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Job Opportunity! Royal Conservatoire of Scotland looking for a Lecturer in Traditional Music

RCS are looking to appoint an experienced and passionate lecturer specialising in Traditional Music to deliver elements of our BMus programme for 2-3 days a week. They’re looking for a Traditional Music specialist of high standing with significant proven professional, teaching and research experience who will inspire our existing students and attract new ones by … Continued

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Allan Ramsay Festival – 12th & 13th October 2018

Friday 12th October, 7.30pm Ceilidh Dance with a Difference This year’s two day event we celebrate the life and work of Allan Ramsay (1684-1758) with a Ceilidh Dance with a Difference.   With Concerto Caledonia leading the evening we tap into the roots of Scottish folk music with dances and tunes from the time of … Continued

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TMSA Young Trad Tour Upcoming Dates

TMSA Young Trad Tour (TYTT) Upcoming dates The Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) Young Trad Tour 2017 group made up of the 2017 winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and finalists, are setting out on the second leg of their visits to home locations around Scotland … Continued

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30th Storytelling Festival Now On Sale

Growing Stories – the 30th Scottish International Storytelling Festival – will open in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle on Thursday 18 October at 7.30pm, heralding a wave of events across Scotland and an intensive programme in the capital city from Friday 19 October. The 2018 Festival looks to the future of storytelling in Scotland, … Continued

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Weekend Vocal Workshop by Frankie Armstrong – 22nd/23rd Sept, Edinburgh

BOOKING NOW! Frankie Armstrong is leading The Voices of the Archetypes of Myth weekend Sat 23rd Sept, 10am – 5pm, Sun 24th Sept,10am – 4.30pm Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT Cost £98, conc £85. Please contact Wendy to book asap: 07790294221 or info@wendycarletaylor.com This workshop provides an exciting way to expand & liberate … Continued

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A new musical project will bring together LGBT+ folk musicians from Scotland

Bogha-frois: LGBT+ Voices in Folk will see LGBT+ folk musicians from across the country come together to write, collaborate and perform songs in the folk tradition, telling stories about life as a member of the LGBT community. Three free workshops will be held at the Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, November 14-16, led by prominent folk figures; … Continued

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Commonalities and heritage explored in brand-new music residency

Musicians and poets from across the UK and Ireland create work inspired by ancient diversity Ten of the UK and Ireland’s finest traditional poets and musical artists including vocalists using five languages, medieval instruments: crwth and northern triplepipes as well as fiddle, harp, accordian and electronics will join together in a music residency to re-invigorate … Continued

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BEYOND: The Story of an Irish Immigrant – New Album by Gráinne Brady

Gráinne Brady: BEYOND: The Story of an Irish Immigrant www.igg.me/at/grainnebradyfiddle BEYOND: The Story of an Irish Immigrant is a brand new project which will explore the social themes associated with the mass immigration of the Irish to Scotland, particularly at the start of the 20th century. The first part of the project will culminate in … Continued

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BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner to debut new commission at Blas Festival

New musical work will showcase ancient Gaelic poetry with a modern twist A new musical piece of work showcasing ancient Gaelic poetry with a modern twist will be debuted by award winning young Gaelic singer, Mischa Macpherson, at next month’s Blas Festival. Mischa’s commission, ‘Bho Èirigh gu Laighe na Grèine – Sun, Moon, Land, Life, … Continued

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Piping Legend Celebrated in Exciting New Musical Work by The Big Music Society

The music of the late great piper, Pipe Major Donald Macleod MBE, from the Isle of Lewis will be showcased during this year’s Blas Festival in Crossing the Minch; a project dreamt up by The Big Music Society, led by world class pipers Calum MacCrimmon (Breabach and Tryst) and John Mulhearn (Tryst). Crossing the Minch will commemorate the … Continued

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