Dates and information of various traditional music festivals, events and folk clubs across Scotland in 2016 and into early 2017. The Calendar includes information about groups and venues that provide or support opportunities to learn/take part in traditional music and song on a regular basis.
101 Scottish Songs, the influential songbook commonly known as the ‘Wee Bed Book’ is republished for the first time in over 40 years to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) in association with Collins, with launch concert as part of Celtic Connections 2016. The TMSA is also in the process of creating an online resource attached to this website, to complement the book, including links to recordings of songs so you can learn them by ear. The DVD of the Launch concert will be available in early May to buy from the TMSA shop.
Congratulations to Mohsen Amini, concertina player from Glasgow, who won the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016 title. His fellow finalists: Hannah MacRae (Lochaber) fiddle; Jessica Burton (Orkney) clarsach; Murray Willis (Lismore) accordion; Robbie Greig (Edinburgh) fiddle; Ryan Young (Cardross) fiddle, will be joining him later this year on their TMSA Young Trad recording and Tour.
Meanwhile, the TMSA Young Trad Tour 2015 Project, supported by Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust, had their first concert at Celtic Connections with Ceol Mor - Aberdeen International Youth Festival's trad big band. Comprising 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, they will also be recording and touring during 2016. Visit our shop to buy previous Tours' CD and help support this project to continue. Keep an eye on our What's On page for Tour details! (Photos: thanks to Allan Peebles / BBC Radio Scotland)
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