NEA Garden Sessions

Over the last few weeks, Tinderbox – along with some of our amazing Tinderbox Champions – have had the opportunity to meet up in the garden at North Edinburgh Arts for some socially distanced music making sessions!
Lockdown gave us the opportunity to adapt and learn how to have fun by making and sharing music online but being able to meet up in person has brought back the sheer joy of being able to jam together as a group.

In the last few weeks we have had solo acoustic performances, impromptu duets and trios forming to collaborate in a variety of different music styles. We’ve heard songs newly written by group members and acoustic versions of some of the songs performed by the Tinderbox Orchestra. One week, we even had a performance of ‘The Mango Song’, a song written during the session and expertly performed at the end!

We have had the best time over the last few weeks and are so incredibly grateful to have an outdoor space that allows us to meet up, make some music and most importantly, have fun! And of course, for our young people to share how exceptionally talented and creative they are!

Claire Docherty