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 hereCheck out this light-hearted but informative series presented by award-winning musician Kuljit Bhamra. Learn about styles, genres, instruments and musical techniques. Also explore traditional and modern approaches. Demystifying Indian Music Kuljit Bhamra is one of the most inspiring and influential musicians, composers and record producers on the British Asian music […]
This post was originally published hereThe Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers a Masters learning and teaching programme for individuals who work in an educational context within the Gaelic Arts. The MA Learning and Teaching (Gaelic Arts) programme is delivered part-time over three years, and through online and blended learning, allowing you to fit your studies […]
This post was originally published hereThe Musicians’ Union (MU) has teamed up with Glasgow based electronic artist Nightwave to offer MU members an opportunity not to be missed – an introduction to using Ableton. Ableton is music production software which allows the user to take their musical ideas, turn them into finished songs, and even […]
This post was originally published hereAn opportunity for Harp teachers, although teachers from other instruments I’m sure would benefit from this free session! Following the success of The Clarsach Society’s “Dare to be a Teacher” scheme to encourage new teachers of the small harp, we invite experienced teachers, new teachers and those considering becoming teachers […]
This post was originally published hereThe annual Distil Showcase returns featuring compositions by some of Scotland’s leading traditional composers. The project, run by Hands up for Trad, has acted as a catalyst for many to develop their compositional skills over the eleven years it has been running. Watch the show live online. Once again the […]
This post was originally published hereThe Distil Showcase will return again to the Tolbooth in Stirling on Friday 31st March 2017 at 8pm. The concert showcases the new and exciting music of traditional music composers. We are very lucky to have Mr McFall’s Chamber as our resident house band once again. You can buy tickets […]
This post was originally published hereWith Creative Europe reaching its mid-point in 2017, the European Commission has launched an open consultation as part of the mid-term evaluation of the programme. The evaluation helps adjust priorities for the remaining years of the current programme but more importantly, it also helps define priorities for its successor, post […]
This post was originally published hereA total of £364,000 is available between April 2017 and March 2019, through the new capacity grants scheme, available through four different types of fund. £182,000 will be available in year one (April 2017 to March 2018): EXCEL FUND This fund aims to support individuals or groups to develop skills, […]
This post was originally published hereHelp Musicians have marvelous opportunities and information for musicians. Click on the links below to apply for funding. Deadlines are in brackets. Help Musicians UK Emerging Artist Fund Round 2 (31 March)Katherine McGillivray’s Get A Life Fund (24 March)Agar Trust (26 March) PRS for Music Foundation Open Fund (8 May) […]
This post was originally published hereAre you passionate about the media? Are you enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and eager to get started in the exciting career you’ve always wanted? Then BBC Scotland want to hear from you! The BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the media industry. BBC Scotland […]