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Edinburgh TradFest 2019

The past, present and future of traditional music Visit Edinburgh Tradfest site Edinburgh Tradfest has a rich story. With its longer tap roots in the Edinburgh Folk Festival, it was launched by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) in 2013 to provide a distinctive platform for folk arts in the capital city. Edinburgh is a … 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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Storytelling Centre Wins at Scottish Culture Awards

Celebrating the rich, cultural scene of Scotland, the Sunday Herald’s third annual Culture Awards took place at Glasgow’s SWG3 on Thursday 12 July 2018 where the Scottish Storytelling Centre were awarded Best Performing Arts Venue. Amidst tough competition from three fellow shortlisted venues – The CoachHouse, Stirling, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and Glasgow’s Theatre Royal … Continued

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Wanted: Street Performers, Early Doors!

Scotland’s getting ready to go outdoors. Check out those flowers pushing through the snow and frost. And the growing buds. That’s called spring. And starting now is the build-up to May Day, or Beltane in Gaelic. Traditionally, after being cooped up for the winter, we went green-wild at Beltane. Spring seemed to take forever. Then, … Continued

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Job Opportunities at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Applications are now open for two new positions at the Scottish Storytelling Centre: Administration and Development Officer and Retail and Box Office Supervisor. The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with year-round, seasonal programming of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events and festivals. It’s a busy environment with lots going on and a … Continued

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SISF 2017 Advanced Programme

Picture Above: Guest Collective for 2017: The 3Troubadours Marking the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a Festival City, SISF goes global and demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations. After traversing the world over the last 10 years, storytellers from all continents … Continued

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Sisters Showcase Art of the Storyteller

On the 1st of July, storytelling sisters Mary and Marion Kenny come together to present the latest in the Art of the Storyteller workshop and performance series. Read on to learn more about their backgrounds and storytelling inspirations… How long have you been telling stories and where do you perform? Mary: I have been telling … Continued

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Alice Fernbank Helps us Get to Grips with Characterisation

Experienced storyteller with a background in theatre arts, Alice Fernbank, leads a two-part workshop devoted to exploring how we embody the characters in the stories we tell and the songs we sing on Friday 2nd and Friday 23rd of June at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. During the workshop, she will share a variety of physical … Continued

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Enjoy a Scotland and German Fusion of Storytelling at Glendale

Escape the daily grind with a weekend retreat and let Highland Bard George Macpherson show you the special, secret and beautiful places in Skye, alongside special storytelling guest, Regina Sommer from Germany. SKYE STORYTELLING AT GLENDALE | Sat 3 – Sun 4 June  RESIDENTIAL (£150) includes accommodation at Hamara Lodge on Fri 2 and Sat … Continued

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