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...and the choir`s founder Christine Kydd ( happily leads again on 6th December, when we will also be singing at the Christmas lights switch on in Dunkeld. Why not come and join in the workshop then and participate in the Santa Day carol singing!(9th Dec)? Lots of singing joy to be had this season! JS is also delighted to be taking part in Birnam Arts fundraiser Festive Fa-la-la-la-la Singalong (21st Dec), organised by Bob Davidson and Blow and Blast and the Birnam Fundraising Team, oh happy days! So come along and have some fun.
Justsingin has a rest then until 24th January when it is back to our regular programme of Wednesday evening enjoyable learn-by-ear singing workshops for all in B.A. itself, 7.30-9.30pm, cost £5. Our professional tutors will be welcome returnees Alice Marra (, Karen Dietz of Massachusets (and Dunbar!), and Amy Lord, Scots song specialist ( All welcome, phone Lyn on 01796 482408 for more information, and visit
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from Justsingin!!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:10

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The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

handbellMembers celebrated the group's 15th Anniversary with a lunch at the Meiklour Hotel and were delighted to be joined by past members.
Celebrations continued the next day with members enjoying a delicious cake (see photo) from Aran Bakery. Thank you Flora.
The run-up to Christmas has always been a busy time for the group and we shall be ringing in Pitlochry High Street, (by Fishers) on the afternoon of Saturday December 2nd. Requests are now coming in for us to provide entertainment in local Nursing Homes, something we always enjoy. Immediately after Christmas the group takes its' one and only break of the year, resuming partway through January in order to prepare music for the services in which we usual participate at Little Dunkeld Kirk during February.
January would be an ideal time to join the group if you are looking for a new hobby which gives you the opportunity of making music in a friendly atmosphere. It's easy to get started and we would be delighted to welcome you.
See contact information below:
Heather McLean – EMail: – Tel. 01738 710210
For bookings contact:
Caroline Skelton – Email: – Tel. 01738 828292

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:12

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The Birks Cinema

What's On at the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy...birks

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:14

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Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs

Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs ( will resume facilitating the powerful meditative practice Proprioceptive Writing on September 2 (first Saturday of each month), at Clunie Hall, halfway between Blairgowrie and Dunkeld (, 10am-12pm. (9.30 for newcomers.) Write in candlelight to baroque music, investigating and clarifying your understanding of what you have written with one simple question... Call Angela on 01350-72423, or mail
“I find the (Proprioceptive) WRITE ritual and its limit of 25 minutes deeply empowering.”
Wendy Birse (Balbeggie, Perthshire) July, 2016
Drawing on the Writer Within ( A two-day introductory creative writing course to build confidence, hear your writing voice and discover what it is you most want to write about. Sundays September 25 and October 8, 10am-4.30, lunch included. For more information & to sign up, call Angela on 01350 724237, or email
“I didn’t really know what to expect (of the course), but I feel it had more breadth and depth than expected. It was a bit of an adventure – exploring writing, and myself.” Jane Noyes (Spittlefield, Perthshire) July, 2016

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:59

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A History of Birnam Arts

We’re appealing to all our local community for any memorabilia – stories, photographs, or anything you think might be relevant - connected with Birnam Arts, or the old Birnam Institute, as it was, for a future event celebrating Birnam Arts’ inception and previous history.
If you feel you would like to contribute towards the celebration, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact us on 01350 727674 or email Thank you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:24

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Birnam Arts Events

Birnam Arts has an amazing ongoing programme of one off performances, exhibitions and workshops. Just use the scroll bars to navigate this live feed direct from the Birnam Arts website.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 16:20

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The Fiddle Tree

THE FIDDLE TREE is a not-for-profit organisation based in Birnam and Dunkeld, Perthshire, and has been promoting concerts and events in Highland Perthshire for over 9 years now.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:07

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