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JOB OPPORTUNITY: CLARSACH SOCIETY ADMINISTRATOR

Purpose: To support the Honorary Secretary and Office Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of The Clarsach Society and Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Location: Edinburgh Salary: £13,500 Hours: 22 hours per week – flexible working will be considered The Clarsach Society’s aim is to promote, encourage and develop the playing of the clarsach, nationally … Continued

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SISF 2019: Q&A with Dawne McFarlane

Tell us an interesting feature of traditional storytelling in your country. I live in the city of Toronto, one of the greatest crossroads cities in the world. It’s in the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee people, the First People to live here before others came. The Toronto Storytelling Festival, which began in 1978, has become … Continued

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GAELIC ARTS ORGANISATION TO LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL RESOURCE

Kate Forbes MSP supports online tool to help make Gaelic music tuition accessible to all. The Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes MSP, attended the Annual Conference of Gaelic arts organisation, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, on Friday 27th September, where she congratulated it on one of its busiest and most successful years to … Continued

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Cultybraggan Camp: Celebrating Hamish Henderson, 1st-3rd November 2019

Come and experience the Nissen huts and jail-block, where Hamish worked in 1947 Friday, 1 November 2019 @ 7:30pm until Sunday 3 November  2019@ 4pm Programme    Friday 1st November 2019 7:30pm Welcome to everyone 7:45pm “Hamish Henderson (1919–2019)” Venue: jail-block – A ‘talk’ by Margaret Bennett,illustrated by images & songs Piper: James MacDonald Reid  [Free events] 8:30pm … Continued

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TMSA Event Calendar 2020 – submit your event now!

Opportunity to promote your social enterprise involving traditional and folk music activity to over 50,000 potential audience members, participants or customers Compiled by the Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) for over 20 years, the TMSA Event Calendar brings together over 60 organisations’ activities to jointly market them in one place. It is … Continued

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Traditional Dance Development Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated and self-organised professional to support the work of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, administratively and creatively. Some knowledge of traditional dance in Scotland is essential, please see the full job description below. TRACS is an equal opportunities employer encouraging applicants of diverse backgrounds, offering support within a small … Continued

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Discover Seasonal Resources Around Our Celtic Roots

With The Children’s Forest, a beautiful book – co-authored by Dawn Casey, Anna Richardson and Helen Ascoli – Hawthorn Press have scaled fresh heights in its vocation to put inspiring storytelling resources into our hands. There is a practical aim at work in providing ‘stories and songs, wild food, crafts and celebrations all year round’, … Continued

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Healing Storytelling – Nancy Mellon’s New Publication & Storytelling Global Labs at SISF

Soon on our bookshelves, Nancy Mellon’s Healing Storytelling: The Art of Imagination and Storymaking for Personal Growth, is an updated version by the superb Hawthorn Press of her classic book The Art of Storytelling. Healing Storytelling is not a primer in narrative therapy, nor a guide for medical specialist. It is about the creative release … Continued

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The Henderson Zeitgeist

The centenary of Hamish Henderson, song-maker, poet, folklorist, activist and radical educator has mushroomed into a huge celebration. His life’s work was to transform Scotland’s view of itself, from the bottom up, and to re-affirm an outward-looking nation, through international solidarity. On 4th September, the Scottish Parliament resounded to Henderson’s words, and one could only … Continued

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