Hands Up for Trad are very pleased to announce the two brand new clubs taking part in our Scotland Live projects. Scotland Live is a project to encourage new promotors to put on gigs in Scotland. Each club gets £1600 over a year to help get them started. The clubs are:
Sundown Song Nights (Glasgow).
Run by singer Josie Duncan this will be an intimate cabaret seated event with well known folk singers headlining in small bands. It will be hosted at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow. Josie hosts a successful monthly song session at Dukes Bar, Old Dumbarton Road and through this she has a relationship with many of Glasgow’s folk singers who she knows will turnout for her song nights.
MacGregor’s Folk Club (Inverness)
Bruce MacGregor (Blazin’ Fiddles, Northern Roots Festival) is establishing a regular folk club in Inverness. They are aiming to build a membership to support a yearly festival with a mix of established acts and up-and-coming artists. The club is aiming to promote smaller acts in MacGregor’s Bar (113 Academy Street Inverness).
If you would like to start a club please consider entering Scotland Live Awards 2019.
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