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Dreadnought Shanty Crew – Come all ye!

Thanks to traditional arts award from Tasgadh storyteller Jan Bee Brown and musician Toby Hawks are sharing sea shanties with locals in Leith this spring 2020. Meeting in the relaxed atmosphere of The Dreadnought Pub in Leith every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. Jan sailed with The Tall Ships Race in Norway last summer and was … Continued

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Port Bàn – New Album by Maggie MacInnes

Scottish singer and harp player, Maggie MacInnes, has just released her sixth solo album called Port Bàn (MARCD06) on the Marram Music record label. The album was launched at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, January 2020. This album is dedicated to Maggie’s mother, the internationally acclaimed traditional singer, Flora MacNeil from the island … Continued

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SCOTS MUSIC GROUP: PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT WORKER VACANCY

Scots Music Group (SMG) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a programme of traditional music classes and events for adults. Location: SMG’s office is located at Holy Corner, Edinburgh Working Hours: 18 hours per week, core days Tuesday – Thursday, flexitime, some evening and weekend working Contract Type: Permanent Part-time Salary: £26,265 per annum (pro … Continued

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Lively Tradition and New Perspectives – Celebrating Burns Night 

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, supported by Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund, honours the legacy of Robert Burns through a series of cross-generational celebrations, bringing people together home and away. Whether it’s ringing in the New Year with “Auld Lang Syne”, book titles, pop music, or featuring on banknotes – the ploughman’s poet as he’s often … Continued

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TALENT DEVELOPMENT FOR TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH ARTS

A new round of funding has been announced, to support talented young Scots traditional musicians and dancers. Arts and cultural organisations across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of £150,000 from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Development Fund to support traditional cultural activity. Organisations can apply for awards of between £5,000 and £20,000. Administered by Creative Scotland, the fund aims to nurture the … Continued

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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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