Since its foundation in 1966, The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland has helped to foster and promote Scotland’s unique musical traditions.
The TMSA is a membership organisation open to all. Our members include music enthusiasts, festival fans, amateur and professional performers, tutors, academics and entire families.
The TMSA Event Calendar
The TMSA Event Calendar contains dates for and information about various traditional music festivals, events and folk clubs across Scotland.
It also includes information about groups and venues that provide or support opportunities to learn/take part in traditional music and song on a regular basis.
It is distributed in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Ireland.
Click here to download a PDF version of the most recent (2020) publication.
We are currently collating information for our 2023 Calendar! If you’re interested in listing in it, click here.
Hawick Reivers Festival24 March - 26 March
RSCDS Centenary Ball25 March @ 6:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Scottish Fiddle Orchestra—Aberdeen Concert2 April @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh International Harp Festival7 April - 11 April
RSCDS Spring Fling14 April - 16 April
The TMSA is a membership organisation and anyone can join. Our members include music enthusiasts, festival fans, amateur and professional performers, tutors, event organisers, academics and entire families.
TMSA members receive:
- a quarterly newsletter packed with information;
- an annual festival calendar of traditional music events across Scotland;
- discounts at TMSA events and from major specialist traditional music retailers;
- access to a network of individuals with similar interests;
- a vote at our Annual General Meeting, which determines national policy
To join the TMSA, download a membership form here