The glittering Tayside evening saw live music and performances from Beth Malcom, Robyn Stapleton, Hamish MacDonald, and Bruce Fummey entertain the crowds, and a whole host of Scots Language champions taking home the prestigious Awards including zero waste sustainable retailer Re:Store, TikTok’s Doric Dad, and writer Liz Lochhead, all recognised after several thousands of public […]
The celebrated musician will commemorate three decades in the industry with performances across the UK Acclaimed Scottish fiddle player, John McCusker, will perform across the UK this October / November, celebrating 30 years as a professional musician. John is also marking the occasion with the release of a Best Of album, including four new tracks, and a book […]
Organisers and tutors involved in Fèisean across Scotland met in Stirling at the weekend for the annual conference of Fèisean nan Gàidheal, as a new report confirmed the Fèis movement, prior to the Covid pandemic, supported 116.5 full-time equivalent jobs (FTEs) across Scotland, generating an annual income of around £3 million from employment. Fèisean facilitate […]
Award winning, virtuoso Uilleann Piper Calum Stewart’s powerful and lyrical playing style is rooted in the traditional music of his native Northern Scotland. His distinct musical voice has been developed through collaborations within the Scottish and Irish traditions. Join Calum and his Quartet for a very special evening celebrating the legends, landscapes, and lore from […]
Where does a month go? Well it’s great to be back with the Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcast featuring as ever loads of new releases from the Scottish music scene. I hope you are all ok wherever you are in these challenging times. If you have any questions about Scottish music and culture feel free […]
Showcase Scotland Expo has released some grant funding carried over from the Year of Scotland Australia 2020 to assist artists returning to tour there. There are finite funds and not all costs will be able to be met, but we hope this will assist with the recovery of artists through supporting touring in Australia. Due […]
Watch the latest Hands Up for Trad TV No 37 feat Siobhan Miller, Kim Carnie, Andrew Waite, Sam Mabbot and Valtos!
Hands Up for Trad are inviting bands to send in a demo to take part in The Battle of the Folk Bands 2023 competition to be held at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival on Saturday January 21st 2023 at 2pm. ENTER HERE. If you are in a band or have an idea for a band that you haven’t […]
Tinto is back for a one day (online) on Saturday October 22nd. It’s a chance to catch up with old friends and make music with the brilliant Innes Watson. The event will be on Zoom and we will learn tunes, songs and have fun! There will also be the legendary Tinto online pictionary and other […]
The Unheard Academy is a fully funded online programme for female and non binary identifying musicians, focused on engineering and production skills, and led by award winning producer, Eve Horne. Find out more about this course here https://wearetheunheard.com/the-programme This post was originally published on our Distil website.