Brodie tunes up for music workshop

Brodie practises at home on the marimba prior to today's workshop in the East and Old Parish Church Hall.
Brodie practises at home on the marimba prior to today's workshop in the East and Old Parish Church Hall.

YOUNG Forfar musician Brodie McCash was in action today (Wednesday) hosting a music workshop run by the Forfar and Area Partnership.

Brodie (16), a fifth year pupil at Forfar Academy and vice-chairman of the partnership, was set to tutor a group of youngsters from the town who attend the popular Friday Night Project in the Lochside Leisure Centre.

Partnership chairman Fiona McCash explained Brodie put forward the suggestion of including music in the Friday Night Project, and since then some £14,000 in grant funding has been secured for two bandslam events held locally, as well as today’s workshop.

Fiona went on: “The workshop will be a musical technical workshop, which is free of charge, and open to all those who attend the Friday Night Project.

“Those taking part will learn things like how to string and tune a guitar, tune and assemble a drum kit and learn what a P.A. system does. Hopefully it will end with a bit of a jamming session.”

Although Brodie doesn’t play in a band, he attended the recent Arbroath Musical Festival playing percussion and gained awards for four out of his five categories. The Friday Night project, which works closely with the Fire and Rescue Service, Police, community wardens and Angus Council’s community learning development, re-starts on Friday, April 19.