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Free Inclusive Dance Training @ Dance Base

Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for dance, is offering two inclusive dance training sessions for dance artists and schools teachers. These sessions have been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and attributes to provide and have an insight into creative movement sessions for groups with diverse abilities. This will be delivered by Indepen-dance, … Continued

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The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music by Simon McKerrell – New Tune Book Out Now

This post is taken from Simon McKerrell’s website: The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music is my combined collection of 73 traditional tunes I have composed for bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, banjo, whistle, fiddle accordion and other instruments. The tunes stretch as far back as the 1990s for me personally, and I have only included the melodies … 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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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.

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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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Three Craws

A song as part of the Gifting Every Child Resource, which is a perfect starting point for parents, teachers and youth organisations to build their own local collections, to ensure the songs, stories, dance steps and seasonal customs every child in Scotland should know. Introduce youngsters to some accessible Scots language with family favourite, “Three … Continued

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Le Petit Bannock

Storytelling uses verbal and non-verbal methods of communication, which means stories are ideal for sharing between languages. It can be challenging but it makes for co-operation and an understanding of different languages. It is also lots of fun, which is what storytelling should be about! Depending on the stories chosen, this approach works for young … Continued

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The Indigo Jackal

Contributed by Malaysian-Singapore storyteller Kamini Ramachandran as part of the Open Word – Open World Outreach Resource Pack for the 2017 Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Kamini says of the story: ‘It is about identity and crossing boundaries (physical, geographical boundaries as well as moral boundaries). The tale is usually told to discuss being true to oneself … Continued

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ICTM World Conference 2017: Aspects of the Scottish Dance Mosaic

From 13 to 19 July 2017, the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance at the University of Limerick hosted the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland attended with dance scholars Mats Melin, David Francis, Pat Ballantyne and Wendy Timmons. The purpose of our visit – to present … Continued

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The Secret of Dreaming

Just like the Halloween Guisers, modern storytellers are concerned with the environment and how people can work together through times of change and challenge. The 2017 Scottish International Storytelling Festival supported and offered three days of open table talks around the themes of the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was developed after a worldwide dialogue … Continued

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