Glasgow Viol Consort

Following on from last year's successful Youth Viol Summer School in Knightswood Secondary  we are going bigger this year and giving a wider range of young people in Glasgow the opportunity to take part in the only activity of it's kind in Scotland.

































Tuition and access to instruments is completely free of charge for the duration of the project and young people are only asked to bring a packed lunch and a snack to each weekly meeting while making their own way to / from Knightswood Secondary School.


Each session will be coached by Martin Barnett, Teacher of Music at Knightswood Secondary School with the addition of several visiting professional viol players, teachers and makers, including Alison McGIllivray (Viol Teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Richard Jones (Maker of Renaissance Viols) and Thomas Munck (Professor of Early Modern European History at Glasgow University and founding member of the Squair Mile Viol Consort).  


Meetings will take place at Knightswood Secondary School from 10am - 2:30pm on the following dates: 29th June, 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July, 3rd August and 10th August. The school is easily accessibly by bus/car and is a 10 minute walk from both Anniesland and Jordanhill train stations.


Each meeting will follow a similar format:


10am - Technique Class (All Viols)

11am - Treble/Tenor/Bass Viol Sectionals

12pm - Lunch Break

12:30pm - Consort Sessions

1:30pm - Visiting Viol Specialist


In addition, the final session on 10th August will conclude with an informal performance which all parents / guardians, friends and family members are invited to attend.  


If your son/daughter would like to take part in this unique opportunity then please download, complete and return the application form to [email protected]








Deadline for submission is Monday 11th June 2018 with successful applicants notified by email no later than Friday 15th June 2018.



Should you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to contact Martin Barnett via the email address above.

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Viol Trio Feb 2018

Patrycja, Callum and Katie of the Knightswood Viol Consort

Glasgow Youth Viol Summer School APPLICATION FORM