New survey for all Scottish music industry professionals

Freelance, part-time and full-time workers are encouraged to take part in the survey by The Scottish Music Industry Association and the University of Glasgow, centred around mapping and measuring the value of Scotland’s music industry. For more info and to take the survey now click here.

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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #2

This is the second in the Traditional Music Forum‘s series of Spotify playlists featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to offer. Directory of … Continued

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Making Music with Neurodiverse Groups

Organised by the Traditional Music Forum, these online workshops are for tutors to develop skills in working with groups of neurodiverse musicians and learners. As non-formal teaching organisations look to work with more diverse groups of learners, tutors will need to acquire new skills. One of those groups is the neurodiverse. The term neurodiversity covers … Continued

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Award-winning trad music star plays specially commissioned song to whisky to help enhance flavour

A young piper has turned whisky maker after being enlisted to play to casks of whisky prior to bottling to enhance its flavour. Ali Levack, frontman of Scottish trad band Project Smok, has joined forces with Wee Smoky, a whisky brand on a mission to attract a new audience to Scotland’s most famous drink, to … Continued

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Directory of Musicians: Spotify Playlist #1

We at the Traditional Music Forum have created a brand-new Spotify playlist for you to enjoy, featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to … Continued

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Man of the Minch teams up with poet Peter MacKay, Ceòl is Craic and The Bothy Society to release new live EP of Gaelic material ahead of debut album

“Forward-thinking folk music” Rolling Stone In the autumn of 2020, singer-songwriter Man Of The Minch (aka Pedro Cameron) and poet Peter Mackay were invited by Ceòl is Craic to write a collection of songs to celebrate and reflect on the lives of contemporary Gaels in the urban environment. On 5th June, these tracks were performed … Continued

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Bothy Folk Lining Up Performances

Portsoy should have been alive with the sound of music during the first weekend in June, however continued restrictions due to Covid-19 have forced the postponement of the annual Haal music festival for the second year in a row. The three day event is now scheduled to take place from 1-3 October 2021, when organisers, … Continued

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The Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective ‘At Home’ Collection 2021 – OUR LIVING RIVERS AND GLENS

After a difficult year for so many, the Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective are delighted to launch a new project encouraging people to not only connect with their local landscape and each other online but to work with some of Scotland’s most revered traditional musicians to create new music and song. The project, which is … Continued

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Eilidh’s Trust offers Covid recovery music tuition support

Funding launched ahead of Manchester Arena attack anniversary in memory of Isle of Barra victim The Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust has launched a new funding scheme to support youth music groups across Scotland as the nation prepares to open up following Covid. The funding was launched just ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Manchester … Continued

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Help Musicians to expand Music Minds Matter service as pandemic drives surge in calls

Help Musicians has announced plans to expand its Music Minds Matter mental health support service. The music charity says that it has already seen calls to that service increase by 65% since the start of the year. A key driver of those calls over the last three months has been financial anxiety and uncertainty about … Continued

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