Music

Sundown Song Nights – A new & unique series of gigs in Glasgow

On the 27th of November, a brand new and very unique series of gigs will be launched in the Glad Cafe in the south side of Glasgow. ‘Sundown Song Nights’ is a new series of gigs at the Glad Cafe hosted by Josie Duncan that explores the broadness within the term ‘folk song’ through solo … Continued

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Code of Practice, Quality Framework & Professional Development for non-formal education

This document is the result of a long process of discussion about ways of supporting the many groups in the non-formal sector in Scotland with a commitment to fostering the widest possible practice of traditional music skills, vocal and instrumental, in their communities. The traditional music community sets a great deal of value on informal … Continued

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RECONSTRUCTED SERIES EXPLORES & REDEFINES INFLUENTIAL MUSIC ARTISTS

Bob Dylan image credit: Xavier Badosa This new series of live performances celebrates the musical genius of some of the most influential artists of the last century by reinterpreting, reinventing and ‘reconstructing’ their work. Stuart McHardy and Jess Abrams, who lead the first two sessions, come from very different angles, backgrounds and musical genres, as … Continued

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TradFest 2018: Q&A with Nic Gareiss – Music from an imaginary place!

The 29th of April is International Dance Day and we had the pleasure to speak to Nic Gareiss, percussive dancer and musician of the Swedish-Irish-Canadian quartet This is How we Fly! Find out more about Nic’s passion for step dance and how the quartet started out, before making your way to the Pleasance! What does … Continued

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TradFest 2018: Passing It On! Experience & Celebrate Tradition with a Contemporary Spin – Grounded in Scotland’s Heritage

In its fifth edition, TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann returns as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional folk arts, showcasing culture, live. From award-winning folksters to the freshest faces on the Scottish traditional scene, TradFest showcases international acts alongside local talent, filling Scotland’s capital with music, song, dance, film and stories. Taking place between … Continued

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Bristol Based Jazz-Tinged Klezmer Music Merges with Spoken Word to share Jewish, Palestinian & British Storylines

Chai For All perform the Arts Council England-funded multi narrative music and spoken word show this Saturday, 4th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.  This performance piece which is part of a ten-gig UK tour, is Chai for All’s re-telling of the Balfour Declaration story of 1917 in its centenary year, to educate, invite … Continued

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Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference

 The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is delighted to have joined forces with Celtic Connections and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music to be part of the 2018 festival and host the ‘Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference’ from 18 – 20 January 2018. This will bring together international musicians, practitioners and academics to … Continued

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Small grants for traditional arts

The next deadline for Tasgadh funding is 27 October. 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. More information on how to apply can be found HERE

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Help shape a new Culture Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government is looking for all with an interest in arts and culture to get involved with shaping a new cultural strategy for Scotland. They are running their own events but are actively encouraging others to host culture conversations. TMF will be hosting some TradTalk:Culture Chat events in November in Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow – … Continued

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Trad Album of the Year 2017

Have you released an album between September 2016 and August 2017? Why not submit your album into our 2017 Album of the Year competition. Based on theScottish Album of the Year Award organised by Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), the aim is to highlight the trad recording industry and to showcase the large amount of albums that are released each year in … Continued

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