Traditional Arts

PhD Opportunity: Scottish Folk Drama in the 21st Century

Title: Living Tradition and Cultural Revival: Scottish Folk Drama in the 21st Century Partners: Heriot-Watt University, University of Edinburgh, TRACS Scottish Storytelling Centre Location: Edinburgh, with visits to other locations in Scotland Summary: Folk play is experiencing a revival in Scotland. In recent years, we have seen the reintroduction of a variety of forms of community drama traditionally performed throughout … Continued

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Job Vacancy – Gaelic Education Officer at The Shieling Project, Glenstrathfarrar (nr. Beauly)

The Shieling Project has a huge potential to inspire all its visitors to appreciate and learn Gaelic. From the stories, songs and place-names of shieling life, to inclusion of Gaelic within tasks and routines around the site, the project can show fluent speakers, learners and those totally new to the language the rich weave of Gaelic within the … Continued

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Why is February the season of Bride?

“A bannock fur Bride Roun lik the sun A snawdrap fur Bride Pure lik dawnlicht Hearth fire fur Bride Reidbreist warm The days rax oot Spring kens its time.” The legend of Bride, or Brigid, goes back to pre-Christian Ireland where she has been known as a goddess, saint and Celtic cultural icon. A link … Continued

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Small Grants Community Events Fund to Showcase Scotland’s Multi-Cultural Identity

Who is Scotland, Where is Scotland, We are Scotland.Celebrate Scotland’s Living Traditions and build Scotland’s dynamic, diverse and inclusive national identity. TRACS is delighted to be supporting a new initiative by BEMIS Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government that aims to practically enable Scotland’s ethnic and cultural minority communities to participate in and enhance … Continued

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TradTalk explores Diverse Voices in Traditional Culture

The ‘traditional arts’ are often referred to as ‘The Voice of the People’, but what do we mean by ‘the people’ and do they speak with one voice? In a Scotland now comprising an ever-shifting population, made dynamic by global processes of dislocation and relocation, how are the traditional arts to be defined? Who participates … Continued

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Màiri Britton: Finding Our Feet – Step Dancing in Scotland

For me, step dancing is essentially about connections: between dancers and musicians, places and communities, generations of friends and family, and of course, the connection of the steps themselves, strung like beads along the rhythmic thread of music. I love step dance because it allows me to express the joy I feel when I hear … Continued

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Job Opportunity: STORYTELLING NETWORK CO-ORDINATOR

  A resourceful person is required to support Scotland’s oral storytellers in the next phase of their work in shared advocacy, creative development, communications, and community empowerment. You should be: Committed to the ethos and values of oral storytelling in Scotland today A connector and communicator able to listen and help people help each other … Continued

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Storytelling, Music and Dance with Midsummer Edinburgh Old Town Celebrations

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, in association with TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) present five days of storytelling, music and dance which celebrates the unique heritage, culture, community and stories of Edinburgh’s Old Town.                Whether you are a local, a tourist, young or old, there’s enjoyment and entertainment for all as we transport you back … Continued

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Celebrate a New Era as Reel Festivals become Highlights Arts

The team behind Reel Festivals (Reel Syria, Reel Iraq and Reel Afghanistan) are ushering in in a new era as they shed their ‘Reel’ and become ‘Highlight Arts’ To celebrate, they are hosting a launch event on October 2nd at the Scottish Storytelling Centre – the home of Scotland’s culture – featuring live music, film … Continued

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