About Us 

Lizzie Sharp : How it all started  ……

I was born in Orkney and at school I studied piano, cello and singing. I gained LTCL (GMT) from Aberdeen in 1979 and over the following 23 years taught in primary and secondary schools. My last full time teaching post was as Principal Teacher of Music at Keith Grammar School. I was also teaching piano and keyboard privately from my home. For 10 years I played keyboard in the ceilidh band, “Makarakit’.  

In 2002 I went to Edinburgh University to study Music Therapy and from 2003 I started working with young and old with communication problems and using music therapy as a intervention to help in areas such as : autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties, sensory impairment and mental health difficulties.

Currently I am running The Rockset Community Choir. The choir meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm in Baxters Highland Village Fochabers. It is great fun with a coming together of people of all ages with their voices and a wide mixture of styles of music all blending  together to make fine music. Of course the evening singing always has a hint of fun with everyone enjoying a smile and a laugh or two.

I am now also involved with the newly formed Fochabers Community Theatre as a Musical Director helping with all things musical for their forthcoming Pantomime Cinderella in Dec 2019.

Another new venture is starting in Keith 17th Sept 2019 in the Longmore Hall Keith. I will be running a Musical Memories afternoon with Alzheimer Scotland. More details can be had contacting Alzheimer Scotland Elgin 01343552080.

Yet another new venture is starting on 5th Sept 2019 at Baxters Highland Village Fochabers from 6.30pm - 8.00pm aimed at people who would like to play traditional music in a group setting. Further details can be had by contacting Lizzie at 077880687843

Bob Sharp : How it all started  ……

I am Glasgow born and for some years I played sang and listened to many of the stalwarts of the Glasgow folk scene during the 60‘s learning the craft of stage presentation and audience communication while absorbing the songs of the time. Matt McGinn was and still is a hero of mine.

Leaving Glasgow eventually I embarked on a career in the Royal Air Force which took me to  many corners of the world. It was during that time that I met and joined the folk group Steamfolk. The group went on to run the Lossiemouth Folk Club for many years before finally breaking up after a very successful tour of Western Australia. Leaving the RAF found me forming the Ceilidh Band “ Makarakit” which for 15 years played at many a wedding and ceilidh throughout Scotland and beyond. 

With the breakup of Makarakit  I now perform at Folk Clubs and Festivals around the North East either solo or with my wife Lizzie, and I can also be found compering or hosting evenings with my Song Club at Folk Festivals or indeed singing in the Rockset Choir.  © Bob Sharp 2016                                                                                                                         Contact :  Bob : Tel 07785320768   Lizzie : Tel 07880687843