2016

Wildfire is looking for new members! Some of our members have sadly had to stop coming due to work/moving away etc! So we would love some new people to come along and join us. We are a very relaxed and welcoming bunch. If you are thinking about coming but would like to chat about it first please contact us: wildfirewomenschoir@gmail.com

If you used to come and haven't been for a while you are always welcome to come back. 


AGM

This year's wildfire Annual General Meeting is on 30 November, from 7:15 - 7:45pm. All members welcome. 


2015

Forthcoming events:

 
Friday 11 December
Festive singing at Waverley Station Market

Come along if you can - 5pm start


Wednesday 16 December
Wildfire Christmas Party in Pilrig Church Hall


Previous events:


Wildfire AGM, Wednesday 2 December

7.15pm in the hall, with singing after 

Singing at the Ethical Fair at Ocean Terminal, Saturday 28 November

Following the official opening by the Lord Provost, the Rt Honourable Lord Provost Donald Wilson, there was singing from members of Wildfire choir.

Wildfire's summer trip to the Street Choirs Festival in Whitby, 10-12 July
Four members of the choir attended and had a great time, staying in the best Youth Hostel in Britain, although the steps were a challenge!  This was a hectic weekend of singing and rushing to and fro with workshops, mass sing, concert, etc - great fun.  Whitby was beautiful and the fish and chips were to die for.  Looking forward to next year's festival.

Family Singing Workshop Saturday 6 June
McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LU
Children's songs from around the World was a very successful event with around 40 parents and children attending. 

Family Singing Workshop Saturday 24 January
McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LU

This free workshop was led by Penny Stone and was well-attended and enjoyed by all the adults and children.

2014

Wildfire AGM, Wednesday 3rd December
7.30 - 8.30 in the hall, with singing after
 

Christmas Party, Wednesday 17th December, in the hall

A great time was had by all, enjoying party games such as Musical Pass the Parcel and Free-cycle Secret Santa while enjoying the delicious food and refreshments that members had brought along.

News from Wildfire's summer trip to the Street Choirs Festival 

in Hebden Bridge 2014

I
n July, five of us headed off to the Street Choirs festival in Hebden Bridge, and had a wonderful time.  With over 70 choirs, and around 1000 singers taking part, this still managed to be one of the friendliest and most welcoming events ever; we were one of the smallest groups there, but felt thoroughly and warmly included.  We took part in an incredible ‘mass sing’, busked around the town in our various choir groups, went to several inspiring workshops and ended up at a huge picnic laid on by Calder Voices, the local choir who were taking their turn at hosting the event.  We stayed in the most basic (and cheap!) scout hostel, in a beautiful woodland setting, and had various adventures, including a late-night taxi ride into the unknown, bizarre breakfasts, and a final lengthy journey back, with much singing along the way.  It was brilliant, and we are looking forward to the Street Choir Festival in Whitby, July 2015.

The pictures below give a flavour of the weekend – to hear some of the singing, google 'Street Choirs festival 2014' and watch the video of the mass sing in the sunshine.


 
Fiona's excellent customising of tee-shirts    Relaxing with Woofy Wildfire, adopted  mascot      

         
miners' songs, led by Rebecca Gross   relaxing in the sun before the long trek home

                                                                                                                            A wonderful workshop with Una May-what a voice   The end of a rainy night, with someone who happened to tag along…

September 2014 - Wildfire is starting up again after the summer break


Getting back into gear - 7:15 - do come along, all welcome!

Welcome back, Penny - and welcome to new members!

Getting back into the swing of things, and very happy that quite few new women have come along to join us.  Penny is making a new arrangement of 'Sunshine on Leith' for the choir to sing!


 
COME AND SING WITH YOUR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN

 

We are planning some workshops - details to follow in McDonald Road Library Hall - details to follow

Adults £4.00 children free. Bring lunch to share

  
We always end the term with a 
FRIENDS ANFAMILY CONCERT

                                        

 



 



Christmas Celebrations

are still being planned.  This is what we did last year:

A group of Wildfire women enjoyed a wonderful Christmas night out at a Leith Walk Punjabi cafe/restaurant, Punjab'n Rasoi, a social enterprise run by Punjabi women. Good food, great value, excellent company and even a bit of singing!











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