ITAC 3 Conference – 3-5 August

The Third International Teaching Artists Conference:Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts The ITAC3 Conference brings together artists, organisations, funders and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practice through an inspiring mix of curated conversations, practical workshops, keynote speeches, seminars and round-table discussions. Creative Scotland is … Continued

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Latest YMI funding deadlines

Access to Music Making and Strengthening Youth Music funding deadlines YMI launched the 2016-17 YMI Programme this week and published their Annual Programme Plan for the year ahead. New guidelines and application forms are now available for the Access to Music Making and Strengthening Youth Music funds. You can find all the information on the Creative … Continued

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String and percussion vacancies at West Lothian Council

West Lothian Council have 2 new teaching positions advertised, see below for details:   Music Instructor – Percussion, Fixed Term, Various Locations in West Lothian, (381.58), CD 01/05/16 Ref no: WEL01013 Closes: Sunday, 1st May 2016 Published: Friday, 15th April 2016 Location: Various Locations in West Lothian Salary: £24,876 – £33,069 per year Hours: 35.00 … Continued

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Folk Music documentaries at Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow Film Theatre are pleased to present two documentaries about Scottish folk music, with their own twists. Hamish (N/C 15+) Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June Running time: 1h15m Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) was a colossal figure in Scottish culture, a man of boundless passion and curiosity whose poems continue to elevate and inspire a nation. … Continued

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Scotland’s Sounds: New PhD opportunity & Digitisation Opportunity

Applications are open for a unique PhD opportunity at the National Library of Scotland and Scotland’s Sounds, in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University. Starting in October 2016, the studentship is a full-time, three-year position with an additional six-month work placement at the Library.   The research The project is entitled: ‘Collecting and preserving access to Intangible Cultural … Continued

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Celtic Studies courses at Newbattle Abbey College

How much do you know about the traditional Celtic origins of our country and how that rich culture influences our lives today? The Celtic roots of our country, preserved in the language, song and stories of our forefathers, play a vital role in shaping our national identity. Newbattle Abbey College offers two courses for those … Continued

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Beginners’ Luthiery course in Edinburgh

Beginners Luthiery Course at Process Studios, Edinburgh This is a rolling course, a small group of participants are working through the process of making their own violin – participants are welcome to join at any time. Course dates and times Monday evenings 6:30 to 9:00 April 18th to June 20th Course content Working with chisels, saws … Continued

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New Harp Books from Fiona Rutherford

Scottish harpist and composer Fiona Rutherford has released a set of new harp books illustrated by Catriona Wallace: The Scottish Harp: New Times & Tunes Vol.1 – a new edition of eclectic original compositions for intermediate -advanced level. (£15) First published 2009. This edition 2016. The Scottish Harp: New Times & Tunes Vol 2 – … Continued

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Edinburgh Folk Club’s Annual Songwriting Competition

1 The 2016 Annual Song Writing Competition (#40) will take place in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 8pm 2 All entries must be in the hands of the chair (address below) no later than Wednesday 25 May 2016.Late entries will not be accepted.The song lyrics, preferably … Continued

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Scots Fiddle Festival seeks Committee Members

Organising committee members wanted Deadline: 20 April 2016  Originally started in 1996, Scots Fiddle Festival continues to be run by the Scots Fiddle Festival Ltd, whose aim is to promote and sustain traditional fiddle music so that it can hold its place in the culture of Scotland and the world. Our all-volunteer committee spends the … Continued

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