A-Z of CATEGORIES

Country: Scotland

The Category Aberdeen City is a subset of North East Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Aberdeen City which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Aberdeen and District Organists' Association

- Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines

- Aberdeen Orpheus Choir

- Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society

- Grampian Concert Orchestra

- Granite City Chorus

- Granite City Pipes & Drums

- Portlethen & District Pipe Band

 

! Aberdeen City KEY
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)100

The Category Aberdeenshire is a subset of North East Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Aberdeenshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Aberdeenshire
! Aberdeenshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of this Record)51

The Category Angus is a subset of North East Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Angus which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Arbroath Pipe Band

- City of Brechin Pipe Band

- Forfar Musical Society

- Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song

- Webster Memorial Theatre

 

Category Angus
! Angus KEY
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)115

The Category Campbeltown is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Campbeltown which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Carradale Music Festival

- Ceol Campbeltown

- Kintyre Music Club

 

 

Category Campbeltown
! Campbeltown KEY
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of this Record)76

The Category City of Edinburgh is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the City of Edinburgh which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cadenza [Edinburgh]

- Chapter House Singers

- Davidson's Mains & District Pipe Band

- Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society

- Edinburgh Players Opera Group

- Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group

- Loud & Proud Choir

- Ludus Baroque

- Meadows Chamber Orchestra

- Pentland Singers Community Choir

- Rudsambee Company of Singers

Stockbridge & New Town Community Orchestra

- Voice House Community Choir

 

! City of Edinburgh KEY
VISITS (to Website)56
VIEWS (of this Record)61

The Category City of Glasgow is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the City of Glasgow which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- ACE Chorus

- College of Piping

- Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society

- Glasgow Chamber Choir

- Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association

- Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir

- Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir

- Glasgow Police Pipe Band

- Glasgow Youth Choir

- Govan Gaelic Choir

- Mackintosh Choir

- Partick Folk Club

- Scottish International Piano Competition

- The Singers Company

 

! City of Glasgow KEY
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)92

The Category Clackmannanshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Clackmannanshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Clackmannan District Brass Band

- Clackmannanshire Choral Society

- Clackmannanshire Pipe Band

- Hillfoot Harmony Chorus

 

! Clackmannanshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of this Record)107

The Category Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is a subset of Highlands and Islands. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- An Lanntair

- Lewis Pipe Band

- NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir

- Stornoway Singers

 

! Comhairle nan Eilean Siar KEY
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of this Record)71

The Category Crieff is a subset of Perth and Kinross. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Crieff which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blackford Fiddle Group

- Comrie Pipe Band

- Strathearn Singers

 

Category Crieff
! Crieff KEY
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of this Record)43

The Category Dingwall is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dingwall which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Dingwall Gaelic Choir

 

 

 

Category Dingwall
! Dingwall KEY
VISITS (to Website)30
VIEWS (of this Record)44

The Category Dumfries and Galloway is a subset of Southern Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dumfries and Galloway which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

! Dumfries and Galloway KEY
VISITS (to Website)39
VIEWS (of this Record)44

The Category Dumfries is a subset of Dumfries and Galloway. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dumfries which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Dumfries
! Dumfries KEY
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)40

The Category Dundee City is a subset of North East Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dundee City which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- City of Discovery Pipe Band

- Dundee Schools Music Theatre

Lydian Singers

- MacKenzie Caledonian Pipe Band

 

Category Dundee City
! Dundee City KEY
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)43

The Category Dunfermline is a subset of Fife. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dunfermline which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra

- Kingdom Brass

- Lochgelly Band

- Rosyth Concert Band

 

Category Dunfermline
! Dunfermline KEY
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)37

The Category East Ayrshire is a subset of Southern Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Ayrshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- A Choired Taste

- Dalmellington Band

- Kilmarnock & District Choral Union

- Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

- Stewarton Winds

 

! East Ayrshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)98
VIEWS (of this Record)98

The Category East Dunbartonshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Dunbartonshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir

 

! East Dunbartonshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)29
VIEWS (of this Record)38

The Category East Lothian is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Lothian which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Haddington Pipe Band

- Hadley Court Singers

 

Category East Lothian
! East Lothian KEY
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of this Record)44

The Category East Renfrewshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with East Renfrewshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eastwood Choral Society

- EROS Musical Society

- Williamwood Pipe Band

 

! East Renfrewshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)83
VIEWS (of this Record)85

The Category Falkirk is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Falkirk which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Camelon & District Pipe Band

- Falkirk Caledonia Choir

- Falkirk Fiddle Workshop

- Falkirk Folk Club

- Falkirk Tryst Orchestra

- Kinneil Band

 

Category Falkirk
! Falkirk KEY
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of this Record)199

The Category Fife is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fife which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Fife
! Fife KEY
VISITS (to Website)46
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category Fort William is a subset of Highland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fort William which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Fèis Gleann Albainn

- Lochaber Pipe Band

- Lochaber Music for All

 

Category Fort William
! Fort William KEY
VISITS (to Website)56
VIEWS (of this Record)60

The Category Galashiels is a subset of Scottish Borders. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Galashiels which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eildon Singers

- Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band

- Lauderdale Community Choir

- Rolling Hills Folk Club

 

 

Category Galashiels
! Galashiels KEY
VISITS (to Website)32
VIEWS (of this Record)40

The Category Hawick is a subset of Scottish Borders. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hawick which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Borders Fiddle Group

- Denholm Folk Festival

- HAOS Musical Theatre Company

- Hawick Saxhorn Band

- Heart of Hawick

- Jedforest Instrumental Band

- Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival

 

Category Hawick
! Hawick KEY
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of this Record)51

The Category Helensburgh is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Helensburgh which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Helensburgh Orchestral Society

- Tartan Harmony

 

Category Helensburgh
! Helensburgh KEY
VISITS (to Website)50
VIEWS (of this Record)65

The Category Inverclyde is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Inverclyde which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Beacon Arts Centre Greenock

- Brass Sounds Inverclyde

- Cowal Fiddle Workshop

- Greenock Light Opera Club

- Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh

 

Category Inverclyde
! Inverclyde KEY
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of this Record)54

The Category Inverness is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Inverness which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Highland Brass

- Inverness Fiddlers’ Society

- Truly Terrible Orchestra

 

 

Category Inverness
! Inverness KEY
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)36

The Category Isle of Arran is a subset of North Ayrshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Arran which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Arran Singers

- Arran Soul Choir

- Arran Folk Festival

- Arran Malt & Music Festival

 

Category Isle of Arran
! Isle of Arran KEY
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of this Record)39

The Category Isle of Bute is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Bute which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Isle of Bute
! Isle of Bute KEY
VISITS (to Website)39
VIEWS (of this Record)42

The Category Isle of Islay is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Islay which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page)

- Islay Gaelic Choir

- Isle of Islay Pipe Band

 

Category Isle of Islay
! Isle of Islay KEY
VISITS (to Website)32
VIEWS (of this Record)37

The Category Isle of Mull is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Mull which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir

 

Category Isle of Mull
! Isle of Mull KEY
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of this Record)38

The Category Isle of Skye is a subset of Highland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Skye which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Isle of Skye Pipe Band

- Portree District Gaelic Choir

 

Category Isle of Skye
! Isle of Skye KEY
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)157

The Category Kelso is a subset of Scottish Borders. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Kelso which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Abbey Consort

- Kelso Folk & Live Music Club

- One Acchord

- St Boswells Live!

