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 hereWe are looking for someone to join us and manage the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme – the pioneering programme of music development for young people in Scotland. Based in Edinburgh Permanent Salary: £39,519 pa plus pension and benefits Full-time (36 hrs per week) You will lead on the strategic […]
This post was originally published hereThe Scottish Police & Community Choir (Glasgow Region) is actively seeking an enthusiastic and experienced musical director, for its adult choir to commence in January 2019 The choir was formed in 2012 and has performed at a number of local and national events, including many fundraising performances, police events, Edinburgh […]
This post was originally published hereWe are looking for a musician to provide live music, operate sound cues and assist the M.D. throughout the production of our annual pantomime at Paisley Arts Centre. PACE Theatre Company are looking for an experienced musician to provide live music as well as operating backing tracks/SFX for their upcoming […]
This post was originally published hereA new Musical Director is sought for a well established Choral Society of about 80 members, based in Paisley, for the season starting January 2019. A new Musical Director is required for Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society for the season starting January 2019 as our current MD takes up a […]
This is a really useful set of skills for any musician. FULLY FUNDED Digital Promotion For Business Course
This post was originally published hereSign up to a FREE nationally accredited online digital marketing course Working with Glasgow Kelvin College and Edinburgh College, we are offering a fully funded digital skills course to ANY individual in Scotland 16+ We are keen to spread the word further and let Scottish residents and businesses know about […]
Live Music Now Scotland/St Margaret’s Braemar project | 12 – 18 October 2018 | FREE for Aberdeenshire school children
This post was originally published hereAs some of you may be aware, St Margaret’s Braemar and Live Music Now Scotland are running a project during the October holidays (12 – 18 October) for young Scottish traditional musicians aged living in Aberdeenshire. The project shall combine participatory group and one-to-one tuition, and composition workshops, led by […]
This post was originally published hereCeòl – Cèilidh – Carry on Saturday 6 October will present an exceptional cèilidh in the foyer of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery with a live band to accompany singers and musicians. This is a pilot project and it is our aim to develop the festival for strengthening and expanding the […]
This post was originally published hereRCS are looking to appoint an experienced and passionate lecturer specialising in Traditional Music to deliver elements of our BMus programme for 2-3 days a week. They’re looking for a Traditional Music specialist of high standing with significant proven professional, teaching and research experience who will inspire our existing students […]
This post was originally published here Steinway have been building quality pianos for over a hundred years, applying skills handed down from master to apprentice, for generations. For two days only, on Friday 28 September and Saturday 29 September, Steinway are offering the opportunity to purchase one of their iconic pianos at a significantly reduced […]
This post was originally published hereHands Up for Trad are inviting bands to send in a demo to take part in The Battle of the Folk Bands 2019 competition to be held at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival on Saturday January 19th 2019. ENTER HERE If you are in a band or have an idea for a […]