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 International Showcase Fund offers vital support for artists and bands based in England and Scotland who have been invited to play an international music showcasing festival or conference. The International Showcase Fund offers vital support for artists and bands based in England and Scotland who have been invited to […]
This post was originally published hereThe Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund is now open for applications. D&G Regional Arts Fund now open The purpose of the Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund is to increase the volume and impact of high quality arts projects for the public and economic benefit of the region. With […]
This post was originally published here“What a Story a Pair of Boots Could Tell” We are delighted to offer a unique and exciting opportunity for traditional musicians at intermediate to advanced level to work with award winning highland fiddler, composer and gifted tutor Adam Sutherland. Adam is the charismatic lead on a new project, based […]
This post was originally published hereHelp Musicians Scotland are coming to Orkney at to speak with musicians and those working in the sector. Letting them know what funding and support we have for them. Time: 15:00 – 17:00 Location: The Old Library 8 Laing Street Kirkwall KW15 1NW Help Musicians Scotland is touring all of the […]
This post was originally published hereAnyone? Dan Smith, Music Business BA student at Perth College UHI is looking to make a documentary about a singer songwriter or small band touring the rural Highlands for the first time and what it means for both the venues and acts. If you are planning a tour some time […]
This post was originally published hereThis fund support individuals, organisations and networks to undertake strategic action or training that will strengthen the youth music sector in Scotland for the benefit of young people. The Youth Music Initiative’s Strengthening Youth Music fund aims to support individuals, organisations and networks to undertake strategic action or training that […]
This post was originally published hereDrake Music Scotland, are Scotland’s leading organisation providing music education opportunities to disabled musicians. Alternative notation system, Figurenotes is core in their education work. Drake Music Scotland are the nation’s leading organisation providing music education opportunities to disabled musicians of all ages. A key part of the Drake Music Scotland […]
This post was originally published hereCooper Gallery are seeking suggestions for a deep listening event, showcasing experimental and little heard sounds that break the boundaries of music, art and noise. Spinning off from Bow Gamelan Ensemble’s exhibition Great Noises that Fill the Air, Cooper Gallery will be opening its ears for a listening session of […]
This post was originally published hereIn case you haven’t heard Fiona Dalgetty (Chief Executive of Fèis Rois) yet on Woman’s Hour here she is! Fiona Dalgetty is number 35 on the list for her passionate efforts to keep a genre of music thriving: As Chief Executive of Fèis Rois she helps provide people across Scotland […]
This post was originally published hereI thought you might find RollingStone article interesting! Why is the streaming giant getting into podcasting, and what does it mean for the record business? They say if you want the truth, follow the money. So if you want the truth behind the truth, you should probably follow the world’s […]