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Scottish Traditional Music Archive Directory – Call for Organisations

Organisations which hold collections of audio recordings of Scottish traditional music are invited to submit their details for inclusion in the Scottish Traditional Music Archive Directory. Scottish Traditional Music Archive Directory The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) is developing a Directory of organisations inside and outside of Scotland with collections of Scottish traditional music as part of our … Continued

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Musicians across Scotland set to participate in inaugural Scottish Folk Day

Musicians and community groups across Scotland are set to participate in the first ever Scottish Folk Day on Saturday 23 September, helping to promote and celebrate the country’s vibrant and varied folk scene and traditions. The exciting new project has called for musicians of all backgrounds and abilities across Scotland to stage live performances and … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2023 – PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

13 – 29 October 2023 – Right To Be Human The 2023 programme for this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) explores our Right To Be Human, and celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Just as Scotland’s consultation on a new Human Rights Bill draws to a close, storytellers, musicians … Continued

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Traditional Music Forum – Board Recruitment 2023

The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) is seeking new trustees to join the organisations Board of Directors.  The main responsibilities of the Board include governance, advocacy, strategic direction, as well as ensuring the legal and ethical commitments and standards of the organisation are met.  Meetings are held quarterly and are either online or in person. In … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #26 – Recent Releases

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #26 – Recent Releases Fantastic Scottish music with recent releases from Seán Gray, Will Pound & Jenn Butterworth, Simon Thoumire & Dave Milligan, Fraser Fifield, Dàimh, Kris Drever, Neil Pearlman, Dallahan, Man of the Minch, and Elephant Sessions. scotlandonline.org

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #25 – Recent Releases

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #25 – Recent Releases Our latest playlist features 10 recent releases from 10 fantastic Scottish artists: The Madeleine Stewart Trio, Eabhal, Claire Hastings, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Iain Fraser, Abigail Pryde, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Lauren MacColl, Calum MacPhail, and Ímar. scotlandonline.org  

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TRACS Chair Andrew Bachell Reflects on a Day of Intangible Cultural Heritage

We recently published a Wee Guide to Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) to give you a brief overview, and to highlight the major opportunities and challenges faced by arts and culture organisations, as well as individuals, in celebrating and sharing our intangible cultural heritage. On 26th May 2023, TRACS – together with Museums Galleries Scotland, Historic … Continued

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #24 – New Releases

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #24 – New Releases Our latest playlist features 10 new releases from 10 fantastic Scottish artists: Tern, Elír, Lucie Hendry, Ross Ainslie & Tim Edey, Joy Dunlop, Rebecca Hill & Charlie Stewart, Westward the Light, RURA, Beth Malcolm, and Valtos. scotlandonline.org

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A Wee Guide to Intangible Cultural Heritage

What is Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH for short)? Simply put, you might know it as “tradition”. Essentially, it’s the stuff in our heads, our skills, our knowledge as communities and societies – very often that which is passed down through generations. It includes traditional songs, storytelling, dancing, customs and rituals, how we celebrate at different … Continued

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Call for Scots to get involved in inaugural Scottish Folk Day

The first ever Scottish Folk Day will take place on Saturday 23 September, celebrating the country’s vibrant and varied folk scene, and offering a networking platform for musicians and artists at all levels to showcase their talents. The pilot project is calling for people of all backgrounds and abilities to stage live performances and workshops, … Continued

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