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Ùrlar / Ground Movement

Wednesday, 30th January | 1:00 – 3:00pm St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, 2 Castle Street, G4 0RH Glasgow   An engagement event to expand and encourage new artistic voices within the Gaelic arts sector hosted by The Work Room and Glasgow Life. Dance artists and practitioners with an interest in Gaelic culture are invited … Continued

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Reconnect with First Footing in 2019

As we approach December 31, let’s first foot into the New Year with a flowing store of dance, music and stories. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and artist in residence Nic Gareiss invite you to share your 2019 First Footings through videos, photos and reminiscences. Be sure the use the tag #FirstFootingDance on all your socials! … Continued

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Winners Announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018

Hands up for Trad celebrates Scotland’s vibrant traditional music scene with a staggering 20 awards announced at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards (original post here). Produced by Hands Up for Trad and a staple in the Scottishmusic calendar, the ceremony was broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland this evening, as well as being streamed worldwide. The event saw an abundance of music fans and industry gather in Perth, Scotland for an evening of recognition and foot-stomping live performances. Hosted by … Continued

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The ORAN BAGRAIDH Project

A multi-lingual collaborative music residency and recording based on an ancient song set in Galloway. The work incorporates Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Scots and English. The Oran Bagraidh album will be released on 2 February 2019 at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. The collaboration will then tour across the UK and Ireland. BACKGROUND Galloway … Continued

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo announces £150,000 funding boost for young Scottish artists

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Creative Scotland have today (Wednesday 10 October) announced the launch of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund to nurture youth engagement and participation in traditional Scottish art forms. Arts and cultural organisations will be eligible to apply for a slice of the £150,000 funding pot which has been donated by the charitable … Continued

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Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts

Tasgadh is a fund devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open to organisations and individuals. Tasgadh is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. The closing dates for applications in 2018/19 are: … Continued

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Theatre To Take You Through Time

Two productions, one month apart, showcase how the central characters travel through time, into the distant future and make discoveries about life and culture. They are both journeys into the unknown, but one is learning and the other is teaching, while simultaneously teasing us with the question, if you could go to the future and … Continued

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Folklore in the Spotlight at Gaelic Drama Summer School

A fortnight of folklore-inspired drama was enjoyed by participants at this year’s Gaelic Drama Summer School which took place in Portree between the 3rd and 15th of July. The residential school, supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Highland Council, is aimed at fluent Gaelic speakers aged 13-18 years. A … Continued

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Fringe 2017: Ross Whyte Q&A

Born from a commission by Ceòl’s Craic to bring together electronic and traditional music for live performance, WHɎTE have gone from strength to strength with their unique, rarely-heard Gaelic songs paired with ambient electronic arrangements. We grabbed electronica musician Ross Whyte, for a few quick questions ahead of their Made in Scotland Showcase. How would … Continued

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Opportunity for Gaelic-speaking Young Trad Musicians

With support from Colmcille, a fund managed by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Fèisean nan Gàidheal is delighted to announce that the cultural exchange with the Oriel Centre in Dundalk, Ireland will again take place in 2017, building on the success of previous exhanges between the two organisations. This summer, we’re looking for six young musicians and … Continued

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