 

Category Kelso
! Kelso KEY
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of this Record)39

The Category Kirkcaldy is a subset of Fife. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Kirkcaldy which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Falkland Traditional Music Festival

- Fife Strathspey & Reel Society

 

Category Kirkcaldy
! Kirkcaldy KEY
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category Lochgilphead is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Lochgilphead which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Inveraray & District Pipe Band

- Mid Argyll Pipe Band

- Templar Arts and Leisure Centre, Tarbert

 

Category Lochgilphead
! Lochgilphead KEY
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of this Record)30

The Category Midlothian is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Midlothian which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Brass Band

- Newtongrange Silver Band

- Nitten Folk Club

- Penicuik Folk Club

 

Category Midlothian
! Midlothian KEY
VISITS (to Website)27
VIEWS (of this Record)28

The Category Moray is a subset of North East Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Moray which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Elgin and District Pipe Band

 

! Moray KEY
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)70

The Category Newton Stewart is a subset of Dumfries and Galloway. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Newton Stewart which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Kirkcudbright Choral Society

- Newton Stewart & District Music Club

- Swallow Theatre

 

 

Category Newton Stewart
! Newton Stewart KEY
VISITS (to Website)28
VIEWS (of this Record)34

The Category North Ayrshire is a subset of Southern Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with North Ayrshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Barrfields Theatre Largs

- Beith Arts

- Irvine & Dreghorn Brass Band

- Largs Gaelic Choir

 

Category North Ayrshire
! North Ayrshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of this Record)63

The Category North Lanarkshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with North Lanarkshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Croy Silver Band

- Eastfield and Harthill Flute Orchestra

- Motherwell Diocesan Choir

- Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band

 

! North Lanarkshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of this Record)33

The Category Oban is a subset of Argyll and Bute. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Oban which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Oban High School Pipe Band

- Oban Gaelic Choir

- Taynuilt Gaelic Choir

 

Category Oban
! Oban KEY
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category Orkney is a subset of Highlands and Islands. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Orkney which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Kirkwall City Pipe Band

- Mayfield Singers

 

Category Orkney
! Orkney KEY
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of this Record)66

The Category Peebles is a subset of Scottish Borders. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Peebles which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre

- Innerleithen /Tweedvale Pipe Band

- Peebles Concert Band

- Peebles Orchestra

 

Category Peebles
! Peebles KEY
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of this Record)37

The Category Perth is a subset of Perth and Kinross. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Perth which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Perth Barbershop Singers

- Vale of Atholl Pipe Band

 

Category Perth
! Perth KEY
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of this Record)46

The Category Pitlochry is a subset of Perth and Kinross. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Pitlochry which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Aberfeldy & District Gaelic Choir

- Alyth & District Pipe Band

- Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers

 

Category Pitlochry
! Pitlochry KEY
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of this Record)49

The Category Renfrewshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Renfrewshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Johnstone Band

- Kilbarchan Singers

- Opera Bamba

- Renfrew Burgh Band

- Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society

 

Category Renfrewshire
! Renfrewshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)29
VIEWS (of this Record)40

The Category Scottish Borders is a subset of Southern Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Scottish Borders which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Scottish Borders
! Scottish Borders KEY
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)36

The Category Shetland Islands is a subset of Highlands and Islands. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dingwall which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Shetland JAWS

 

Category Shetland Islands
! Shetland Islands KEY
VISITS (to Website)32
VIEWS (of this Record)31

The Category South Ayrshire is a subset of Southern Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with South Ayrshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Ayr Amateur Opera Company

- Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

- Dunaskin Doon Band

 

Category South Ayrshire
! South Ayrshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)34

The Category South Lanakshire is a subset of Southern Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with South Lanakshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Arietta Choir [Ladies Choirs]

- Biggar Singers

- Coalburn I.O.R. Pipe Band

- Lanarkshire Cecilian Orchestra

- Lesmahagow Male Voice Choir

- Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band

 

! South Lanarkshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of this Record)40

The Category St Andrews is a subset of Fife. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with St Andrews which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Byre Theatre

- Muchty Musicmakers

- The Alleycats

 

Category St Andrews
! St Andrews KEY
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of this Record)42

The Category Stirling is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Stirling which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Stirling Gaelic Choir

- Stirling Male Voice Choir

 

Category Stirling
! Stirling KEY
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of this Record)47

The Category Ullapool is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ullapool which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Macphail Centre

 

 

Category Ullapool
! Ullapool KEY
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of this Record)30

The Category West Dunbartonshire is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with West Dunbartonshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Clydebank Musical Society

- Clydebank Town Hall

- Lomond and Clyde Pipe Band

- St Augustine’s Dumbarton

 

! West Dunbartonshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)30
VIEWS (of this Record)41

The Category West Lothian is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with West Lothian which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bathgate Brass Band

- Bathgate Concert Orchestra

- Ferry Blend Choir

- Linlithgow Reed Band

- Linlithgow RFC Male Voice Choir

 

Category West Lothian
! West Lothian KEY
VISITS (to Website)23
VIEWS (of this Record)30

The Category Wick is a subset of Highland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Wick (Highland) which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Caithness Orchestra

- Thurso Pipe Band

- Wick Choral Society

- Wick RBLS Pipe Band

 

Category Wick
! Wick KEY
VISITS (to Website)25
VIEWS (of this Record)39

‘Aberdeen’s oldest and original music, drama and dance Festival began life in 1909 and is still very much alive today ... The Festival adopts the motto of Sir Henry Walford Davies “Not to gain a prize or defeat a rival but to pace one another on the road to excellence”. The Festival is run entirely by volunteers and relies on entry fees, fundraising and sponsorship to continue to offer performance opportunities to musicians, singers and actors from the North East and beyond. The Festival takes place each year in the first week of June, in halls throughout the city. The Festival is not just for the performers. All events are open to the public and audiences are warmly welcomed.’

 

* Aberdeen & NE of Scotland Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)276
VIEWS (of this Record)387

‘Meets every Wednesday ... We have a great programme of music and song from visiting and local artists. There is also an opportunity for singers and musicians to take part in our regular sessions which are open to members and non-members.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Aberdeen Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)186

Held Late July: 'Has rapidly established itself as one of the largest and most exciting events in the cellists’ calendar. Conceived in 2005 by Aboyne resident and cellist Myrtle Watt, the festival attracts students from all over the UK, as well as from Canada, Germany and South Africa. Our three inspiring tutors are also all top level performers, and the public face of the Festival – a series of 6 concerts in 8 days, is built round them ... The concerts take place in Aboyne, Tarland, Finzean and at Woodend Barn in Banchory.'

 

* Aboyne Cello Festival
VISITS (to Website)368
VIEWS (of this Record)515

West Calder, West Lothian: 'Meets once a month ... for concerts and sessions. Everyone is very welcome. There is a small admission fee depending on the activity’.

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Almond Valley Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of this Record)477

'Since its inception, Caithness.Org has grown into a massive resource for information about Caithness. With local news, geography, history and entertainment, Caithness.Org continues to provide thousands of photos from many people, events and places around the county ... Arts.Caithness.Org is similar to the business index except it's for the Arts, covering everything from Painters to Pipe Bands. Also providing Arts news on the site and by RSS newsfeed.'

 

* Arts.Caithness.Org
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)805

Ayr Jazz Club, founded in 2005, is a warm and friendly group of people with a common interest in keeping jazz alive. The club has over 100 members who ... have had the pleasure of listening to a varied range of bands from Dixieland to New Orleans and Trad, as well as music from the 1920 - 30's.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Ayr Jazz Club
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of this Record)344

‘An annual festival held in Ayr, celebrating music, dance and speech and drama through participation in competitive and non-competitive events.’ Held Mid March.

