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Visitor Services Assistant, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Title: Visitor Services Assistant, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £21,600 – £24,000 per annum (Pay Award Pending) Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week Closing date: Friday 2 December, 12:00pm Reference number: 37/22 Overview You will play a pivotal role within the Scottish Storytelling Centre team through the provision of outstanding customer service for visitors to the Centre. In addition to your … Continued

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Cosmic Dance

Review by Wangxiu Cheng It is the last weekend of November 2022 but I have embraced Edinburgh’s Winter festivities and attended my first Christmas recital, or Cosmic Dance Christmas Recital, to be precise! My student placement at Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland this autumn has given me the opportunity to professionally engage with a range … Continued

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Mediterraneo

  Review by Wangxiu Cheng While undertaking my student placement at Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland in autumn 2022 I had the opportunity to professionally engage with a range of world dance styles – from Highland Dancing and ceilidh to Chinese Tujia dance and even Egyptian Tanura. On 19 November 2022, I had the rare … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #18

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #18 – listen to our 46 min playlist with brilliant music from Gary Innes & Ewan Robertson, Pippa Reid-Foster, Mischa MacPherson Trio, Ross Miller, The Shee, Session A9, Christine Kydd, Wendy Stewart & Gary West, Lau, and Eddi Reader. scotlandonline.org

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Lure o the Leid – Scots Language Podcast Launches During Storytelling Festival

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland ), in partnership with the Scottish Storytelling Forum, have announced the release of a new Scots language podcast to coincide with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.  Lure o the Leid will feature stories told by some of Scotland’s best Scots speaking storytellers telling tales in their own dialects, with … Continued

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Students-in-residence

Recently, Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland was selected as one of the major partners for work experience placements of MSc students in Dance Science and Education from the University of Edinburgh. Over the academic year 2022/23 we were tasked with mentoring three student teachers – all dance professionals with a scientific foundation for the teaching … Continued

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Trad Dance Highlights

What does a year in the life of Traditional Dance of Scotland look like?   Rewind back to April 2021 and relive our Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland highlights. Spot all the dance artists we have worked with. Check the facts and figures of our resources, newsletters and socials.   Just click here to access … Continued

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Strictly Schottisch

Schottisch – a Scottish country dance at least in name, also known as Eccossaise in France where it originated in the late 18th Century – is considered a folk dance in Germany. To this date Schottisch, also known as Ecossaisen-Walzer and Schottisch-Walzer, is still danced all over Germany and Europe. It was popular in the … Continued

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Nourishing Soft Ceilidh

Soft Ceilidh? Run by our Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland member Cath Coutts, Soft Ceilidh was a special inclusive ceilidh session as part of a fun day of crafting, dancing and merry-making for people with additional support needs and their families, and of course anyone who wanted to join in. Curated by Nourish Support Centre … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #17

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #17 A 38 min playlist featuring fantastic music from Isla Ratcliff, Gavin Marwick, Fiona Hunter, Adam Holmes, Breabach, Donald Shaw, Jenn & Laura-Beth, Jenna Reid, Iain Fraser, and Barry Nisbet.

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