Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Upcoming Branch Events

Two Carrying Stream Festival Sessions
For singers, musicians and listeners downstairs at the Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
3.00pm onwards, Sunday 8 November (Branch AGM at 2pm)
3.00pm onwards, Sunday 15 November (note change of start time due to later opening hours of venue)

Muckle Sing, Saturday 20 February 2010
The next Muckle Sing Day, held in conjunction with West Lothian Arts Services, will be in the recently refurbished Howden Park Centre in Livingston. The tutor for the day will be Ali Burns. Tickets will go on sale in late November and, if previous experience is anything to go by it will be a sell out, so don't miss your chance of a great uplifting day of singing – get your tickets ordered in good time from the Box Office on 01506 777666. More details on www.eltmsa.org.uk as they become available.

It was good to see people again at the One Fine Day concert last month. If you missed it or would like to be reminded of how great a night it was visit: www.myspace.com/onefinedayproject for some video excerpts.

We are currently in the process of organising Northern Streams 2010. We haven’t got finalised dates yet but we are aiming for the first couple of weeks in April. If it all goes to plan we expect to being working with Dancebase to have an enhanced aspect of Nordic and Scottish dance alongside the usual great music and song elements.

Upcoming TMSA events

The TMSA Young Trad Tour 2009
This is a showcase for the cream of the new generation of Scottish musicians - the 5 finalists and winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award 2009 who are: Ruairidh MacMillan (Nairn) Fiddle and 2009 winner; Daniel Thorpe (Inverurie) Fiddle; Lorne MacDougall (Argyll) Pipes and Whistles; Adam Holmes (Edinburgh) Guitar and Song; Jack Smedley (Cullen) Fiddle; Kenneth Nicholson (Isle of Lewis) Gaelic song; Ewan Robertson (Carrbridge) Guitar, Song and 2008 winner. The upcoming dates and venues are:
Tuesday 13 October, Howden Park Centre, LIVINGSTON 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 October, St Andrews in the Square GLASGOW 8pm
Thursday 15 October, Birnam Arts Centre, BIRNAM 7.30pm
Friday 16 October, 8pm Braemar Village Hall, BRAEMAR 8pm
Saturday 17 October Universal Hall,FINDHORN 7.30pm
Sunday 18 October, The Stables, CROMARTY 8pm
Monday 19 October, County Rugby Club STIRLING 8pm
Tuesday 20 October, The Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN 8pm
Wednesday 21 October, Heart of Hawick, HAWICK 7.30pm
More details at www.tmsa.org.uk

TMSA Patrons' Concert, Friday 30 October 2009, Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 8.00pm
Featuring Archie Fisher, Sheena Wellington, special guest Barbara Dickson and also past BBC Radio Scotland Young Tradition Musician Winners. Tickets £15.00 (£10.00) are available from the Queen's Hall Box Office on 0131 668 2019.
There is also a concert featuring Sheena Wellington, Margaret Bennett and local performers at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on 7 November 2009. More details at www.tmsa.org.uk