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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On the 15th May Hands Up for Trad are planning the first World Play A Strathspey Day. It’s a bit of fun to promote Scottish music around the globe. I wondered if you would be willing to take part? All you have to do is either record a short video or audio track of you […]
If you’ve ever thought about starting a podcast and worried about the cost, technical aspects etc I’ve just found www.anchor.fm. It’s really easy. You just create an account and upload your audio file. They then send it out to all the different companies like Spotify, Apple, Google etc. It is sooooo simple. They are even […]
Join our ambitious team to help plan, promote and develop what is already rural Scotland’s most vibrant arts programme. 24 hours per week; salary £21,000 pro rata. Birnam and its beautiful surrounding landscape enjoys worldwide recognition as an inspiration to John Everett Millais, Niel Gow, Beatrix Potter and, most famously, William Shakespeare. At the heart […]
Funded residencies for UK-based artists in the early stages of their careers. We are pleased to announce details of our Early Career Residencies for 2019. With support from The Fenton Arts Trust, Cove Park will award four residencies in September 2019 to four UK-based artists in the early stages of their careers. These funded three-week […]
Get in whilst you can… i-Portunus is a project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. It is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Between […]
EFC’s annual songwriting competition approaches (our 44th!)! Start scribbling if you haven’t already. Closing deadline for entries is midnight Monday 20 May and the event is on Wednesday 29 May. Click here for the competition rules and how to enter. This post was originally published on our Distil website.
A ROOM DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE YOU ARE IN NOW… This May, the artist run project Interview Room 11 are curating a daylong programme focused on works of loss and accumulation. “Games for May” will consist of workshops alongside an exhibition. The event will culminate in an evening session featuring a performance of Alvin Lucier’s […]
We are seeking to recruit Gaelic Teaching Artists from across all educational contexts to our part-time blended learning MA Learning and Teaching (Gaelic Arts) programme If you are a Gaelic speaker and currently have a responsibility for teaching and/or facilitating learning within an arts-based formal or informal context, the following part-time, blended learning programme may […]
PRS Foundation’s Composers’ Fund is an opportunity for composers with a strong track record; giving direct access to funding at pivotal stages in their career. A contribution of up to £10,000 is available to composers who are already making a significant cultural contribution in the UK and have the potential for greater impact in the UK […]
Tha Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches a’ sireadh Stiùiriche ùr airson am pròiseact cudromach seo a stiùireadh tron ath ìre de leasachaidhean. ‘S e goireas nàiseanta a th’ ann an Tobar an Dualchais a th’ air cliù a chosnadh air feadh an t-saoghail tro làrach-lìn a tha a’ taisbeanadh sgeulachdan, òran is chlàran air iomadh […]