Columcille partially reopened on Wednesday 17th June for service users living with family or unpaid carers. This is in line with the recommendations of the Scottish Government under phase 1 of moving out of lockdown. Our hall and café remain closed for bookings.
Our office is manned during the week and all e-mails and telephone calls/messages are being responded to.
Our hall is not being let out for evenings and weekends in the present situation. Enquiries for future bookings will be responded to.
For any urgent enquiries please call our Manager, Martin Dawson on 0131 446 6875.
Music for ALL is paused for the time being as the venues are not open. Graeme is running online courses and sessions called Homemade Jam (when musicians get together to play music it is often called a Jam). these are run by Graeme separate from Columcille. Please do join the courses to play music together again. it is possible to just see Graeme or have a gallery view. People say it is great.
We hope that in due time we will be able to start running music courses again , though there will need to be clear health and safety issues sorted first.
This is the second week of a partial reopening for a few people and thing’s are going well and people are so pleased to be back and see each other. We look forward to being able to welcome more folk back as soon as possible.
The City Council have agreed that Columcille can partially reopen for a group of our service users,(in common with other building based services). This group is those people who are living with family or unpaid carers. This is in line with Scottish Government recommendation for phase 1, coming out of lockdown. The City Council have approved the plans Columcille submitted to manage this reopening safely.
We look forward to welcoming back more people when recommended and agreed to do so. Meantime we send you all our best wishes.
We send everyone good wishes and hope you are all well in these different and difficult times. Staff are keeping in touch by phone with some Columcille service users. Martin, the manager, is checking emails regularly. Music for ALL has an online presence – see the Music for ALL online page of this website, and a tune is added most days, thanks to Graeme and Phil. We wish you all well and we look forward t when we meet again.
Hello, Craig Bennett who manages our website, has created a new page for the online music and photos, called Music for ALL videos and is in the Music for ALL section of the website.
There is a photo section at the top of the page, followed by the most recent film first- to save scrolling down. Click here to view the page Please send us any photos or film clips or audio clips, asking us to share on the website. we would love to hear from you.
Music for ALL musicians continue to play but online for this time. Graeme who runs the 5 Edinburgh groups and Phil who runs the Bonnyrigg group are recording music from home so as you can still link in with Music for ALL and play along. Links are attached to the Music for ALL page of this website.
Columcille Ceilidh Band is no longer running, but we can pass on booking enquiries to either Coracle, the Music for ALL Band or to some of the excellent musicians who have played with us and also play in other ceilidh bands. Thank you to all the people who booked the band over the years , had faith in what we do and who we are. please look at the band pages for information on what we have done over the years, a gig history and a film clip.
Music for ALL collected 14 bags of hats, gloves scarves for people who are homeless. We delivered these to Streetwork just before Christmas. A brilliant way to make Christmas more meaningful, and thank you to Edna (Michael’s mum) for the idea and thanks to all who contributed.
Contributions from Nelson Hall Groups added bags from Craigmiller Groups and all into Alison’s car
arrived at Streetworks to many thanks and appreciation.