DD8 Music is a registered Scottish charity, dedicated to promoting involvement in musical activities to people of all ages in the Kirriemuir area. We run a rehearsal and recording studio in Kirriemuir. It is a space where people can have the freedom to experiment with music, and be encouraged to develop their talent. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this space is currently not in use.
In the meantime we have been focusing on delivering weekly sessions for our Youth Group in a digital space. Over the past year we have delivered over 250 of these Online Sessions.
During the recent Summer Youth Programme, as part of Angus Council's #GetIntoSummer provision we held some 60 sessions giving young people opportunities to interact and explore their creativity, culminating in a day-trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Currently our Youth Group session takes place on Fridays from 2-5pm in Kirriemuir Guide Hall, where we make music and work on projects, creating events, website content - anything goes!
Our Youth Sessions are for young people aged 11 to 25 years old. These sessions are about coming together and enjoying music. Don't worry if you're not in a band as individuals can work together jamming and writing songs. If you are in a band come along and get help and advice. The sessions are free and give a good introduction to what DD8 Music can offer. Don't be shy!
We cover song writing, learning instruments, playing music with others, music technology including recording and editing and using DAW software, as well as creating and running events that can be enjoyed by the wider community.
Graham Galloway - Chairperson
Alan Oag - Vice Chair
Victoria Gibbons - Treasurer
David Lawrence - Secretary
Craig Cantwell - Child Protection Officer
John Crawford - Trustee
Jennifer Bruce - Trustee
Scott Ferguson - Manager
Steven Gibbons - Development Worker
David Liddell - Sessional Youth Worker
Scottish Charity No: SC047601
Studio Address: 29 Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4EB
“The opportunities available to me at DD8 Music have opened my eyes to different careers, new skills I can obtain, and has also allowed me to develop a variety of skills through volunteering. ”