2017 News


Tinto Music and Arts programs for Wiston Lodge 2017

Announcing ‘Music Medicine’ with Christine Stevens, a European exclusive.

May 5th-7th 2017 @ Wiston Lodge.

Full details HERE


Also announcing the return of the elf himself


Arthur Hull will co-facilitate an extended weekend Drum Circle Training program with Dr Jane Bentley and Paul John Dear followed by an international Train The Trainer program.


We will also host our regular Mindfulness Retreat along with a Beeline event and of course plenty of Music and Arts activities….Thanks for all your support in 2016.

Here’s to another fantastic year ahead in 2017.

Meg, Douglas, Paul and of course Pollaidh xxxx

Looking forward at Tinto Music and Arts


We have just filled up the last of our places for the annual UK Playshop taking place at The Lodge on Oct 23-25. This year we will welcome facilitators from Lithuania, Turkey, Italy, England, Ireland and of course Scotland.

We look forward to another fantastic training weekend which will culminate in a Community Drum Circle as part of The Biggar Little Festival on Sunday Oct 25th at 11.00am.


On Oct 31st we are hosting a Mindfulness day at Wiston. Contact Meg 07835 362774 for more details.

From November 1st we areĀ  beginning a Youth Music Initiative project across Dumfries and Galloway delivering Expressive Rhythm Stories and African Style drum workshops to 25 schools, (P1-P7) over a 12 week program with Paul John Dear as well as delivering CPD to the staff from all the schools. Look out for Blog updates.

In December we are already hatching plans for a weekend Winter Solstice Gathering. We will have Workshops for Singing, Dancing, Drumming, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Mindfulness, a Saturday Night Concert and perhaps a Special Guest!!!

Stay Tuned. Details will follow but keep Dec 18th-20th clear in your diaries.

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Stay Connected. TMA xxx