Events

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Fri 25th – Sun 27th June 2021
Event link: stbfportsoy.org


Our committee has been working hard behind the scenes on exciting plans to hold an alternative, digital festival over the weekend of June 25-27. Although you won’t be able to make a trip to Portsoy, we will bring festival highlights directly to your tablet, phone, laptop or desktop, wherever in the world you are.

So, it’s Ahoy Portsoy on June 25-27; be sure to join our digital coverage of music, boats, crafts, food and drink, dancing and much more as a taster for our return in 2022. The virtual format Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21 as Scotland continues to shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.


National Association of Accordion & Fiddle Clubs
Virtual Honours Celebration

Sun 27th June 2021, 2pm
Event link:
Facebook | YouTube

From 2pm on Sunday 27th June 2021 we will host our Virtual Honours Celebration featuring presentations, interviews and music performances from each of our Honoured Guests. The event will also feature a few other special guests and updates from the NAAFC. This will be hosted live on our Facebook and Youtube channels simultaneously and is free to watch.


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

Tues 29th June 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 30th June 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

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


Hands Up For Trad
Tinto Summer School (online)

Mon 5th – Thurs 8th July 2021
Event link: Citizen Ticket


Tinto Summer School 2021 is back online this year. While we all wish we are in Wiston Lodge it is still not to be so Zoom it is!

From 5th-8th July 2021 we will be offering on-line classes for high school age participants in:

Song/songwriting (Josie Duncan, Innes Watson)
Guitar (Mike Bryan)
Tune writing
Fiddle (Innes Watson, Megan Henderson)
Ensemble classes from all the tutors

The evenings will be full of fabulous Zoom games including the now legendary Tinto Online Pictionary and more!


Sgoil Shamhraidh Cheòlais 2021 | Ceòlas 2021 Summer School

Mon 5th – Fri 9th July 2021
Event link:
ceolas.co.uk

The annual Ceòlas Summer School is being held online this year with classes in step dance, fiddle, pipes, clarsach and many more.

More info and booking through the link above.


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

Tues 6th July 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 July 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

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


SC&T Youth Camp

Mon 12th – Fri 16th July 2021
Event link: scottishculture.org


SC&T Youth Camp is now open for sign-ups! The music camp is free and is open to ages 6-26 years. There will be live lessons on zoom, choices of 11 different instruments, and classes for beginners through to advanced level.

The 2021 tutors are Jenna Reid, Innes Watson, Signy Jakobsdottir, Steve Fivey, Gillian Chalmers, Norrie MacIver, Hannah Rarity, Ewen Henderson, Ron Jappy, Romy Wymer and Tom Oakes.


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

Tues 13th July 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 July 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

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


HebCelt Survival Sessions

Wed 14th – Sat 17th July 2021
Event link:
hebceltfest.com

HebCelt returns in 2021 with the Survival Sessions guaranteed to fill that HebCelt gap in your hearts, albeit in a virtual sense.

Your virtual event pass will offer a wide range of music, streamed across four evenings.

The programme, in true HebCelt fashion will celebrate the local language and culture within an exciting wider programme of events taking place between 14th – 17th July all brought to you in the comfort of your own home. Wherever you may be in the world! 

With fantastic music from Between IslandsJosie DuncanSatlfish FortyStaran, Elephant SessionsFara, and many more the HebCelt Survival Sessions line up is a stellar one. 


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

Tues 20th July 2021, 3pm
Event link: Mixlr


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


Ayrshire Traditional Music Summer School

Tues 20th – Thurs 22nd July 2021
Event link: Facebook


Thanks to funding from Fèis Rois, this year’s Ayrshire Traditional Music Summer School is now free to attend. The summer school is open to students from P6 – S6 across Aryshire. Details of tutors and sessions to be announced soon.

For more information please email: ayrshiretrad@gmail.com


Hands Up For Trad
Afternoon Show

Wed 21st July 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

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


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

Tues 27th July 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 28th July 2021, 2pm
Event link: Mixlr

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


Piping Live! 2021

Sat 7th – Sun 15th Aug 2021
Event link: pipinglive.co.uk


With the success of the reduced programme last year, this year will see the livestreaming and premiering of as many events as possible across the nine days of the festival.

However, with the Scottish Government announcing recently that audiences may be able to return to venues – subject to capacity constraints – organisers are looking at adapting as many events as possible to allow audiences to attend, where that can happen. If this is possible, there will be strict hygiene guidelines in place.

Finlay MacDonald, Piping Live!’s Artistic Director said: “We are preparing a fantastic line up and want our friends worldwide to be able to come together both online and, if possible, in person to enjoy the music that we all love.”

A full announcement with more details of the wider Piping Live! programme will be made towards the end of May.