City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Hogmanay Hero King Creosote to Perform with The Big Project in Broomhouse


By Lindsay Corr - Posted on 16 January 2014

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After Edinburgh welcomed in the New Year with a stellar cast of homegrown talent, one act in particular is causing a real stir for the children and young people at The BIG Project, in Broomhouse.

No stranger to the big stage, Mercury Nominee King Creosote (a.k.a. Kenny Anderson) is all set to be the first of The BIG Project’s musical heroes to perform with them in the local school on Monday 3rd February.

No stranger to big stages and screens themselves, in the past few years, the members of The BIG Project Youth Choir’s performance of O Flower Of Scotland was beamed globally during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and they performed alongside Emeli Sande as part of Edinburgh’s Olympic Torch Relay celebrations.

Music Director Kim Edgar explained:
“That’s where the idea of the ‘BIG Heroes’ project began – the choir have been incredibly lucky to travel and work with inspirational musicians over the last few years, and we wanted to share that excitement with their families and the local community here in Broomhouse. The kids are particularly excited about King Creosote coming as they met him during Dunfermline Folk Festival 2012, and they love the song Bubble, from his recent Mercury Nominated album with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine.”

The forthcoming gig with King Creosote is part of a two year singing project at The BIG Project, Broomhouse, funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative, which will feature four inspirational Scottish artists performing alongside, and with, The BIG Project Youth Choir.

Leonie Bell, Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and young people of Broomhouse to see and perform in front of friends and family alongside one of Scotland’s musical stars. Every year the YMI supports over 350 projects across Scotland, bringing high quality music making opportunities into communities. Taking part in creative activities can make a real difference to the lives of young people by allowing them to shine and express themselves.”

7pm, Monday 3rd February 2014
The BIG Project, Broomhouse
Tickets £3 from The BIG Project, 33-39 Saughton Road, Edinburgh EH11 3RQ
T: 0131 622 7784 W: www.thebigproject.org.uk