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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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians – replay of concert and live Q&A available until 1st June 2021

We had a fantastic time last night celebrating the launch of Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians. If you missed the concert and live Q&A, don’t worry – the replay is available to watch until 1st June 2021: https://www.crowdcast.io/scottishstorytellingcentre With amazing music from Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally), Rachel Hair & Ron … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians – rescheduled event to 18th May 2021

Unfortunately we encountered some technical problems on Friday 7th May which meant we were unable to show the online concert and Q&A celebrating the launch of Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians. We have now rescheduled this and invite you to join us on the evening of Tuesday 18th May, 8pm – 9.30pm for some … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians is now launched!

We are delighted to announced that the new directory of musicians is now launched! https://scotlandonline.org/musicians/ Join us tonight (7th May) at 8pm to celebrate the launch with an hour concert, featuring music from Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally), Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, David Foley & Jack Smedley (with Jenn Butterworth) followed … Continued

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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians (Trailer)

Join us this Friday 7th May 2021 at 8pm to celebrate the launch of Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians. Get your tickets here With amazing music from Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally), Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, David Foley & Jack Smedley (with Jenn Butterworth) followed by a live Q&A with … Continued

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Open Call for Creative Proposals

Imagine something different. Imagine pasts, futures, or a timeless other. Dip into dreams and desires, old and new, lost worlds and worlds still to become. Imagine from the outside in, and the inside out. What would a different world look like in your dreams? We’re eager to know! SISF 2021 extends an invitation to storytellers, … Continued

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Traditional Music Forum Launches First Comprehensive Directory of Traditional Musicians in Scotland

(Photo above: Maeve Mackinnon – photo by Paul McNally) The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) proudly present Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians, the only comprehensive online resource of its kind, promoting traditional musicians working and recording in Scotland. To celebrate the launch of the directory, TMF have invited … Continued

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Highland arts organisation awards musicians £40k for youth arts projects across Scotland

(Photo above: Successful applicant of the fund – Perthshire fiddler and 2017 winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Charlie Stewart) New fund is supporting 12 freelance musicians to deliver a variety of music projects to young people £40,000 has been awarded to 12 musicians across Scotland to support them … Continued

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An Evening Without Borders – TRACS is Inviting Europe for a Ceilidh

This World Storytelling Day, Sat 20 March 2021 at 7.30pm, TRACS is hosting a European Ceilidh to reach out to our friends, celebrate and strengthen our connections across Europe. As Lorenzo, one of our participating storytellers, put it so beautifully “If our stories have no borders, why should we?”. Of course, a traditional Ceilidh includes … Continued

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The Bothy Society announce 2021 plans with Whyte, Adam Holmes, Man of The Minch, Brother Raksha, Eabhal, and Heisk

You might think 2020 was the worst possible year to start a music business, but we disagree. Out of this past year has come a number of important conversations about the music industry – worldwide and here in Scotland – which gives us an opportunity for change. This is something we at The Bothy Society … Continued

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