Distil is a twice yearly gathering of musicians rooted in folk and traditional music, but who are interested in expanding their creative horizons into other other areas of musical practice. With the continuing success of Celtic Connections’ New Voices programme, and with other commissioning opportunities, an increasing number of musicians is becoming interested in creating music that goes beyond the boundaries of 32 bar dance and traditional song forms.
Distil, which was established in 2002, allows musicians to work with experienced practitioners from other music worlds: jazz, orchestral, contemporary, in a mutual exchange of ideas and experience.
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This post was originally published hereThe 2018 soundfestival annual Composer’s Day takes place on Saturday 3 November in Aberdeen. The composing theme for the day is endangered instrument the viola. The day will consist of workshops, talks, and one-to-one surgeries led by leading composers Sally Beamish, Ailie Robertson and John De Simone. The aim of […]
This post was originally published hereThe Musicians Union (MU) Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Office are hosting a Summer Social for MU members. Glasgow 26 Jul 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Musicians Union (MU) Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Office are hosting a Summer Social for MU members. Members are invited to come […]
This post was originally published hereCome join us for a 3-week Study Tour and Cultural Exchange, learning the traditional drumming, dancing and singing of the Volta Region’s Ewe people. TOUR DATES: 1st-22nd January 2019 In the evenings we will host live music performances and story-telling sessions from the Tafi Atome Culture Group and special guest […]
This post was originally published hereApplications are invited for a Lectureship in Scottish Ethnology, situated within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to teaching, research and impact within the subject area of Celtic and Scottish Studies, including course design and delivery at pre-Honours, Honours and Masters […]
This post was originally published hereRate: £33 p/h Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Monday evenings during term time) Fèis Phàislig was established in November 2014 to provide traditional music opportunities for young people in Renfrewshire. We now oﬀer a year-round programme of events including our Gaelic Choir which takes place at Paisley Grammar School on Monday […]
This post was originally published hereRate: £33 p/h Time: 10am-1pm (Saturday mornings during term time) Fèis Phàislig was established in November 2014 to provide traditional music opportunities for young people in Renfrewshire. We now offer a year-round programme of events including our weekly instrumental lessons in accordion, fiddle and guitar. These lessons take place at […]
This post was originally published hereThe Young Composer Award is an annual competition based award issued by The Clarsach Society. Composers aged between 16 & 25 years of age are invited to present an original piece of music lasting no longer than 12, and no less than 8 minutes, suitable for: a) Solo Clarsach/Non-pedal harp b) […]
This post was originally published hereThe JBA is a creative competition open to 16-30 year olds living in Scotland. We award one annual prize of £2,500 + a monthly prize of £250. All types of creative media are accepted – Enter now! About: This year we are looking for Scotland’s brightest creative minds to share […]
This post was originally published hereScotland’s a cappella LGBT+ choir (Edinburgh based) is looking for a new Musical Director. Loud and Proud Choir, Edinburgh (SC038303) is seeking a new enthusiastic and dedicated Musical Director (MD) from September 2018. Loud and Proud was established over a decade ago as an LGBT+ community, a cappella, non-auditioning choir […]
This post was originally published hereAlana MacInnes is offering the opportunity to film a free interview about your CD / product. This will then be posted on the Hands Up for Trad YouTube page. If you would like to take Alana up on this fab offer she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org This post was […]