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Event Calendar 2017 - look out for the 2018 edition ready mid January!

The 2017 TMSA Event Calendar contains dates and information of various traditional music festivals, events and folk clubs across Scotland in 2017 and into early 2018.

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.

The 2018 Event Calendar - is currently in the process of being compiled and finalised for print. We expect to have it up online by mid January at the latest and available from the first weekend at Celtic Connections from the Glasgow Folk-Music Workshop Stall plus through other distribution points.


Forthcoming Events


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

TMSA Young Trad Tour & CDs

The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists making up the TMSA Young Trad Tour 2017 group have been working hard in the studio and then set out on the road to visit their home locations around Scotland, starting with concerts at the Isle of Jura Festival (23 September), Glenfarg Folk Club (9 October) and Celtic Connections (3 February 2018).

The 2017 group comprises Charlie Stewart from Perthshire, winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition at Celtic Connections joined by finalists: Ella Munro, Scots song (Skye);  Dougie McCance, bagpipes (Glasgow); Kim Carnie, Gaelic song (Oban); Iona Fyfe, Scots song (Huntly); Grant McFarlane, accordion (Paisley) and Mohsen Amini (2016 winner). Click here to go to details of dates, venues and how to book your tickets! Their CD should be available around mid-late December. (Photo: Alanna Cole-Baker)

The 2016 group formed the basis of the TMSA Young Trad Tour playing at the Lorient Interceltique Festival in August - consisting of 2016 winner Mohsen Amini (Glasgow) concertina with Hannah MacRae (Lochaber) fiddle; Jessica Burton (Orkney) clarsach; Murray Willis (Lismore) accordion; 2015 winner, singer, Claire Hastings and Seamus O'Baoighill (Pipes/Fiddle) also from the 2015 Tour. (Image by A.Pinard)

The TMSA Young Trad Tour project is supported by Creative Scotland. Visit our shop to buy previous Tours' CD and help support this project to continue.

'101 Scottish Songs/Wee Red Book'

Another Celtic Connections Concert based around the '101 Scottish Songs' or 'Wee Red Book' is being organised for Friday 2 February 2018, at St Andrews in the Square - tickets available at

Can't wait that long? Why not purchase your copy of the DVD of the second Wee Red Book or Norman Buchan’s ‘101 Scottish Songs’ Concert in association with Collins & Celtic Connections, filmed on Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm, at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow - featuring another array of Scotland’s finest singers bringing the songs to life.

You can also get the recording of the first Celtic Connections Launch concert from 2016, 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.

Both 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. We are looking forward to a possible third concert!

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