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Mixter Maxter

Mixter Maxter Mixed Instrument Workshop

Mixter Maxter - a Scots expression meaning "topsy-turvey" or "all mixed up" - combines high quality music with an introduction to the joy of playing with other people. A day of mixed instrument workshops where the group learns some tunes and collaborates to arrange them in an interesting and attractive way. Suitable for most instruments, and most temperaments; everybody gets a lot out of it.


When the next Mixter Maxter is announced, booking can be done through this website, or by contacting me ( If you wish to be informed when booking is about to open, let me know.

Music is always available beforehand in the shape of downloadable PDF documents and MP3 soundfiles. If you require notation in any particular format (e.g. whistle, tablature, cello, fiddle fingering, etc), that can be arranged if you let me know beforehand. I choose the music quite carefully with the needs of the participants in mind.


A typical Mixter Maxter might use the following schedule.

Time Activity
10.00-10.30 Arrive; Introductions
10.30-12.30 Workshop 1
12.30-1.30 Lunch (soup and sandwiches provided)
1.30-2.30 Workshop 2
2.30-2.50 Break
2.50-3.50 Workshop 3
3.50-4.10 Break
4.10-5.00 Performance and recording
5.00 Home

Previous Events
Click on the links below to access soundfiles, videos, photos and music from previous Mixter Maxters:

Location: Nomad Beat, Peebles
Date: t.b.c.
Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Latest update: 16th Nov 2014 4.30pm
Mixter Maxter 1 Group Photo

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |