New name for RSAMD

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THE Royal Conservatoire of Scotland begins celebrating its new name on Thursday (tomorrow) with 30 days of events taking place all over Scotland - and one of the first events will be this Sunday at Scotland’s Countryside Festival at Glamis Castle.

One of the Royal Conservatoire’s finest Scottish music bands, Cherry Grove, will take to the stage. They are all traditional Scottish music students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The band has the stunning voice of Marianne Fraser, Mhairi MacKinnon on fiddle, Heather Shelley on piano and Sarah MacNeil on harp. The lone male of the group is Grant McFarlane on accordion.

Each day during September, musicians, singers and other artists from the Royal Conservatoire will perform at a number of other locations including performances at the Scottish Parliament, Linlithgow Folk Festival, the Falkirk Wheel, the Govan Ferry and a whistle stop tour of ScotRail stations, all form part of the calendar of events to celebrate the new name - which replaces the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.