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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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Event Proposals Open for TradFest 2018

TradFest Edinburgh · Dùn Èideann is a vibrant celebration of folk arts in Edinburgh, now in its 5th year, celebrating music, song, storytelling, dance, folk drama, arts and crafts, literature, architecture, language and film in Scotland’s capital. We hope audiences will encounter living traditions and local cultures of all kinds, in a host of venues, … Continued

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Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew’s Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration this Winter

Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals entertains across the colder months by showcasing how Scotland’s traditions can bring people together, home and away, in cross-generational celebration. Inspired by St Andrew himself, ‘Fisherman’s Feast, Sailor’s Rest’ on St Andrew’s Day has … 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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Scottish Storytelling Festival: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Suzanne Spencer from Edinburgh shares her experience of volunteering at the 29th Scottish International Storytelling Festival: Open Word – Open World First of all I would like to take this time to thank the Festival for letting me be a volunteer with you. I really enjoyed myself and I learned a lot from everyone there, … Continued

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THE CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL: HAMISH MATTERS

The 16th Carrying Stream Festival celebrates the ideas and achievements of Hamish Henderson – folklorist, cultural activist and father of the modern Scottish folk renaissance. Key features this year for the 16th celebration include a concert by Irish singer songwriter Tommy Sands, the annual Hamish Henderson Lecture, events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death … Continued

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Bristol Based Jazz-Tinged Klezmer Music Merges with Spoken Word to share Jewish, Palestinian & British Storylines

Chai For All perform the Arts Council England-funded multi narrative music and spoken word show this Saturday, 4th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.  This performance piece which is part of a ten-gig UK tour, is Chai for All’s re-telling of the Balfour Declaration story of 1917 in its centenary year, to educate, invite … 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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