 

* Ayrshire Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)304
VIEWS (of this Record)744

Inaugurated 2008: ‘Over three weeks the Balerno Music Festival has so much to offer ... For adults there is a mix of instrumental, vocal and folk concerts, cabaret, jazz and more. Children’s events cover ages three to secondary, and some events are free ... Balerno is located to the south-west of Edinburgh on the A70 (Lanark Rd)’. Held Late September - Early October.

 

* Balerno Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)253

'Club meetings are held at 2.00pm ... with local musicians encouraged to take to the stage and play traditional music on instruments featuring predominantly accordion and/or fiddle. A "Special Guest" then performs two 30 minute sets during the evening with the entertainment finishing around 5:30pm.'

 

* Biggar Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)276
VIEWS (of this Record)425

'In such a diverse community as Biggar, the festival organisers have struggled to come up with single themes for BLF and have settled on a Festival of the Five Arts - with a strong message that there is something for everyone. The ethos has been to bring together all the skill and talent that exists here, and encourage groups and clubs, large and small, to put on their own events during the festival period.' Held Late October.

 

* Biggar Little Festival
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of this Record)65

'Founded in 1960 and every year since then has been bringing to this corner of Scotland a season of concerts of classical and contemporary music performed by musicians of national and international acclaim. We have always encouraged young artists and we have an excellent reputation with our audiences and amongst the promoters of music in Scotland for the very high standards of our concerts. Meeting the ever rising cost becomes increasingly difficult and would never be possible without generous help from Enterprise Music Scotland and our other sponsors and supporters.'

 

* Biggar Music Club
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)575

‘Devised by The Highland Council in partnership with Fèisean nan Gàidheal and the Promoters Arts Network ... The BLAS Festival aims to play a role in celebrating the culture of traditional music and Gaelic in the Highlands of Scotland. BLAS will do this in part by creating the opportunities for young musicians to play and learn with leading artists in traditional music and Gaelic. BLAS will also widen the opportunities for communities to experience and enjoy live music and Gaelic performances which support their culture.’ Held Mid November at a wide range of venues across Highland.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* BLAS Festival
VISITS (to Website)173
Also indexedFèisean nan Gàidheal
VIEWS (of this Record)221

'Established to promote high standards in church music, to promote public awareness of the organ and choral repertoire, to encourage existing organists and recruit new organists, and to arrange lectures, recitals, workshops and discussions on all matters relating to organists and church music in general.'

 

* Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)537

‘We welcome all to our concerts, where you are assured good music and good company. Supper is optionally served after every concert, providing an opportunity to socialise and discuss the evening’s music. The musicians also join us to mingle and to talk about the music they are currently playing and their plans for the future ... The Society holds its concerts in the magnificent Mellerstain House, which was built in the 18th century by William & Robert Adam and is the residence of the 14th Earl of Haddington and family. Mellerstain is near Gordon in the heart of the Scottish Borders.’

 

* Borders Music and Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)137
Also indexedMellerstain House
VIEWS (of this Record)164

'Usually six concerts between October and March under the auspices of Argyll & Bute Concert Tours.'

 

* Bute Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of this Record)482

‘Bute's newest family-friendly weekend festival, packed with Live Music, Food, Craft Beers/Ciders, Family Fun and Entertainment.’ Held Late July.

 

* ButeFest
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)511

‘Every July the beautiful hebridean island of Islay is home to Cantilena's professional musicians and students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who together bring their unique sound of chamber music to residents and visitors, with many of the concerts being held in the famous Islay Malt Whisky distilleries.’

 

* Cantilena Festival
VISITS (to Website)271
Also indexedRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
VIEWS (of this Record)362

'Meetings take the form of musically illustrated talks. Guests are always assured of a warm welcome.'

 

* Carnoustie Recorded Music Circle
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)449

'Students come from across the world to the school, held annually in July in Dalabrog, South Uist, to experience traditional music and dance in a community setting. Expert tuition in piping, fiddle, song, dance and the Gaelic language are offered over a backdrop of community events, including cèilidhs, concerts and guided walks.' Held Early July.

 

* Ceòlas Summer School
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)361

'The national body for chamber music - leading, developing and connecting the chamber music sector in Scotland.' Formerly Enterprise Music Scotland.

 

* Chamber Music Scotland
VISITS (to Website)525
Also indexedEnterprise Music Scotland
VIEWS (of this Record)290

‘Delighting families and school parties with their fun-filled introduction to live orchestral music. In recent years concerts have also included jazz, traditional Celtic, world music and percussion in the lively mix of entertainment and education that regularly sells out at concert halls in Scotland ... Concerts are specifically designed ... to appeal to children in the 4 to 14 age range although as our aim is to provide fun for all the family there really is something for everyone at each concert.’

 

* Children’s Classic Concerts
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)177

‘The Scheme enables as many children as resources and time will allow, the opportunity to play a musical instrument. Children who receive lessons will be tutored in the skills required to play an instrument. Opportunity exists to participate in and enjoy group music making in the school and the Community.’

 

* Clackmannanshire Instrumental Music Tuition
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)476

'We feature mainly classical music with occasional forays into other areas such as jazz. The performers are all top class UK and international, professional musicians and the concerts range from instrumental and vocal soloists through duos, trios and quartets up to choirs and small orchestras ... We are the only group dedicated to providing music lovers in Falkirk with classical music.'

 

* Classic Music Live! Falkirk
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)505

'The first agency of its kind in Scotland, representing some of the finest vocal and instrumental talent in the country. We provide emerging and established professional performers for any kind of event across the United Kingdom. All our musicians are from or based in Scotland, and perform regularly on the classical music scene.'

 

* Classical Musicians Scotland
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)439

‘Set in the picturesque heart of the South Lanarkshire countryside, close to The Borders, the town of Biggar offers residents and visitors a variety of art, music, theatre and general entertainment, of which Clydesdale Folk Club is an integral part. Our regular club nights are held on the last Thursday of every month and we also host various concerts throughout the year. If you like traditional or contemporary folk music and blues, Clydesdale Folk Club gives you the opportunity to see local, national and international artistes and bands at an affordable price.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Clydesdale Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of this Record)133

Comar is an exciting arts organisation based in Tobermory, merging the renowned An Tobar arts centre & prolific Mull Theatre. We specialise in visual arts, music, and theatre and are dedicated to making good things happen across art forms on and off our beautiful island home. As well as our producing and commissioning our own work, we host a varied programme of incoming shows - theatre, dance, gigs, comedy film, family shows, community events and more.’

 

* Comar
VISITS (to Website)450
VIEWS (of this Record)1029

Includes ‘a selection of music concerts (classical, folk, contemporary and jazz); a ceilidh, literary events and art - as well as a quiz night! The Festival is organised and run by the Crail Festival Society, a charity established to further the arts in Crail in particular and Scotland more generally’. Held Late July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Crail Festival
VISITS (to Website)267
VIEWS (of this Record)586

'We aim to provide a quality guest list with the emphasis on entertainment. Come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' nights we feature local singers and musicians, as well as those visiting Crail. All are welcome. If you don’t want to make music then just come along and tap your feet.'

 

Category St Andrews
* Crail Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)548

'As an inspirational working space with accommodation, Crear & the arts charity space to create connects individuals & organisations across the arts worldwide through innovative residencies & collaborations, including writers retreats, masterclasses, recordings & public concerts. Our doors are kept open by all the wonderful weddings hosted throughout the year, in addition to support from public funding & private donations.'

 

* Crear space to create
VISITS (to Website)228
VIEWS (of this Record)349

'The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.'

 

* Creative Scotland
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)307

Meet 'first Thursday of each month (no meeting in January)'.

