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Event Calendar 2018

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

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 the Glasgow Folk-Music Workshop Stall at Celtic Connections plus through other distribution points at the festival and throughout Scotland.


Forthcoming Events


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

TMSA Young Trad Tour & CDs

Congratulations to West Lothian singer, Hannah Rarity, taking the title of The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 and the TMSA quaich at Celtic Connections. Other finalists were Ali Levack - whistles/pipes (Maryburgh), Rory Matheson - piano (Drumbeg), Amy Papinransky - voice (Keith), David Shedden - bagpipes (Glasgow). Unfortunately Luc McNally had an accident a couple of days before the day preventing him taking part but he will be part of the 2018 Tour later this year. (Photo: Alan Peebles/BBC Radio Scotland)

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). The 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). Due to availability, we are expecting the rest of the Tour dates to take place May-June - we will update the information about dates, venues and how to book your tickets as it is finalised here. Their CD is available now from the TMSA shop. (Photo: Alanna Cole-Baker)

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' took place on Friday 2 February 2018, at St Andrews in the Square.

While you wait for the recording of the concert to be out on DVD why not purchase your copy of the DVDs of the first and second 'Wee Red Book' or Norman Buchan’s ‘101 Scottish Songs’ Concert in association with Collins & Celtic Connections, filmed at previous Celtic Connections Festivals - 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.

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 the third concert DVD!

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.