Music

Reconnect with First Footing in 2019

As we approach December 31, let’s first foot into the New Year with a flowing store of dance, music and stories. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and artist in residence Nic Gareiss invite you to share your 2019 First Footings through videos, photos and reminiscences. Be sure the use the tag #FirstFootingDance on all your socials! … Continued

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First Foot Forward: New Residency with Percussive Dance Artist Nic Gareiss Launches

Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and The University of Edinburgh launches   FIRST FOOTING   A new tailor-made residency with international percussive dance artist Nic Gareiss bringing research, creative dance-making and communities together   A national call out to reconnect with the custom of First Footing this New Year   Nic Gareiss voted Dance Magazine’s … Continued

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Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund

Are you aged 11 – 25 and want support with a creative or artistic idea? Why not apply to the Nurturing Talent Fund? Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund aims to support the artistic and creative ideas of young people aged 11 to 25. The fund aims to support young people that show ambition, … Continued

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo announces £150,000 funding boost for young Scottish artists

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Creative Scotland have today (Wednesday 10 October) announced the launch of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund to nurture youth engagement and participation in traditional Scottish art forms. Arts and cultural organisations will be eligible to apply for a slice of the £150,000 funding pot which has been donated by the charitable … Continued

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Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts

Tasgadh is a fund devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open to organisations and individuals. Tasgadh is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. The closing dates for applications in 2018/19 are: … Continued

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New Book. A Story to Every Dance by Mats Melin

“The Scottish solo dance tradition is peppered with stories attached to specific dances… Most of these stories suggest an origin for a dance anchored in a distance past, but they may also form some level of meaning-making” Today our colleague, friend and TDFS board member, Mats Melin, releases his new book, A Story to Every Dance, published under … Continued

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plan B & Fèis Rois Music and Dance Summer Special

plan B and Fèis Rois are very excited to be running a weeks long summer special together from 16th-20th July for ages 12+. Participating dancers and musicians (intermediate+) will come together to create an exciting new work, which will be showcased at a Year of Young People event at Culloden Battlefield on Saturday 18 August. Spaces are very … Continued

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Where I Stand: A New Conversation – Discussion, Q&A and Networking Event @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3rd May 2018

Collaborate and Listen: free discussion, Q&A and networking event at The Scottish Storytelling Centre What: A chance to hear about the collaborative storytelling residency and performance Where I Stand: A New Conversation before it’s Edinburgh debut within TradFest. (Followed by an open forum, Q&A and networking opportunity) Where I Stand: A New Conversation is a performance … Continued

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Fèis Rois Inbheach | Adult Fèis, 4th-7th May 2018

Original post here. Fèis Rois Inbheach caters for all abilities, and everyone from beginners right up to accomplished musicians will be welcomed. You don’t need to be able to read music and you don’t need to have any previous knowledge of traditional music to enjoy our Adult Fèis. As our annual three-day festival, it is … Continued

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World’s Largest Ceilidh Band Attempt – Musicians Wanted!

The Stonehaven Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th year in July 2018 and are trying to get into the Guinness record books. More details available including where to register are available by clicking here. Once registered a newsletter will be started to keep you all up to date. You will need to be able to play … Continued

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