February 7, 2011
The Traditional Music Forum, Scotlandís network of traditional music organisations, hosts† Trad Talk, its first conference to discuss and debate key issues for our community on March 26.
Speakers include Gary West (School of Scottish Studies), Jennie MacFie (PAN), Jo Miller (Riverside Music Group), Stan Reeves (Adult Learning Project), Kenny Beaton (Tobar an Dualchais/ Kist o Riches), Prof. Alistair McLeery (Napier University), †Sandy Watson (ISLE Music), Barclay Price (Arts and Business), John Morran (TMSA) introducing topics on festivals, touring and venues, community music, cultural memory, and fundraising.† There will also be a special presentation from digital media experts, Inner Ear on digital marketing for trad music.
This will be an essential event on the trad music calendar!† Sign up now at http://tradtalk.eventbrite.com
When: March 26, 2011,10am to 6.30 pm.
Where: Hannah McLure Centre, University of Abertay, Bell St, Dundee
Cost: £30 (booking here)
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May 11 - May Festival: Day Of Song
A DAY OF SONG
'A Day of Song' aims to raise the profile of contemporary traditional singing as an art form and to raise awareness of the rich resources available to today's singers of the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, gathered here in the North-East of Scotland between 1904 and 1914.
We aim to create a celebration and encourage young singers, and those new to the art, to see the potential for artistic development and new interpretations of this repertoire.
For bookings, visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/events/2502/
You can pay on the door - no problem!
(There are some free tickets for AU students and staff - email firstname.lastname@example.org)
We hope you can join us for our Day of Song at the Elphinstone Institute, MacRobert Building King's College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA
10:30-11:15 The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, with Katherine Campbell
11:30-12:30 Language and the Land - North-East Scots in Song, with Frieda Morrison, with Aileen Carr and Scott Gardiner
Singing the Greig-Duncan: Learning Songs from the Collections, with Jo Miller
Ensemble Singing, with Christine Kydd
Local Songs for Local Singers, with Arthur Watson
Songwriting using Scots, with Bob Knight
7:00-10:00 Evening Concert
With Frieda Morrison (compere) with Sarah Beattie, Christine Kydd, Janice Reavell, Scott Gardiner, Aileen Carr, and Elizabeth Stewart
For more information and bookings, visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/events/2502/