Events

Piping Live! 2020
Online Festival


Sat 8th – Sun 16th Aug 2020
Event link: https://pipinglive.co.uk

The 17th edition of the Glasgow International Piping Festival is going digital. Click the link to find out what’s happening throughout the week and show your support by donating to support this fantastic festival.


Piano Accompaniment Online Course with Ingrid Henderson
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Mon 10th – Wed 12th Aug 2020
Event link: More info and booking

Steeped in the music of the West Highlands, Ingrid Henderson is one of the finest instrumentalists in Scotland today. With expert skills in musical accompaniment, arrangement and directing, Ingrid is highly in demand as a tutor and performer.

Ingrid will be teaching a unique, three-day, online piano accompaniment course as part of the summer short-course programme online. Solo repertoire will be covered. The focus of the course, however, will be on how to create arrangements for different styles of traditional melodies and Gaelic songs, and how to improvise and join in confidently with other musicians and singers. Students must have their own keyboard and have some piano playing experience. This course will be taught by ear but with music and notes at the end.


Online Fiddle Course:
The Music in The Fiddle with Charlie Mckerron
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Mon 10th – Wed 12th Aug 2020
Event link: More info and booking

This course is an excellent opportunity to spend a week with one of the true masters of Scottish fiddle playing and as such it is ideally suited for students competent at playing at least intermediate level and above.  The course will look at learning melodies by ear, improving techniques and rhythms, with a special emphasis on harmony to make the experience as musical as possible. Sheet music will be issued for all tunes featured in the weeks program and participants are advised to bring their own instrument with them.  This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced fiddle players, who are able to play a range of tunes at a good pace with some varying bowing and ornamentation techniques.  A reasonable knowledge of the various Scottish tune types and comfortable playing in the common keys or above.


Learn a song and a rhyme a day with Margaret Bennett


Mon 10th – Fri 14th Aug 2020, 11am – 11.30am
Event link: Facebook

Learn a song and a rhyme a day with Margaret Bennett. 
Suitable for younger children, especially school beginners.  
All welcome (including grandparents) 
Good for the memory and for listening skills, but especially for the enjoyment of songs, rhymes and stories. Words posted after each workshop.


Hands Up For Trad
Afternoon Show


Wed 12th Aug 2020, 2pm
Event link: Facebook

Join Hands Up For Trad for the Afternoon Show at 2pm with Breabach and Fara. Loads of chat, music, videos, and fun!


Advanced Flute & Whistle Online Course with Hamish Napier
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Wed 12th Aug – Fri 14th Aug 2020
Event link: More info and booking

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are excited to have award-winning and multi-instrumentalist folk musician Hamish Napier return to their Short Course Programme for summer 2020.

The course is open both flute and whistle players and will encourage students to develop a happy relationship with their instrument. Hamish will encourage discussions on practice approaches and materials, performance confidence, ornamentation and articulation, intonation, tone, breathing technique and choosing good breathing places in tunes. There will also be some ‘need to know’ theory: rhythm games and four ‘need-to-know’ folk scales (and how to get them sounding free-flowing and effortless on your instrument). The workshops will also prioritise popular Scottish folk session repertoire that fits beautifully on flute and whistle.

The course will be taught mostly by ear, with supplementary sheet music and info handouts given each day.  Boehm system flute players are also welcome!


The Sungrazing Hour Presents:
Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage


Fri 14th Aug 2020, 7pm
Event link: Tickets

A concert with two amazing duos available only on Zoom with a purchased ticket.
Tickets £10.


Cèilidh Air Chuairt
Fèis Rois


Sat 15th Aug 2020
Event link: Facebook | YouTube

Fèis Rois are celebrating 21 years of the Cèilidh Trail with an online concert and the release of a new album. This special online concert showcases some of the 150+ alumni of this project.  The Cèilidh Trail is a professional development opportunity for young musicians aged 16-25 who are considering a career in traditional music performance. It is also an important cultural tourism initiative.

