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 hereWhat is the Artist’s Attachment? The Magnetic North Artist’s Attachment is a major new paid development opportunity for Scottish-based artists with a significant track record from any art form. It is funded by Creative Scotland and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The selected artist will be attached to Magnetic North for […]
This post was originally published hereHave you ever noticed lots of companies offering free 10 day courses on how to do things – learn the guitar, learn Facebook marketing etc? When you click on the link they ask for your email address and then the emails start arriving – sometime every day, often every few […]
This post was originally published hereCapital XTRA’s Music Potential helps young people aged 18-25 who are not in employment, education or training to improve skills, develop talent and enhance their employability prospects. What Is Music Potential? If you have a passion for radio, aspire to be a performer, like creating your own music or are […]
This post was originally published hereThe Dewar Arts Awards were set up by the then Scottish Executive in 2002 as a fitting memorial to Scotland’s first First Minister, Donald Dewar. We disburse the income from a trust fund to support talented young artists in Scotland, who do not have the financial means to pursue their […]
This post was originally published hereThe Killin Music Festival is giving two emerging acts the opportunity to perform at the 2018 festival on the main stage. You will also win an automatic entry into the Danny Kyle Awards at Celtic Connections! If you would like to enter then simply fill out the form at http://www.killinmusicfestival.com/#openst […]
This post was originally published hereThis is a great resource from Help Musicians. In their own words “There’s funding out there but it takes some tracking down – here’s a quick way to find opportunities relevant to you.” Click on the link below to find out more https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/funding-wizard This post was originally published on our Distil website.
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. Our aim is to highlight the trad recording industry and to showcase the large amount of albums that are released each year in the trad/folk music […]
This post was originally published hereCelebrating 5 years of Women Make Music To celebrate 5 years of Women Make Music, we hosted a party at Imogen Heap’s house this week. Gemma Cairney chaired an inspiring discussion with Carleen Anderson, Imogen Heap and Let’s Eat Grandma, and guests were treated to performances from ESKA, Emily Barker, […]
This post was originally published hereThe Clarsach Society’s aim is to promote, encourage and develop the playing of the clarsach, nationally and internationally, through tuition, performance and publication. The Society’s primary activities include a harp hire scheme for its members, the sale of music folios and the organisation of its premier event, the annual Edinburgh […]
This post was originally published hereGlasgow Life is the charity responsible for inspiring Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning. Closes: Sunday, 14th May 2017 At Glasgow Life we believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens of and visitors to […]