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Event Calendar 2016

Dates and information of various traditional music festivals, events and folk clubs across Scotland in 2016 and into early 2017. The Calendar includes information about groups and venues that provide or support opportunities to learn/take part in traditional music and song on a regular basis.


Forthcoming Events

101 Scottish Songs/'The Wee Red Book'

101 Scottish Songs, the influential songbook commonly known as the ‘Wee Bed Book’ is republished for the first time in over 40 years to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) in association with Collins, with launch concert as part of Celtic Connections 2016. The TMSA is also in the process of creating an online resource attached to this website, to complement the book, including links to recordings of songs so you can learn them by ear.

TMSA Young Trad Tour & CDs

The TMSA Young Trad Tour 2015 Project will be going ahead thanks to support from Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust. First event will be a concert at Celtic Connections with Ceol Mor - Aberdeen International Youth Festival's trad big band. The TMSA Young Trad Tour 2015 comprises of the finalists from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015 competition - fiddlers Ryan Young, Seamus O’Baoighill and Gemma Donald, Gaelic singer Ainsley Hamill, clarsach player Heather Downie and winner, Claire Hastings, plus Robyn Stapleton, who won in 2014. Visit our shop to buy previous Tours' CD and help support this project to continue. Also keep an eye on our What's On page for Tour details in Spring 2016! (Photo: the results - BBC Radio Scotland)

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.