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Event Calendar 2019

The 2019 TMSA Event Calendar contains dates and information of various traditional music festivals, events and folk clubs across Scotland in 2018 and into early 2020.

It also includes information about groups and venues that provide or support opportunities to learn/take part in traditional music and song on a regular basis.

It is available from various locations across the UK and events around Scotland. Click on the image above to download it as a pdf.



Forthcoming Events


For Folk Clubs visit our What's On Page for details!

TMSA Young Trad Tour & CDs

The latest TMSA Young Trad Tour Tour is taking place 6-11 August with concerts in Ullapool, Croy (Inverness), Keith, Linlithgow and Allandale (North East England). Click here for details of the venues & how to book!

The group consists of West Lothian singer, Hannah Rarity, the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 with finalists Rory Matheson - piano (Drumbeg), Amy Papinransky - voice (Keith), David Shedden - bagpipes (Glasgow), Luc McNally - guitar & voice (Dipton) joined by 2017 winner, Charlie Stewart - fiddle (Perthshire). Ali Levack - whistles/pipes (Maryburgh) is not able to make the tour but does appear on the CD that has been recorded and will be available at the gigs and online. (Photo: Bleu Hope)

The TMSA Young Trad Tour project is supported by Creative Scotland. The 2019 TYTT is currently scheduled for late Autumn/Winter. Visit our shop to buy this years' and previous Tours' CD and help support this project to continue.

Join our young musicians and singers running sessions across Scotland!

Over this next few months or so we have sessions running that you can join in places such as Glasgow and Inverness. Each session will be lead by a small group of young musicians and all are welcome to attend. Check out for details.

Funded by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, musicians receive payment to host sessions as well as a bursary to participate in training with leading musicians in the field. There's still one 10 session programme place available on the TMSA project to support young musicians and singers across Scotland (aged 18-26) to run traditional music sessions in their area. Apply as soon as possible through the dedicated project website We are happy to hear from any venues or groups that would like to support a trio of young people in a local session programme as well.

The TMSA at Celtic Connections 2019

Missed this concert or want to experience it all over again? You can by watching the livestreams at!

We brought together members of the TMSA Young Trad Tour 2018 group along with previous BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year winners Charlie Stewart and Paddy Callaghan plus Graham Mackenzie for the first half of this concert at Celtic Connections.

The second half was the launch of 'The Little Book of Scottish Folk Songs' - the result of a second collaboration between the TMSA and the publishers, Collins, to bring back useful resources for singers into print. This is a revision of 'The Scottish FolkSinger' originally created by Norman Buchan and Peter Hall. Celebrating the launch onstage will be Anne Neilson as compere, with Tom Spiers, Sheena Wellington and Robyn Stapleton (another previous BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year winner).

Check out the Collins Classified Listing advert in the latest TMSA Event Calendar to see how you can get 30% of the new publication!


'101 Scottish Songs/Wee Red Book'

Also available from the TMSA Shop are the DVD recordings of the 3 Celtic Connections Concert based around the Norman Buchan’s '101 Scottish Songs' or 'Wee Red Book' in association with Collins.

You can purchase the DVDs - featuring many of Scotland’s finest singers bringing the songs to life - from the TMSA shop at the same time - buy here. The shop page also has a link you can follow if you want to get a copy of the book from the publishers.

These 3 events were filmed by Gill and Stuart Duncan of Red Barn Studios whose skill, expertise and extremely good ears ensured that these DVDs will be something to treasure. Thanks to all that helped with its making.

Make a donation to the TMSA!

Help us in our work to support traditional music making in communities around Scotland by making a donation through the link below.