 

* Crieff Fiddle and Accordion Club
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)531

‘Based at Strathearn Artspace, the site of the old Library on Comrie St. Concerts on a Thursday night once a month ... If all goes well, it's also planned to include session evenings every two weeks on the Thursday between the concert evenings.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Crieff Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)139
Also indexedStrathearn Artspace
VIEWS (of this Record)240

‘A non profit making charitable organisation, promoting a diverse range of arts activity- visual, musical and cultural on the Black Isle. We have a beautifully restored venue - the Stables - where we host performances, exhibitions, craft fairs, ceilidhs, theatre productions and films. It's a terrific place for a wedding too!’

 

* Cromarty Arts Trust
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)264

'A 2-day residential harp village in the beautiful seaside town of Cromarty on the Black Isle. The Harp Village will include a Saturday evening all-inclusive session in the Loft Studio of the Old Brewery - a great space for a session and wonderful acoustics. There are workshops all day Saturday and Sunday for recent beginner/elementary and intermediate/advanced ability levels. Other abilities can be provided for.' Held Mid September.

 

* Cromarty Harp Village
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)333

'The directorate's purpose is to: * build Scotland's influence and reputation abroad; * create the conditions for culture, heritage and creative excellence to flourish; * value and nurture our arts, culture and heritage.'

 

* Culture, Tourism and Major Events Directorate [Scotland]
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)390

‘Founded by composer Sir James MacMillan, The Cumnock Tryst brings some of the world's greatest musicians into local venues, churches and halls, with the community at the heart of all of its activities ... Tryst is an old Scots word which means a meeting place, or a romantic rendezvous. The town of Cumnock itself ties into this sense of coming together as its Gaelic name, comunn achadh, means place of the confluence, as the town sits where the Glaisnock River and the Lugar Water meet.’ Held Early October.

 

Category East Ayrshire
* Cumnock Tryst
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)113

‘Music at Aberdeen is a thriving learning, performing and research community ... The University of Aberdeen is unusual in placing both Music and Music Education in the same department, which has a positive benefit for all staff and students. Our flexible BMus degree programme is one of only a handful of degrees in Music which incorporate a teaching qualification. Staff are active as musicologists, composers and performers and their work is recognised and valued throughout the world, both in research communities as well as in the concert hall and via broadcast media.'

 

* Department of Music [Aberdeen]
VISITS (to Website)337
Also indexedUniversity of Aberdeen
VIEWS (of this Record)295

‘We offer a wide range of degree programmes that will suit you whether you're seeking a career as a musician, would like to work in the music industries or arts and cultural sector, or if you're interested in the links music has with contemporary culture, history, creativity and the digital world. By studying with us, you will benefit from opportunities to take work placements within Glasgow's legendary music scene; learn from award-winning professional musicians and musical scholars, and get the chance to pursue your musical interests through researching, performing, composing, and exploring musical technology.’

 

* Department of Music [Glasgow]
VISITS (to Website)141
Also indexedUniversity of Glasgow
VIEWS (of this Record)260

'Music students benefit from our state-of-the-art teaching, rehearsal and practice rooms; recital area and music library; the latest in technology with three high quality recording studios and fully networked computer suites running Logic, ProTools, Sibelius and a range of other industry-relevant software.'

 

* Department of Music [Napier]
VISITS (to Website)176
Also indexedEdinburgh Napier University
VIEWS (of this Record)372

Meet 'first Wednesday of each month (Sept-May)'.

 

* Dingwall Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)863

‘Established as the region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival ... The festival has an excellent reputation for bringing top quality world-class performances to rural locations at the end of May each year. Musical events range from unforgettable operas, to classical, jazz, traditional, contemporary and world music that are usually only experienced in the world’s city venues.’

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)311

'Although the venues tend to centre around the Cathedral and the Cathedral Halls, events also focus on the other halls in Dunblane and include afternoon as well as evening concerts. These offer as diverse a choice as jazz and classical music, secular and sacred programmes, purely vocal or purely instrumental music or mixed ensembles.'

 

* Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of this Record)441

'You can't easily get to concerts in the Wigmore Hall or the South Bank? No problem: we bring fine music played by top professionals to Dundee. The essence of Chamber Music is in the intimacy. You are close enough to the players to be aware of what they are putting into the music and to witness the skill of the performers in a way that you can't with an orchestra. It is the most live of live music. Since 1929. Dundee Chamber Music has been bringing the best of the world's chamber musicians to our city.'

 

* Dundee Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)197
VIEWS (of this Record)529

’Aims to support all with an interest in Folk music, and give performers and appreciative listeners the chance to make and enjoy folk music. The first Dunfermline Folk Club started in 1961, and ... an informal culture that supports performance and participation is what the Club is all about. All are welcome, so come along and see what you make of it.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Dunfermline Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)307

'Brings together singers, players, listeners and instrument makers from around Scotland with an interest in the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. Our members range from professional to amateur, from singers to players of viols, recorders, sackbutt, cornett and more!'

 

Category Early Music
* Early Music Forum of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of this Record)338

'Supports arts projects in the voluntary sector, with funds mostly provided by East Dunbartonshire Council.'

 

* East Dunbartonshire Arts Council
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)315

BEWARE! 'The East Neuk is a rural area, and it is common to find yourself behind a tractor or heavy vehicle. This has the great side-effect of making travel a leisurely experience, allowing you all the more opportunity to enjoy the landscape. But please remember to allow plenty of time to reach your concert venue. Latecomers are not guaranteed admission to any event, in whole or in part. If admitted, it may not be possible to take the seat you booked – standing may be the only option.' Held Late June.

 

* East Neuk Festival
VISITS (to Website)426
VIEWS (of this Record)445

'Has forged an enviable reputation throughout Scotland through the delivery of high - quality instrumental and choral instruction, whilst offering young people the opportunities to perform at local, national and indeed international level through the establishment of a wide range of bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles.'

 

* East Renfrewshire Instrumental Music Service
VISITS (to Website)242
VIEWS (of this Record)592

‘We run an annual festival which provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform their pieces in a friendly environment and, along with other performers of a similar ability, receive constructive feedback and advice from a specialist adjudicator. Our programme of competitive and non-competitive classes allows performers of all abilities to take part. There are classes in a wide range of classical and traditional instruments, or combinations of instruments, as well as for singers, choirs, orchestras and bands.’ Held Early March.

 

* Edinburgh Competition Festival
VISITS (to Website)304
VIEWS (of this Record)359

‘An unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for peoples of all nations. Committed to virtuosity and originality, the International Festival presents some of the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre for three weeks in August.’

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Edinburgh International Festival
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)531

'Annual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Every Easter we bring harpists from across the globe together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.' The Festival is organized by The Clarsach Society.

 

* Edinburgh International Harp Festival
VISITS (to Website)376
Also indexedClarsach Society
VIEWS (of this Record)502

‘From the Festival's commencement the artistic policy has been to concentrate on musical excellence (rather than the "star system") and to champion spontaneous creativity: music making on the spot in Edinburgh. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians to realise creative ideas, and to link with international musicians. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has also grown its world outlook, presenting high quality musicians from all over the world.‘ Held Mid July.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
VISITS (to Website)113
Also indexedEdinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)213

‘We aim to promote the enjoyment of live classical music performance in the Edinburgh area. You are welcome to join us for our programme of recitals every Saturday from October to June .. You can become a member of the Society if you would like to support our work. You don't need a membership to attend concerts - they are open to anyone and admission is free ... The Society does not pay fees to performers. We will reimburse reasonable direct expenses for which receipts can be produced ... The Society will advertise the concerts and provide an audience. The Venue seats 50 people.’

