Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

Community Arts Projects

In addition to being internationally acknowledged, through a 3-decade career, as an accomplished songwriter (with over 200 works officially registered with P.R.S. of which around 100 have been released commercially), live performer, recording artist, record label owner, artist agent & manager, aswell as singer, guitar & mandolin player, Gary Miller is a fully-trained, qualified ('Music 4U' 12-month course through Hull University in 2004) and highly experienced freelance workshop leader in community arts. He is also an experienced Music Industry college tutor (to National Diploma level),‘Youth Music Schools’ tutor; Musical Director for theatre projects; project developer, manager and coordinator; international lecturer and commissioned author of academic papers on themes of songs & poetry through local history & heritage; he has helped establish new community arts centres and artist networks in various locations in the UK; and more…


Gary now works in collaboration with artist and illustrator Helen Temperley, and her freelance business Winkin Bitsy, providing a broad range of collaborative cross-arts creative workshops, encompassing songwriting, music, poetry, art, illustration, photography, and more, under the banner of 'Whippet Workshops'.



To employ Gary's services (either solo or in collaboration with Helen) through 'Whippet Workshops' as a qualified and experienced community arts practitioner to develop and deliver songwriting workshops, contact Whippet Promotions here.

 

Gary's previous community arts workshops have included the following : -

WORKSHOP TITLE
 YEAR
 LOCATION / Group
 organisation
Miner, Soldier, Father
2018-2019
County Durham KS1, KS2 & KS3 Schools, County Durham
DLI Research & Study Centre / Whippet Workshops
Discovering Ancient Kelso
2015
Broomlands & Edenside Primary Schools (P6-P7), Kelso
Scottish Borders Council
2015
Hartlepool Holocaust Memorial Group
Hartlepool Borough Council
Our Place
2012
Swinton & Greenlaw Primary Schools
Scottish Borders Council
The Games People Play
2011
York Art Gallery
York Museums Trust
Rock Solid
2010
Chirnside Community Centre
Scottish Borders Council / Think Make Grow
2010
KS1, KS2 & KS3 Schools, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dodgy Clutch
Imaginate
2009
Think Make Grow, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Think Make Grow
Our Futures
2009
Eyemouth High School
Scottish Borders Council / Think Make Grow
2009
York Art Gallery
York Museums Trust
 Autumn Arts
2008
Maltings Arts Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council
2007
Bretgate Community Centre, York
Gary Miller Songs
2006
National Centre for Early Music, York
Arts Action, York
Memories In Song (3)
2006
Thursday Club, Alex Lyon House, York
Arts Action York / Age Concern
Memories In Song (2)
2005
'Knit & Natter' Group, Age Concern, Hull
Firebird Trust / Age Concern
2005
Alexander Hutchison Court Group, Age Concern, Hull
Firebird Trust / Age Concern
Woodlands and Wildlife
2005
Hamsteels Primary School, Durham
Durham County Council
2004
Beverley Town Hall & Beverley Folk Festival
Beverley Folk Festival
Into The Woods
2004
Molescroft Primary School, Beverley
Music 4U
Minster
2004
Dean's Park, York Minster
Arts Council, England
SoundLive
2003 
Maltings Arts Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed & Ford Castle
Princes Trust
2003
Durham University
National Youth Music Theatre
 

In addition to the above, in collaboration with Keith Armstrong, Gary has delivered numerous songwriting and poetry workshops throughout schools and colleges in Tübingen, Germany and Groningen, the Netherlands, on a regular basis since 2005.