Donate: www.justgiving.com/feisrois (please consider donating what you might pay to see this concert live)
Order the brand new CD: www.feisrois.bandcamp.com (from 15th August)


Online Fiddle Course with Ewen Henderson
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Mon 17th – Wed 12th Aug 2020
Event link: More info and booking

On this course, Ewen will be giving an insight into his own, traditional, Highland style of fiddling with particular reference to the heavy influence of Gaelic song and pipe music on West Highland fiddle playing. There will be the opportunity to learn tunes both old and new as well as to have an in-depth look at how to interpret pipe music on the fiddle, focussing primarily on “light music” but also offering an insight into pìobaireachd playing for the fiddle. As befits this particular musical tradition, most of the tunes and information will be passed on aurally in the classes but sheet music will also be available.

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced fiddle players, who are able to play a range of tunes at a good pace with some varying bowing and ornamentation techniques.  A reasonable knowledge of the various Scottish tune types and comfortable playing in the common keys or above.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own fiddle and the course will be primarily taught through the medium of English.


Hands Up For Trad Radio


Tues 18th Aug 2020, 3pm
Event link: Mixlr

Join Mr Thoumire’s Fine Tunes radio show at 3pm and listen to new and classic Scottish music.


Iona Fyfe
American Folklife Centre


Wed 19th Aug 2020, 5.30pm
Event link: Facebook | YouTube

Singer Iona Fyfe has recorded a set for the American Folklife Centre at the Library of Congress. This is part of the Homegrown at Home series featuring ballads from the James Madison Carpenter collection. The set premiers at 5.30pm on 19th August through the above links.


Universal Scottish Flute & Whistle Online Course with Hamish Napier
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Wed 19th Aug – Fri 21st Aug 2020
Event link: More info and booking

Please note: Hamish’s Universal course at the beginning of July for beginner/intermediate players sold out quickly.

The course is open to both flute and whistle players and will encourage students to develop a happy relationship with their instrument.  Hamish will encourage discussions on practice approaches and materials, performance confidence, ornamentation and articulation, intonation, tone, breathing technique and choosing good breathing places in tunes.  There will also be some ‘need to know’ theory: rhythm games and four ‘need-to-know’ folk scales (and how to get them sounding free-flowing and effortless on your instrument).  The workshops will also prioritise popular Scottish folk session repertoire that fits beautifully on flute and whistle. 

The course will be taught mostly by ear, with supplementary sheet music and info handouts given each day.  Boehm system flute players are also welcome!


Mull of Kintyre Virtual Music Festival 2020


Wed 19th – Sat 23rd Aug 2020
Event link: Facebook

This years Festival will be held on-line as The Virtual MOK Fest 2020. The event will consist of 6 virtual concerts across 5 days from Aug 19 – 23 with each concert being themed to tie in with the concert that would normally have been held.

All livestreams will be on the Mull of Kintyre Festival Facebook page. More info can be found on their Facebook page.


Celtic & Scottish Studies presents:
School of Scottish Studies Archives – in Light
an online festival


Sat 22nd Aug 2020, 2pm – 10.20pm
Event link: Facebook

The day will feature specially commissioned new work from Scottish musicians Mhairi Hall and Rachel Newton, as well as film screenings and panel discussions, followed by an evening concert of music, storytelling and dance from a stellar cast of performers from both sides of the Atlantic.

The evening concert will be hosted by Professor Gary West, Chair in Scottish Ethnology. The line-up features a host of incredible talent, including performances from musicians Julie Fowlis & Éamon Doorley; BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Ali Levack; Steve Byrne, Margaret Stewart, Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor Margaret McAllister, acclaimed author and storyteller Ian Stephen, amongst many others.

The evening concert will also include three special transatlantic guests: singer/songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, fiddler Alasdair Fraser and dancer/musician Nic Gareiss as well as a performance from Glasgow based Chinese singer and storyteller Fong Liu.

More info from the link above.


