Trad Trails Sessions – Year of Creative Scotland 2012 Programme
Trad Trails was an initiative created by Creative Scotland asking the TMSA with their National Sessions Programme model to work with Feis Rois on their National Ceilidh Trail project as a joint marketing exercise for the Year of Creative Scotland 2012. The Sessions Programme, organised by the TMSA, ran from April – December 2012 with 330 sessions arranged to take place at 32 venues across Scotland.
Homecoming Trad Music Sessions
Supported by Homecoming Scotland 2009 and organised by the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) – this was a programme of over 300 Scottish traditional music sessions across Scotland from March to November 2009.
The Homecoming Trad Music Sessions:
- Enhanced the Homecoming Experience for visitors and Scots at home
- Showcased the diverse regional music and song traditions of Scotland
- Cultivated widespread awareness and interest in traditional music and song
extended the number of venues hosting traditional music sessions and events
TMSA McEwan’s Sessions
The McEwan’s Sessions which ran from 2004 to 2007 were traditional music concerts and pub sessions held in venues throughout Scotland.
The aim of the TMSA/McEwan’s Sessions were:
- To promote traditional music in Scotland by organising session musicians and singers for establishments participating in the McEwan’s Session programme.
- Where practicable, to draw on the wealth of talented local traditional musicians and singers.
- To include as many traditional musicians in the programme as is reasonably practicable.
- To encourage wider participation in the McEwan’s sessions and to cultivate widespread awareness and interest in traditional music and song.
- To encourage visitors from within Scotland and beyond to come into pubs to enjoy the session experience.
The McEwan’s Sessions were well received by both venues and musicians alike, with some pubs going on to organise their own sessions once the project had finished realizing positive effect of having traditional music in their venue.