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Musical Director for Traditional music project

All Hands: A Musical Director for a Traditional Music Project in Inverclyde


A musician and songwriter with extensive experience of delivering community music projects is required to develop and pilot a traditional music project reaching out to the local community and attracting cruise ship audiences in Greenock.

The work generated will be inspired by the heritage of Inverclyde as a seaport, a centre of industry and as the disembarkation point for hundreds and thousands of Scottish emigrants. However, the work should also look to the future and have a contemporary and vibrant feel.


  • To provide an exciting musical offer for visitors to Inverclyde and local residents.
  • To increase audiences at the Beacon Arts Centre, particularly during the day and to diversify
  • these audiences, reaching out to new demographics and groups.
  • To promote Inverclyde as a culturally rich and vibrant destination.
  • Musical Director’s Role
  • Through a number of innovative and inspiring workshops, deliver a songwriting competition
  • in local primary schools. The winning song(s) should be showcased to promote the project.
  • Develop, host and perform lively folk sessions (working title Emigrant Songs) at the Beacon
  • Arts Centre for cruise ship passengers and local audiences.
  • Write a short project plan that clearly outlines how the project will be delivered.
  • Carry out the necessary research to curate the Emigrant Songs sessions.
  • With the support of the programme producer, carry out any administration duties related to
  • the project.
  • Attend production and development meetings as required.
  • Manage the project budget.


The Musical Director will be paid a fee of £5000. The budgeted figures below are a suggestion and may change through discussions with the programme producer and the Beacon Arts Centre.

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