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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued

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Stornoway studio to offer Gaelic musicians unique recording opportunity

Gaelic artists encouraged to apply for professional home recording grant  A Stornoway recording studio is giving 10 lucky Gaelic singers and Celtic musicians the chance to professionally record music from the comfort of their home as part of a new project promoting Gaelic language and culture. Funded by Creative Scotland, the Clàradh san Sgòth (Cloud … Continued

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Youth Engagement Project – Scots Fiddle Festival 2021

Calling all young fiddlers! This is your chance to open the Saturday night concert of the Scots Fiddle Festival 2021. Fiddlers/violinists aged 12-18* are encouraged to apply to be part of the Scots Fiddle Festival Youth Engagement Project (YEP) and perform at the Pleasance, Edinburgh, opening the concert on Saturday 20th November. This year’s YEP tutor is … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival – Commitment to Carbon Reduction

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) supports the collective Edinburgh Festivals Carbon Reduction Route Map and commits to work towards the silver route for emissions reductions. Within the silver route, we will focus on the following areas up to 2025: Digital Programming: utilise livestreaming, online programming (paper free) and online participation to reduce waste and … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #4

The fourth 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 Musicians Spotify … Continued

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It’s a wrap! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

And just like that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 is over! We couldn’t have asked for a better return to live performance – it’s been such a delight to safely welcome audiences back into the Scottish Storytelling Centre this August, and the feedback we’ve had from performers and ticket buyers has been truly heartwarming. A … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #3

This is the third 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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Autism Friendly Ceilidh – 16th October 2021, Fife

Join in with this fantastic Autism Friendly Ceilidh this October in Fife. This event is one of the many projects that received funding as part of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland’s ‘Getting People Dancing’ initiative.

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Safely Returning to the Scottish Storytelling Centre

We are open again! We’ve loved having audiences back in the Scottish Storytelling Centre for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. There has been such a buzz in the venue, and it’s warmed our hearts to see people in the Netherbow Theatre and performers being able to do what they do best again. Did you … Continued

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Job Opportunity: Project Manager for new Scotland on Tour project

Active Events: Scotland on Tour   Role: Project Manager  Location: Home working  Reports To:  Executive Producer  Contract Terms:  40hrs per week with some weekend work and travel potentially required.   Contract Length: 1 October 2021 – 30 December 2022 with option to extend.  Fee: £28,000 per annum    Role Description: Project Manager  The successful candidate will manage an exciting new … Continued

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