TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

Membership Application Form

It is now possible to apply, and pay, for TMSA membership online, via Paypal (on an annual basis) or by setting up a Direct Debit (see links on the right)

We accept most major credit/debit cards and payment takes place on a secure SSL server, protecting your information. Please click on this link if you wish to apply online: Apply Online

If you wish to print out and post your membership application to the TMSA with your payment, you can download a pdf of the membership application here



Under the Government’s Gift Aid scheme, the TMSA can reclaim tax on donations by UK taxpayers. This means that, if you pay tax in the UK, your gift to us (and your subscriptions) can increase by a quarter – at no extra cost to you.

For example: If you give £20, Gift Aid will add £5.00, giving a total of £25.00.

Click here to download/print a Gift Aid form in .pdf format.

Using Members Benefits

If you are visiting a shop or event, please show your valid membership card to prove eligibility. If ordering by phone or internet, please quote your TMSA membership number. To take advantage of the Arnold Clark and Donald Robertson Insurance benefits, please contact TMSA National Office in the first instance.

Direct Debit Membership Links

Set up a direct debit membership payment from your bank account. (You can still pay by debit or credit card using Paypal button at the bottom of the Apply Online page).

Once you've filled in your online membership application or informed the TMSA office you are renewing, click on the relevant links below to set up your new direct debit instruction through the GoCardless system...

Annual subscriptions

Monthly subscriptions

Why Join?

Since its foundation in 1966, The Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) has helped to foster and promote Scotland's unique musical traditions. The TMSA encourages both widespread popular participation and individual artistic excellence through a national network of festivals, ceilidhs, concerts and informal sessions, workshops for children and adults, archive projects, and national and local lobbying for resources to support the development of Scottish traditional music.

The TMSA is a membership organisation and anyone can join. Our members include music enthusiasts, festival fans, amateur and professional performers, tutors, event organisers, academics and entire families.

In return for a small annual fee, members receive:

  • a quarterly newsletter packed with information;
  • an annual festival calendar of traditional music events across Scotland;
  • discounts at TMSA events and from major specialist traditional music retailers (see opposite - members benefits)
  • access to a network of individuals with similar interests;
  • a vote at our Annual General Meeting, which determines national policy;