Traditional Arts

Dance North Scotland: Communications Officer Vacancy

Fixed term maternity cover (one year), commencing March 2019 30 hours per week, £22-26,000 pro rata Based in Findhorn, Moray Dance North Scotland are looking for a versatile and inquisitive person with a can-do attitude who can inspire, engage and delight stakeholders with their fantastic communication skills. Working in a small team, the post-holder will be responsible … Continued

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Macrobert Arts Centre seeks full-time Dance Artist

Macrobert Arts Centre is looking for someone who is creative and inspiring and can be a positive role model to the children and young people with whom they work. As well as being a fantastic facilitator, ambitious for the young people with whom you work, you will also be an experienced dance teacher and choreographer … Continued

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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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Join Our Flock for Burdies Folk Play

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) are on a mission to rejuvenate midwinter traditions in Scotland with seasonal folk dramas, to enrich community life and ensure all ages can get involved over the coldest of seasons, connecting the old and new through song and dance, signifying the death and rebirth of a new year. ‘The … Continued

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Reconnect with First Footing in 2019

As we approach December 31, let’s first foot into the New Year with a flowing store of dance, music and stories. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and artist in residence Nic Gareiss invite you to share your 2019 First Footings through videos, photos and reminiscences. Be sure the use the tag #FirstFootingDance on all your socials! … Continued

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2019 Tattoo Dance Company: Applications Now Open

An integral part of any Tattoo, the Tattoo Dance Company celebrates the cultural tradition in highland dancing. At the same taking a great leap forward in showcasing how contemporary the art form can be. Applications are now open to be part of the 2019 Tattoo Dance Company. Find out more

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Stepping On: A Conference on Stepping in Dance

Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 November 2019 Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have a rich history of step dancing of many forms and in many contexts some of which are relatively well known and others largely lost. It is a history which goes back many … Continued

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First Foot Forward: New Residency with Percussive Dance Artist Nic Gareiss Launches

Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and The University of Edinburgh launches   FIRST FOOTING   A new tailor-made residency with international percussive dance artist Nic Gareiss bringing research, creative dance-making and communities together   A national call out to reconnect with the custom of First Footing this New Year   Nic Gareiss voted Dance Magazine’s … Continued

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PRS Foundation: Momentum Music Fund – Next Deadline 28th Jan 2019

The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5k-£15k for UK based artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing.   What is the Momentum Fund? Managed by PRS Foundation, the Momentum Music Fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, with … Continued

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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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