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Permission Granted for Gregg Violin to be Played at Ayrshire Music Event in September 2019

The 267-year old violin belonged to Burns’ dance teacher, and will be played at Alloway Music Evening Ayr, Scotland, September 2019 – Scotia Arts Ltd, a Troon-based events company, introduces the inaugural Land o’ Burns Fiddle Weekend. Launching on 27 – 29th September 2019, the festival aims to support, sustain and encourage Scottish fiddle music. … Continued

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TradMentor – A New Mentoring Programme for Traditional Musicians in Scotland

Applications are now open for TradMentor, a programme offering traditional musicians the opportunity to receive mentoring from established practitioners. Supported by Creative Scotland and the Youth Music Initiative, the programme is part of the Traditional Music Forum’s ongoing support for artists working in participatory settings. A mentoring partnership provides one-to-one time with a trained mentor to … Continued

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Live Music Now Scotland are recruiting musicians now!

Auditions in Glasgow: Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 November 2019 Application closing date: Thursday 3 October 2019 Live Music Now Scotland is looking for musicians and ensembles for paid performances in unusual settings – bringing live music of the highest quality to people in the community who can’t easily access concerts. Any style of music … Continued

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BBC RADIO SCOTLAND YOUNG TRADITIONAL MUSICIAN AWARD 2020: SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The event has been running since 2001, raising the profile of Scottish traditional music and recognising rising talent in the genre. Last year’s winner from the six finalists was fiddle player Benedict Morris from Glasgow (photo above). The competition is a great opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents and to take another step forward in their … Continued

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Do you play in a folk band? Enter Battle of The Folk Bands 2020!

Hands Up for Trad are inviting bands to send in a demo to take part in The Battle of the Folk Bands 2020 competition to be held at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival on Saturday January 25th 2020 at 2pm. If you are in a band or have an idea for a band that you haven’t tried … Continued

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CAN YOU HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SCOTTISH CULTURE & TRADITIONS?

SC&T are looking for volunteer Ambassadors to help raise awareness of Scottish Culture & Traditions and to encourage others to get involved. Tasks might involve handing out flyers, talking about SC&T activities with friends / family / colleagues / (anyone!), sharing posts on social media, and helping at fundraising events. This is a really important … Continued

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Join a Worldwide Audience to Celebrate Culture, Heritage & Arts Across Argyll & The Isles – 14th Sept 2019, 6-8pm

Culture, heritage and arts enthusiasts across the world are invited to tune into the CHARTS Facebook page to watch a unique live streamed showcase event celebrating the breadth of talent in Argyll and the Isles through an evening of unique performances. Taking place on 14th September 2019 from 6pm—8pm GMT and hosted by celebrated Gaelic singer, broadcaster and Argyll native Joy Dunlop, the event will … Continued

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Scots Fiddle Festival 2019 – Headline Acts Announced

The Scots Fiddle Festival Committee are delighted to announce the headline acts for Fiddle 2019. Workshops will be announced soon and tickets will be on sale in early September. More info coming soon! Friday 15th Twelfth Day – Ross Couper and Tom Oakes Saturday 16th Gnoss – Liz Carroll with Jenn Butterworth Sunday 17th Jenna … Continued

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THE SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD ANNOUNCE THE 2019 LONGLIST

20 OUTSTANDING SCOTTISH ALBUMS ANNOUNCED LIVE AT EDINBURGH’S QUEEN’S HALL 26TH JULY, ALL IN THE RUNNING FOR £20K PRIZE AND COVETED TITLE OF SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR MUSIC FANS WILL BE GIVEN CHANCE TO VOTE FOR SHORTLIST IN PUBLIC VOTE FROM 12TH AUGUST Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) … Continued

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SHAWFEST – 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019, GLASGOW

SHAWFEST – 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019, GLASGOW The aim of the festival is to raise funds for the The Fraser Shaw Trust, which was set up in memory of a much loved guy and wonderful musician who passed away in May 2015 after battling with MS and eventually PML. The trust raises funds for MS charities … Continued

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