Foot-stomping hits given a new spin by Edinburgh’s Got Soul

Sponsored feature: If you love singing along to the sweet soul music of Stevie Wonder or Mary J Blige, then one Edinburgh choir are ready to welcome you to their series of workshops and concerts.

Edinburgh’s Got Soul is a community soul choir that runs two 14-week workshops each year, starting in February and September, which culminate in a grand, uplifting and raucous concert, with this year’s Christmas show taking place at The Queen’s Hall on December 13.


It’s open to anyone over the age of 16, regardless of ability or experience.

Book a free taster session for the February / September workshop series

Created in 2012 by soul powerhouse Maryam Ghaffari, the choir’s enthusiasm for uplifting soul music has captured the imagination of the community, with membership growing all the time.

Singer-songwriter and professional musician Maryam’s commercial career includes appearing on various compilation albums as a solo vocalist, and her most successful track was a dance cover of ‘Street Life’, by Randy Crawford and The Crusaders.

As well as performing at their grand end-of-term concerts, Edinburgh’s Got Soul also appear at smaller gigs, which allows everyone involved to experience the fun and excitement of public performance, while also building confidence and a sense of teamwork.

No experience is needed to join Edinburgh’s Got Soul, there are no auditions, and there’s no need to read sheet music.

Workshops take place on Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8pm at Thomas Morton Hall, 28-30 Ferry Road, EH6 4AE.

If you would like to get involved with the choir, phone 07827 413273 or email

More information is also available at


Edinburgh’s Got Soul is a registered Scottish charity SCIO no SCO44178 which is proud to collaborate with other local charities and invites them to come and fundraise at their grand concerts.

Spring Term 2014 dates

Tues 25th February
Tues 4th March
Tues 11th March
Tues 18th March
Tues 25th March
Tues 1st April
Tues 8th April
Tues 15th April
Tues 22nd April
Tues 28th April
Tues 6th May
Tues 13th May
Tues 20th May
Tues 27th May

Saturday 31st May ‘Solid Soul’ Concert

Autumn Term 2014 Dates

Tues 1st Sept
Tues 9th Sept
Tues 16th Sept
Tues 23rd Sept
Tues 30th Sept
Tues 7th Oct
Tues 14th Oct
Tues 21st Oct
Tues 28th Oct
Tues 3rd Nov
Tues 11th Nov
Tues 18th Nov
Tues 25th Nov
Tues 2nd Dec