The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music by Simon McKerrell – New Tune Book Out Now

This post is taken from Simon McKerrell’s website: The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music is my combined collection of 73 traditional tunes I have composed for bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, banjo, whistle, fiddle accordion and other instruments. The tunes stretch as far back as the 1990s for me personally, and I have only included the melodies … Continued

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Reconnect with First Footing in 2019

As we approach December 31, let’s first foot into the New Year with a flowing store of dance, music and stories. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and artist in residence Nic Gareiss invite you to share your 2019 First Footings through videos, photos and reminiscences. Be sure the use the tag #FirstFootingDance on all your socials! … Continued

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First Foot Forward: New Residency with Percussive Dance Artist Nic Gareiss Launches

Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and The University of Edinburgh launches   FIRST FOOTING   A new tailor-made residency with international percussive dance artist Nic Gareiss bringing research, creative dance-making and communities together   A national call out to reconnect with the custom of First Footing this New Year   Nic Gareiss voted Dance Magazine’s … Continued

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PRS Foundation: Momentum Music Fund – Next Deadline 28th Jan 2019

The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5k-£15k for UK based artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing.   What is the Momentum Fund? Managed by PRS Foundation, the Momentum Music Fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, with … Continued

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Winners Announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018

Hands up for Trad celebrates Scotland’s vibrant traditional music scene with a staggering 20 awards announced at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards (original post here). Produced by Hands Up for Trad and a staple in the Scottishmusic calendar, the ceremony was broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland this evening, as well as being streamed worldwide. The event saw an abundance of music fans and industry gather in Perth, Scotland for an evening of recognition and foot-stomping live performances. Hosted by … Continued

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Tax & Accounting For Musicians Workshop – 11th Dec, Glasgow

Tax & Accounting For Musicians: Get It Right and Save Money! 11th Dec, 11am-1pm Scottish Music Centre, 100 Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 1NQ As a professional, self-employed musician, accounting and tax is an essential part of your work – but they can be a daunting experience and a minefield of potential pitfalls. The Musicians’ Union … Continued

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The ORAN BAGRAIDH Project

A multi-lingual collaborative music residency and recording based on an ancient song set in Galloway. The work incorporates Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Scots and English. The Oran Bagraidh album will be released on 2 February 2019 at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. The collaboration will then tour across the UK and Ireland. BACKGROUND Galloway … Continued

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Merlin Academy Winter Fiddle Weekend, 1st-3rd Feb 2019

This fiddle weekend is a rare and amazing opportunity to meet, learn from and fully immerse yourself in a few days of music with the fiddling brothers, Iain and Alasdair Fraser. Both brothers have taught and performed worldwide and are now coming together to share their passion and expertise in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Kelso.   This … Continued

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Sundown Song Nights – A new & unique series of gigs in Glasgow

On the 27th of November, a brand new and very unique series of gigs will be launched in the Glad Cafe in the south side of Glasgow. ‘Sundown Song Nights’ is a new series of gigs at the Glad Cafe hosted by Josie Duncan that explores the broadness within the term ‘folk song’ through solo … Continued

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Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund

Are you aged 11 – 25 and want support with a creative or artistic idea? Why not apply to the Nurturing Talent Fund? Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund aims to support the artistic and creative ideas of young people aged 11 to 25. The fund aims to support young people that show ambition, … Continued

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