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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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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New Book: A Story to Every Dance by Mats Melin

“The Scottish solo dance tradition is peppered with stories attached to specific dances… Most of these stories suggest an origin for a dance anchored in a distance past, but they may also form some level of meaning-making” Today our colleague, friend and TDFS board member, Mats Melin, releases his new book, A Story to Every Dance, published under … Continued

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The Benslie Sessions – Creative Workshops in Ayrshire, Nov & Dec 2018

Workshop Info The workshops will be hosted and catered by Catriona Hawksworth Location The workshops will be held at Catriona’s parents, Jennie and Chris’, house. Burnbank Cottage, Montgreenan, Kilwinning, KA13 7QZ Trains run frequently from Glasgow Central to Kilwinning, and I can arrange lifts from the station if you need – just let me know. … Continued

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New Culture Fund Created by The City of Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council has partnered with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to stimulate and support artistic and cultural projects that benefit Edinburgh and those who live in and visit the city. The aim of this fund in 2018/19 is to support artist-led projects in Edinburgh that extend the reach of arts and cultural engagement … Continued

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Job Opportunity! Royal Conservatoire of Scotland looking for a Lecturer in Traditional Music

RCS are looking to appoint an experienced and passionate lecturer specialising in Traditional Music to deliver elements of our BMus programme for 2-3 days a week. They’re looking for a Traditional Music specialist of high standing with significant proven professional, teaching and research experience who will inspire our existing students and attract new ones by … Continued

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Allan Ramsay Festival – 12th & 13th October 2018

Friday 12th October, 7.30pm Ceilidh Dance with a Difference This year’s two day event we celebrate the life and work of Allan Ramsay (1684-1758) with a Ceilidh Dance with a Difference.   With Concerto Caledonia leading the evening we tap into the roots of Scottish folk music with dances and tunes from the time of … Continued

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