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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Celebrates Wave of Success

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been crowned winner of the Best Cultural Event / Festival category at the Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA). The accolade was presented to Festival Co-Chairs Vivien Rae and Myles Murray at the awards evening in Aberdeen on Friday 22 November by BBC presenter Judith Ralston, and Claire … Continued

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SOLAS FESTIVAL 2020: MAKE//SHIFT WORLD

Solas Festival, the annual multi-arts midsummer festival which features music, performance, workshops, talks, literature, children’s activities and more as part of its programme will return in 2020 for the second year at its new location of Errol Park, Perthshire. Recognising the need for change in the face of climate crisis, this 11th edition will take … Continued

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FUN FIDDLE ADULT CLASSES 2020

Enrolment for Fun Fiddle adult classes starting Thursday January 16th 2020 is now open. Based at The Wash House, Portobello, here’s what’s on offer January to March, and all the info you need on how to enrol. Intermediate Fiddle with Rona Wilkie 6.45 – 8pm Improving Beginners Fiddle with Ros Gasson  8 – 9.15pm Advanced … Continued

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Give the Gift of Stories this Holiday Season

Happy St Nicholas Day! Ho Ho Ho! Let us take you away from the stress of the holiday season with a carefully curated list of gift ideas that even the Grinch would like. After all, who doesn’t love a good story? Storytelling Centre Supporter Pass Do you know someone who loves (or would learn to … Continued

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A Celebration of Generosity, Kindness and Compassion at St Andrew’s Fair Saturday

Every year, St Andrew’s Day garners feasts and celebrations across the nation. It’s a time of compassion, reflection and good fun. This year at the Centre, we’re celebrating our national holiday with two Ceilidhs – a family Ceilidh for all the family and a Ceilidh House to close the day – as well as a multi-sensory … Continued

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TradMentor

If you’re involved in teaching trad music on a regular basis, where can you go for support in reflecting on and developing your work? Maybe you‘d like to make some changes? Struggling to juggle several jobs? Need a confidence boost? Would you like to discuss things in confidence with a mentor? This year, the TMF launched … Continued

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The TMF has been nominated in the Scots Trad Music Industry Awards – VOTE NOW!

We are delighted that the Traditional Music Forum has been nominated in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019 in the Best Use of Social Media Category. Read about all the nominees and vote now: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/mg-alba-scots-trad-music-industry-awards/

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VOTING FOR MG ALBA SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS 2019 OPEN NOW

Vote for your favourite act or organisation now! Broadcast live on BBC ALBA across the world, The Scots Trad Music Awards give recognition to excellence within Scotland’s thriving musical culture, encompassing all aspects of traditional music from Gaelic Song, Folk, Scottish Dance music, to Pipe Bands and a host of others in between. Click here … Continued

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Funding: Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme

Background Foundation Scotland and Baillie Gifford have been working together for over ten years. Over the last decade Baillie Gifford has been the largest contributor to Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme. Following a review of their charitable giving Baillie Gifford has decided to launch a stand-alone grants programme aimed at supporting grass roots community organisations … Continued

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15th annual Blas Festival launches programme of Highland musical events

This year’s Gaelic music festival will culminate on St Andrew’s night 18th October 2019, The programme for this year’s Blas Festival has launched today and revealed an outstanding line-up of musicians from Scotland and further afield for this year’s Gaelic music festival which will take place next month in venues throughout the Highlands. Blas, which … Continued

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