them with different water levels and create your own bottle xylophone! To jazz it up a bit, you could dye the water different colours - we love this rainbow-inspired example!

Have fun!

Happy new year, 2014 is here!

It's going to be a great year for sport and culture in Scotland, and CCC will be joining in with the fun! We're especially excited to be getting involved in the buzz of the Commonwealth Games!

If you want to get in on the action too, then come along and join our All Drummed Up! band in Drumchapel, where we'll be drumming up a storm ahead of our Going for Gold concerts in May!

Come and see us after school on Monday 27th January at Stonedyke Neighbourhood Centre! We'll be kicking off with loads of fun and games at 4:30pm and we run until 6pm.

It's all FREE, so see you there! Look out for our leaflet below...

All Drummed Up!...for Glasgow 2014

Our All Drummed Up! project based in Drumchapel will be back on the 27th January!

This time, we’re on a special mission – to get involved in the buzz of the Commonwealth Games! Our young musicians will have the opportunity to perform at our celebration concert, Going For Gold in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 17th of May, as well as in local events during the build up!!

So what are you waiting for? Our classes are fabulous fun, and FREE! Please contact us for more info so you can play your part!

For any newcomers to All Drummed Up! here’s a wee taster:

Savourna Stevenson and The Snow Queen!

Savourna Stevenson, the composer of our latest commission, The Snow Queen, tells us a bit about how she came up with the music! Hear the piece in full, set to words by Stuart Paterson, at our Christmas Wonderland concerts this weekend...Siobhan Redmond will be ready to take you on the musical journey as she narrates!

Special thanks to The RVW Trust, The Idlewild Trust and Creative Scotland, for making the commission and performance of The Snow Queen possible.

Taylor's Terrific Trolley-Dash at A1 Toys!

We're thrilled to announce that Taylor Browning-Walker, the winner of our Haunted House costume competition sponsored by A1 Toys dashed around with his trolley at the store in Silverburn on Saturday with great success!

Catch the action set to an encouraging sound-track performed live on the tuba by the RSNO's John Whitener!

Drum roll please…meet the winner of our costume competition!

Introducing the brilliant Taylor Browning-Walker, aged 9; the winner of our Haunted House costume competition and lucky recipient of the A1 Toys trolley dash prize!

Congratulations Taylor, our judges were so impressed with your owl costume, particularly as it's home-made, and the idea was all your own! Thanks so much for the time and effort you put in (even down to collecting the leaves and feathers!) Enjoy your prize, it's well deserved!

LATEST NEWS: Taylor's Trolley Dash through the A1 Toys store at Silverburn, is happening on Saturday 30th November at 11am - why not come down and cheer him on - there's a free goody bag in it for you!

Thanks also to our 4 runners-up (from the Glasgow and Edinburgh concerts and online) who have each won a goody bag. Well done!

Snow Queen Siobhan is ready to hit the CCC stage...make sure you check out our Facebook page!

Siobhan Redmond, originally from Tollcross, Glasgow (known for her roles in Between the Lines, Holby City, Eastenders, Midsomer Murders and plenty more!) has been confirmed as the Snow Queen narrator for our Christmas concert! Don't miss her in action on 7th/8th Dec.

And in other news, if we reach 700 likes on our Facebook page, between Monday 18th November and Monday 2nd December, a winner will be chosen at random to receive a FREE FAMILY TICKET to either showing of Christmas Wonderland! Plus, the lovely person who recommends our page to the winner will be invited to meet Owen and Olly after the concert! Spread the word!!

Is your costume ready for Haunted House? Ours is…

To Celebrate the spooky season and our Haunted House concert, we are proud to announce our BIGGEST EVER costume competition! An amazing trolley dash courtesy of our sponsors A1 Toys is up for grabs. Get creative and enter your child's frighteningly fantastic costume for a chance to win the star price.
Find out more on Facebook.

Fun in West Kilbride Primary

It was excellent fun all round and a very impressive sound made by all the pupils at West Kilbride Primary and Olly and Owen broke their record for the Minute Waltz! Thankyou everyone for coming along and an especially big thankyou to Music In West Kilbride for making it possible