Any old iron for power drumming

An innovative workshop using junk percussion to break down barriers to making music is being held at the Edinburgh Conference Centre @ Heriot-Watt University.

Instruments to be used at the event on Saturday 27 March include recycled industrial materials such as big plastic drums, large gas pipes, metal tubes, and alloy car wheels amongst others.

No musical training is necessary for the workshop which is available for the children of staff at Heriot-Watt University and is being run by Steve King who is the Musician in Residence. The Edinburgh Conference Centre is the largest not for profit conference venue in Scotland.

Steve King said:

“I structure my workshops using creative music as a medium to concentrate on team building, role playing and processing ideas.

“The experience is enriching, stimulating and above all,great fun. I would urge all children of staff at Heriot-Watt University to come along to what will be an exciting afternoon.”

Commercial Operations Manager at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Lynne Geary said:

“We have hosted many varied and interesting events over the years but none as groundbreaking and whacky as this.

“I can’t wait to see the enjoyment the children will get from using any old iron to make music and learn more about how percussion works.

“It is a great privilege for the Edinburgh Conference Centre to host this event in our 20th anniversary year.”