Events


Tolbooth Shindig
Project SMOK

Thurs 1st Apr 2021, 7pm
Event link: stirlingevents.org

Tolbooth Shindig is a series of concerts that have been filmed live in the Tolbooth, Stirling and will be broadcast weekly on a Thursday on the Tolbooth Facebook page.

Known for their ability to effortlessly blend trad music with contemporary new-age pop influences, Project Smok are at their most comfortable pushing boundaries, making listeners stop and re-evaluate their musical expectations. They do away with any perceived limits of genre from the first note.


An Evening with Kris Drever & Phil Cunningham

Sat 3rd Apr 2021, 8.30pm
Event link: livefromglasgow.com


Two amazing musicians and great friends Kris Drever and Phil Cunningham get together for this evening of songs, tunes and chat live over Zoom. Although they’ve played together in various setting this will be the first time they’ve performed as a duo so join us for this unique show.


Hands Up For Trad Radio

Mon 5th Apr 2021, 3pm
Event link: Mixlr


Join Alana McInnes for Hands Up For Trad Radio every Monday at 3pm.


Hands Up For Trad Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast
Mr Thoumire’s Fine Tunes

Tues 6th Apr 2021, 3pm
Event link: Mixlr


Join Simon Thoumire for Mr Thoumire’s Fine Tunes every Tuesday at 3pm.


Hands Up For Trad
Afternoon Show

Wed 7th Apr 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

Join Hands Up For Trad for the Afternoon Show every Wednesday from 2pm.


Tolbooth Shindig
Kinnaris Quintet

Thurs 8th Apr 2021, 7pm
Event link: stirlingevents.org

Tolbooth Shindig is a series of concerts that have been filmed live in the Tolbooth, Stirling and will be broadcast weekly on a Thursday on the Tolbooth Facebook page.

Uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music…created by three fiddles, mandolin and guitar. Expect influences of traditional Scottish and Irish music, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Classical, and new compositions, harmonies, energy, and drive.


Paul McKenna
Songs of Ireland Part II

Fri 9th Apr 2021, 8pm
Event link: Facebook | YouTube


Paul McKenna will be live on Saturday evening on Facebook and YouTube. Songs of Ireland was very popular the first time so here is Part II. You can request songs on the Facebook page.


Iona Fyfe with Michael Biggins
Livestreamed from Eastwood Park Theatre

Fri 9th Apr 2021, 8pm – 9pm
Event link: eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk


Folksinger Iona Fyfe is joined by the newly crowned BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Michael Biggens for a show livestreamed from Eastwood Park Theatre on Friday 9th April at 20:00 BST. Tune in for an evening of songs and tunes! 

£10 household ticket


Edinburgh International Harp Festival Online

Fri 9th – Mon 12th April 2021
Event link: harpfestival.co.uk

The box office for the 40th Edinburgh International Harp Festival is open now. 3 days and 4 nights of online concerts, courses and workshops.


Hands Up For Trad Radio

Mon 12th Apr 2021, 3pm
Event link: Mixlr


Join Alana McInnes for Hands Up For Trad Radio every Monday at 3pm.


Hands Up For Trad Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast
Mr Thoumire’s Fine Tunes

Tues 13th Apr 2021, 3pm
Event link: Mixlr


Join Simon Thoumire for Mr Thoumire’s Fine Tunes every Tuesday at 3pm.


Hands Up For Trad
Afternoon Show

Wed 14th Apr 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

Join Hands Up For Trad for the Afternoon Show every Wednesday from 2pm.


Tom Oakes & Friends
in association with FluteFling

Fri 23rd Apr 2021, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Event link: flutefling.co.uk


FluteFling presents Tom Oakes, Na Trads Scottish musician of the year nominee in a special international online evening of flute music. Tom will host an informal evening of top class flute guests performing from their homes in a range of styles featuring: 

~ Tom Oakes (simple system flutes; traditional and contemporary music from Scotland, Ireland and beyond; Edinburgh, Scotland)
~ Aoife Granville (flutes, whistles, traditional Irish music; Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland)
~ Philippe Barnes (Böhm and simple system flutes, whistles; classical, contemporary and Irish traditional; London, England).

