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TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013
TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013

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Great folk on your doorstep - Homecoming Scotland 2014 Sessions Festive Season!

Scotland comes alive this festive season with the diverse sounds of traditional music and song, as the Homecoming Scotland 2014 Sessions continue their nationwide programme.

Presented by the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA), with support from Homecoming Scotland 2014 and Creative Scotland, folk music and song sessions will take place throughout the country until Christmas/New Year period, rounding off this Year of Homecoming. 

Sessions are taking place from Dumfries to Ullapool and full listings are at, along with details of other traditional music and song events taking place throughout Scotland.

Fiona Campbell, TMSA Convener said: “Sessions are great way to enjoy traditional music either as a participant or listener or both – with an emphasis on sharing and fun - free to all! Locals and visitors to an area are very welcome to come along and experience great folk on their doorstep.”

This year’s session programme, continues an already jam-packed programme of events, taking place the length and breadth of Scotland, as the 2014 Homecoming celebrations enter their final month. Alongside the TMSA’s comprehensive guide of traditional and folk events, Homecoming Scotland 2014’s listings can be found at

For further information on the sessions including to find one near you, visit or tel: 0792 253 3915 or email:

Venues taking part are:
Bankfoot Inn, Main St, Bankfoot, Perthshire PH1 4AB: Wednesdays, 9pm onwards
Caledonian Bar, 35 James Square, Crieff, PH7 3EY: Fri 19 Dec, 8 - 11pm
Captains Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA:
Tuesdays, 3 - 7pm; Thursdays, 9pm onwards & Sundays, 3 - 7pm
The Crown Hotel, 102 Queen Street, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 6JW:
Saturdays, 3 - 6pm
The Dalriada, 77 The Promenade, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2EL: Wednesdays, 9 - 12pm
The Drouthy Cobbler, 48 High Street, Elgin, Moray IV30 1BU: Mondays, 7.30 - 10.30pm
Gadie’s Restaurant, Ryehill, Oyne, Aberdeenshire AB52 6QS: Thursdays 4 & 11 Dec, 7pm onwards
The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG: Thursdays, 7.30pm - 10.30pm
The Globe Inn, 56 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2JA: Sunday 30 Nov & 7 Dec, 3.30 - 7pm
No 1 High Street, 1 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SR: Thursdays, 8.30 - 11pm
The Old Mill, Brodie, Forres, Moray IV36 2TD: Sundays, 8pm onwards & The Red Lion, 2-6 Tolbooth St, Forres, Moray IV36 1PH: Saturdays, 3 - 7pm (come & learn a song/tune for the first hour). In association with Findhorn Bay Arts

Ryrie's Bar, by Haymarket Station, Edinburgh EH12 5EY: Saturday 27 December, 7-10pm.

The Seaforth, Quay Street, Ullapool IV26 2UE: 18, 20, 22, 23 Dec, 9pm onwards

Check the TMSA website for final details. 

Homecoming Scotland Information:
• Scotland has been welcoming the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014 - providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games
• The Year of Homecoming Scotland will run from 31 December 2013 to 31 December 2014 throughout the length and breadth of the country.
• Visitors from around the world are invited to join in a celebration of the nation’s food and drink, active pursuits, cultural heritage, nature and ancestral heritage.
• Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative being led by EventScotland and VisitScotland, supported by numerous partners.
• To find out more visit

Further Information

E-mail: office@tmsa,