DD8 Music is a community music project based in the Angus town of Kirriemuir.


FREE YOUTH JAM SESSIONS

We run two free weekly jam sessions. On Fridays from 7-9pm and on Sundays from 4-7pm. Drop in anytime. Whatever your level of ability you'll be  welcome. Have fun, jam and meet other young local musicians.

NEWS

16/5/16
After hosting our biggest ever event, the amazingly successful 10th anniversary of Bonfest, and final unveiling of the Bon Scott statue, DD8 Music has had some other great news today. DD8 Music is on the shortlist to win £25k in a national community group competition. It's decided by a public vote. Voting takes a second and no registration is required. Please go and show us some support! You can vote once a day, so you can vote more than once! 

Please follow this link to vote: https://www.britainhasspirit.com/vote-scotland-borders/

A huge thanks you from all the DD8 Music volunteers.










26/1/16
DD8 Music presents a night in honour of the life and music of the godlike genius of Mr David Bowie.
Miami Vince and a host of other local bands will each pay tribute to their favourite hits from throughout Bowie's incredible career. This will be followed by DJ The Fat White Duke spinning a set of Bowie classics till 1am.
Tickets will be priced at £6 and all proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK.








23/10/15
The final line up for next years Bonfest has been announced, and tickets go on sale on Saturday 31st October in Kirriemuir and Saturday 7th November on-line. We now have dedicated Bonfest website, where you can find out everything about the festival. Head over to www.bonfest.com to check it out.






4/9/15

We are over the moon to announce that we have hit the target for the funding on our statue of Bon Scott! We will have the statue ready to unveil at Bonfest next year!

Thanks to all the fans, all over the world, that made this happen.



17/8/15

DD8 Music had an amazing time over the weekend at the 24 hour Relay for Life fund raiser for Cancer Research. 

Here's a wee video that condenses the whole 24 hours down to under 2 minutes. The soundtrack is by the amazing Scottish Police & Community Choir who performed at the end of the event. Donations can still be made here



10/7/15
 
DD8 Music is hosting a fundraising gig for the Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Glen Ogil. The sanctuary do an amazing job rescuing horses, ponies and lot's of other animals from all over Scotland. 
Playing live on the night are Around 7, Vote for Lust, Sonnet 65, The Blend and Curtis Stroud.
Tickets for the gig are £5 and all proceeds will be going to the sanctuary.
www.redwings.org.uk
 
 

23/6/15
Just a reminder folks, it's only bloomin' Live in the Den this Saturday! 





16/6/15 

DD8 Music is putting on a headline gig in the Town Hall at this years folk festival and boy do we have a band for you! The Peatbog Faeries are one of the great Scottish festival bands. They are based in the Isle of Skye and play only instrumental compositions, but they have created a distinctive fusion, in which traditional influences are matched against anything from contemporary dance styles and funk to reggae and even echoes of African music. They have headlined at Glastonbury's Avalon stage and have twice been voted "Live Band of the Year" at the Scottish Live Music Awards. This promises to be gig not top be missed!

Tickets are available from the Kirriemuir Art Gallery, Sharp Music Forfar, Grouchos Dundee or online fromhttp://dd8music.brownpapertickets.com/



10/6/15  Bonfest 2016 will take place over three days on the May Day bank holiday weekend, from Friday 30th April to Sunday 1st May. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Bonfest, and we're planning the biggest & best one yet!

23/5/15 DD8 Music was invited down to Salford for the annual EPIC Awards for the voluntary arts on Thursday. We are very happy to announce that on the night we walked away with two prizes. We were runner up in the Scotland category and overall winner in the most exceptional youth project in UK and Ireland! We had a fantastic time at the ceremony in the BBC Media City, and it was great to hear about all the other amazing projects happening around the country. 

 

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To get in touch with DD8 Music please email dd8music@hotmail.co.uk

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For information on our plans to erect a statue to rock legend Bon Scott in Kirriemuir please go to Bon.Scot

Previous events

Bonfest 2016

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Logie Business Park, 4 Logie Road, Kirriemuir, DD8 4PU

The 10th Annual International Bon Scott Festival will feature AC/DC tribute bands from Germany, Switzerland and Spain and also a performance by one of the bands first drummers, Tony Currenti. On Saturday 30th April will also see the final unveiling of the life sized statue of Bon in the town.

Oh You Pretty Things!

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The Airlie Arms, 4 Saint Malcolm's Wynd, Kirriemuir

DD8 Music presents a night in honour of the life and music of the godlike genius of Mr David Bowie. Miami Vince and a host of other local bands will each pay tribute to their favourtie hits from throughout Bowie's incredible career. This will be followed by DJ The Fat White Duke spinning a set of Bowie classics till 1am. Tickets will be priced at £6 and all proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK.

DD8 MUSIC 10th Birthday Party!

Kirriemuir Town Hall, Reform Street, Kirriemuir

DD8 Music is 10 years old! To celebrate we're having a birthday party with as many of our old friends and DD8'ers as we can squeeze into the Town Hall. Stay tuned for our amazing line up.

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Kirrie Festival with The Peatbog Faeries

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Kirriemuir Town Hall, Reform Street, Kirriemuir

DD8 Music is putting on a headline gig in the Town Hall at this years folk festival and boy do we have a band for you! The Peatbog Faeries are one of the great Scottish festival bands. They are based in the Isle of Skye and play only instrumental compositions, but they have created a distinctive fusion, in which traditional influences are matched against anything from contemporary dance styles and funk to reggae and even echoes of African music. They have headlined at Glastonbury's Avalon stage and have twice been voted "Live Band of the Year" at the Scottish Live Music Awards. This promises to be gig not top be missed!