Please note that the concert will last approximately 120 minutes.
The concert begins a weekend of flute and whistle workshops and masterclass led by Tom Oakes.

Tickets for the workshops and further information: http://www.flutefling.co.uk


FluteFling Online April 2021
Workshops with Tom Oakes

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Apr 2021
Event link: flutefling.co.uk


FluteFling are delighted to announce a workshop weekend with Tom Oakes. As uncertain times continue, make some space and time for you and your music as Scottish Trad Awards nominee Tom guides you through ideas to develop your technique and repertoire on flutes and whistles.

Delivered over Zoom from his flat in Leith, the historic maritime hub of Edinburgh, the online workshops will take place over one single weekend with a morning and afternoon part of Saturday and Sunday. 
Tom will teach by ear but sheet music will be provided and a recording available in advance. 

The workshops are suitable for non-beginners who play:
~ Simple system wooden flutes (keyed and unkeyed, in D)
~ Boehm system flutes
~ Whistles in D
~ Low whistles in D

Saturday 24 April
~ 10.30-11.45: Main workshop 1
~ 13.30-14.45: Main workshop 2

Sunday 25 April
~ 10.30-11.45: Main workshop 3
~ 13.30-14.45: Main workshop 4/ Q&A

In an extra workshop on Sunday, Tom will present a masterclass on making the most of keyed instruments within traditional music. The weekend opens with a stellar online concert with Tom and friends.

Tickets for both of these are sold separately. See www.flutefling.co.uk for more details. 


FluteFling Masterclass with Tom Oakes

Sun 25th Apr 2021, 3.30pm
Event link: flutefling.co.uk


Join traditional flute maestro Tom Oakes in a special masterclass as part of the FluteFling Online April weekend.

Tom is known for his tone and versatility This is a rare opportunity for flute players to explore the use of key work in traditional music. The Masterclass workshop will be of most benefit to those who play a simple system flute with 8 keys or a Böhm system flute, providing inspiration, ideas and support to further develop their music.

Tom will teach by ear. Links to any necessary recordings or sheet music will be sent in advance.

The Masterclass will be recorded and made accessible for a fixed period afterwards.

For more information: www.flutefling.co.uk


National Piping Centre Spring Online Adult Gathering

Mon 26th – Thurs 29th Apr 2021
Event link: nationalpipingcentre.co.uk

The National Piping Centre is bringing you a series of online Adult Gatherings in 2021 for pipers aged 18+, which have been designed to give a fantastic social learning experience.

The next school, our Spring Adult Gathering begins on Monday 26th April. It will have two timezones of teaching, one from 9am UK Time for UK and European pipers and them from 4pm UK time for North American players. The school will feature individual lessons, workshops, masterclasses, practice time and more, all online from the comfort of your own home.

The World Class piping teachers of this school are: Willie McCallum, Dan Nevans, Dr Andrew Bova, Connor Sinclair, Ross Ainslie and Wilson Brown. The school costs £180 for the four days.


Tolbooth Shindig
Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

Thurs 29th Apr 2021, 7pm
Event link: stirlingevents.org

Tolbooth Shindig is a series of concerts that have been filmed live in the Tolbooth, Stirling and will be broadcast weekly on a Thursday on the Tolbooth Facebook page.

Skillfully performed instrumental music deeply rooted in the Scottish tradition. Ross and Ali, two of Scotland’s most prominent musicians, bring together original compositions from their highly acclaimed albums, Symbiosis I and II, ranging from high octane jigs and reels to beautifully melodic slow airs. The music is a masterful blend of the old and the new, mixing in elements of traditional, rock and electronic. Their arsenal is made up of bagpipes, whistles, guitars, cittern, drums, and electronics. Modern Scottish folk music at its mightiest!!!!!