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October 22, 2019

Between June and September we have had the most enjoyable couple of days working with high school students and exploring gardens. With the support of Grow Wild and Chamber Music Scotland we were able to create our ultimate combination in an educational experience.


May 19, 2016

We started work on 9 graphic scores today. Before our young composers put pen to paper we looked at at a beautiful long graphic score that Sonia had created on a roll of wallpaper. It was all about the Nettle plant and we began the session altogether and played through...

April 28, 2016

Main Aims

  • Continuing on from last week, show how composers can describe the many characteristics of plants

  • Introduce concept of graphic scores

  • Divide classes into groups and lucky dip a native Scottish plant that will be the inspiration behind their own co...

April 21, 2016


The beautiful sunny morning was a great way start to our first session with P6 at Carntyne Primary.  As the students entered the room in their bright red jumpers I was pleased to hear one call out to me 'I want to learn the violin!' Their enthusiasm for the music neve...

April 20, 2016

We are taking TRANSPLANTED to a new audience, the music and the wild plants that inspired the project have proven to be a great education resource. We are grateful to have received support from the Glasgow Natural History Society GNHS and help...

March 1, 2015

When I was in Sydney visiting my brother I walked past a photography shop called Velvet Moth. It had an enormous photograph of this beautiful nocturnal creature enlarged to a size that as a passer by I could not ignore.


It led me to think about all the creatures that l...

October 28, 2014

Sonia and I are both members of Plantlife and have enjoyed working with Deborah and the team at Plantlife Scotland to create TRANSPLANTED. We decided to attach an evening concert to Plantlife Scotland Members Day held on the 25th of October at Birnam Arts Centre. It ha...

May 15, 2014


Welcome to High Heels and Horse Hair’s first ever Blog post!


Over the next few months we will be at the helm of a new music project entitled TRANSPLANTED- a celebration of the rich diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. 


In 1755 Scottish Baroque composer Ja...

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April 20, 2016

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