Tickets are available from the Kirriemuir Art Gallery, Sharp Music Forfar, Grouchos Dundee or online from: http://dd8music.brownpapertickets.com/

£14 Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Relay for Life 2015

Kirriemuir Showfield, Glamis Road, Kirriemuir

DD8 Music is very happy to be involved in the 24 hour Relay for Life again. Where the whole community comes together to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Free Age limit: All ages

Cash for Ass

Buskers, 15 Ward Road, Dundee

DD8 Music is hosting a fundraising gig for the Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Glen Ogil. The sanctuary do an amazing job rescuing horses, ponies and lot's of other animals from all over Scotland. Playing live on the night are Around 7, Vote for Lust, Sonnet 65, The Blend and Curtis Stroud. Tickets for the gig are £5 and all proceeds will be going to the sanctuary. www.redwings.org.uk

Live in the Den 2015

Kirrie Den, Tannage Brae, Kirriemuir

Kirrie's free festival returns to kick the summer off in style!

Free! Age limit: All ages

Kirrie Family Fun Day

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Kirrie Hill, West Hill Road, Kirriemuir

A fun day out for all the family on the beautiful surroundings of Kirrie Hill. DD8 will be helping out with some live music over the course of the day.

Free! Age limit: All ages

Forfar Gala Week Opening Day

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The Myre, Forfar

DD8 Music will be helping kick off F orfar Gala week with an afternoon of free live music in the Myre. With lots of fun family activities on at the same time.

Free! Age limit: All ages

Bonfest 2015

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Kirriemuir Town Hall, Reform Street, Kirriemuir

Saturday is now sold out, but there are still a few Friday tickets left. Full day of free live music in the pubs on Saturday too.

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Pathhead Spring Show

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Pathhead Stables, Forfar Road, Kirriemuir

DD8 Music will be helping out with some live music at the Pathhead Stables Spring Show. The show will be in memory of Joyce Bruce and all proceeds will be going towards Macmillan Nurses.

Free Age limit: All ages

Apr11

Padanaram Playpark Opening

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Padanaram Village Hall, 22 Redford Road, Padanaram

DD8 Music is providing an afternoon of free music to celebrate the opening of the new Padanaram playpark.

Free Age limit: All ages

Aug15

Bonfest

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Kirriemuir Town Hall, Reform Street, Kirriemuir

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BON FEST 2014 WILL BE HELD OVER THE THREE NIGHTS OF AUGUST 15/16/17 2014 IN KIRRIEMUIR TOWN HALL.

Playing on Friday the 15th are the incredible BACK:N:BLACK – The Ultimate All Girl Tribute to AC/DC!

https://www.facebook.com/backnblack

Headlining on Saturday 16th we have Spain's greatest AC/DC tribute band THE BON SCOTT REVIVAL SHOW!

https://www.facebook.com/BonScottRevivalShow?fref=ts

And closing this years festival on Sunday 17th August we are very happy to welcome the legend that is CHRIS SLADE!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-CHRIS-SLADE-TIMELINE/250282005103235?fref=ts

We are also trying to raise money to get a statue to Bon put up next year. Please help by donating here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bon-Scott-Statue-Kirriemuir/269001339883417?fref=ts

Every little helps! Let's make it happen people!

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Paint the Wee Toon Red

Kirriemuir Town Hall, Reform Street, Kirriemuir

DD8 Music announces Kirire's newest music festival, Paint the Wee Toon Red. We're very happy to welcome to Kirrie Scotland's top Johnny Cash tribute, Jericho Hill! Formed in 2008 the band has been wowing audiences up and down the country, playing festivals like Rebellion, Wickerman and Belladrum.

This is going to be a night to remember, with a couple of cracking support bands too. Shameless from Fife and The Reverse Cowgirls from Glasgow finish off a top night of country and Americana.

As well as the evening do we will have a full day of free gigs in Kirrie's pubs, making this one wee festival you don't want to miss!

Tickets will be on sale very soon!

£12 Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Oct5

Bon Scott Statue Fundraiser

Kirriemuir Town Hall, Reform Street, Kirriemuir, Angus, United Kingdom

 A fundraising gig for the Kirriemuir Bon Scott Statue appeal, with one of Scotlands best AC/DC coverbands, Volts, playing live.

£12.50 Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Aug17

Live in the Den

Kirriemuir Den, Tannage Brae, Kirriemuir, Angus, United Kingdom

 A full day of free music in the beautiful surroundings of Kirriemuir Den. 

Free! Age limit: All ages

Sep29

Ska Fest

Kirriemuir Town Hall

DD8 Music presents the second annual Ska and reggae fest. Blow away the oncoming winter blues with a night of top skanking tunes.

Playing live this year we have the fantatsic ska punk of Maxwell's Dead. Some quality reggae from The Buffalo Soldiers and the return of the phenomenal Urang Matang!

Tickets are £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door, and are available from Kirrie Art Gallery on Reform St, Grouchos in Dundee or by emailing dd8music@hotmail.co.uk

The gig is in Kirriemuir Town Hall. Doors open 7pm with the first band onstage at 7.30pm

The event will be BYOB!

£10 in advance or £12.50 on door Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Aug11

Live in the Den

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Kirriemuir Den, Kirriemuir, Angus

 

Free! Age limit: All ages

Jun17

Forfar Gala Day

The Myre, Forfar

 

Age limit: All ages




The DD8 Music Studio was funded by Rural Tayside LEADER, the Angus Council Community Grant Scheme and Young Start.
We are honoured to be members of Youth Scotland, Making Music and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. 

 
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