Educational and Community Programme

After many years of experience in teaching, running workshops, community events and musical collaborations for theatre, Signs of Life can offer a range of educational and community activities.  These can be single events or as part of a larger programme or festival.

Community Dance

A celebration to involve everyone! Dances from all over Europe and beyond are explained simply and quickly, so that everyone can take part, moving to Signs of Life’s “World Ceilidh” music.
(‘Ceilidh’ is a Gaelic word, meaning a gathering of people in celebration, usually with music and dance).

All abilities can be catered for.  See All Abilities section below.

Music Presentation

Signs of Life can present an engaging themed ‘concert’ taking the audience on a journey across Europe from East to West and beyond, introducing their instruments, and demonstrating the cultural richness and diversity of the different musical styles encountered on the journey.

Instrumental Presentation

Suitable for those who can already play their instruments to a certain standard.  Signs of Life can give workshops to develop knowledge of, and ability with the various styles of fiddle and accordion music.  Experienced teachers guide you through the steps with appropriate material….you can choose to work by ear or from the music.


On short projects involving music for  theatre, circus, community entertainments, parades, etc.  We can provide  music from our extensive repertoire or we can devise  new music with the group in question, for the event.

All Abilities

Signs of Life has extensive experience of working with people with a range of abilites, including those with physical difficulties and those with learning disabilities.

Lynn, with many years experience as a special needs music and dance teacher, will guide the audience through the dances.  Everyone is included in the fun.
In order for the event to reach as many people as possible, we will need to discuss the level of staff support necessary.