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LEARN TO PLAY DAY – 28TH & 29TH MARCH 2020

Learn to Play Day is a nationwide initiative to get people of all ages and abilities playing a musical instrument. Held in partnership with the MU, the ‘Take It Away’ scheme and Making Music, the Learn to Play Day initiative has been growing in popularity with a record 10,000 free lessons held during last year’s … Continued

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NURTURING TALNT – TIME TO SHINE FUND

Any young person aged 11-25 living in Scotland can apply for between £50 and £1000. Apply as an individual or part of a group. The fund aims to support young artists to create something that’s important to them and celebrate young people’s current talents, interests, engagement and development in arts and creativity in Scotland. More … Continued

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Dreadnought Shanty Crew – Come all ye!

Thanks to traditional arts award from Tasgadh storyteller Jan Bee Brown and musician Toby Hawks are sharing sea shanties with locals in Leith this spring 2020. Meeting in the relaxed atmosphere of The Dreadnought Pub in Leith every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. Jan sailed with The Tall Ships Race in Norway last summer and was … Continued

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Port Bàn – New Album by Maggie MacInnes

Scottish singer and harp player, Maggie MacInnes, has just released her sixth solo album called Port Bàn (MARCD06) on the Marram Music record label. The album was launched at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, January 2020. This album is dedicated to Maggie’s mother, the internationally acclaimed traditional singer, Flora MacNeil from the island … Continued

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SCOTS MUSIC GROUP: PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT WORKER VACANCY

Scots Music Group (SMG) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a programme of traditional music classes and events for adults. Location: SMG’s office is located at Holy Corner, Edinburgh Working Hours: 18 hours per week, core days Tuesday – Thursday, flexitime, some evening and weekend working Contract Type: Permanent Part-time Salary: £26,265 per annum (pro … Continued

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Lively Tradition and New Perspectives – Celebrating Burns Night 

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, supported by Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund, honours the legacy of Robert Burns through a series of cross-generational celebrations, bringing people together home and away. Whether it’s ringing in the New Year with “Auld Lang Syne”, book titles, pop music, or featuring on banknotes – the ploughman’s poet as he’s often … Continued

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TALENT DEVELOPMENT FOR TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH ARTS

A new round of funding has been announced, to support talented young Scots traditional musicians and dancers. Arts and cultural organisations across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of £150,000 from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Development Fund to support traditional cultural activity. Organisations can apply for awards of between £5,000 and £20,000. Administered by Creative Scotland, the fund aims to nurture the … Continued

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Celebrates Wave of Success

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been crowned winner of the Best Cultural Event / Festival category at the Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA). The accolade was presented to Festival Co-Chairs Vivien Rae and Myles Murray at the awards evening in Aberdeen on Friday 22 November by BBC presenter Judith Ralston, and Claire … Continued

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SOLAS FESTIVAL 2020: MAKE//SHIFT WORLD

Solas Festival, the annual multi-arts midsummer festival which features music, performance, workshops, talks, literature, children’s activities and more as part of its programme will return in 2020 for the second year at its new location of Errol Park, Perthshire. Recognising the need for change in the face of climate crisis, this 11th edition will take … Continued

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FUN FIDDLE ADULT CLASSES 2020

Enrolment for Fun Fiddle adult classes starting Thursday January 16th 2020 is now open. Based at The Wash House, Portobello, here’s what’s on offer January to March, and all the info you need on how to enrol. Intermediate Fiddle with Rona Wilkie 6.45 – 8pm Improving Beginners Fiddle with Ros Gasson  8 – 9.15pm Advanced … Continued

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