Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that they have appointed Steve Byrne as their new Director. A noted performer, researcher, folklorist and community activist, Steve Byrne will take up his appointment from March 2023, continuing the work of TRACS and its three forums for traditional music, storytelling, and traditional dance; and … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #20 – Robert Burns Special

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #20 – Robert Burns Special This January we have a special playlist celebrating the songs of Robert Burns with tracks by Robyn Stapleton, Dougie MacLean, Karen Matheson, North Sea Gas, Claire Hastings, Ivan Drever, Eddi Reader, The Tannahill Weavers, Ewan MacColl, and Mairi Campbell & David Francis. scotlandonline.org  

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #19 – Christmas Special

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #19 – Christmas Special: a 36 minute festive playlist featuring amazing music from The Outside Track, The Furrow Collective, Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Band, Mike Vass and Siobhan Miller. scotlandonline.org

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #18

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #18 – listen to our 46 min playlist with brilliant music from Gary Innes & Ewan Robertson, Pippa Reid-Foster, Mischa MacPherson Trio, Ross Miller, The Shee, Session A9, Christine Kydd, Wendy Stewart & Gary West, Lau, and Eddi Reader. scotlandonline.org

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #17

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #17 A 38 min playlist featuring fantastic music from Isla Ratcliff, Gavin Marwick, Fiona Hunter, Adam Holmes, Breabach, Donald Shaw, Jenn & Laura-Beth, Jenna Reid, Iain Fraser, and Barry Nisbet.

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TRACS Director Recruitment

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) seeks a new Director with extensive experience of traditional arts, and their place and development in contemporary society.  The Director is the chief executive of TRACS leading on strategy, funding and programme. A clear understanding is required of the current traditional arts communities in Scotland, along with a broad … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #16

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #16 A 44 minute playlist including fantastic music from the Paul McKenna Band, Ian Carr, Ross Ainslie – Brighde Chaimbeul – Steven Brynes, Josie Duncan, Fara, Elephant Sessions, Iona Fyfe, Alistair McCulloch Trio, Valtos & Man of the Minch, and Alasdair Roberts.

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BLAS Festival – Earliest collection of Highland music given fresh lease of life with new edition

📷 SIAN – Photo by Kris Kesiak The music collected by Eliza Jane Ross will be performed during the 18th Blas Festival this September A collection of Highland music, left behind in the library of Raasay House in the 1800s has been given a fresh lease of life in a new edition of the collection by … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #15

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #15 Listen to our latest short playlist of 49 mins and discover just some of the amazing traditional music Scotland has to offer. With music from Mairearad Green, Simon Thoumire & David Milligan, RANT, Heron Valley, The Poozies, Mhairi Hall, LYRE LYRE, Amy Papiransky, Treacherous Orchestra, and Wolfstone. Follow the … Continued

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SoS Music – All Sing! 18th – 24th August 2022

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