Thursday, 14 November 2013
The Muckle Sing is a one-day event open to singing groups and interested individuals. The tutor is Christine Kydd (http://www.christinekydd.com/) We do a couple of sessions singing together in a large group - learning songs, harmonies and other interesting things. After that we have a Performance Platform for groups who want to let others hear what they have been working on, followed by a chance to hear some of Chris’s repertoire in a short informal concert by her. Tickets are £12/£10 (usual concessions including TMSA members), inclusive of tea or coffee or cold drinks. BYO lunch or buy nearby (supermarket/bakers very close by!) Tickets on sale from mid-November: contact Convener Clare Button Tel: 07866 611954, or email: email@example.com - though book soon as there are limited places available.
Edinburgh & Lothians Branch awarded funding in the Second Round of Trad Arts Small Projects Fund 2013/14
We were pleased to hear that we have been awarded funding to assist us with our Northern Streams Festival in 2014. The Northern Streams Festival, now in its eleventh year, is a celebration of Scotland’s influences and relationships with Scandinavia. The festival is a platform for emerging artists alongside recognised tradition bearers, bringing people together to experience how traditions are evolving today. Run by the Branch on a voluntary basis, the festival fulfils the TMSA's aim of increasing and encouraging participation in cultural activities, particularly through cultural exchange and passing on the tradition from one generation to the next. We are planning that Northern Streams 2014 will run in Edinburgh from 25 to 27 April. Once the festival programme is finalised, details go up on the event’s website - www.northernstreams.org as well as on this website, Facebook: TMSAEdinburghandLothians and Twitter: @northernstream1. The Trad Arts Small Project Fund is devolved from Creative Scotland and managed centrally by Enterprise Music Scotland and its appointed specialist advisors. Funding is awarded to successful applications from traditional artists and organisations to create, platform, tour and showcase their work as well as support professional development projects. More details are at: http://www.enterprisemusicscotland.com/discover/traditional-arts-fund/
Monday, 4 November 2013
Tuesday 12 November 2013 Meeting 6.45pm; Session 8pm Downstairs at the Canon’s Gait pub, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DQ Please come and join us to celebrate another great year of Branch activity. Why not consider joining the committee to ensure that next year is just as exciting? All welcome to attend, including non-members, but only TMSA members may vote. Please bring any ideas that you have for future events! Contact Branch Convener – Clare Button for more details of committee duties and how you can help. Tel: 07866 611954, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Then stay on for the Singers’ Session at 8.00pm, as part of the Carrying Stream festival – All welcome! http://www.carryingstreamfestival.co.uk/ Other upcoming events Muckle Sing - Saturday 15 February 2014 The next Muckle Sing Day will be at the Queen Margaret Hall in Linlithgow 10am-5.30pm, a one-day event open to singing groups and interested individuals. Limited numbers. The tutor will be Christine Kydd see http://www.christinekydd.com/ Tickets are £12/£10 (usual concessions including TMSA members), inclusive of tea or coffee or cold drinks. BYO lunch or buy nearby (supermarket/bakers very close by!) Tickets on sale from mid-November: contact Convener Clare Button as in AGM section above. For groups, you may wish to take part in the Performance Platform in late afternoon, and you can also hear some of Chris’s repertoire in a short informal concert by her. Further details TBC. Northern Streams Festival 2014 Details of next year’s Northern Streams events are currently being organised. We are looking at the dates 25-27 April. More details when they get confirmed, so watch this space!