SCCR ONLINE CONFERENCE - An Emotive Ensemble - Closing Concert

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A pre-recorded closing concert where we will be joined by talented Scottish musicians.

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SCCR ONLINE CONFERENCE 2021 - An Emotive Ensemble - Closing Concert

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After months of Covid and lockdowns, the need to reconnect has never been stronger. Shutting away from 'normal' life has had numerous knock-on effects for individuals, families and society, which we are just beginning to find the time and the space to deal with. We are now leaving our homes and returning to workplaces; we are seeing friends and family; we are rediscovering the joys of everyday life. It is a time of opportunity and reflection; as we start off on our journeys of healing, we are all learning first-hand the power of reconnection.

Cyrenians' SCCR's 2021 Free Online International Conference takes as this year’s theme ‘The Power of Reconnection’. Reconnection may mean many things to different people – reconnecting with loved ones, reconnecting with causes, or simply reconnecting with oneself. As isolation has exacerbated familial and societal fault lines, we have a pressing question to answer: how do we ensure reconnection, both at home and across society, can form a first positive step on a truly global journey of healing? Our programme of free online events will bring together speakers and collaborators to share their wealth of experience. Together we'll examine how we grow strong positive relationships and reconnect with our family, friends, ourselves, and the wider society through interactive workshops, discussions and the arts. Please feel free to sign up to as many as you wish!

An Emotive Ensemble - Closing Concert

First heard at our 'Symphony of Stories' event in June, join us for a pre-recorded closing concert where we will be joined by talented Scottish musicians. Attendees will be provided with an oral experience of music to take them through an emotional journey of reflection. We encourage you to enjoy this journey of music in a space that feels relaxed to you - whether that be indoors or outdoors!

Music has the power to connect us all. It can help boost confidence in individuals and help them hear and better understand their own voice, which in turn can deescalate conflict, bring about those reconnections and improve relationships.

Musicians include:

  • Heal & Harrow
  • Kinnaris Quintet
  • Iona Fyfe
  • Sian

Heal & Harrow - A new multi-disciplinary work produced by Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl pays a humanising tribute to those persecuted during the 16th and 17th Century Scottish Witch Trials, while also exploring historical beliefs in the supernatural and modern day parallels in our society. The project is a timely artistic response to the current campaign for a pardon for, and memorial to those accused in the trials. Each piece is inspired by and in remembrance of real women who were persecuted and tried as witches, and characters from the folkloric tales and mythology enshrined in our oral culture

Kinnaris Quintet -The current winners of the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music, Kinnaris Quintet burst on to the music scene in 2017 with fresh, exciting, powerful, emotive, and energetic music, quickly launching them into popularity with sell-out shows at Celtic Connections and other leading festivals. Whilst remaining true to their roots, they dabble with the elements of various music genres and cook up a storm, pushing the boundaries of traditional music. With 5 star reviews of their debut album and live performances, and multiple nominations for prestigious awards, Kinnaris Quintet continue in their journey of creating heartfelt and exciting music, as they prepare to record their second album, due for a winter 2021/2022 release.

Iona Fyfe is a folksinger from Aberdeenshire, based in Glasgow. She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and sings in Scots, one of Scotland’s three national languages. Iona works with Oor Vyce to campaign for a Scots Language Act, to promote the language and protect speakers from linguistic discrimination. Iona is a committee member of the Musicians Union Scotland and NI regional branch and is a director of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.

Sian, meaning “storm” or “the elements”, have been making their harmonious mark on the Scottish traditional music scene since 2016. Originally brought together to celebrate Gaelic songs composed by women; Ceitlin Lilidh, Eilidh Cormack and Ellen MacDonald keep their material firmly rooted in this theme. Their individual voices blend seamlessly, intertwining atmospheric harmonies to create a unique sound. The subtle and sympathetic accompaniment is provided by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Innes White, whose understanding of the songs shines through. After three years performing together their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, produced by Capercaillie’s Donald Shaw, is ready to take the scene by storm.

This event will be delivered on the online platform Zoom. If you book on to the event you will be sent the details via email on how to join nearer the time to the event when bookings have closed.

Please note Zoom offers video capability so you can join with your webcam on, but this is entirely up to you and this option can be turned off. However we would love to see your faces and feel it is a more interactive experience with videos on.

We hope to see you online soon!

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Part of Cyrenians, the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is a national resource promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution, mediation and early intervention. Family relationship breakdown is one of the biggest causes of youth homelessness. Therefore, the focus of the centre is on young people and their families experiencing conflict which is affecting both their relationships and their lives. The SCCR is delivering a range of free events and resources, including a series of local seminars, national conferences across Scotland, free training sessions, and online resources for practitioners, young people and families. We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF  and ALEC Fund Grant. Cyrenians is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered charity SC011052.

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