Live Music Music

Scottish Jazz Awards 2017



We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Scottish Jazz Best Album Award. Glasgow International Jazz Festival in association with Hands Up for Trad will be hosting the 5th Scottish Jazz Awards during the closing evening of the 31st Festival on Sunday 25th June. Following an absence of 4 years the Awards are being revived with an aim to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene and support acts and talent across the country.

A nominating panel comprised of press, media, and promoters from across the Scottish Jazz music scene were chosen to select the shortlist for each of the 5 awards. You can now decide the winner by voting for your favourite in each of the 5 categories below. The voting period runs until 5pm on Friday 2nd June. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony in City of Music Studio at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.


  1. Best Vocalist Award – sponsored by The Brunswick Hotel
  2. Best Band/Ensemble Award – sponsored by Glasgow UNESCO City of Music
  3. Best Instrumentalist Award – sponsored by ESP Music Rentals
  4. Rising Star Award – sponsored by Musicians’ Union
  5. Best Album Award – sponsored by Birnam CD


Creative Live Music Music

Hit The Road 2017


Hit The Road is a touring project for 14-19 year old aspiring performers who are at an early stage in their music making. Hit the Road will present five tours of Scotland, themed by music genre. Participants are also invited to training workshops with industry professionals covering all aspects of the reality of touring, while there will also be training opportunities for young people wishing to try out support roles such as sound engineering and stage technicians.

Each tour will take three acts on the road, with each act taking the headline slot to their home town crowd.

Online registration is now open for those who are:

  • aged 14-19
  • living in Scotland
  • involved in any kind of music making
  • interested in learning about and developing their own musical career

To find out more and apply, please visit Hit The Road


Folk Film Gathering


Folk Film Gathering

For those of you near to or travelling to Edinburgh this month, have a look at the Folk Film Gathering programme which runs until 13th May.

This is the third year of the Folk Film Gathering which is a partnership initiative between Transgressive North, Filmhouse Edinburgh and Tradfest.

The 2017 theme is ‘Songs and Labour’ – looking at world cinema where depictions of folk community experience have focussed upon song traditions and the rhythms and weight of work. From Scotland to Brazil to Lithuania and beyond, the programme continues to explore the myriad ways world cinema has engaged with folk culture – as living tradition, as people’s history, and as working class culture and experience.

Many of the screenings are introduced by a storyteller or musician and explores the link between cinema and traditional Scottish arts.

Tickets are available from the Filmhouse Cinema or TradFest

Filmhouse Cinema | 0131 228 2688

TradFest @ Scottish Storytelling Centre | 0131 556 9579