  

* Edinburgh Society of Musicians
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)147

‘Membership of the ESO is around 220 and we have events approximately once a month from September to June. We are affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists and the Scottish Federation of Organists. You don't need to be an organist to join; an interest in the organ, its music, and meeting other like minded people is what's required! If you'd like to join then please email us.’

 

* Edinburgh Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)235

‘Taking place in venues mostly in the Sleat peninsula at the southern end of  the Island, the Skye Festival or ‘Fèis an Eilein’ is a celebration of island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music, all spiced up with Jazz, Theatre, and lots, lots more. Organised by SEALL, the festival hosts around 30 top quality events in music and innovative theatre, with a community-led fringe programme of house concerts, charity cafés, environmental days, food and drink, art exhibitions and ceilidhs.’ Held July - August.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Fèis an Eilein
VISITS (to Website)130
Also indexedSkye Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)266

’Fèis an Tairbeirt was established in 2016 by a group of volunteers who are keen to ensure that people of all ages in Mid-Argyll and Kintyre are offered the chance to learn to play an instrument and experience the joy of playing music together with others ... Fèis in Scottish Gaelic means “festival” or “feast.” It has come to mean a tuition festival, usually for children and young people, which celebrates the music and song culture connected with the Gaelic language.‘

 

* Fèis an Tairbeirt
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)211

‘Fèis Latharna is an organisation that promotes traditional music and Gaelic culture in the Oban & Lorn area. The Fèis operates term time Saturday classes in a variety of instruments at all levels as well as a week long tuition festival every Easter.’

 

* Fèis Latharna
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)241

Fèis Rois enables people of all ages to access, participate in and enjoy the traditional arts and Gaelic language through a diverse programme of activities in Ross & Cromarty, across Scotland and beyond. Based in Dingwall, Fèis Rois is widely recognised as a national leader in the arts, particularly in music education. The organisation aims to give young people and lifelong learners the opportunity to experience and engage with traditional music and Gaelic culture in a way that supports them in developing their social skills and inspires them to reach their full potential.’

 

* Fèis Rois
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of this Record)191

‘The aims and objectives of Fife Electronic Organ Society are to "promote and encourage interest in organ music and the appreciation thereof". We hope we achieve this by engaging top class artistes to entertain our members and many visitors alike and cultivating friendships between people who have a common interest in listening to and playing "middle of the road music" on electronic organ. The Society has nearly 100 members and has remarkable success ... All visitors are offered a warm welcome.’

 

* Fife Electronic Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)140
VIEWS (of this Record)315

‘Whether you are a young musician - in a school group or part of a community music ensemble, an adult musician, a teacher, a parent, an audience supporter or a willing donor, Fife Festival of Music has something for you!​ Founded in 1981, the Festival exists to support and develop music making in the community across Fife. The Festival holds three main events during the year - in    January/FebruaryMay, and November. The first of those is the largest and busiest event of the year with two weeks of vibrant music making, both competitive and non-competitive, ranging from instrumental, through vocal to choral, with solo, duet, ensemble and large group classes available ...’

 

* Fife Festival of Music
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)128

Meet 'first Tuesday of each month (Oct - April)'.

 

* Fort William Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)585

'Celebrates the glorious sound of wind, brass and percussion. Building on the successful format of the St Andrews Brass Festival Fringe of Gold mixes international performers with University students and staff, as well as musicians from across Fife.' Held Mid November.

 

* Fringe of Gold Festival
VISITS (to Website)237
Also indexedSt Andrews Brass Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)339

Meet 'first Thursday of each month (Oct - April with no meeting in January)'.

 

* Galashiels Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)197
VIEWS (of this Record)649

'The syllabus has been chosen by a group of local musicians and includes classes for a wide variety of skills. Our name, the Galloway Music Festival, illustrates the main area from which entries are received ... Members of the public are most welcome to attend all events during the festival, both daytime and evening sessions; admission to all events except the Festival Concert is FREE.' Held Early March.

 

* Galloway Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)333

‘Dedicated to the promotion of historically informed performances of the highest standard on period instruments. It organises a regular series of Early Music concerts ... in the Georgian New Town ... The concert series features not only established Early Music performers but also exciting younger groups. Workshops and talks related to the concerts are also organised.’

 

* Georgian Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)366

'Brings its annual supply of world-class musicians and upcoming superstars to the City's already vibrant jazz scene ... Our Community & Education Fund is an initiative that incorporates community and education concerts & workshops that educate people of all ages in jazz music, allowing them to try out new instruments and experience live jazz music.' Held in Mid June.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Glasgow Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)320

‘An annual festival featuring over 7,000 amateur performers ... Bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles and hundreds of soloists perform and are appraised by a team of leading professional adjudicators ... Events include: Choral Evening, Band Nights and schools’ music days. Come and enjoy the performances, and compare your views with the adjudicator’s assessment! All sessions are open to the public and halls may be entered at any time appropriate to the performance in progress.’ Held Early - Mid March.

 

* Glasgow Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of this Record)261

‘Established in 1911. Our membership includes organists, church musicians and those who simply enjoy organ music. There are normally five meetings per year, all of which are open to non-members, and designed to meet the Society’s objectives - the education of its members and the public in the art of music, with special reference to organ and choral music.’

 

* Glasgow Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)242

'Presents six concerts annually from October to March in the Music Close Up series, which is subsidised by a grant from Enterprise Music Scotland, whose help we acknowledge with gratitude.'

 

* Haddington Concert Society
VISITS (to Website)261
Also indexedMusic Close Up
VIEWS (of this Record)613

‘Haddo House is a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire, approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen. It has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1979 ... “Haddo Arts” is an exciting new organisation which brings a unique artistic experience to Haddo. Working with world-class artists and makers, with local professionals and communities, schools and other arts organisations, Haddo Arts will create a distinctive annual programme across the whole of Haddo – the House, the Hall and Country Park.‘ Festival held Early October.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Haddo Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)117
VIEWS (of this Record)262

‘Four day festival set against the unique backdrop of the the Hebrides. Organised by the HCF Trust, this first festival was held in 1996 and now regularly attracts attendances of 14,000 over its four day run. Wild, but not a bit woolly, this festival has built up a fabulously loyal audience locally and from across the world, many of whom have Hebridean ties, many of whom just love coming here and joining in the great party. The festival is a not for profit event run by the community for the community, supported by local and national funding agencies, the goodwill of local businesses and community, and the many volunteers who give of their free time to make it happen.’ Held Mid July.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Hebridean Celtic Festival
VISITS (to Website)155
Also indexedHebCelt
VIEWS (of this Record)413

'Founded by a small group of music enthusiasts, the Society’s principal aims are to bring high quality, professional musicians to the town and to present a programme of concerts that is as varied as possible. The Music Society continues to be run by a small volunteer committee ... Concert goers have enjoyed chamber music ensembles of every instrumental and vocal combination, opera, solo recitals and jazz.'

* Helensburgh Music Society
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of this Record)433

‘One-stop-shop for music by and for young people in the Highlands ... See everything that's happening, go to What’s On for workshops, live music and festivals, or Opportunities for funding, jobs and CPD ... Planning, or know of an event or opportunity you think young musicians in the Highlands would benefit from or enjoy? Then Contact Us and we’ll post it ... The Highland Youth Music Forum brings together organisations and individuals who provide opportunities for young people (aged 0 – 25) to participate in music making activities across the Highlands. The Forum aims to strengthen links between the formal and informal music sectors, creating a dynamic Highland wide music partnership.’

