News

Celebrate Scotland’s Bard with BurnsFest

From 20-27 January, the Scottish Storytelling Centre will pay homage to Robert Burns with wonderful events celebrating his life and legacy. Part of the Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme, there’s a feast of live storytelling, music, workshops, dance and children’s events in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, showcasing how a poet born in 1759 is … Continued

Read

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

Read

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

Read

Warm Up with Family Friendly Folk Drama this Winter

This winter, Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) are once again on a mission to rejuvenate midwinter traditions in Scotland with seasonal folk dramas, to enrich community life and ensure all ages can get involved over the coldest of seasons, connecting the old and new through song and dance, signifying the death and rebirth of … Continued

Read

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

Read

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

Read

Jekyll & Hyde return for an alternative festive treat

A bit sick of Christmas? Come indulge your dark side with a modern dramatisation of RL Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Real life or nightmare? Dark or light? And are these guys separate or just two faces of the same story? Writer Donald Smith has reworked Stevenson’s masterpiece into Jekyll … Continued

Read

Job Opportunities at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Applications are now open for two new positions at the Scottish Storytelling Centre: Administration and Development Officer and Retail and Box Office Supervisor. The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with year-round, seasonal programming of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events and festivals. It’s a busy environment with lots going on and a … Continued

Read

Discover the Art of the Storyteller this Christmas

Have you noticed how personal advertising is getting? Pulling on the heartstrings of emotional connection to elicit sales from you during this “most wonderful time of the year”? Well, it is a wonderful time of year, but it doesn’t have to be maneuvered by multi-billion corporations. Instead, it should be about taking a break from … Continued

Read

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

Read
Older news »