Big Music for Minis: 'We're essentially running one big TRSMT Festival, but for children!'
- Brian Donaldson
- 8 November 2018
Glasgow best event for introducing little ones to music
If you had the option of sitting still and listening quietly to music or getting fully involved in the creation of sounds with some top musical talents, there's surely no contest. The people behind Big Music for Minis, a weekend event aimed at those aged 0–7 and now in its sixth annual incarnation, know this only too well.
'To me, music is the most important subject in the world as it connects us all as human beings,' says Christopher Barr, concert and learning participation producer at Glasgow Life. 'It's never too early to introduce children to high-quality music-making which will no doubt have an impact on their lives. The main aim is to provide fun, exciting and high-impact music-learning activities.'
This year's delights include Mini Beatz running an afternoon club with live DJ and musical activities, the National Youth Choir of Scotland presenting two hands-on events including a large choir for young children, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing Jack and the Beanstalk, and an opportunity for children to get drumming with Big Groove Samba for Minis.
Meanwhile, the exhibition hall will be turned into the outer limits by Cosmos Planetarium with a musical journey through space and time, and who can resist the frantic charms of a family ceilidh?
'We're essentially running one big TRNSMT Festival, but for children!' insists Barr. 'We turn the Royal Concert Hall into a large musical crèche and work tirelessly to ensure that we give the children and their families the best possible experience.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Nov