Tuesday, 30 October 2018

'Carrying Stream' Session & Branch AGM

Next Branch event is our forthcoming AGM and session, which will be held in: The Royal Oak pub, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, in their downstairs room on Sunday 11th November. AGM at 2pm. Session from 3pm - 5.30.pm. All welcome to attend both, though only members may vote at the AGM.
Always looking for more people to join/re-join the TMSA and thus support our long-held traditions of Music, Song and Dance, so if you feel like joining up the enrolment form is here: http://www.tmsa.org.uk/tmsa-membership.asp We are aware that the above is the same date as the big concert in The Usher Hall - the final performance of "Far, far from Ypres", hence the session finishing slightly earlier to allow for eating before the concert to which some of us are going! There are still a few tickets available via The Usher Hall website and box office, up in the Upper Circle. It will be the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a poignant date indeed. In the past we have liaised with Edinburgh Folk Club's "Carrying Stream Festival" over this weekend. For a number of reasons, including the Usher Hall concert, their festival is much scaled down this year, but still feel free to bring your Hamish Henderson songs to the session (11th November also having been his birthday.)

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Northern Streams website up and running again

Northern Streams website is now fully back up online - apologies for the technical issues caused by regular maintenance work from the website domain provider. So make sure you get your tickets for this great feast of Nordic & Scottish music, song & dance! www.northernstreams.org

Monday, 19 March 2018

Issues with Northern Streams Website today

In case you are trying to get information about Northern Streams 2018 through www.northernstreams.org unfortunately due to problems during a maintenance update the website domain has had issues. So if you need to go to the website use northernstreams.wordpress.com in the meantime. We've been told it should be resolved in 24 hours at most.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Northern Streams 2018 Tickets on sale tomorrow!

Northern Streams 2018 tickets will be available from tomorrow (9 March) at www.northernstreams.org. Come along to experience the best and new of Nordic and Scottish folk music, song and dance from: Peter Puma Hedlund – master nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) player from Sweden (pictured); Paul Anderson – top fiddler & Shona Donaldson – fiddler and singer from North East Scotland; Fika Collective – Lachlan Green, Libby McGugan, Malcolm Bushby and Callum Forsyth - Glasgow based band playing Nordic and Scottish music; V-Dala Spelsmanslag – Sweden’s longest running student folk ensemble and The Grassmarket Centre’s ‘Music for All’ Group with workshops, sessions, concert and a ceilidh. Visit the festival website for details including how you can save up to £16 with an all in one Festival ticket!

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Muckle Sing 2018 SOLD OUT!

Thanks to the prompt responses to our Muckle Sing this year IT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on a WAITING LIST - please contact Susan Streater to be added to it. Her email is: susan.streater@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Muckle Sing 2018 with tutor Karine Polwart - 10 February - book now!

Another memorable day for community singing groups and individual singers, including morning and afternoon workshops, performance platform and a short concert from our amazing tutor, Karine Polwart! Taking place 10am-5.30pm at the Queen Margaret Hall, Linlithgow and supported by West Lothian Council. All welcome - from the beginner to the experienced performer: no need to be able to read music. Click here to get details in our leaflet and here for a link to the booking form you can download to send in if you want to pay by cheque. You can also get more details and book online at: https://themucklesing2018.eventbrite.co.uk. A ticket could be ideal for a last minute Christmas or Hogmanay pressie for a song lover!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Carrying Stream Session & Branch AGM - 12 November

Our next event will be the annual Carrying Streams Festival session, having again been invited to join with the regular monthly Traditional Song and Tunes session in the lower floor bar at The Canons’ Gait pub at 232 Canongate, Edinburgh on Sunday 12 November 2017. The session will take place from 3pm – 6pm and be preceded by our branch AGM at 2pm. All welcome to attend both, although only members may vote at the AGM. There is also a Facebook page for the Traditional Song and Tunes sessions, if anyone wishes to keep abreast of what is happening there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/289402087759974/ The Carrying Stream Festival itself has been running annually since the death of Hamish Henderson, and is staged in his honour, run by Edinburgh Folk Club. Details of this year’s events are here: http://www.carryingstreamfestival.co.uk/csf17/index.html

Friday, 7 July 2017

Spain, Croatia, Poland, China & Scotland - all in one Festival (before August!)

If you're looking for an interesting folk music
and dance experience in the next couple of weeks - why not check out the 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival - taking place 16-22 July? A highlight is the Gala Concert on Friday 21 July, 7.30pm at the Church Hill Theatre in Edinburgh EH10 4DR. Tickets are available through the Usher Hall or on the door on the night. Plus there's outdoor performances in Edinburgh, Anstruther, Perth, Falkirk/The Kelpies and Stirling Castle. Click on the photo of the poster for details or visit www.dunedindancers.org.uk

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Eight of Scotland’s finest young folk musicians in Edinburgh this Thursday!

