The 2017 TMSA Event Calendar has returned from the printers and was out at Celtic Connections and is being sent to TMSA members soon!
The Calendar contains dates and information of various traditional music festivals, events and folk clubs across Scotland in 2017 and into early 2018. It also includes information about groups and venues that provide or support opportunities to learn/take part in traditional music and song on a regular basis.
For Folk Clubs visit our What's On Page for details!
Congratulations to Charlie Stewart from Perthshire, winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition at Celtic Connections on Sunday 5 February. He will be joined by finalists: Ella Munro, Scots song (Skye); Dougie McCance, bagpipes (Glasgow); Kim Carnie, Gaelic song (Oban); Iona Fyfe, Scots song (Huntly); Grant McFarlane, accordion (Paisley) and Mohsen Amini (2016 winner) later this year in the TMSA Young Trad Tour 2017.
Mohsen Amini played the day before at Celtic Connections with fellow 2016 finalists: Hannah MacRae (Lochaber) fiddle; Jessica Burton (Orkney) clarsach; Murray Willis (Lismore) accordion; Robbie Greig (Edinburgh) fiddle; Ryan Young (Cardross) fiddle to kick off their Tour in the earlier part of this year. Look out for details as dates and venues get finalised!
The previous Tour consisting of fiddlers Ryan Young, Seamus O’Baoighill and Gemma Donald, Gaelic singer Ainsley Hamill, clarsach player Heather Downie and winner, Claire Hastings, plus Robyn Stapleton, who won in 2014, finished off in festive style in Dunblane after a Tour covering Helensburgh, Dumfries, Shetland and Skye and Dunblane - details are here. Their CD is available in the TMSA Shop, Amazon, and available to download on iTunes.
The project is supported by Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust. Visit our shop to buy previous Tours' CD and help support this project to continue.
(Thanks to Alan Peebles - BBC Radio Scotland, Sean Purser and Louise Bichan for the braw photies!)
You have a second chance to attend a Wee Red Book or Norman Buchan’s ‘101 Scottish Songs’ Concert in association with Collins & Celtic Connections, on Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm, at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow - featuring another array of Scotland’s finest singers bringing the songs to life.
If you can't make it or want to catch up - you can get the recording of the first Celtic Connections Launch concert from 2016, from the TMSA shop buy here. The shop page also has a link you can follow if you want to get a copy of the book from the publishers. The event was filmed by Gill and Stuart Duncan of Red Barn Studios whose skill, expertise and extremely good ears ensured that this DVD will be something to treasure. Thanks to all that helped with its making. We will also be recording the second concert!
Thanks to all those who took part in and attended our concert on Saturday 27 August celebrating when in 1966, the TMSA emerged from the Blairgowrie Folk Festival. This unique event featured a selection of the people who have made the TMSA and make it what it is today - Archie Fisher, Sheena Wellington, Doris Rougvie, Jimmy Hutchison, Joe Aitken, Kenny Hadden, Davey Stewart, Aileen Carr, Pete Shepheard, Gillian Frame and Simon Thoumire. Supported in memory of Ian (Jock) Hunter. The evening was recorded so there will be an opportunity to catch it if you missed it!
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