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Scottish Music Playlist (36) – New Releases

Our latest playlist of new Scottish music releases includes tracks from James Ross and Maxwell Quartet, Katie & Laura Macfarlane, Church Street Shuffle, Dougie MacLean, Niteworks ft. SIAN, Laura Jane Wilkie, Project Smok, Jack Badcock, Eleanor Dunsdon and Gregor Black, and Dlù. Follow the TMF on Spotify to keep up to date with all playlists.

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Scottish Music Playlist (35) – New Releases

Delve into new Scottish music releases with our latest playlist, featuring tracks from Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach, An Dannsa Dub, Tarran, Mairearad Green, Valtos ft. Julie Fowlis, Ross Couper Band, Capercaillie with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Talisk, Tide Lines, and Maya’s Radio Orchestra. Follow the TMF on Spotify to keep up to date with … Continued

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Scottish Music Playlist (34) – New Releases

Enjoy 41 minutes of fantastic new Scottish music in our latest playlist! Featuring releases from Sophie Joint, Jack Badcock, Anna Massie, Alexander Chapman Campbell with Julie Fowlis, Louise Bichan, Ross Miller, Dan Brown, Malin Lewis, and Fraser Fifield with Chris Stout & Catriona McKay.

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Traditional Music Forum Workshops Programme 2024

Announcing the Traditional Music Forum Workshops Programme for 2024! We are thrilled to unveil a series of industry-focussed workshops designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills for your career as a self-employed traditional musician. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting out, our workshops offer invaluable insights and practical tips to … Continued

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A tour of Skye during Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week to challenge stereotypes

A pair of young musicians from the Isle of Skye and Edinburgh will use the joy of music to help end stereotypes and break down barriers for people with Down’s Syndrome. Ester Strachan, a fiddle player from Skye, and Magnus Turpie, a button box player from Edinburgh, who both have Down’s Syndrome, embark on a … Continued

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Scottish Music Playlist (33) – New Releases

Our latest playlist features 35 minutes of amazing new Scottish music releases from The Canny Band, Miguel Girão, Ally Forsyth, Lauren Collier, Gillian Fleetwood, The Paul McKenna Band, Rant, Ailie Robertson, and Seán Gray. Click here to listen to, follow and share playlist 33. Make sure to follow the TMF on Spotify to keep up to date with all … Continued

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Joint statement from Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of their intention to ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is a tradition, practice, or living expression of a group or community. This can include oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, … Continued

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Donald Smith receives the Hamish Henderson Award for Lifetime Service to Traditional Arts

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that former CEO Donald Smith has been awarded the Hamish Henderson Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Traditional Music and the Arts at this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. The award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the traditional arts … Continued

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Fair Saturday Ceilidh House

* Did you know that Fair Saturday is a global mobilisation that creates a positive social impact and provides an empathetic response to Black Friday. It brings artists and performers together from all over the world to create a celebration of culture and community. We are delighted that Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and TRACS … Continued

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Discover fantastic new music with the TMF’s latest Scottish Traditional Music playlist

The Traditional Music Forum’s latest monthly Scottish Traditional Music playlist features fantastic new releases from Jack Houston, Dan Brown, Jenny Sturgeon & Boo Hewerdine, Ryan Young, Heisk, Valtos & Gnoss, Spell Songs, Hildaland, Lyre, and The Furrow Collective. Make sure to follow the TMF on Spotify!

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