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Man of the Minch teams up with poet Peter MacKay, Ceòl is Craic and The Bothy Society to release new live EP of Gaelic material ahead of debut album

“Forward-thinking folk music” Rolling Stone In the autumn of 2020, singer-songwriter Man Of The Minch (aka Pedro Cameron) and poet Peter Mackay were invited by Ceòl is Craic to write a collection of songs to celebrate and reflect on the lives of contemporary Gaels in the urban environment. On 5th June, these tracks were performed … Continued

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David Wilton Dance Clinic – 15th & 16th May 2021

On the 15th & 16th of May 2021 (depending on the time zone) the Highland Dancing World came together for the David Wilton Dance Clinic. The Clinic, hosted online using the Microsoft Teams platform, saw dancers from Canada, USA, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and Bermuda login-in to meet and receive instruction … Continued

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Bothy Folk Lining Up Performances

Portsoy should have been alive with the sound of music during the first weekend in June, however continued restrictions due to Covid-19 have forced the postponement of the annual Haal music festival for the second year in a row. The three day event is now scheduled to take place from 1-3 October 2021, when organisers, … Continued

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The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective ‘At Home’ Collection 2021 – OUR LIVING RIVERS AND GLENS

After a difficult year for so many, the Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective are delighted to launch a new project encouraging people to not only connect with their local landscape and each other online but to work with some of Scotland’s most revered traditional musicians to create new music and song. The project, which is … Continued

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Eilidh’s Trust offers Covid recovery music tuition support

Funding launched ahead of Manchester Arena attack anniversary in memory of Isle of Barra victim The Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust has launched a new funding scheme to support youth music groups across Scotland as the nation prepares to open up following Covid. The funding was launched just ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Manchester … Continued

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Help Musicians to expand Music Minds Matter service as pandemic drives surge in calls

Help Musicians has announced plans to expand its Music Minds Matter mental health support service. The music charity says that it has already seen calls to that service increase by 65% since the start of the year. A key driver of those calls over the last three months has been financial anxiety and uncertainty about … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians – replay of concert and live Q&A available until 1st June 2021

We had a fantastic time last night celebrating the launch of Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians. If you missed the concert and live Q&A, don’t worry – the replay is available to watch until 1st June 2021: https://www.crowdcast.io/scottishstorytellingcentre With amazing music from Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally), Rachel Hair & Ron … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians – rescheduled event to 18th May 2021

Unfortunately we encountered some technical problems on Friday 7th May which meant we were unable to show the online concert and Q&A celebrating the launch of Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians. We have now rescheduled this and invite you to join us on the evening of Tuesday 18th May, 8pm – 9.30pm for some … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians is now launched!

We are delighted to announced that the new directory of musicians is now launched! https://scotlandonline.org/musicians/ Join us tonight (7th May) at 8pm to celebrate the launch with an hour concert, featuring music from Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally), Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, David Foley & Jack Smedley (with Jenn Butterworth) followed … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians (Trailer)

Join us this Friday 7th May 2021 at 8pm to celebrate the launch of Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians. Get your tickets here With amazing music from Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally), Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, David Foley & Jack Smedley (with Jenn Butterworth) followed by a live Q&A with … Continued

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