Open day at DD8 Music studio

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After being shut for most of this year due to substantial dry rot renovations, DD8 Music is very happy to announce that their studio on Bellies Brae is open for business again.

To celebrate this they are having an open day on Saturday (November 22), so the community can see the work that has been carried out on the building and the facilities that are available.

The studio will be open from 12 until 5 p.m.

Philip Ironside of DD8 Music said: “Anyone who has an interest in music, is thinking about taking up an instrument, or who wants to see the newly decorated building is welcome to pop in.

“Music workshops will be running throughout the day and there will be performances from Sonnet 65 and other local musicians.

“The DD8 Music studio is a community-run facility that offers recording and rehearsal space for local musicians of all ages. The open day is a perfect opportunity for any curious musicians to come and check out what they have available.”

DD8 Music was set up to promote musical activity in the community.

It runs free youth music sessions on Fridays and Sundays to provide a place where young people can learn new skills and meet people with a shared passion for all types of music.

Philip continued: “Despite the lack of premises DD8 Music has still been busy putting on a string of successful festivals this year.

“This includes Live In The Den and this year’s BonFest, which was the biggest yet.

“The profits DD8 Music makes from BonFest are put back into the community, and this year £1,000 was donated to the Round Table to contribute towards last month’s fireworks display.

“The group is also planning on starting an annual fund supplying free musical instruments to young people in the town.”

The DD8 Music committee would like to say a big thank you to Angus Council in assisting with the repairs to the building, and Ally Bruce of Pathhead Stables, who kindly helped the group out with storage accommodation while the works were taking place.

For further details on DD8 Music, its studio, future events and its on-going fund-raising for a statue of Bon Scott, the frontman of AC/DC who spent his childhood years in Kirriemuir, log on to their website www.dd8music.com