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 hereHave you released an album between September 2016 and August 2017? Why not submit your album into our 2017 Album of the Year competition. Based on the excellent Scottish Album of the Year Award organised by Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), our aim is to highlight the trad recording industry […]
This post was originally published hereThe Clarsach Society are running two courses for Clarsach Teachers on Saturday October 21st at the Nuffield Health Centre in Milngavie. The first is “Dare to be Teacher”. It will be led by Wendy Stewart, aims to encourage experienced players who might be considering teaching.. The second course “Carry on […]
This post was originally published here Help Musicians UK (HMUK) increases its investment in musicians’ careers as the charity launches its new Help Musicians Develop funds today. Help Musicians Develop stems from reviews of the Career Development Bursary (CDB) scheme, which from 2015-2017 has funded 113 artists by investing in innovation across artistic practice. From […]
This post was originally published hereMusicians/composers/lyricists/artists wanted for brand new musical combining Scottish folk with Eastern/Asian influences. Anyone familiar with Eastern compositions highly sought. We are currently seeking collaborators for a brand new musical that will tell stories of refugees living in Scotland. The score will blend music from two cultures so we are seeking […]
This post was originally published hereThis week long course ends with the opportunity for chorus members of all voice types and all levels of experience to be involved in an unique production of the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart. We are running a week long course which offers a unique opportunity to learn from […]
This post was originally published hereRhythm Machine is a nightclub which is founded on the idea that a city’s music & contemporary art scenes should be intrinsically linked. Each month we commission artists to present work in the space. Rhythm Machine is a nightclub which is founded on the idea that a city’s music & […]
Radiophrenia announce an open call for sound and transmission artworks for their upcoming broadcasts in November 2017.
This post was originally published hereRadiophrenia announce an open call for sound and transmission artworks for their upcoming broadcasts in November 2017. Radiophrenia is an artist run FM radio station broadcasting in Glasgow and online. We are seeking soundscapes, spoken word pieces, radio experiments, found sound, innovative approaches to drama and documentary, and radical and […]
This post was originally published hereThursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018 Call for Papers & Participation We are very pleased to announce that the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Celtic Connections and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music have joined forces to host a three-day conference during Celtic Connections 2018, the annual winter festival of folk, […]
This post was originally published hereThe International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University wishes to appoint a 0.6 FTE Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music on a permanent contract to make a significant contribution to our collective research and teaching. This is an open, international search, and we are interested in appointing someone […]
This post was originally published hereTo celebrate the launch of STV2 broadcasting from our Ayr Campus, UWS Creative Media Academy’s exciting new Summer School offers you the chance to develop your creative and production skills in the TV studios and newsroom in our £81 million Ayr Campus. Covering aspects of digital news gathering, mobile journalism, […]