Artists Announced for Special Tribute Concert Salute Ukraine at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

The weekend of February 24th 2023, sees the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, and Edinburgh will host events to show its solidarity. These will culminate on February 26th at the Usher Hall with a special, one-night-only event, a tribute concert produced by Matthew Zajac and AUGB (Associations of Ukrainians in Great Britain) Edinburgh withContinue reading “Artists Announced for Special Tribute Concert Salute Ukraine at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall”

Leith Folk Club Resurrected

Leith Folk Club 2023 Fundraiser Tuesday 28 February  A few members of the Leith Folk Club ‘auld guard’ have reformed the club and have arranged a Leith Folk Club 2023 Fundraiser in their new home in the Heart of Newhaven (the former Victoria Primary School building) on Tuesday 28 February.  A spokesperson for LFC said “The money raised will enableContinue reading “Leith Folk Club Resurrected”

Award-Winning Singer Joins Orchestra on Scottish Tour

Double Jazz FM Award-winning vocalist Georgia Cécile joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra on a four-date tour of Scotland towards the end of February. Glasgow-born Cécile, who won UK Jazz Act of the Year and Vocalist of the Year at the awards last October and is a former Jazzwise One to Watch, released her debut album, Only the Lover Sings,Continue reading “Award-Winning Singer Joins Orchestra on Scottish Tour”

HEADING WEST on Tour : Shooglenifty Documentary to Tour Cinemas

Winner ‘Trad Music in the Media’ – Scots Trad Music Awards 2022Official Selection – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 Heading West, the remarkable new documentary film about Shooglenifty, one of the most ground-breaking Scottish music bands ever formed in the 1990s, is to tour cinemas throughout Scotland from 31 January 2023 thanks to support from TheContinue reading “HEADING WEST on Tour : Shooglenifty Documentary to Tour Cinemas”

Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that they have appointed Steve Byrne as their new Director. A noted performer, researcher, folklorist and community activist, Steve Byrne will take up his appointment from March 2023, continuing the work of TRACS and its three forums for traditional music, storytelling, and traditional dance; andContinue reading “Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS”

RBS Hands Over Land for Edinburgh’s New Concert Hall -The Dunard Centre

IMPACT Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have officially marked the transfer of the land behind the RBS’s iconic Dundas House. The move will be  the final step of the way towards  allowing work to begin in the preparation of the  site for the construction of Dunard Centre  due  to start later in 2023.Continue reading “RBS Hands Over Land for Edinburgh’s New Concert Hall -The Dunard Centre”

MANIPULATE 2023 Announces More Events for This February’s Festival

Edinburgh’s international festival of visual theatre and animated film, MANIPULATE, is a celebration of visually stunning work, with a focus on artworks that breathe life into the inanimate or tell stories primarily through imagery. Opening with The Dab Hands, a trio of three metre tall, colourful, light-up hand puppets that was commissioned by Puppet AnimationContinue reading “MANIPULATE 2023 Announces More Events for This February’s Festival”

Final Big Struggle to Keep the Doors of Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre Open

Following an unsuccessful bid by the City of Edinburgh Council to the UK Government’s Levelling Up, that would have been a crucial contribution towards the funding gap for the King’s Redevelopment, the Capital’s well-loved theatre now has just 35 days to reach its target to save it from closure. As reported at the end ofContinue reading “Final Big Struggle to Keep the Doors of Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre Open”

National Youth Theatre Announces Free Auditions in Glasgow Next Month

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has announced free auditions at the Theatre School of Scotland in Glasgow this February. Young people will also be able to audition online using the NYT Hub. Successful applicants will be invited to take part in summer intake courses, which for the first time will take place in cities around the UK in an expansion of the charity’s national programme.Continue reading “National Youth Theatre Announces Free Auditions in Glasgow Next Month”

Short List for Margaret Tait Commission Announced

LUX Scotland is delighted to announce that the shortlist for the 2023 Margaret Tait Commission comprises the following artists: Glasgow based animator and artist Isabel Barfod; Irish artist who works across film, text, drawing, and spoken word Renèe Helèna Browne; Glasgow video, audio and text.artist Rhona Mühlebach, and an artist working with poetry, performance, ritual and analogueContinue reading “Short List for Margaret Tait Commission Announced”