DD8 Music is a community music charity based in the Angus town of Kirriemuir.


We run free weekly sessions for young people. There are sessions in DD8 Music Studio on Monday from 5-7pm, Thursdays from 6.30-8pm,  Fridays from 7-9pm and on Sundays from 4-7pm. Drop in anytime. Whatever your level of ability you'll be  welcome. Have fun, jam and meet other young local musicians.  

All sessions are for young people aged 12 upwards.  The sessions are about coming together and playing music.  Don't worry if you're not in a band as individuals can work together jamming and writing songs.  If you are in a band come along and get help and advice from David, Graham, Liz and Ellie.  We have equipment set up in our studio and simple recordings can be made.  The sessions are free and give a good introduction to what DD8 Music can offer.  Don't be shy !

We do song writing, learning an instrument, playing music with others, music technology, ie recording and editing and using music software.


28/3/17 The new DD8 film and photography group had some great fun experimenting with light painting this week. The group runs every Monday from 5-7pm and is free for any keen young photographers to attend. We have a full set of camera gear, but feel free to bring your own camera if you have one. 

10/2/17 A big thank you to the Scottish Rural Network for this lovely piece all about DD8 Music

After hosting our biggest ever event, the amazingly successful 10th anniversary of Bonfest, and final unveiling of the Bon Scott statue, DD8 Music has had some other great news today. DD8 Music is on the shortlist to win £25k in a national community group competition. It's decided by a public vote. Voting takes a second and no registration is required. Please go and show us some support! You can vote once a day, so you can vote more than once! 

Please follow this link to vote: https://www.britainhasspirit.com/vote-scotland-borders/

A huge thanks you from all the DD8 Music volunteers.

DD8 Music presents a night in honour of the life and music of the godlike genius of Mr David Bowie.
Miami Vince and a host of other local bands will each pay tribute to their favourite hits from throughout Bowie's incredible career. This will be followed by DJ The Fat White Duke spinning a set of Bowie classics till 1am.
Tickets will be priced at £6 and all proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK.

The final line up for next years Bonfest has been announced, and tickets go on sale on Saturday 31st October in Kirriemuir and Saturday 7th November on-line. We now have dedicated Bonfest website, where you can find out everything about the festival. Head over to www.bonfest.com to check it out.


We are over the moon to announce that we have hit the target for the funding on our statue of Bon Scott! We will have the statue ready to unveil at Bonfest next year!

Thanks to all the fans, all over the world, that made this happen.


DD8 Music had an amazing time over the weekend at the 24 hour Relay for Life fund raiser for Cancer Research. 

Here's a wee video that condenses the whole 24 hours down to under 2 minutes. The soundtrack is by the amazing Scottish Police & Community Choir who performed at the end of the event. Donations can still be made here

DD8 Music is hosting a fundraising gig for the Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Glen Ogil. The sanctuary do an amazing job rescuing horses, ponies and lot's of other animals from all over Scotland. 
Playing live on the night are Around 7, Vote for Lust, Sonnet 65, The Blend and Curtis Stroud.
Tickets for the gig are £5 and all proceeds will be going to the sanctuary.

Just a reminder folks, it's only bloomin' Live in the Den this Saturday! 


DD8 Music is putting on a headline gig in the Town Hall at this years folk festival and boy do we have a band for you! The Peatbog Faeries are one of the great Scottish festival bands. They are based in the Isle of Skye and play only instrumental compositions, but they have created a distinctive fusion, in which traditional influences are matched against anything from contemporary dance styles and funk to reggae and even echoes of African music. They have headlined at Glastonbury's Avalon stage and have twice been voted "Live Band of the Year" at the Scottish Live Music Awards. This promises to be gig not top be missed!

Tickets are available from the Kirriemuir Art Gallery, Sharp Music Forfar, Grouchos Dundee or online fromhttp://dd8music.brownpapertickets.com/

10/6/15  Bonfest 2016 will take place over three days on the May Day bank holiday weekend, from Friday 30th April to Sunday 1st May. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Bonfest, and we're planning the biggest & best one yet!

23/5/15 DD8 Music was invited down to Salford for the annual EPIC Awards for the voluntary arts on Thursday. We are very happy to announce that on the night we walked away with two prizes. We were runner up in the Scotland category and overall winner in the most exceptional youth project in UK and Ireland! We had a fantastic time at the ceremony in the BBC Media City, and it was great to hear about all the other amazing projects happening around the country. 



To get in touch with DD8 Music please email dd8music@hotmail.co.uk


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Bonfest now has it's own dedicated website here: www.bonfest.com