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Merlin Academy Of Trad Music are the eleventh recipients of Hands Up for Trad’s Business Limelight Award. The “Limelight’s” are a monthly initiative (launched in October 2012) that recognises the outstanding contributions made by businesses and organisations who contribute, shape and influence the arts and cultural sector in Scotland today. Merlin Academy Of Trad Music supply top quality [...]

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The title of this performance, A Scrapbook of Song & Stories, is inspired by how I put together a set list, and the stories that surround the words and melodies. I realised that, when I was thinking of ways to introduce the songs, each one had a story, and every story has more stories, and [...]

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ScotlandsMusic – Taigh na Teud are the tenth recipients of Hands Up for Trad’s Business Limelight Award. The “Limelight’s” are a monthly initiative (launched in October 2012) that recognises the outstanding contributions made by businesses and organisations who contribute, shape and influence the arts and cultural sector in Scotland today. ScotlandsMusic and Taigh na Teud have [...]

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It’s been another great year for Scottish Traditional music and the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. More musicians are performing around the world than ever and talent is soaring amongst the musicians entering the profession. We are very glad to announce the latest batch of semi-finalists entering the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional [...]

Sitting outside with dinner, I realised that we hadn’t been out ten minutes and the food was already cold on the plates.  As I shot a frost-bitten pea at my wife across the table, I knew it was time to accept that Autumn was on the way. Thankfully Scotland still has a few tricks up [...]

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In 2006 Hands Up for Trad announced the David Roberts Memorial Plate in memory of David Roberts, an early supporter of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. The Award celebrates young traditional musicians in the Lanarkshire area who are doing really well and making a name for themselves. In 2013 we are very [...]

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Uncovering Scotland’s Global Legacy: Friday 18 – Sunday 27 October 2013 Download the Brochure The Scottish International Storytelling Festival represents the best in Scotland’s culture internationally. The 2013 programme Once Upon a Journey, launched today (Friday 6 September) by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, is inspired by travellers, explorers, nomads, [...]

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On 5th September 2013 Frank McArdle was intervied by Bruce MacGregor on Travelling Folk. Listen to it below. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Posterous Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell [...]

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Dear Everyone It’s been a long hot summer full of many wonderful things, and this Autumn brings, we hope, many more. To save you from total pleasure overload, we’re releasing all the information about our Autumn 2013 season in bite-size chunks. Remember “Fun Size” Mars Bars? This is the programme-announcement strategy equivalent of lots and lots [...]

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The Reel Coffeehouse and Bar are the tenth recipients of Hands Up for Trad’s Business Limelight Award. The “Limelight’s” are a monthly initiative (launched in October 2012) that recognises the outstanding contributions made by businesses and organisations who contribute, shape and influence the arts and cultural sector in Scotland today. The Reel provides an amazing resource [...]

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