Clàrsach Competitions on Skye looking for entries

Two New Competitions for Clarsach are looking for entries. The Clan Donald Junior Clàrsach Competitions will take place on March 24th 2018 at 2pm in Armadale, Isle of Skye and entries are required by 3 March 2018. The first prize for each competition is £50 with entries being invited for Clàrsach with voice, Clàrsach duet with any … Continued

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Call for young pipers and drummers to tune up for world’s largest schools piping competition

Over 800 young pipers and drummers are expected to go head-to-head in the world’s largest schools pipe band competition in March 2018 and there is still time to be part of this!  Over 120 schools from across Scotland will take part  in the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships in Livingston on 11 March 2018 and the organisers have put out a call to remind them to get entries in by the closing date of 26 January to be in … Continued

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Do you know a talented young instrumentalist who needs help with musical costs?

The Scottish Association for Music Education are inviting applications from young instrumentalists playing any musical genre to apply for their 2018 Awards for Young Musicians programme. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) and individual support.  This may comprise mentoring, workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe … Continued

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Youth Talent Development Fund

To celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, Creative Scotland and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are working in partnership to create a pilot fund aimed at nurturing the ambition, enthusiasm and talent of exceptional young artists engaged in traditional music and dance – with a priority focus on piping, drumming, Highland dance and traditional … Continued

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Shaping the cultural strategy through our cultural conversations

Over November, Ellie and Dave of TMF were on the road talking to TMF members about the proposed new Scottish Government Cultural Strategy for Scotland, and getting their ideas on why traditional music and arts matter.  The results of these cultural conversations have been captured here, and fed into the Scottish Government. Thanks to all … Continued

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Conference on the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is delighted to have joined forces with Celtic Connections and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music to host the‘Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference’ from 18 – 20 January 2018, bringing together international musicians, practitioners and academics to take stock of the significant educational, professional and … Continued

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Vacancy at Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust

The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust is looking for a first class organiser with proven project management, planning and administration skills, who is preferably knowledgeable about the Great Highland Bagpipe, to run a new project. Hours will be variable, averaging around 20-30 per month. The post-holder must be able to useMicrosoft Office including Excel, … Continued

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Interactive Map of Greig Duncan Collection

In the decade before the outbreak of the First World War, Gavin Greig, schoolmaster at Whitehill, New Deer, and the Reverend James Bruce Duncan of the United Free Church at Lynturk, near Alford, collected over 1900 folk songs and ballads from the North East of Scotland.It wasn’t until the 1980s that the University of Aberdeen … Continued

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Fèisean seek funding in Aviva Community Fund Public Vote

Three Fèis groups are calling for the support of their local communities to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017.  Fèis na h-Apainne in Argyll and Fèis a’ Bhaile in Inverness are relying on public votes to increase their chances of winning funding of up to £1,000 in the Skills for … Continued

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Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference

 The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is delighted to have joined forces with Celtic Connections and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music to be part of the 2018 festival and host the ‘Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference’ from 18 – 20 January 2018. This will bring together international musicians, practitioners and academics to … Continued

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