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Traditions Still Thriving: Burning the ‘Calleach Nollaigh’ in Lochinver

There’s tales afoot in North West Scotland, where there’s a thriving community enjoying connecting with place through the stories its landscape holds. Ahead of his involvement in a new documentary, which is set to explore communication and traditions in the Highlands past and present, Greg Dawson Allen (Griogair MacAillean) gives us a taste of traditions … Continued

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Fochabers Fiddle Week, 1st – 4th April 2019

Since 2013 the Fochabers Fiddle Week has been providing students aged 9 – 17 the opportunity to work with and learn from some of Scotland’s top fiddle players! Fochabers Fiddle Week 2019 is delighted to welcome Ewen Henderson as this years guest tutor. Joining Ewen as ever are Mhairi Marwick and Jack Smedley, two musicians … Continued

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Burns Night – Celebrating the Nation’s Favourite Scot

It’s that time of the year, when Scots and Scots-at-heart gather to celebrate one of the country’s lyrical sensations and national treasure, Robert Burns. Born on a stormy night in Alloway on the 25th of January 1759, the 18th Century poet continues to touch people with his timeless prose, illustrating topics such as injustice, hypocrisy … Continued

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Free Inclusive Dance Training @ Dance Base

Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for dance, is offering two inclusive dance training sessions for dance artists and schools teachers. These sessions have been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and attributes to provide and have an insight into creative movement sessions for groups with diverse abilities. This will be delivered by Indepen-dance, … Continued

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The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music by Simon McKerrell – New Tune Book Out Now

This post is taken from Simon McKerrell’s website: The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music is my combined collection of 73 traditional tunes I have composed for bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, banjo, whistle, fiddle accordion and other instruments. The tunes stretch as far back as the 1990s for me personally, and I have only included the melodies … Continued

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Dance North Scotland: Communications Officer Vacancy

Fixed term maternity cover (one year), commencing March 2019 30 hours per week, £22-26,000 pro rata Based in Findhorn, Moray Dance North Scotland are looking for a versatile and inquisitive person with a can-do attitude who can inspire, engage and delight stakeholders with their fantastic communication skills. Working in a small team, the post-holder will be responsible … Continued

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Macrobert Arts Centre seeks full-time Dance Artist

Macrobert Arts Centre is looking for someone who is creative and inspiring and can be a positive role model to the children and young people with whom they work. As well as being a fantastic facilitator, ambitious for the young people with whom you work, you will also be an experienced dance teacher and choreographer … Continued

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Join Our Flock for Burdies Folk Play

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) are on a mission to rejuvenate midwinter traditions in Scotland with seasonal folk dramas, to enrich community life and ensure all ages can get involved over the coldest of seasons, connecting the old and new through song and dance, signifying the death and rebirth of a new year. ‘The … Continued

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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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