The following is a selection of folk/traditional music-adjacent organisations throughout Scotland.
Birnam CD (Label)
The complete service for independent musicians. CDs/DVDs/Vinyl/PR/Design/Digital.
Tel. 01350 727 158 | www.birnamcd.com
Brechin All Records (Label)
email@example.com | www.brechin-all-records.com
Celtic Music Radio
Volunteer-run community station broadcasting 24/7 to the Greater Glasgow area and beyond. Programmes feature a wide range of traditional and contemporary music as well as folk, roots, Americana and world. Supporting new artists with presenters always on the look-out to share new work.
Captain’s Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh, EH89AA
Live folk music most days.
Corporate Ceilidh Agency
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.corporateceilidh.com
Tel. 0131 339 5374 | www.edinburghceilidhs.net
Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society
email@example.com | www.ehrss.org.uk
Fèisean nan Gàidheal
Work all year throughout Scotland supporting Gaelic and traditional arts through community Fèisean, Gaelic residential events, the Blas Festival, Cèilidh Trails, music and Gaelic language tuition in schools and disbursing funds on behalf of Creative Scotland.
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.feisean.org
Glasgow Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra
email@example.com | www.callyfiddle.com
Glasgow Folk Music Workshop
Glasgow Kelvin College, 2 Haghill Rd, G313SR
GFW teaches musical instruments and song, mainly in the traditional Scottish genre, using an extensive group of highly experienced tutors. Many are award-winning musicians, performers and educators. Monday and Wednesday Classes at Glasgow Kelvin College, John Wheatley Building.
Tel. 0141 564 7399 | www.gfw.scot
Glasgow’s Violin Shop
7/11 Blackie Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow, G38TN
String instrument specialists with instruments, bows, cases, accessories and services including repairs, restoration, insurance and valuations.
Tel. 0141 339 8078 | www.theviolinshop-glasgow.co.uk
Grace Notes Scotland (Perthshire)
Workshops and masterclasses led by experienced singers. Songs in their cultural and historical setting. Style and repertoire, bridging Scots, Gaelic, English and Irish tradition. Evening singarounds. Dates & venues, see website.
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.margaretbennett.co.uk | www.gracenotescotland.org
Hands up for Trad!
Organisation promoting Scottish traditional music and culture, including the Scots Trad Music Awards.
email@example.com | www.handsupfortrad.co.uk
The Hardie Press
Music publishers and distributors.
Tel. 01875 815 456 | www.hardiepress.co.uk
Live Music Now Scotland
Charity promoting access to live music.
Tel. 0131 332 6356 | www.livemusicnow.scot
113 Academy St, Inverness IV11LX
Regular live music and sessions.
Tel. 01463 719 629 | www.macgregorsbars.com
Support for leisure-time musicians and groups.
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.makingmusic.org.uk
Music News Scotland
Free editorial coverage for music events and industry news.
email@example.com | musicnewsscotland.wordpress.com
National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music
Plockton High School, Plockton, Wester Ross, IV528TU
The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music is a place where talented young traditional musicians develop their skills to the full. Our leavers are well equipped for further study or a career in music, but what really matters is that they take their music with them wherever they go.
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.musicplockton.org
Newbattle Abbey College
Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH223LL
Courses in-person and online, featuring Gaelic and aspects of Scottish culture.
Tel. 0131 663 1921 | www.nac.ac.uk
Portobello Fun Fiddle
The Wash House, 3 Adelphi Grove, Edinburgh, EH151AP
Community music project.
email@example.com | www.funfiddle.co.uk
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew St, Glasgow, G23DB
Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in traditional music, and related events.
Tel. 0141 332 4101 | www.rcs.ac.uk
Royal Scottish Highland Games Assoc.
Association of organisers of regional Highland Games.
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.rshga.org
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Sleat, Isle of Skye
Offering short courses in Gaelic language, music & culture, on campus and online. Including events such as cèilidhs, evening activities and concerts each week, all set in the beautiful Sleat peninsula. Visit the website for the full list of short courses.
Tel. 01471 888 240 | www.smo.uhi.ac.uk
Sandy Bell’s Pub
25 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh, EH12QH
Live folk music most nights.
Tel. 0131 225 2751 | www.sandybells.com
School Library, Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow, EH496EH
West Lothian traditional song group.
Scots Music Group
A community-based charity running daytime and evening classes in traditional music and song for adults. In-person classes are held in central Edinburgh and some classes are online. We also run fundraising ceilidhs, workshops and informal sessions.
Tel. 0131 555 7668 | www.scotsmusic.org
Scottish Culture & Traditions (SC&T)
MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, AB243FX
Offering classes and workshops for adults and young people. Promoting awareness and growth of Scottish traditional music, song and dance in a way that brings enjoyment, encouragement, enthusiasm and a sense of community.
Supporting and developing Scottish trad/folk musical artists.
Tel. 0141 337 2062 | www.showcasescotlandexpo.com
Professional PA Systems for all types of events specialising in traditional music with live recording options or in our Duncow studio.
Tel. 01659 74 537 | www.soundsense.biz
Storylands Sessions Workshops
Online: Zoom, in-person: The Iona Gallery, Duke Street, Kingussie, PH211JG
Online: 3rd Monday monthly, in-person: 3rd Tuesday monthly.
Taigh na Teud/Scotlandsmusic.com
Supplier of Scottish music books, digital sheet music, ebooks, DVDs and MP3s with secure online ordering.
Tel. 01471 822 528 | www.scotlandsmusic.com
Tolbooth Trad Classes for Young People
Tolbooth Music Venue, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK81DE
Every Monday during term time.
Tel. 01786 274 000 | www.stirlingtrad.com
TRACS (Traditional Arts & Culture, Scotland)
email@example.com | www.tracscotland.org
Traditional Dance Forum
Tel. 0131 558 8137 | www.tdfs.org
Traditional Music Forum
Tel. 0131 558 8137 | www.traditionalmusicforum.org