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Edinburgh Blues Academy

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New Term Starts Wednesday 29th January 2020!

Wed 29th Jan until Wed 25th March (not 26 Feb)

£96/80 (adults/concessions) for all 8 sessions; £48/40 for batch of 4; £13/10 per session

***discounts and scholarships available to students and U18’s looking to learn and progress in Blues or live music.***

Started in January 2019, Edinburgh Blues Academy aims to help musicians of all abilities and ages to improve their blues playing! Taking in all its history and styles, with a focus on group performance, the weekly sessions give musicians a great opportunity to play with like minded peers.

The tutors are the leading young musicians on the Edinburgh Blues scene, currently including Toby Mottershead (Black Diamond Express), Vid Gobac and Ewan Gibson, with guests Nicole Smitt, Jed Potts and others. 

Open to all ages, with discounts and scholarships available to students and U18’s looking to learn and progress in Blues.

The sessions take place in every Wednesday in St Bride's Centre, Dalry, giving pupils the opportunity to play and perform in the grand auditorium, while still enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the community centre. 

Feedback from last term

“Enthusasm of the tutors is fantastic... makes it special in an excellent venue”
“A great thrill to play blues in a band ”
“The encouragement from the tutors has been great, as has their skill and enthusiasm”

Online Teaching Bank

Further more, we're creating an online resource bank of teaching materials, instructional videos and audio content to help encourage and engage with a new generation of blues musicians.

Interested in coming along?

If you're interested in coming along, please follow the link below or email your name, age, contact details and instrument to


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