Zoom Music Teaching Support
With Mairi Campbell


Mon 24th Aug 2020, 11am – 12.30pm
Event link: Eventbrite

Support for online traditional music teachers using Zoom.

Online teaching is going to be a necessity for the foreseeable future. We have all discovered that it offers a much wider reach, convenient home based learning and it is cheaper to run. Mairi Campbell, who has built up extensive experience of delivering events online, will guide three sessions exploring how you can adapt and develop your teaching practices using Zoom. Come and try out new ideas, innovative methods and the possibilities that Zoom offers for creative, fun and effective learning. Once you have signed up we will forward a link the day before your chosen date.


Zoom Music Teaching Support
With Mairi Campbell


Tues 25th Aug 2020, 2pm – 3.30pm
Event link: Eventbrite

Support for online traditional music teachers using Zoom.

Online teaching is going to be a necessity for the foreseeable future. We have all discovered that it offers a much wider reach, convenient home based learning and it is cheaper to run. Mairi Campbell, who has built up extensive experience of delivering events online, will guide three sessions exploring how you can adapt and develop your teaching practices using Zoom. Come and try out new ideas, innovative methods and the possibilities that Zoom offers for creative, fun and effective learning. Once you have signed up we will forward a link the day before your chosen date.


Zoom Music Teaching Support
With Mairi Campbell


Wed 26th Aug 2020, 7.30pm – 9pm
Event link: Eventbrite

Support for online traditional music teachers using Zoom.

Online teaching is going to be a necessity for the foreseeable future. We have all discovered that it offers a much wider reach, convenient home based learning and it is cheaper to run. Mairi Campbell, who has built up extensive experience of delivering events online, will guide three sessions exploring how you can adapt and develop your teaching practices using Zoom. Come and try out new ideas, innovative methods and the possibilities that Zoom offers for creative, fun and effective learning. Once you have signed up we will forward a link the day before your chosen date.


TLR Live Online
Hannah Scott & Findlay Napier


Fri 28th Aug 2020, 8pm – 10pm
Event link: Facebook

Hosted by The Live Room at Saltaire this is the first TLR Live Online double-header.


Campbell’s Ceilidh Online
Mairi Campbell


Sun 20th Sept 2020, 7pm – 9pm
Event link: Zoom

Musician Mairi Campbell has started hosting a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family.

Campbell’s Ceilidh takes place online EVERY SUNDAY at 7 (UK time) for the foreseeable future.

The weekly lineup includes friends and musicians from around the world who Mairi has had precious encounters with on stages, in living rooms and on courses over the years.

We do a mix of turns of music, poems and tunes and ‘breakout rooms’ for chat.

Campbell’s Ceilidh private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1073287133041711/

The event is free for those who need it to be, although donations are welcome.


Tinto Autumn School Online
Hands Up For Trad


Fri 9th – Sun 11th Oct 2020
Event link: Eventbrite

A weekend of online classes and events in traditional music for participants aged 11-18.

We’re very excited to announce our second on-line music weekend for participants aged 11-18. After the success our July event where everyone had a lovely time we’ve decided to do it again! During the weekend of 9th-11th October 2020 we will be offering on-line classes in:

– Song/songwriting (Josie Duncan)
– Fiddle/Mixed Instruments (Innes Watson)

BUY A TICKET

These will be delivered by some of the best musicians in the country and no-doubt some Tinto legends will also be dropping by.  We are looking to offer free evening entrertainment as well in true Tinto style. Ticket options are:

– £40 (£20 concession) for weekend

You will have two class choices and class times will be:

– 10.00am-11.00am (choice 1)
– 11.30am-12.30pm (choice 2)
– 2.00pm-3.00pm (choice 1)
– 3.30pm-4.30pm (choice 2)

In the evenings there will be games, quizzes and a tutor / participant concert. Plenty of chances to hangout and talk to each other.  
Buy your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tinto-autumn-school-online-tickets-113371368816