Pathhead collective to help more local musicians

Village Hall, 11 Main Street, Pathhead. Three receipiants of the Pathhead Music Collective Scholarship.'Lauren Pearson (13 years old) for singing lessons, Jess Lothian (9 years old) for singing lessons & Alasdair Murphy (11 years old) for piano lessons.
Village Hall, 11 Main Street, Pathhead. Three receipiants of the Pathhead Music Collective Scholarship.'Lauren Pearson (13 years old) for singing lessons, Jess Lothian (9 years old) for singing lessons & Alasdair Murphy (11 years old) for piano lessons.

A unique scholarship from an award-winning collection of local musicians has expanded to benefit not one but four people this year.

The jury for the Pathhead Music Collective Scholarship 2013 chose Jess Lothian (9 ) and Lauren Pearson (13) for singing lessons, Alasdair Murphy (11) for piano lessons and Nicky Henderson (36 ) for fiddle, harp or piano lessons.

One of the collective - drummer Tom Bancroft - explained that the Creative Places Award of £50,000 earlier this year has allowed them to expand the scholarship.

He said:“Last year a local singer won our talent show in Pathhead and we gave her singing lessons. This year we were able to offer it to a wider range of people and ages.”

Read more on this story in the June 20 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.