The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) is a network of over 100 organisations and individuals actively involved in traditional music in Scotland. Members include folk clubs, festivals, community music projects, academic institutions, promoters, agents, publishers, labels and individuals; representing a broad sweep of diverse activity and thousands of musicians, enthusiasts, activists, participants and listeners across Scotland.
This collective voice for traditional music was set up in 2012 to ensure that traditional music in Scotland is able to flourish and remain at the heart of Scottish life. There is no prescriptive description of what this traditional music should be – other than it reflects the traditions and culture of the people who play and listen to it. Our members include people who do not have English as a first language and this in turn reflects Scotland today.
All involved with the TMF help to deliver our collective vision for traditional music in Scotland:
"Traditional music as a vital and diverse element of Scottish culture, valued by people and communities, locally, nationally and internationally."