Tomorrow is National Chamber Music Day 2015, when Enterprise Music Scotland and the network of local promoters across the nation that it funds take their wares out into supermarkets, garden centres, pubs, art galleries and even the CalMac Arran Ferry. From around lunchtime and into the evening in some places, there will be free chamber music to track down or fall over, illustrating the full diversity of the term.
The duo on the boat (3.15 sailing from Brodick) are Chamberlain and Haywood, who deploy accordion, violin, saxophone and clarinet, while trio Granny Green (trumpet, accordion, tuba) travel from Dunfermline's Adventure Golf Island to Falkirk's Kelpies via the Cafe des Fleurs in Dollar and Stirling Castle between 11.30 and 4.30pm. Trombone foursome Slide Too Far, are, characteristically for brass players, on a pub crawl through Glasgow: catch them at Sloans, Munros or Drygate. More sedately, violin and cello duo High Heels and Horse Hair are at the David Welch Winter Gardens in Aberdeen and the Sinopia Quartet play in the Glasgow Gurdwara in Albert Drive. Tomorrow evening the Edinburgh Quartet perform with Dance Ihayami at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street in Leith and Simon Thacker and the Roxburgh Quartet are among the attractions in Maryhill Community Centre in Glasgow. A full list of the all the events is on the EMS website.
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Scottish Youth Theatre's National Roadshow, pictured in action at St Roch's Secondary in Glasgow, is out on the road again from the end of this month, thanks to funding from The Robertson Trust and The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust. Offering free drama workshops to young people aged 12 and over in schools and community groups, the roadshow's themes include devising new work, movement and Scottish contemporary texts, which can be tied to the school curriculum. The tour schedule covers Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife and West Lothian from September 28 to October 9, North, East, and South Ayrshire from October 19 to 30, and Edinburgh, the Borders, Midlothian and East Lothian from November 2 to 13. Full details of all the options and online booking forms are available from the SYT website.