Music

Social Folk – Digital Marketing Training for Scotland-based Traditional, Folk, Acoustic and Roots Musicians

Are you getting the most out of your presence in social media and online platforms? The rapidly changing post-Covid world has meant musicians have had to find new ways of presenting their work. In order to support this changing landscape four Scottish music organisations*, with funding from Creative Scotland, have teamed up to offer you … Continued

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Performances from the launch of the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians now on the TMF YouTube channel

You can now watch all the performances from the launch of the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians on the TMF YouTube channel. Amazing music from Maeve Mackinnon with Luc McNally & Ali Levack, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, and David Foley & Jack Smedley with Jenn Butterworth.

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Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective – Tuition Workshops

After a difficult 18 months for so many, the Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective are delighted to launch a series of workshops encouraging people to not only connect with their local landscape and each other online but to work with some of Scotland’s most revered traditional musicians to learn specially composed music and song. The … Continued

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BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2022 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the six finalists of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2022. It was a great few days listening to all twelve semi-finalists playing beautiful music from all over Scotland. Each of the semi-finalists performed to a really high level and it was a really difficult job for the judges to come … Continued

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Stornoway studio to offer Gaelic musicians unique recording opportunity

Gaelic artists encouraged to apply for professional home recording grant  A Stornoway recording studio is giving 10 lucky Gaelic singers and Celtic musicians the chance to professionally record music from the comfort of their home as part of a new project promoting Gaelic language and culture. Funded by Creative Scotland, the Clàradh san Sgòth (Cloud … Continued

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Youth Engagement Project – Scots Fiddle Festival 2021

Calling all young fiddlers! This is your chance to open the Saturday night concert of the Scots Fiddle Festival 2021. Fiddlers/violinists aged 12-18* are encouraged to apply to be part of the Scots Fiddle Festival Youth Engagement Project (YEP) and perform at the Pleasance, Edinburgh, opening the concert on Saturday 20th November. This year’s YEP tutor is … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #4

The fourth in the Traditional Music Forum‘s series of Spotify playlists featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to offer. Directory of Musicians Spotify … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #3

This is the third in the Traditional Music Forum‘s series of Spotify playlists featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to offer. Directory of … Continued

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Job Opportunity: Project Manager for new Scotland on Tour project

Active Events: Scotland on Tour   Role: Project Manager  Location: Home working  Reports To:  Executive Producer  Contract Terms:  40hrs per week with some weekend work and travel potentially required.   Contract Length: 1 October 2021 – 30 December 2022 with option to extend.  Fee: £28,000 per annum    Role Description: Project Manager  The successful candidate will manage an exciting new … Continued

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Sruth: A new commission opportunity to celebrate Colmcille 1500

Colmcille1500 celebrates the life and legacy of St Columba, 1500 years from his birth. It promotes the heritage of the saint whose abbey of Iona linked Ireland, Scotland and beyond. To mark this year Fèisean nan Gàidheal, with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s Colmcille Fund, is seeking proposals from a Gaelic-speaking musician, based in Scotland, … Continued

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