Katy Wilson: Band Manager & Designer | Geraldine Heaney: Vocals / Guitar | Liam Chapman: Drums | Kim Donohoe: Vocals | Greg Sinclair: Cello & Keyboard | Pete Lannon: Guitar, Sus Appelbe: Bass, Rory Clark: Trumpet


The Project


Sprog Rock is an interactive live music experience for Early Years aged children and their parents and carers. Originally developed as part of Katy Wilson’s Starcatchers Residency at Tramway in 2010, Sprog Rock has evolved over the last 7 years to become an innovative live gig experience for our youngest children.

Starcatchers, in partnership with the Sprog Rock team have secured funding from the Youth Music Initiative Fund to deliver a new Sprog Rock project in Autumn 2017.

This project will see the Sprog Rock band work in nursery settings in 4 partner communities – in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde and Stirling – supporting the children in the settings to create new music that the band will incorporate into their sets. There will also be Sprog Rock gigs in each of the communities that the children and their parents will be encouraged to attend at the end of their workshop blocks.

Sprog Rock is designed to push the ideas of what is of interest to young children – and what they are capable of creating.



Illustrations by: Chloe Batchelor

Film by: Geraldine Heaney

Photos by: Jassy Earl


Sprog Rock will tour to 4 venues in the 4 communities that they are visiting, performing songs created during the nursery visits:

Beacon Arts Centre | 30th September 2017 |  11:30 & 14:30

Macrobert Arts Centre | 7th – 8th October 2017 | 11:30 & 14:30

Platform, Glasgow | 21st – 22nd October 2017 | 10:30

LYRA, Craigmillar | 4th November 2017 | 12:30 & 14:00

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