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.
Visit our dedicated Distil website for all the latest news. http://www.distil.org.uk
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Nordic Music Days Open Call
Nordic Music Days is a festival presenting Nordic contemporary music and sound. The next edition of Nordic Music Days takes place in Glasgow from 30 October to 3 November 2024. The festival is a collaboration between Scotland and the Nordics, with the ambition to build long-lasting, sustainable partnerships between musical organisations, communities and creative individuals. […]
Development opportunity for composers
This development opportunity for emerging Scottish-based composers is a collaboration between sound and Con Anima. sound is a new music incubator based in North East Scotland, initially set up to give local audiences access to new music. It is now renowned in and beyond Scotland for producing and promoting high-quality work, for its support to […]
Thirteen North Mentorship Scheme: Womxn in Live Acoustic Sound
Work alongside an experienced live sound engineer for Thirteen North’s first live performance June 20232 days including Thurs 29th June Glasgow [Open to applicants in Scotland] The Thirteen North Womxn in Live Acoustic Sound mentorship scheme aims to challenge the vast gender imbalance among sound engineers in our industry. Recent stats indicate that women or non-binary people make up […]
NYPBS – Emerging Composers 2023 – APPLY NOW!
Emerging Composers is a fantastic professional development opportunity offering paid commissions for emerging composers creating exciting repertoire from new perspectives for Pipe Band. Now in our third year of the programme, Emerging Composers offers paid commissions to write for Scotland’s only concert Pipe Band. We are calling for emerging composers aged 18-25 (or up to […]
Kickstarter Forward Funds
Creative Scotland has set up a £50,000 fund with backing from The National Lottery, as part of the Forward Funds program to support Scotland-based creators running Kickstarter projects. Apply now… Creative Scotland has set up a £50,000 fund with backing from The National Lottery to support Scotland-based creators running Kickstarter projects. The Forward Fund will […]
Edinburgh TradFest Workshops 5 – 7th May
Storytelling Science & Nature: Workshop with Susan Strauss Friday, May 5, 2023 1:30 PM 4:30 PM Scottish Storytelling Centre (map) How to draw from the power of myth and nature to enhance your telling VIEW EVENT → CAJUN AND APPALACHIAN MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH DIRK AND AMELIA POWELL Saturday, May 6, 2023 1:00 PM 2:30 PM Traverse Theatre (map) Unique […]
#WorldPlayAStrathspeyDay is back in 2023 on 6th May! It’s a day when people round the world – record, video and upload themselves playing a strathspey to social media with the hashtag #WorldPlayAStrathspeyDay! This year there is a theme! We are asking people to record strathspeys written for Lords / Ladies / Queens AND Kings. There are […]
Mindfulness for people who create stuff
A weekly (pay-as-you-feel) mindfulness practise/workshop for creatives in Glasgow EVERY MONDAY MORNING 10-11am Mindfulness for people who create stuff is a WEEKLY workshop for creatives to practise and learn mindfulness with guidance from a teacher. Sessions will explore different ways of practising mindfulness and ways of integrating mindfulness into our work. Using mindfulness as our […]
Step Into the Arts – a new youth-led fund from Youth Scotland
Step into the Arts provides support for young people to get involved in the arts, especially young people who might not usually be able to access them. £65,000 is available to young people aged 5 – 25 from across Scotland who are taking their “first steps” or “next steps” into the arts. Applications will also […]
Catriona Price’s Streaming Pack
Catriona Price made a great streaming pack for her new CD Hert. It’s a brilliant way to sell a download code at your gigs. Here’s a video on Instagram. Below she has worn Ally all the constituent parts of the pack. Streaming Pack: How to ENVELOPE Spec: 130×130 120gsm Peel & Seal Envelopes Ordered from: www.worldofenvelopes.com […]