Make Music Tour

Nevis Ensemble is thrilled to get back out on the road, and in front of live audiences to celebrate Make Music Day 2022, conducted by Derrick Morgan. In true Nevis style, the orchestra will be embracing walking, bikes, buses, barges and ferries as it takes performances to communities in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, Ardfern and the isles of Mull, Seil and Iona.

Make Music Day, or Fête de la Musique, is an international celebration of music, held each year on 21 June on 125 countries. Nevis Ensemble is excited to contribute these free performances to this worldwide movement, as we celebrate live musical performance in our communities.

On Sunday 19 June, Nevis Ensemble will collaborate with young musicians from Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise Govanhill to give a side-by-side walking tour of seven performances around the Govanhill area of Glasgow, including at Queen’s Park, Govanhill Park, and at Music Broth – Scotland’s Musical Instrument Library – as part of its Refugee Week celebrations.

In partnership with the Dandelion programme of events, Nevis musicians will launch the Floating Gardens tour at Spiers Wharf on Monday 20 June: barges which will visit communities along the Forth & Clyde, and Union canals.

Marking the remarkable achievements of the Youth Music Initiative over the last 20 years, Nevis Ensemble will give performances in four schools in West Dunbartonshire following a five-month project where Nevis musicians wrote songs with almost 250 pupils across the local authority, who will perform alongside the orchestra.

The repertoire includes music by Hildegard von Bingen, Grace Williams, Joseph Boulogne, Edvard Grieg and Béla Bartók.

Sea Sketches by Grace Williams is able to be performed with funding from the ABO Trust’s Sirens programme, a ten year initiative to support the performance and promotion of music by historical women composers.

See the full schedule of performances below (the programme for each performance varies depending on the context):


Saturday 18 June 2022
10.15am | outside The Lochs Shopping Centre | Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow G34 9DT
11am | Springboig Care Home | 150 Larchgrove Road, Springboig, Glasgow G32 0AD
1pm | Platform at The Bridge | 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 7JW
3.45pm | Around the Table – Refugee Festival Scotland | Common Village, 75 Stirling Road Glasgow G4 0ET
5pm | East Pollokshields Quad | 248 Darnley Street, Glasgow G41 2JA

Sunday 19 June 2022
10:40am | outside Bakery | 287 Langside Road, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8XX
11.40am | outside South Seeds | 514 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 8BG
12.30pm | Queens Park | Langside Road, Glasgow G42 9QL
2pm | Locavore | 349 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 7SA
2.45pm | Music Broth – Refugee Festival Scotland | 7 Hollybrook Place, Glasgow G42 7HB
3.30pm | Govanhill Park | Govanhill Street, Glasgow G42 7JZ

Monday 20 June 2022
11am | Spiers Wharf – Dandelion | Speirs Wharf, Glasgow G4 9TB
11.40am | Spiers Wharf – Dandelion | Speirs Wharf, Glasgow G4 9TB
1pm | Roystonhill Community Hub | 174 Roystonhill, Glasgow G21 2LG
2pm | Pop-up!
3pm | Pop-up!
5.20pm | Hamiltonhill Claypits – Dandelion | 250 Ellesmere Street, Glasgow G22 5LZ
6.20pm | Hamiltonhill Claypits – Dandelion | 250 Ellesmere Street, Glasgow G22 5LZ

Tuesday 21 June 2022
10am | Linvale Primary School | Livingstone Street, Clydebank G81 2RL
11.30am | Aspire, Centre81 | 2-16 Braes Ave, Clydebank G81 1DP
1.15pm | Our Lady Holy Redeemer’s Primary School | East Barns Street, Clydebank G81 1EZ
2.20pm | St Margaret of Scotland Hospice | East Barns Street, Clydebank G81 1EG
5.20pm | Cadder Bridge, Bishopbriggs – Dandelion
6.20pm | Cadder Bridge, Bishopbriggs – Dandelion

Wednesday 22 June 2022
9.30am | Carleith Primary School | Stark Avenue, Clydebank G81 6EF
1.30pm | Goldenhill Primary School | 23 Stewart Drive, Clydebank G81 6AF
3pm | Nan McKay Memorial Hall | End of St Johns Road, Glasgow G41 5SR
5.20pm | Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, G66 1TJ
6.20pm | Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, G66 1TJ

Thursday 23 June 2022
10.30am | Luss Pier
12.15pm | 3 Villages Town Hall, Arrochar | Shore Road, Arrochar G83 7AB
2.30lm | Inverary Pop-up!

Friday 24 June 2022
2.15pm | Iona Village Hall | Isle of Iona
7pm | Aros Hall | Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU

Saturday 25 June 2022
1pm | Ellenabeich Village Square | Isle of Seil, PA34 4RE
6.30pm | Craignish Village Hall | Ardfern, Lochgilphead PA31 8QN