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Shields Steel - Laygate Assessmbly

Posted on 15 February 2016

By Wendy Doyle

Our fantastic team of steel pannists led by expert musician Wendy Doyle performed a special assembly for pupils at Laygate Primary in South Shields. Laygate Primary has secured Youth Music funding which includes free ongoing after-school steel pan tuition.

The aim of this assembly was to introduce children to the steel pans and show that you can play anything on them, including their favourite pop tunes. The reaction was wonderful, with the children singing along and guessing the song names in superfast times.

We are looking forward to getting the new classes started. If you would like an entertaining steel pan assembly at your school, contact

Performers: Joe Benjamins (triple guitar), Wendy Doyle (tenor), Lizzie Lowe (double seconds), Daniel Butterworth (drums) and Carly Robertson (bass).

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