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 hereHelp Musicians UK are recruiting a Scotland Regional Manager to lead our regional office in Glasgow. The position will be responsible for the delivery, administration and fundraising of Help Musicians Scotland. The deadline is Friday 23 March 2018 at 17:30. Salary: £35,000 Full-time, permanent Location: Glasgow The charity is looking […]
This post was originally published herePRS Foundation’s International Keychange initiative gathers politicians, artists and the music industry at the Canadian High Commission this evening to celebrate a milestone moment on the journey to decreasing the gender gap in music. In a pioneering move, 45 international music industry conferences and festivals including four leading Canadian events have made a pledge […]
This post was originally published hereI got this from the fantastic Help Musicians UK Newsletter. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund (deadline 30 March) PRS Foundation The Composers Fund (deadline 8 May) Momentum Music Fund (deadline 29 May) Open Fund for Music Creators (deadline 11 June) International Showcase Fund (continuous programme) Sign up to their […]
This post was originally published hereJust saw this on 9to5Mac.com. After opening the platform to a few thousand artists earlier this year, Apple is further expanding beta testing of its ‘Apple Music for Artists’ dashboard, the company announced via a tweet. Apple describe it as “everything you need to understand your music’s impact across Apple […]
This post was originally published hereWe had a great Twitter chat on Thursday 8th March on International Women’s Day. Below is a quick summary of some of the chat but please visit Twitter and the hashtag #womenintrad for the complete discussion. Rachel Newton @rachel_newton_ It’s not just #womenintrad that need to address these issues it’s […]
This post was originally published hereScotland is very fortunate in the depth and strength of its traditional musicians. At any given time, there are several generations working in the music sector and as the workforce naturally changes through time, older musicians have different priorities to their younger colleagues. In a new feature for Hands Up […]
This post was originally published hereHands Up for Trad are very pleased to announce our top 20 tunes submitted to MusicHub in 2016. Simon Thoumire has played through all the tunes submitted and chosen his favourite 20. The list shows off the amazing level of contemporary composition by Scottish composers and showcases what is possible […]
This post was originally published hereDrake Music Scotland is seeking an experienced and highly organised Administrator to join our committed and hard working team, to coordinate office and administrative systems, coordinate our MusicSPACE programme and take responsibility for the smooth day to day running of the organisation. Drake Music Scotland is an arts organisation with […]
This post was originally published hereFestivals seem to flourish, CDs still pour from the pressing plants, musicians are fizzing with ideas and skill. All seems to be well in the trad scene today, but what is the reality for musicians, promoters and venues? Are there enough gigs? Has the folk club had its day? What […]
This post was originally published hereThe Fenton Arts Trust was founded in 1986 by Shu-Yao Fenton in memory of her husband Colin, a collector of antiques and pictures and a dedicated supporter of the arts. Following her death in 2000 the substantial part of her estate passed to the Trust. This generous gift provided the […]