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Our First Traditional Dance Residency in Aberdeen

Following our open call, Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, in a first-time partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen, has awarded our first joint Traditional Dance Residency to the professional Indian classical dance mother and daughter duo Shailini and Shashwati Vinod (pictured below), practising the codified classical Indian dance forms Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam, alongside folk dance … Continued

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Traditional Dance Residency Open Call

We would like to encourage all current and prospective Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland members to apply by 30 September 2022 for our new Traditional Dance Residency which will take place at our partner’s beautiful studios at Dance Base, Edinburgh over a week between 9 January and 15 April 2023. Is your solo dance practice … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 14 – 31 October 2022: Keep It Lit

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) invites audiences round the hearth of storytelling this autumn, as we reveal our 2022 festival theme – Keep It Lit, a symbolic fire where experiences and memories are shared, and the torch of oral storytelling is passed on. In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, the 2022 festival programme … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #16

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #16 A 44 minute playlist including fantastic music from the Paul McKenna Band, Ian Carr, Ross Ainslie – Brighde Chaimbeul – Steven Brynes, Josie Duncan, Fara, Elephant Sessions, Iona Fyfe, Alistair McCulloch Trio, Valtos & Man of the Minch, and Alasdair Roberts.

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Open Call to Submit a Creative Response to the Theme of Big Ideas within Scottish Literature

Figures of Speech: Creative Commission November 2022 Scottish Storytelling Centre | Edinburgh City of Literature What Big Idea from Scottish Literature inspires you? Figures of Speech is a cross-artform series of six events throughout 2022 which explores who we are as a modern literary nation, celebrating Scotland’s literature and challenging its boundaries. The event series … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #15

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #15 Listen to our latest short playlist of 49 mins and discover just some of the amazing traditional music Scotland has to offer. With music from Mairearad Green, Simon Thoumire & David Milligan, RANT, Heron Valley, The Poozies, Mhairi Hall, LYRE LYRE, Amy Papiransky, Treacherous Orchestra, and Wolfstone. Follow the … Continued

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TRACS – Finance and Administration Officer (0.5)

TRACS is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (0.5) to join the team. TRACS is a support and development organisation for traditional arts and culture in Scotland. It facilitates the work of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, the Traditional Music Forum, and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In … Continued

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Get A Word In Edgeways: A new festival in Much Wenlock

As guests of the Much Wenlock festival of Words ‘Get a Word in Edgeways’ https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/ Anne Hunter and I made congenial and lightsome travelling companions for the lengthy and somewhat uncomfortable train journeys from Scotland to this festival on the border of Wales. Greeted and driven onwards by Anne’s friends Toni and Denise was a … Continued

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Scottish Storytelling Centre celebrates Scotland’s Year of Stories in 2022 Fringe programme

Alan Bissett, Jo Clifford, and Niall Moorjani feature in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, which will celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories. The Scottish Storytelling Centre’s 2022 Fringe programme sees some of Scotland’s finest storytellers and performers creating new conversations around live issues, or reflecting on past events that resonate … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #14

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #14 40 mins of fantastic music from Scotland’s wonderful traditional musicians, including Tina Jordan Rees, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Josie Duncan, Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller, Ally Forsyth, Claire Hastings, Rachel Hair & Ruth Keggin, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, and Kyle Warren. Follow the TMF on Spotify to hear … Continued

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