Join Lisa Rourke, RSNO Sub-principal Viola and her fellow musicians as they follow the adventures of Tara the Tugboat on the River Clyde. With pirates, mermaids and songs to sing along to, this adventure with the RSNO is the perfect introduction to classical music for early years children.

Watch the BSL version of Tara the Tugboat by clicking on the link below

Watch the Makaton songs version of Tara the Tugboat by clicking on the link below

Activity Pack

Four fantastic activities to do before or after you watch Tara the Tugboat, written by early years specialist Rachel Drury from Starcatchers.

Sing Along!

Sing along to 'What Shall We Do with a Grumpy Pirate' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' from Tara the Tugboat! Featuring singing from Lisa and Makaton from Helen.

Meet the Musicians

Say Hello to some familiar faces from the Orchestra, and find out all about their instruments.

Your thoughts

We would love to know your thoughts on our digital concert, Tara the Tugboat! The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and will greatly help to inform our future digital offerings.

Thank You

Tara the Tugboat was developed to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. The RSNO gratefully acknowledges support from:

© Royal Scottish National Orchestra 2021