Over 2016, the Traditional Music Forum undertook a census of involvement in learning of traditional music in community settings across Scotland.
TMF wanted to get an idea of what was happening, where it was happening and who is involved, to get insights into gaps, challenges and costs.
You might think that such data should already exist, but it doesn’t and TMF is in the perfect position to gather it.
This paper presents the findings from the 64 organisations who were generous enough to return information. The findings have been disseminated widely and can be used to strengthen the case for supporting this vital community based provision, as it is clearly benefiting a lot of people, as well as ensuring the continuation of a vibrant tradition.