Bogha-frois: LGBT+ Voices in Folk will see LGBT+ folk musicians from across the country come together to write, collaborate and perform songs in the folk tradition, telling stories about life as a member of the LGBT community.
Three free workshops will be held at the Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, November 14-16, led by prominent folk figures; Rachel Sermanni, Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner Josie Duncan, Young Traditional Folk Musician of the Year Finalist Grant McFarlane, Laura Wilkie, and Marit Fält.
Supported by Creative Scotland and Outspoken Arts Scotland the project will give a platform and voice to the LGBT+ community in the traditional and folk music scene and culminate at a showcase at Celtic Connections in 2019.
Musician and tutor Rachel Sermanni said, “I feel surrounded by such open minded, open hearted people in the Scottish music scene. I can see how important it is that we make it clear how very open and accepting we are. To show where we stand, today, and who we stand with. This is a project to project that”.
Organiser Pedro Cameron said, “For my whole life, being a folk musician and being a member of the LGBT+ community have been very separate aspects of who I am – both as important as the other, but they have never come together as one and the same. My hope for this project is to bring them together as one, not just for me, but for the other musicians involved and for the Scottish music scene as a whole – and beyond.”
There are 25 places available. Booking is essential, for more details on the project or to secure your place email firstname.lastname@example.org