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Tinto socialisingTinto Summer Schools are a much-loved series of 5-day residential schools in traditional music for high school age (12-18) participants and a seniors weekend for over 18s. The school takes place at Wiston Lodge, a beautiful Victorian former hunting lodge in the peaceful rural heart of South Lanarkshire. Students partake in five hours of teaching per day with top traditional musicians from all over the country. In addition to the teaching they have a number of activities for evenings and breaks including campfires, BBQs, a fancy dress ceilidh and a tutor concert as well as outdoor games. For more information about the week and how it runs you can download our timetable and arrival letter (this answers most Frequently Asked Questions!).

Tinto Summer Schools for 2014:

Tinto Summer School 17
30th June – 5th July 2014, Wiston Lodge
With Gordon Gunn (fiddle), and Siobhan Miller (song), Kathleen Boyle (piano, accordion), Ross Couper (fiddle), Maeve Gilchrist (clàrsach) and Tom Oakes (whistle, guitar)

Tinto Senior Weekend (18-25s)
1st-4th August 2014, Wiston Lodge

Tinto Summer Schools for 2013: (Download the Tinto flyer)

Tinto Summer School 15 (12-18 year olds)
1st-6th July 2013, Wiston Lodge
With Duncan Chisholm (fiddle), Rona Wilkie (fiddle – BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2012), Mharai Hall (piano), Innes Watson (guitar) and Laura Beth Salter (song and songwriting)

Tinto Summer School 16 (12-18 year olds)
15th-20th July 2013, Wiston Lodge
With Gordon Gunn (fiddle), Kristan Harvey (fiddle) and Siobhan Miller (song)

Tinto Senior Weekend (18-25s)
2nd-5th August 2013, Wiston Lodge
With Innes Watson (guitar, fiddle) and Maeve MacKinnon (song)

A happy participant wrote “I thought Tinto was amazing!! best week of my life…amazing tutors and amazing music!!!”

Tinto Summer School is organised by Hands up for Trad.