Scotland Sings is Hands Up for Trad’s project, designed to bring new participants and audiences together through singing. Scotland Sings was launched in Autumn 2012 with over 60 separate events taking place across Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s 2012 Winter Festival celebrations. We had over 3000 participants taking part from Stranraer to Lerwick.
Scotland Sings exists to encourage people to sing. Singing is so good for you and it makes you smile, with well documented health and social benefits gained from participating in regular singing activities. We are coordinating further singing projects in 2014 across Scotland and with additional plans for Scotland Sings to go International over the next 18 months, inspiring new participants to get involved in existing community choirs whilst also providing the support required to start a new choir where none currently exists…all people need is a voice! If you don’t want to join a choir we want to encourage you to get out sing on your own or with a band – anyway goes!
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This post was originally published hereWe know from the great feedback we had after our Renewing the Tradition weekend that some of you would have liked the workshop to have lasted longer. Here’s a great opportunity to join three great workshop leaders for a long weekend of intensive harmony singing at Wiston Lodge, just 40 […]
This post was originally published hereWe can’t quite believe that this was almost a month ago. Very heart warming to read all your feedback and some good suggestions for our next round of workshops in November too – stay tuned! In the meantime here are some great photos taken by Ros Gasson for our Renewing […]
This post was originally published hereNòs Ùr is back! Hands Up for Trad in partnership with Creative Scotland have launched the 2017 Gaelic and Scots songwriting competition. Gaelic and Scot’s Song writers, singers and groups are invited to submit a new and original song in either language which will then be considered by an industry […]
This post was originally published hereWith an announcement coming soon on this year’s awards we are pleased to share news with you on a performance at the end of this month from Chorus Awards 2016 winners, The Edinburgh Singers. In the atmospheric setting of Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk, they will present a programme of a cappella […]
This post was originally published hereMUSICIANS CAN WIN £500 & TOP-CLASS TUITION WITH HANDS UP FOR TRAD COMPETITION After an incredibly successful debut year, Nòs Ùr is set to return giving Gaelic and Scot’s Song writers, singers and groups the chance to win £500 and one-on-one mentoring from established artists. ENTER HERE The Gaelic and […]
This post was originally published hereMore training opportunities: This time a series of 3 weekends in Autumn 2017 led by two of Scotland’s most experienced community choir leaders; designed to give you the tools and skills needed to develop yourself as a community choir leader or to bring more singing into your work. Dates are […]
This post was originally published hereNews just in from Sing For Pleasure which might be of interest to some of you who want to get the best from your choir in 2017 or who are relatively new to choral conducting and want to learn best practice in a stimulating, supportive environment. There are still a […]
This post was originally published hereScotland Sings’ popular singing weekends are back this February 2017 and this time we are extremely excited to be working with three great new songs written by Rab Noakes, Eric Bogle and Alyth McCormack. The sessions are in 5 different areas of Scotland. Check them out below and come along! Saturday 18th February […]
This post was originally published hereThe news gets better and better!! Maeve Mackinnon will be joining Rory Haye as Renewing the Tradition Workshop Leader in Taynuilt on Saturday 18th February. Alyth McCormack’s lovely waulking song “Latha dhomh ‘s mi falbh an àird” will be taught by Maeve with Rory leading on our new commissions from Eric […]
This post was originally published hereWe are pleased to be working with Traditional Art and Culture Scotland and The Scottish Storytelling Centre to deliver a series of workshops this year, the first of which takes place on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 1:30 to 3:30pm in the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Carols are an important part […]