Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Useful Resources for Traditional Musicians

Here is a list of resources which traditional musicians may find useful during this difficult time: FUNDING / FINANCIAL HELP 1. PRS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND This money is available to PRS members globally and will be offered in grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need. The PRS Emergency Relief Fund is open to … Continued

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PRS FOR MUSIC – EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND OPEN NOW

The PRS Emergency Relief Fund is open to those who: – have been a PRS writer member for at least two years – have earned at least £500 of PRS royalties within the last two years – are suffering genuine hardship from loss of work due to the Coronavirus pandemic More info & how to … Continued

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CALL FOR ASSESSORS – PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION

At PRS Foundation, we receive over 4,000 applications every year. Each application is assessed by expert advisors in order for us to shortlist applications to go through to a decision panel. We’re looking to expand our pool of advisors and have launched a new application process so that those working in the music industry and/or … Continued

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BAPAM HEALTHY PERFORMANCE SERIES – Workshops Rescheduled as Webinars

These workshops from BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) have now been rescheduled as webinars which is fantastic! Please do not travel to the events. Friday 27th March 2020 Physical Health & Injury Prevention 10.30am – 12.30pm More info & to register. Keeping Mentally Well: Managing Performance Anxiety 2pm – 4pm More info & … Continued

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A GUIDE TO HOSTING A LIVE CONCERT FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM

Are you thinking of hosting a live concert from your living room? Check out this handy guide with some great ideas from Hands Up For Trad. ***************** So with everything going on at the moment how can we get our music out there and earn some money? We’ve all heard of Skype lessons so if … Continued

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BANDCAMP WAIVES THEIR REVENUE SHARE ON ALL SALES TODAY, FRI 20TH MARCH

To support musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share on all sales TODAY, Friday 20th March. If you’re lucky enough to be in a position to spare some funds (or find yourself in that position in the coming months), please consider sharing your good fortune by buying music and merchandise directly … Continued

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Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2020 – cancelled. A note from the festival.

The 39th Edinburgh International Harp Festival April 3-8  2020. “The best laid plans———–“ Since April 2019 we have been planning for this year’s EIHF.  We aim to bring skilled and inspiring performers and teachers from all over the world to Scotland and to Edinburgh in particular to meet an equally international audience of students, harp … Continued

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LEARN TO PLAY DAY – 28TH & 29TH MARCH 2020

Learn to Play Day is a nationwide initiative to get people of all ages and abilities playing a musical instrument. Held in partnership with the MU, the ‘Take It Away’ scheme and Making Music, the Learn to Play Day initiative has been growing in popularity with a record 10,000 free lessons held during last year’s … Continued

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NURTURING TALNT – TIME TO SHINE FUND

Any young person aged 11-25 living in Scotland can apply for between £50 and £1000. Apply as an individual or part of a group. The fund aims to support young artists to create something that’s important to them and celebrate young people’s current talents, interests, engagement and development in arts and creativity in Scotland. More … Continued

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Dreadnought Shanty Crew – Come all ye!

Thanks to traditional arts award from Tasgadh storyteller Jan Bee Brown and musician Toby Hawks are sharing sea shanties with locals in Leith this spring 2020. Meeting in the relaxed atmosphere of The Dreadnought Pub in Leith every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. Jan sailed with The Tall Ships Race in Norway last summer and was … Continued

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