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 hereFèisean nan Gàidheal teams up with Thorntons Investments to offer a new commission to a young musician to be performed at the Blas Festival .An organisation that promotes traditional arts across Scotland has teamed up with Thorntons Investments to provide a great opportunity for a young musician to compose new […]
This post was originally published hereIn September 2018 (10 September – 30 September 2018), and with continued support from The Fenton Arts Trust, Cove Park will award four residencies for early-career artists specialising in visual arts (with a focus upon painting or sculpture), literature, crafts/design and music/composition. These funded three-week residencies will run in parallel […]
This post was originally published hereThe Young Films Foundation, sister organisation to Scotland’s leading independent film development and production company Young Films, is pleased to announce its first Skye residency programme from Saturday 19th to Friday 25th May. Among the many familiar names visiting Skye to support this exciting new professional development programme is celebrated […]
This post was originally published hereSelf funded residency opportunities to stay at The Booth, Shetland over 2019. This opportunity is open to artists and makers working across a variety of art forms. The Booth is a small bothy situated on the harbour front in Scalloway, Shetland with stunning views. The building consists of a combined […]
This post was originally published here Young musicians will have the opportunity to grow a programme of traditional music sessions in their local area. The Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) is looking for groups of three individuals (aged 18-26) who can organise, promote and lead sessions between August-December 2018 in a local […]
This post was originally published hereImpact Arts are looking for music, performance, visual art and digital art tutors to work across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire and Renfrewshire this summer! Impact Arts are looking for the following tutors to work on our Cashback to the Future summer project: 2x Music Tutors (Edinburgh/Renfrewshire); 1x Performance Tutor (Renfrewshire); 3x […]
This post was originally published hereApplications now open for performers (theatre / music / dance / childrens theatre) to showcase at our Annual Gathering for rural promoters across the Highlands & Islands. The Touring Network supports, represents and connects a vibrant community of independent promoters and performers who present high-quality live performance across the Highlands […]
This post was originally published herePurpose: To support the Honorary Secretary and existing Lead Administrator in achieving the aims and objectives of The Clarsach Society and Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Location: Edinburgh Salary: £13,500 Hours: 22 hours per week – flexible working will be considered The Clarsach Society’s aim is to promote, encourage and develop […]
This post was originally published hereThe Renfrewshire Community Gospel Choir was formed 3 years ago by the Diane Mitchell Music School and is now a constituted body in its own right. The choir currently has around 30 members who meet weekly on a Tuesday evening in Paisley between 7pm and 9pm. The choir is inclusive, […]
This post was originally published hereA highly motivated and experienced violin teacher is required to teach around 2 days per week from September 2018. St Mary’s Music School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced violin teacher. Teaching mainly First-Study pupils throughout the school from P5 to S6 (ages 9-19), the successful candidate […]