 

* Highland Youth Music
VISITS (to Website)133
Also indexedHighland Youth Music Forum
VIEWS (of this Record)236

‘The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival has developed into one of Scotland’s major cultural festivals, and takes place annually in Oban, Scotland. The event has developed to include new special events and competitions, and the festival now offers over 1100 participants 125 competition classes in eleven disciplines including piping, accordion, fiddle, clarsach, piano, recorder, singing, woodwind & brass, highland dancing and choreography.’ Held Early May.

 

* Highlands & Islands Music & Dance Festival
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of this Record)284

‘Annual weekend of acoustic music in small town in the Scottish Borders ... Beautifully situated amongst rolling hills by the River Tweed.’ Held Mid August.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Innerleithen Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)245
VIEWS (of this Record)420

'The Instrumental Instruction Service is provided by Education & Social Care during school term time by qualified instrumental instructors ... In addition to lessons, there are many opportunities for children to participate in various ensembles which meet on Saturday morning and other times throughout the week. Most of these ensembles are associated with the school or with Moray Music Centre.'

 

* Instrumental Instruction Service [Moray]
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedMoray Music Centre
VIEWS (of this Record)381

‘The annual Music Festival starts on the last week of January and runs for a fortnight culminating in a Grand Concert on the final Saturday evening featuring a selection of the highlights from the two weeks.'

 

* Inverclyde Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)441

‘Instrumental tuition is the core of the work of the Music Service This is delivered by more than twenty music instructors who have individual specialisms enabling us to offer tuition on the full range of orchestral instruments, voice, guitar and bagpipes ... Alongside offering instrumental tuition, instructors also run many school orchestras and ensembles in both primary and secondary schools. These ensembles are renowned for their high standard of performance and are particularly successful in national competitions. Pupils are also invited to attend our Music Centre which runs on a Saturday morning offering specialist tuition on a variety of instruments.‘

 

* Inverclyde Music Service
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)504

'The Inverness Music Festival and the Highlights concerts are organised and run by the Inverness Festival Association. Inverness Music Festival is a competitive music festival open to all ages and abilities. Performers are adjudicated on their performance.' Held Late February.

 

* Inverness Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)397

‘Established in 1999 due to local enthusiasm for high quality live music in the classical tradition performed in rural settings and to a variety of age groups ... The main aim of the group is to bring concerts given by professional musicians to audiences in and around the Inverurie area. Inverurie Music also promotes educational musical activities, including workshops delivered by professional musicians in schools and other venues in Aberdeenshire ... Recently there has been an expansion of Inverurie Music's educational role in collaboration with Enterprise Music Scotland. Inverurie Music sets up workshops at local schools, instrumental groups and with the local orchestra.'

 

* Inverurie Music
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)134

'Every year we have a diverse programme featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting. The Festival is held in the last week of May every year. 2014 was our thirtieth year, so we must be doing something right! For the last number of years all of the Islay distilleries have held open days throughout the week of the festival, adding to the mix ...'

 

* Islay Festival of Music and Malt
VISITS (to Website)454
VIEWS (of this Record)467

'Began in 1988 and has been staged annually on the First Weekend of May ever since – 2017 marked our 30th Festival ... The Festival continues to attract top class UK and international bands in mainly the Traditional New Orleans idiom. The Festival is a great supporter of young musicians who feature prominently in the annual programme.'

 

ALERT 'The Festival is taking a break in 2019. Jazz will feature as part of the artistic offerings centred on Rothesay Pavilion when it re-opens late in 2020. Meanwhile we are running Bute Manouche for the second time from 23-25 October 2020, which is Scotland’s own Gypsy Jazz Festival.'

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Isle of Bute Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)230
Also indexedBute Manouche
VIEWS (of this Record)400

'Our wee festival is probably the smallest and most intimate traditional music festival in Scotland, as the island Village Hall where we hold our headline events has a capacity of about 150. Many of our festival-goers are regulars: we know them by name, and they're always welcome to have a blether while booking their tickets ...' Held Late June.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Isle of Gigha Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)418

'All levels of player are welcome as well as listeners who just enjoy traditional accordion and fiddle music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our audience always enjoy hearing good music. No reasonable offer to play will be turned down. It may surprise you but many of our members have never touched, let alone played an accordion or fiddle. Our Club night is a family affair, we have members from 8 to 80. All are made welcome ... The Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival is usually held annually Late May.

 

* Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)264
Also indexedIsle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)598

'The country's newest and most innovative College of Performing Arts where students and their careers come first. With its origins and roots in the Scottish School of Musical Theatre founded by Bette Clark in 1946, Jazzartuk continues the work of seven decades and is committed to providing the highest quality of theatre arts training for young performers in the "Shires". No gimmicks -- no false promises -- just satisfying hard work and national achievement.'

 

* Jazzartuk
VISITS (to Website)376
VIEWS (of this Record)399

‘Our purpose, as recorded in our constitution, is to organize and run a Music Festival on the Isle of Jura, provide opportunities for young people to learn/improve their music based skill and help them refine and develop those skills in the future. By bringing in top class musicians every year to perform and run workshops, the instruction and inspiration they provide is invaluable. Through our youth education programme we have been able to help through a small annual grant, a number of young people to fulfill their potential and follow their chosen path.’ Held Late September.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Jura Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)237

'We are greatly obliged to the officers of Kelso Old Parish Church for putting in place extensive improvements to the chancel on which our concerts take place, A carpet has been laid which has radically improved the already very good acoustic, an improvement from which our Steinway piano in particular has hugely benefited. The old choir stalls have been removed to give much more space which will be greatly appreciated by larger ensembles.'

 

* Kelso Music Society
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of this Record)481

'The Festival aims to showcase and promote the song writing and musical talent in Kintyre. It also aims to encourage a new generation of local songwriters and musicians, by means of donations to local musical groups/organisations and the presentation of an annual memorial quaiche at Campbeltown Grammar School for original folk song ...' Held Late April.

 

* Kintyre Songwriters Festival
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)448

‘The finest chamber music in the finest setting ... We look forward to welcoming present and new patrons to another full and varied programme. A season ticket, giving seven performances for the price of four is excellent value. The Society is very friendly and welcoming. If you already have a taste for classical music you may already be attending. If you were unaware of our concerts or unfamiliar with classical music why not give it a try?.‘

 

* Kirkcaldy Music Society
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)338

'A Celebration of Trad New Orleans, Dixieland and Swing Jazz in South West Scotland.' Held Mid June.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)242
VIEWS (of this Record)421

‘We use all sorts of venues on Islay which have masses of character, however some of their facilities are limited. Doors will open 15 minutes before the concert time - generally there is nowhere to wait apart from outside. Let's hope for good weather ...’ Held Mid September.

 

Category Isle of Islay
* Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)217
VIEWS (of this Record)294

‘A music festival in Scotland offering beautiful music played by internationally-renowned artists in celebrated venues throughout the historic and beautiful county of East Lothian.’ Held Mid September.

 

Category East Lothian
* Lammermuir Festival
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)112

‘Founded in 1962 we’ve been serving Lanarkshire’s Church Musicians for almost 50 years. We exist to promote organ and church music.’

 

* Lanarkshire Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)258

'We warmly invite you to share the opportunity to hear high calibre and internationally acclaimed musicians in a friendly environment. The cost of our exciting programme of concerts represents excellent value, in particular the season ticket which offers concerts at a significant discount. Enjoy a glass of wine in the interval and have some thoroughly enjoyable evenings of wonderful music.'

