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Reconnect with First Footing in 2019

As we approach December 31, let’s first foot into the New Year with a flowing store of dance, music and stories. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and artist in residence Nic Gareiss invite you to share your 2019 First Footings through videos, photos and reminiscences. Be sure the use the tag #FirstFootingDance on all your socials! … Continued

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2019 Tattoo Dance Company: Applications Now Open

An integral part of any Tattoo, the Tattoo Dance Company celebrates the cultural tradition in highland dancing. At the same taking a great leap forward in showcasing how contemporary the art form can be. Applications are now open to be part of the 2019 Tattoo Dance Company. Find out more

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Stepping On: A Conference on Stepping in Dance

Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 November 2019 Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have a rich history of step dancing of many forms and in many contexts some of which are relatively well known and others largely lost. It is a history which goes back many … Continued

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First Foot Forward: New Residency with Percussive Dance Artist Nic Gareiss Launches

Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and The University of Edinburgh launches   FIRST FOOTING   A new tailor-made residency with international percussive dance artist Nic Gareiss bringing research, creative dance-making and communities together   A national call out to reconnect with the custom of First Footing this New Year   Nic Gareiss voted Dance Magazine’s … Continued

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Q&A: Nine Tales & Carols

Ahead of ‘Nine Tales and Carols’ on Saturday evening at the Storytelling Centre, we grabbed a few minutes with storytellers Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule to find out what to expect at their show, and where the inspiration came from. What has been your inspiration for ‘Nine Tales and Carols’? Beverley: ‘Over the years, Heather and … Continued

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PRS Foundation: Momentum Music Fund – Next Deadline 28th Jan 2019

The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5k-£15k for UK based artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing.   What is the Momentum Fund? Managed by PRS Foundation, the Momentum Music Fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, with … Continued

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Winners Announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018

Hands up for Trad celebrates Scotland’s vibrant traditional music scene with a staggering 20 awards announced at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards (original post here). Produced by Hands Up for Trad and a staple in the Scottishmusic calendar, the ceremony was broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland this evening, as well as being streamed worldwide. The event saw an abundance of music fans and industry gather in Perth, Scotland for an evening of recognition and foot-stomping live performances. Hosted by … Continued

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Stories of Youth for A Decade: Strange Town

Over the last 10 years, Strange Town has staged 124 productions, commissioned 98 original scripts and performed in a variety of spaces including theatres, football stadiums, schools and prisons, showcasing local talent year-round and offering opportunities for young people on and offstage, with a recent coup in seeing their member Josie O’Brien cast as Chris … Continued

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Tax & Accounting For Musicians Workshop – 11th Dec, Glasgow

Tax & Accounting For Musicians: Get It Right and Save Money! 11th Dec, 11am-1pm Scottish Music Centre, 100 Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 1NQ As a professional, self-employed musician, accounting and tax is an essential part of your work – but they can be a daunting experience and a minefield of potential pitfalls. The Musicians’ Union … Continued

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The ORAN BAGRAIDH Project

A multi-lingual collaborative music residency and recording based on an ancient song set in Galloway. The work incorporates Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Scots and English. The Oran Bagraidh album will be released on 2 February 2019 at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. The collaboration will then tour across the UK and Ireland. BACKGROUND Galloway … Continued

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