Music

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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Tax & Accounting For Musicians Workshop – 11th Dec, Glasgow

Tax & Accounting For Musicians: Get It Right and Save Money! 11th Dec, 11am-1pm Scottish Music Centre, 100 Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 1NQ As a professional, self-employed musician, accounting and tax is an essential part of your work – but they can be a daunting experience and a minefield of potential pitfalls. The Musicians’ Union … 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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Merlin Academy Winter Fiddle Weekend, 1st-3rd Feb 2019

This fiddle weekend is a rare and amazing opportunity to meet, learn from and fully immerse yourself in a few days of music with the fiddling brothers, Iain and Alasdair Fraser. Both brothers have taught and performed worldwide and are now coming together to share their passion and expertise in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Kelso.   This … Continued

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Mentoring For The Traditional Arts

A short film from the mentoring training session run by Jo Miller for the Traditional Music Forum in 2017. Participants and tutors from some of Scotland’s key non-formal teaching organisations talk about the benefits of mentoring for their practice. Also included is Mentoring for Traditional Arts Organisations: A Way Ahead? – Jo Miller’s insight into … Continued

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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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The Story Of Elsie Inglis

Ayrshire Craigie Folk Club organiser Dave Dewar, who also runs Cultural Connections Theatre Group, has a new play with music for 2018, which is set to have a mini-tour soon. The play includes eight established Scottish folk musicians, two actors, one narrator and one reader, and tells the story of one of Scotland’s most inspiring women. Edinburgh suffragist and … 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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The Clarsach Society Scholarship and Young Composer Award 2018

The Young Composer Award The Young Composer Award is an annual competition based award issued by The Clarsach Society. This year the award name has been updated in memory of John Macleod. The Award is now called The Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award. Composers aged between 16 & 25 years of age are invited to present … Continued

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