Thanks to all those who came to Northern Streams 2017 - it was a great weekend by all accounts! Just posting information up here about the next TMSA event in Edinburgh - namely the finalists and winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition (2016) on tour in Edinburgh (Robbie Grieg's hometown), Thursday 15 June, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm), at Summerhall, EH9 1PL. Tickets available online at www.summerhall.co.uk or tel: 0131 560 1580. Their CD will be available to pre-order at the concert as it is due for release in July. Catch them before they head off to the L'Orient Festival in August in France!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Nordic & Scottish music, song & dance - and moustache wax!

Not long now until Northern Streams 2017! Tickets are still available for all events - see www.northernstreams.org for details of the three days of great experiences and learning about the different cultures. You can save up to £16 with an all in one Festival ticket! Thanks to those who entered the early ticket purchase draw to win a £20 voucher to spend at the Grassmarket Centre during the period of the Northern Streams festival - the winner is being contacted.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Northern Streams 2017 tickets now available!

Northern Streams 2017 tickets are now available at www.northernstreams.org. Come along to experience the best and new of Nordic and Scottish folk music, song and dance from: Lärka: fiddlers Eilidh Steel & Alice Thorsell (Scotland/Sweden); KLB: Kari-Lappalainen-Brodal - accordion, bass/vical & fiddle/hardanger trio (Finland/Norway); Harta: Christine Martin - nyckelharpa, Ross Calderwood - small pipes & Jack Evans - guitar, bouzouki, and whistles (Scotland) pictured; Dance tutor - Reidun Berg (Norway) and Mark Neal - ceilidh band (Scotland) with workshops, sessions, concert and a ceilidh. Visit the festival website for details including how you can save up to £16 with an all in one Festival ticket! Or buy your tickets before 4 April (extended from original deadline) to be in the draw to win a £20 voucher to spend at the Grassmarket Centre during the period of the Northern Streams festival! (see the Tickets Page on the Northern Streams website for draw terms & conditions.)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Muckle Sing 2017 - Saturday 25 February

The Muckle Sing 2017 takes place on Saturday 25 February, 10am to 5.30pm, Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road, Linlithgow EH49 7JA
A very special day for community singing groups and individual singers, including a morning and afternoon workshops, performance platform and a short concert from our tutor, Corrina Hewat (pictured in photo by Sean Purser). All welcome - from the beginner to the experienced performer and no need to be able to read music. Click through to the TMSA website here to look at the leaflet for more details or download a booking form or click here to go through to EventBrite to get more details and book online.

Monday, 24 October 2016

The Carrying Stream Session & Branch AGM - Sunday 13 November

As part of the 15th Carrying Stream Festival (2016), The Traditional Song and Tunes group welcomes the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch to join them in a splendid session, downstairs at the Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ 3.00. - 6.00. pm. Celebrating the legacy of Hamish Henderson and those who inspired him. For all singers, musicians, story-tellers, listeners everywhere. FREE. Preceded at 2.00.pm by Edinburgh & Lothians TMSA Branch AGM (members only able to vote). Further details from: eltmsa@yahoo.co.uk or 0795 1918366 or 07762 101002. Also in association with Edinburgh Folk Club - more details about The Carrying Stream Festival - www.efc1973.com/programme-2016-2017

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Don't miss the Back to Blairgowrie TMSA 50th anniversary concert!

Obviously there's alot of great traditional music offerings on around Edinburgh this month such as at the Acoustic Music Centre and Wee Folk Club.
But we wanted to draw attention to a one-off concert on Saturday 27 August, 7.30pm, Blairgowrie Town Hall, PH10 6EX where we will celebrate 50 years of history in one night! In 1966, the TMSA emerged from the Blairgowrie Folk Festival. This unique event features a selection of the people who have made the TMSA and make it what it is today such as Archie Fisher, Sheena Wellington, Doris Rougvie, Joe Aitken, Kenny Hadden, Davey Stewart, Aileen Carr, Pete Shepheard, Gillian Frame and Simon Thoumire. Supported in memory of Ian (Jock) Hunter. Tickets available through the TMSA website www.tmsa.org.uk, or or visit Mitchell's Newsagents, 1a High Street, Blairgowrie or on the door. TMSA members can also send a ticket order with a cheque payment to reach the TMSA office by Monday 22 August to book tickets.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Northern Streams 2016 revisited

A wee reminder for those who were there and a wee taster for those who weren't able to make the festival this year with a video on the Northern Streams website: www.northernstreams.org - enjoy!