 

* Linlithgow Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)403

‘Founded in 1997 by local composer and singer, Patrick Stephen-Samuels. From its outset, the Festival has sought to bring internationally-renowned musicians to the Loch Shiel area, and to engage with the local community of music lovers. Year on year, the festival grows in scope and vision and is now established as one of the UK's most unique and exciting chamber music festivals.’ Held Mid April.

 

* Loch Shiel Festival
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of this Record)391

Founded in 1974: ‘The support given to the Festival by schools, teachers, competitors, parents and the general public is greatly appreciated. The committee and members would welcome added support from anyone interested in encouraging the competitors to continue developing their skills in their chosen discipline. Support can be given in many ways, especially by attending the various Festival Sessions throughout the week. Anyone interested in giving additional help should contact a member of the committee.’ Held Mid March.

 

* Lochaber Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)519

‘Our Arts Festival's origins were ... as a small, one day book festival which was very successful. Then, after the first two years, other arts organisations requested to take part. The festival then grew to last over a weekend and now it has grown to be a multi week programme. We aim to offer a varied and inclusive programme of arts for all ages. Not only do we invite some well-known artists to come and share with us their talent and experience, we recognise the huge artistic talent within our community and the Festival strives to showcase these members of our village.’ Held Mid March.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Lochwinnoch Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)362

'The Society promotes monthly concerts from October to February inclusive, normally on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of January when the concert may be held on the third Tuesday. There is no need to be a member of the Society to attend its concerts. Visitors are made very welcome to any or all of its concerts and tickets are available on the door (free entry for school children). Where possible, the Society also arranges workshops in partnership with local schools.'

 

* Lockerbie & District Music Society
VISITS (to Website)189
VIEWS (of this Record)482

‘On paper they said it wouldn’t work, a festival in late September in a remote village on the West Coast of Scotland 60 miles from the nearest town, but that was [over] ten years ago ... “Those who’ve been rave about it.... it's a small event, but the line up overshadows that of many mainstream festivals” [Observer].’

 

ALERT ’That's all folks. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for 15 fantastic years. Loopallu is finally dead. Long live Loopallu!‘ [29 September 2019]

 

* Loopallu
VISITS (to Website)282
VIEWS (of this Record)405

‘Robert McLellan was the most important Scottish dramatist and short story writer to work in living Scots in the twentieth century and his influence on the world of Scottish writing has been crucial. McLellan spent most of his working life on Arran and in 2004, the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust decided to honour his contribution to Scottish culture by instigating a festival which would raise awareness and celebrate McLellan's work as well as encourage new work in his name ... The Festival focuses currently on poetry, music, film and drama as well as providing workshops for adults and young people.’ Held Early September.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* McLellan Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)134
Also indexedArran Theatre and Arts Trust
VIEWS (of this Record)290

'Every year since its founding in 1962 the Society has presented a season of chamber concerts, running from September to March, performed by artists of national and international renown. Some of our visiting musicians are young performers in the early stages of their professional career, while others have well-established reputations. We also like to encourage home-grown talent from Scotland as well as welcoming performers from further afield.'

 

* Melrose Music Society
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)405

‘Provides young professional musicians with opportunities to develop their practical music skills in a place of outstanding natural beauty ... There is an astonishing range of concerts and recitals to choose from, and audiences are welcome to sit in on rehearsals at the Aros Hall, Tobermory. Whether your taste is Mendelssohn or Mozart, Brahms or Beethoven, the festival brings to the island a chance to hear and learn in a setting of great natural beauty and interest.’ Held Early September.

 

* Mendelssohn on Mull Festival
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)477

'The MAAA has existed since June 1983. Its object is to encourage and promote the Arts in Mid Argyll - including Dance, Drama, Music, Opera, Poetry and the Visual Arts. The Association is a member of the Argyll and Bute Concert Tour Group ( ABCT) and co-operates with the music clubs of Bute, Kintyre, Cowal, Islay and Oban on the choice of fifty percent of the top  class professional musicians invited to perform.'

 

* Mid Argyll Arts Association
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)392

‘This Music Festival is committed to promoting and developing skills in singing, instrument playing and recitation, as well as showcasing a raft of local and visiting talent across the age groups. Particularly popular during the week are the concert-type competitions held in the evenings, when high standards of musicianship and entertainment are enjoyed annually by large audiences.’ Held Late March.

 

* Mid Argyll Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)495

‘Founded 2006 ... The main aim of Gatehouse of Fleet Festival Group is to organise Festivals of Music, Arts and Crafts in Gatehouse of Fleet in order to foster and encourage the development, interest and participation in Music, Arts and Crafts amongst members of the community by providing forums for their public representation.’ Midsummer Festival held Late June.

 

* Midsummer Music [Gatehouse of Fleet]
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)365

'Promotes a highly regarded International Chamber Music Concert Series and has been doing so since 1942. Concerts take place each month from October to April. The intimate atmosphere and warm acoustic of Cairns Church is an excellent setting for these wonderful concerts.'

 

* Milngavie Music Club
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)312

'Encourages the use and development of the Gaelic language and music through voice, choral, oral and instrumental competitions. Local residents and visitors alike are thrilled to hear the Gaelic language brought to life through ancient and modern songs and bardachd (poetry) and also the use of the language in conversation ... The Mòd is not just a competitive event it is a social gathering for all those interested in the language and music. A large number of those attending do so just as a member of the audience and many local residents have described the local Mòd as their big day out!' Held Early September.

 

* Mòd Ionadach na Dreòlluinn
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)358

‘Organizes a series of six concerts each year given by first class professional musicians. Concerts take place at the Old Well Theatre on the last Friday in August, September, October, January, February & March.’

 

* Moffat Music Society
VISITS (to Website)32
VIEWS (of this Record)75

'Meets on Thursday evenings... Performers include a number of excellent local musicians and guests from further afield who play a wide variety of jazz. Visitors to the Jazz Club are very welcome.'

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Moray Jazz Club
VISITS (to Website)345
VIEWS (of this Record)390

‘Arguably the best free music festival in the world.’ Held Late April.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Mull Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of this Record)390

'An event for all the family which celebrates traditional and contemporary Scottish, Irish and Pan Celtic music. Based in Campbeltown, the event has a great mix of free outdoor events, concerts, ceilidh’s, music sessions, workshops, children’s entertainment, heritage trail walks, and parades in large venues to intimate halls. Past bands to appear at the MOK Fest are The Fratellis, The View, The Time Frequency (TTF), The Saw Doctors, Deacon Blue, Capercaillie, Idlewild, Ally Bain & Phil Cunningham, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Stranglers. If you fancy an adventure and good music in this is the event for you.' Held Mid August.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Mull of Kintyre Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)258
VIEWS (of this Record)382

'The Music Centre is open to everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians, whether you want to take lessons, play in groups, practise or just come and listen. In addition, the University offers nine undergraduate modules for those who wish to make music part of their degree ... Whilst the majority of concerts and performances are public and open to everybody, many of the other facilities and opportunities offered by the Music Centre are available only to Music Centre members.‘

 

* Music Centre [St Andrews]
VISITS (to Website)306
Also indexedUniversity of St Andrews
VIEWS (of this Record)440

‘A very special and important chamber music study & performance week for talented Young Musicians at the start of their professional careers ... The Young Musicians attend by invitation of the Trust which bears the cost in full. Attendance is for established chamber groups only ... The schedule allows for extensive rehearsal as well as much needed performing opportunities for all in the four public concerts during the week ... During the week there are a number of workshops with local schoolchildren, who benefit from the energy and enthusiasm of the young musicians attending the course ... We are also very happy for a limited number of audience members to listen to some of the “Master Classes” during the week.‘ Held Early July.

