Hands Up for Trad exists to promote Scottish traditional music through Education, Information and Advocacy to Artists, Audiences and Participants both Nationally and Internationally.
Hands Up for Trad’s Programme includes widely recognised and popular cultural events, which form, shape and contribute considerably to the traditional music landscape in Scotland today, including:
- The Scots Trad Music Awards
- The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year
- The Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame
- Scotland Sings
- Chorus Community Music Awards
- The Tinto Summer School Programme
- Edinburgh Youth Gatherin
- The Hands Up for Trad Podcast
- The Landmark Awards
- Scotland Live
- The Tour Directory
- The Battle of the Folk Bands
All Hands Up for Trad’s projects work together as part of a coherent strategy of interconnected events, providing a meaningful, creative lifelong journey for artists and participants by providing them with skills and opportunities which are enjoyed by audiences from across Scotland and beyond.