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Bandcamp Fridays to continue throughout 2020 to support artists impacted by the pandemic

Bandcamp Fridays started in March 2020 to support artists impacted by the pandemic. On the first Friday of each month Bandcamp waive their fees so that the artist receives 100% of the revenue. In the past few months the music community has come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than … Continued

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NEW CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR POLITICIANS TAE TAK TENT O SCOTS LANGUAGE

A new campaign has launched demanding official recognition for the Scots language. Oor Vyce brings together academics, writers and political campaigners who want the Scottish Parliament to pass a law similar to the 2005 Gaelic Language Act to promote The Mither Tongue. They also want an official body like Bòrd na Gàidhlig, to raise the … Continued

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Highland Arts Community Launches Fund for Young Creatives

New creative fund aims to support & inspire emerging artists at a time when the arts are under threat The current Covid19 situation has put a huge strain on the arts world across the globe and fearing that there would be a talent drain as emerging artists are put off a promising career in the … Continued

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More than 1,700 people join free online Gaelic language and music sessions during lockdown so far

Gaelic arts organisation continues to offer range of Gaelic education activities for all ages Since putting all its usual classroom based lessons and activities online, Gaelic arts organisation, Fèisean nan Gàidheal (FnG) has provided free lessons to 1,718 people across Scotland and further afield. Activities on offer have included Gaelic song and game sessions, drama … Continued

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TINTO SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 GOES DIGITAL!

TINTO VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL, 6TH – 10TH JULY 2020 Hands Up For Trad’s Tinto Summer School is going digital for it’s 20th anniversary this July. The big anniversary party will take place in 2021 instead. During the week of 6th – 9th July Tinto Summer School will be offering online classes for high school age participants … Continued

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BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021 – Open for entries!

The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021 has launched. If you are a singer or instrumentalist aged between 16 and 27 with a passion for traditional music, you can apply now and you could win this prestigious title, an additional recording session with BBC Radio Scotland, a performance at the Scots Trad Music … Continued

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NEW GAELIC MUSIC ONLINE LESSONS TO BE OFFERED FREE DURING LOCKDOWN

ARTS ORGANISATION OFFERS NEW SERVICE TO SUPPORT MUSIC LEARNING FROM HOME In a bid to support people, of all ages, with their learning and practicing of traditional music and Gaelic skills at home during lockdown, leading arts organisation, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, has launched a new online music tuition service, which will be free of charge … Continued

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SCOTLAND ONLINE – NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

https://scotlandonline.org The Traditional Music Forum are pleased to launch a new website with listings of livestream events featuring Scotland’s thriving traditional arts. Find out when and where the livestream Scottish traditional arts events are happening. If you’re an artist you can use the online form to submit your livestream event now.

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Content Call – Make Music Day UK, 21st June 2020

Visit the Make Music Day UK website here for full details. #MAKEMUSICDAYUK LIVE STREAM – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS CALLING ALL MUSIC MAKERS, ARTISTS, BANDS AND FANS… WE NEED YOU! As part of the official #MakeMusicDayUK LIVE programme on 21 June, we want to include some short pre-recorded videos made by music folk from across the … Continued

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New Music Support Fund for Folk In Crisis Launches In Scotland To Help Musicians and Music Production Professionals

Stonehaven Folk Club recognizes the catastrophic impact that Covid-19 has had on Scottish Folk Artists and their crew’s incomes. To help address this impact, the Club has teamed up with Hands Up for Trad to start up a fund to help support Folk musicians and music production staff living in Scotland during the crisis. To … Continued

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