...is to empower, inspire and transform lives through the power of creativity, music and community led activity.
...is for everyone to live in inspired, creative and transformed communities.
We will strive to enable everyone to explore their own creativity through a variety of artistic mediums.
We will include the voices and opinions of those we engage with – our young people, our volunteers and our community in everything we do and be led by them.
We will always look to promote opportunities for all and ensure that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.
Everything we do - we will do with passion!
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.
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.
Duncan Lean - Chair
David Lawrence - Trustee
Craig Cantwell - Trustee/Child Protection Office
John Crawford - Trustee
Scott Ferguson - Manager
Bex Warne - Youth Development Worker
Luke Ritchie - Youth Development Worker
Alaric - Volunteer Coordinator
David Falconer - Music Development Worker
Scottish Charity No: SC047601
Studio Address: 29 Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4EB
We are very grateful to Rural Tayside Leader and Angus Council who provided funding which allowed us to achieve our goal of creating a studio in Kirriemuir for musical activities.
“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. ”