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 finalists of Battle of the Folk Bands 2017 have been announced. They are: HECLAIona Fyfe BandTradosaurusTRIPDOSCA This is the first Battle of The Folk Bands ran by Hands Up for Trad based on the similar folk band competitions of the 1970-90s in Edinburgh and elsewhere. Each band will perform […]
This post was originally published hereWe are a registered charity managed by unpaid volunteers. “The Bohemians” are a talented group who have presented some excellent productions of popular musicals to appreciative capacity audiences for the past few years. A Director who has experience and the drive to ensure the standard of this Company is maintained […]
This post was originally published hereRunning from April 2017 – March 2020, the CashBack for Creativity programme is administered by Creative Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme, which redistributes the proceeds of crime to benefit young people. Creative Scotland has been awarded a total of £2.6m to deliver Phase 4 […]
This post was originally published hereA gathering from across the artistic community to discuss work and inspire each other, find future collaborations and form new friendships, and discover the latest opportunities and resources with informative talks from special guest speakers, in a creative space on the evening of the third Tuesday of each month. Below […]
This post was originally published hereBolt FM is a radio station for young people, by young people. Based in the communities of North-East Glasgow we have been actively training and broadcasting young people for over 16 years and are excited to announce our annual March FM broadcast. Over 10 days, from the 8th to the […]
This post was originally published hereThe aim of this course (cost £85) is to support creative individuals through the process of applying for funding for their ideas step by step. This course is a condensed version of the three-week workshop course that cover the following areas: Introduction to Funding, developing your idea into a project. […]
This post was originally published hereThe Scottish Poetry Library is seeking a motivated individual to support the Director across the full range of responsibilities including deputising for the Director in his absence and undertaking specific tasks/ projects allocated by the Director. This role will ensure that strategic activities, including the completion of external funding applications […]
This post was originally published hereBeyond Borders is a funding scheme which allows organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland to collaborate on music-led projects. Projects can include repeat performances of music written in the past five years, new commissions, touring and recordings. Funding of up to £15,000 per project is available. The deadline […]
This post was originally published hereScotland’s leading creative industries conference and showcase is looking for the next generation of filmmakers, writers and musicians to showcase their work in front of industry insiders in Inverness this coming June. The submission window to showcase at this year’s XpoNorth opens today (Wednesday 25th January) and closes on Saturday […]
This post was originally published hereOpen Space is Bespoke support for innovative and ambitious emerging artists and ensembles for up to three years. Through a series of artist-led residencies, the scheme offers the flexibility to explore and create new works, try out new collaborations and experiment with new ways of working, away from the pressures […]