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New survey for all Scottish music industry professionals

Freelance, part-time and full-time workers are encouraged to take part in the survey by The Scottish Music Industry Association and the University of Glasgow, centred around mapping and measuring the value of Scotland’s music industry. For more info and to take the survey now click here.

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Book Launch – Folk Tales From The Garden By Donald Smith With Illustrations By Annalisa Salis

Folk Tales from the Garden connects us to the natural world through the tales, traditions, lore, plants and wildlife of gardens, ranging from back greens to country parks. It follows the seasons, providing observations, poems and stories for each of the twelve months of the gardening year. In Folk Tales from the Garden, you can … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #2

This is the second in the Traditional Music Forum‘s series of Spotify playlists featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to offer. Directory of … Continued

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Making Music with Neurodiverse Groups

Organised by the Traditional Music Forum, these online workshops are for tutors to develop skills in working with groups of neurodiverse musicians and learners. As non-formal teaching organisations look to work with more diverse groups of learners, tutors will need to acquire new skills. One of those groups is the neurodiverse. The term neurodiversity covers … Continued

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Freelance Marketing Role

SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE & SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Help deliver this year’s Fringe programme at SSC and support our Fringe participants, and venue team, through social media and web presence, working with the Programme and Festivals Manger. Then follow-on to assist the Marketing and Communications Manager and the venue team deliver this year’s hybrid Scottish … Continued

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Award-winning trad music star plays specially commissioned song to whisky to help enhance flavour

A young piper has turned whisky maker after being enlisted to play to casks of whisky prior to bottling to enhance its flavour. Ali Levack, frontman of Scottish trad band Project Smok, has joined forces with Wee Smoky, a whisky brand on a mission to attract a new audience to Scotland’s most famous drink, to … Continued

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Directory of Musicians: Spotify Playlist #1

We at the Traditional Music Forum have created a brand-new Spotify playlist for you to enjoy, featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to … Continued

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Man of the Minch teams up with poet Peter MacKay, Ceòl is Craic and The Bothy Society to release new live EP of Gaelic material ahead of debut album

“Forward-thinking folk music” Rolling Stone In the autumn of 2020, singer-songwriter Man Of The Minch (aka Pedro Cameron) and poet Peter Mackay were invited by Ceòl is Craic to write a collection of songs to celebrate and reflect on the lives of contemporary Gaels in the urban environment. On 5th June, these tracks were performed … Continued

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David Wilton Dance Clinic – 15th & 16th May 2021

On the 15th & 16th of May 2021 (depending on the time zone) the Highland Dancing World came together for the David Wilton Dance Clinic. The Clinic, hosted online using the Microsoft Teams platform, saw dancers from Canada, USA, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and Bermuda login-in to meet and receive instruction … Continued

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Bothy Folk Lining Up Performances

Portsoy should have been alive with the sound of music during the first weekend in June, however continued restrictions due to Covid-19 have forced the postponement of the annual Haal music festival for the second year in a row. The three day event is now scheduled to take place from 1-3 October 2021, when organisers, … Continued

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