Ensemble is an award-winning programme with music which reaches thousands of people across Scotland.
Some project highlights so far:
- winning a national award for ‘A Different Approach’ at the Scottish Social Services Awards in 2019;
- radio airplay of songs written by young people on The Roddy Hart Show (BBC Scotland, 2017 and 2019); The Janice Forsyth Show (BBC Scotland, 2017); ‘Fresh On The Net’ (presented by BBC Radio 6 presenter Tom Robinson, 2017) and interview with young Ensemble participants on The Kaye Adams Show (BBC Scotland, 2017);
- Ensemble song ‘How Am Ur’ awarded ‘Single of the Week’ and played daily on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Janice Forsyth Show’ in March 2017;
- Ensemble volunteers and trainees winning an award for ‘Innovative Thinking’ at the Wheatley Group W.E. Excel staff awards in 2019;
- delivering almost 50 workshops and one-to-one outreach songwriting sessions across central Scotland, resulting in over 30 new songs written by over 40 young people;
- performing a sell-out concert at St Luke’s, in Glasgow, in 2019. “After over two decades of going to gigs, I can honestly say this is one of the most moving and powerful events I’ve ever seen,” The Skinny, June 2019;
- professional recording of a debut Ensemble album at Chem19 Studios in Hamilton, due to be released in Autumn 2020;
- performances at the Glasgow 2018 Euro Championships festival in George Square and Social Bite’s World Sleep Out Event in December 2019.