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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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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #23 – Harp Special

Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #23 – Harp Special This month’s playlist is a harp special! Listen to ten fantastic tracks from ten of Scotland’s leading harp players including Catriona McKay, Corrina Hewat, Gwen Màiri, Rebecca Hill, Heather Downie, Wendy Stewart, Ailie Robertson, Rachel Hair, Sarah MacNeil, and Heal & Harrow. scotlandonline.org  

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In the Wake of Metagama: An Atlantic Odyssey in Story and Song

An ensemble of acclaimed Highland & Island musicians and writers come together this month for a series of concerts to mark the 100th anniversary of a mass emigration from the islands of Lewis, Uist and Barra. When SS Metagama left Stornoway with over 300 young islanders on an Assisted Passage sailing to Canada in April 1923, … Continued

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Top traditional musicians descend on Ullapool for weekend of tuition and performances

Next month some of Scotland’s top traditional musicians will descend on Ullapool for a weekend of Gaelic and Scots music tuition and performances as part of this year’s Adult Fèis Rois. Fèis Rois nan Inbheach, (Adult Fèis) is run by Dingwall arts organisation, Fèis Rois, and celebrates Gaelic and Scots music with a weekend of … Continued

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Edinburgh Tradfest’s 2023 Full Programme Announced

Today (Wed 15 March) Edinburgh Tradfest launched its 2023 programme of traditional live music, storytelling, dance, workshops, talks, ceilidhs, and special events taking place at various venues across Edinburgh. TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) and the Scottish Storytelling Centre are delighted to take part in this annual celebration, bringing folk art and culture to … Continued

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