Announced: Semi-finalists of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021

(Photo above: Ali Levack – winner 2020) The semi-finalists of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021 have been announced. Congratulations to them all. The young musicians hail from all over Scotland and showcase the amazing amount of talent living in Scotland today. The finalists are: – Bradley Parker, 23, County Down (Bagpipes) … Continued

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Over £76,000 worth of funds launched to support Scottish arts world

Two Scottish arts funds, worth over £76,000, are now open and accepting applications in a bid to help Scottish artists and organisations to continue to deliver creative projects, after many of them have been severely affected financially by Covid-19. Being delivered by Gaelic arts organisation, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, on behalf of Creative Scotland, the funds … Continued

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Global Music Match unites 14 Music Export Programs for a world first!

96 artists from 14 countries are taking part in what could be the largest online matchmaking of musicians ever undertaken. Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and Canada’s East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with 11 other export organisations and showcase events from around the world, Global … Continued

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Young artists receive crucial funding from Highland arts community

(Photo above: Chloe Bryce, Tain) New creative fund provides financial support and mentoring to emerging artists at a time when the arts are under threat Talented young creatives have received a much needed boost from the Highland arts community in a bid to support them with their creative community projects, at a time when the … Continued

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Bandcamp Fridays to continue throughout 2020 to support artists impacted by the pandemic

Bandcamp Fridays started in March 2020 to support artists impacted by the pandemic. On the first Friday of each month Bandcamp waive their fees so that the artist receives 100% of the revenue. In the past few months the music community has come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than … Continued

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NEW CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR POLITICIANS TAE TAK TENT O SCOTS LANGUAGE

A new campaign has launched demanding official recognition for the Scots language. Oor Vyce brings together academics, writers and political campaigners who want the Scottish Parliament to pass a law similar to the 2005 Gaelic Language Act to promote The Mither Tongue. They also want an official body like Bòrd na Gàidhlig, to raise the … Continued

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Highland Arts Community Launches Fund for Young Creatives

New creative fund aims to support & inspire emerging artists at a time when the arts are under threat The current Covid19 situation has put a huge strain on the arts world across the globe and fearing that there would be a talent drain as emerging artists are put off a promising career in the … Continued

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More than 1,700 people join free online Gaelic language and music sessions during lockdown so far

Gaelic arts organisation continues to offer range of Gaelic education activities for all ages Since putting all its usual classroom based lessons and activities online, Gaelic arts organisation, Fèisean nan Gàidheal (FnG) has provided free lessons to 1,718 people across Scotland and further afield. Activities on offer have included Gaelic song and game sessions, drama … Continued

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TINTO SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 GOES DIGITAL!

TINTO VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL, 6TH – 10TH JULY 2020 Hands Up For Trad’s Tinto Summer School is going digital for it’s 20th anniversary this July. The big anniversary party will take place in 2021 instead. During the week of 6th – 9th July Tinto Summer School will be offering online classes for high school age participants … Continued

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BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021 – Open for entries!

The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021 has launched. If you are a singer or instrumentalist aged between 16 and 27 with a passion for traditional music, you can apply now and you could win this prestigious title, an additional recording session with BBC Radio Scotland, a performance at the Scots Trad Music … Continued

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