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21/06/2011
The BIG Sing-a-long! Thursday 11th August, 2011

After wow-ing Queen’s Hall audiences in 2010, The BIG Project returns with another exciting addition to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe  -  an interactive sing-a-long show, led by children and young people, aged 5 – 18 years, ably supported by Karine Polwart (vocals), Steven Polwart (guitar), Kim Edgar (piano/vocals), Kevin McGuire (bass) and Jim Gash (drums).


You may see many familiar faces performing – and not just in the band! Members of the children’s choir were highlighted on Children In Need by actor Robert Carlyle, who praised the difference The BIG Project makes in the lives of children and young people. The choir have also led a singing workshop for music professionals at the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama as part of Music Learning Live 2011, been on tour with professional musicians of the highest calibre and performed on television, radio and in a range of venues across Scotland.


The children’s choir, which has been running for two years with funding support from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative, has helped children to achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves. 


This interactive sing-a-long show promises to share that fun with all the family – the audience will be encouraged to lift the roof off the Queen’s Hall, learning hits by Bob Marley, Katy Perry, Take That and Bruno Mars, as well as mash-ups, world music, action songs, and lots more. 


Dave McDonald, Youth Arts Manager at Creative Scotland said ‘It’s fantastic news that the Big Sing choir will be performing at this year’s fringe.  The excitement of performing amongst the hundreds of other acts at the fringe and to an international audience is a memory that will surely stay with the performers long into the future and will certainly build their confidence, self esteem and nurture their creative talent.’


Listen, join in, laugh, sing and be inspired. 


Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children

For  tickets, including children’s or adult group bookings contact The BIG Project directly on 0131 622 7784. 




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