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Latest news about events, training, briefings, opportunities, funding and more from Scotland.
Andante Chamber Choir raise £1440 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal
26 Jun 2015
When news reached the UK about the devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25 April, as a nation we donated generously to the relief effort. When John Stone, founder of Andante Chamber Choir, heard the shocking news he knew he wanted to do his bit to help, and so at the choir’s next Tuesday rehearsal plans were put in place to organise a fund-raising concert. It’s a cause with which the choir has a personal connection; two choir members had recently been trekking in Nepal and another had a partner who had been working there.
Member group DD8 win Epic Award for exceptional work with young people
23 Jun 2015
Music group DD8 has had its achievements celebrated at this year’s inspirational Epic Awards ceremony, which recognised the work of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. As well as runner up in the Scotland category, DD8 won a new award for exceptional work with young people.
Drake Music launches new Build-a-band project
14 May 2015
As Scotland’s leading charity creating musical opportunities for people with disabilities, Drake Music has always developed exceptional projects to enable people to get involved- and their latest is no exception. ‘Build-a-band’ will see 12 people learn to play specially developed musical instruments, culminating in a special Christmas community sharing event.
TradFest - showcasing Celtic arts in Edinburgh
16 Apr 2015
From 29 April to 10 May 2015 Edinburgh will play host to a feast of traditional music, song and storytelling in TradFest, the city’s annual showcase of traditional arts and culture. This exciting fortnight of performances boasts over eighty events and is spread across twenty six venues in Edinburgh. Whether you’ve never ventured into the rich world of traditional culture and folk arts, or are a seasoned expert, this is a world class festival that promises some inspiring performances.
How will you celebrate BBC Music Day?
16 Apr 2015
The BBC has announced the first ever BBC Music Day. Taking place on 5 June 2015, this dawn to dusk celebration aims to bring people together across generations and communities through their love of music.