 

Category Isle of Mull
* Music Coll
VISITS (to Website)308
VIEWS (of this Record)285

'Since 1955 people in Ayrshire have been given the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional talent of musicians from the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. This season Ayr Music Club is again presenting a series of concerts showcasing a diverse range of professional classical musicians, with a strong focus on home-grown Scottish talent.'

 

* Music in Ayr
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of this Record)465

Aims include: To establish an annual series of concerts and recitals aimed at providing both local & visiting audiences with top quality performances by both U.K. and foreign artists and ensembles; To open many rehearsals to the public and to schools, and with this informality to remove artist/audience barriers’.

 

* Music in Blair Atholl
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)282

'An independent organisation with a mission to promote music and the arts around Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.'

 

Category Clackmannanshire
* Music in Dollar
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of this Record)428

'Presenting high quality chamber music to music lovers within Dumfries and beyond ... We organise an annual season of six or more concerts of exceptionally high quality, from September to March, with varied programmes of inspiring music, performed by professional musicians from the UK and abroad.'

 

* Music in Dumfries
VISITS (to Website)207
Also indexedDumfries Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)844

'Since 2000 Music in Lanark has been bringing exceptional talent to the people of Clydesdale. From September through to March of the following year we present concerts showcasing a wide range of musical styles, from classical chamber music, opera and jazz to traditional Scottish. We also provide a regular platform for young musicians to perform at the beginning of each concert, thus enabling talent to flourish.'

 

* Music in Lanark
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)417

'Brings the very best chamber music to the Scottish Borders. It features seven concerts by world-class artists and outstanding young musicians playing music ranging from the 18th century to our own time.'

 

* Music in Peebles
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)316

'A local organisation that arranges a series of six concerts per year ... The Old Church in Kinloch Rannoch is a beautiful venue with excellent acoustics, perfect for musicians and audiences alike. Concert-goers also enjoy time to socialise during the interval over a glass of wine or a soft drink.'

 

* Music in Rannoch
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)341

'A voluntary, charitable organisation which is dedicated to the promotion of a programme of live classical music concerts performed by world class professional musicians. There are usually six chamber music concerts in the season and are given over the period from September to March. They are varied in nature to appeal to all audiences. All concerts are open to the public.'

 

Category Wick
* Music in Thurso
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)365

‘Event which celebrates chamber music throughout Scotland! We’ll be filling the streets with the sound of chamber music by putting on free, impromptu concerts for members of the public across the country.’ Held Mid September.

 

* National Chamber Music Day
VISITS (to Website)86
Also indexedChamber Music Scotland
VIEWS (of this Record)170

‘We offer world class tuition at all levels and in all teaching styles to suit your needs and location ... With many different ways you can learn, whatever your level, you can take your piping forward with our World Class instructors.’

 

* National Piping Centre
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)317

New Music Scotland is a network of artists, ensembles, orchestras, composers, creators, music educators, sound artists, musicians, producers, promoters and anyone who believes in the importance and value of creating new music in Scotland. We are a cooperative that exists to connect, enable and support makers of innovative and experimental new music and our members help drive how we do that. We believe that new music comes from many different cultural traditions and musical practices; what brings us all together is our passion for and belief in the intrinsic value of new music creation for individuals and society as a whole.’

 

* New Music Scotland
VISITS (to Website)72
VIEWS (of this Record)190

Held Early July. Broader aims and objectives of the Festival Association include: 'to organise, facilitate and deliver music education through a range of workshops, talks, training days and other educational events and opportunities ... to encourage, develop and support original music composition through annual music and song writing competitions ... to provide performance opportunities for musicians who reside, or have resided, in Dumfries and Galloway ... to organise, facilitate and deliver concerts and live music events throughout mid-Galloway'.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)222
VIEWS (of this Record)356

‘Established in 2004 to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend.’ Held Mid March.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Niel Gow Festival
VISITS (to Website)265
VIEWS (of this Record)375

‘NESMS exists to provide tuition at an advanced level for musically talented individuals of all ages. To do this we bring internationally recognized teachers to our centre in Aberdeen on a regular basis – normally nine times a year. We have four teaching studios, one of which is large enough to hold small concerts or recitals, and an extensive library ... We know that success in public performance increases musical confidence and awareness. And so for those who want to develop the ability to deal confidently with an audience we provide suitably supported opportunities to perform both within and beyond the School as a solo player or as part of an ensemble – in for example our Flute Choir, Chamber Group or Wind Ensemble.‘

 

* North East of Scotland Music School
VISITS (to Website)138
VIEWS (of this Record)248

‘NESCGS is a group of like-minded people who have come together to broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of the classical guitar ... The Society meets twice a month where members can play solo pieces and get involved with the ensemble. We organise concerts and workshops with renowned guitarists that are held locally in Aberdeenshire.’

 

Category Aberdeen City
* North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)278

‘Aims to provide a high-quality instrumental education programme and offers pupils opportunities to participate in wide range of music activities.’

 

* North Lanarkshire Music Instruction Service
VISITS (to Website)287
VIEWS (of this Record)453

Meets ‘First Thursday of each month (Oct - April)‘.

 

* Oban Accordion Club
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)447

‘The event was created following the open-air concert ‘DECADE’ in 2015 – the 10th Anniversary celebration of trad-fusion band Skerryvore that attracted 6000 people from all over the world to Oban. Such was the reaction and impact of the event, 98% of attendees requested that it became an annual event. From this, Oban Live was formed in 2016 with the aim of showcasing the very best Scottish and International artists as part of both the open-air concert and Oban Live Fringe events.‘ Held Early June.

 

* Oban Live
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of this Record)218

‘We are a voluntary organisation dedicated to bringing top quality classical music and musicians to Oban. Most of our concerts are held on Sunday afternoons between October and March ... No charge is made for children and young people attending our concerts.’

 

* Oban Music Society
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)275

Meet 'every Wednesday of each month (Sept - April)'.

 

* Orkney Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of this Record)545

Orkney Arts Forum supports the development of arts and culture within Orkney. The forum consists of representatives from artforms including music, visual arts, literature, drama, dance, storytelling, craft, architecture and new media, and film as well as key organisations and community groups. The forum meets quarterly to discuss the priorities for the arts in Orkney and acts as a consultation group for the arts development service within Orkney Islands Council.’

 

* Orkney Arts Forum
VISITS (to Website)78
VIEWS (of this Record)184

'Orkney is a group of around 70 islands, situated just off the northern coast of Scotland. The festival is based in Stromness, in Orkney’s West Mainland, where around two thirds of all events take place. Other venues and locations vary year to year.' Held Late May.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Orkney Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)638
VIEWS (of this Record)383

‘Traditional accordion and fiddle music has always been popular in Orkney, with musical talent and tunes passing from one generation to the next. The project helps to encourage and inspire involvement in traditional music, with a group of approximately 90 children and adults benefiting from weekly tuition. We would be delighted for anyone with an interest in music to take part, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved!‘

 

* Orkney Traditional Music Project
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of this Record)435

Usually meet monthly, Thursday evenings.

 

* Peebles Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)315
VIEWS (of this Record)470

‘Our Festival is competitive and currently encompasses four disciplines, namely Music, Speech, Accordion & Fiddle and Scottish Country Dancing ... These events currently take place over four weekends from the end of February through March in local venues and provide a platform for the many talented youngsters and adults we have in the region and beyond. The competitors are given positive feedback about their performance from well-qualified adjudicators, together with pointers and encouragement on how to improve their skills.’

 

* Perform in Dumfries
VISITS (to Website)152
Also indexedDumfries and District Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)315

‘An annual festival of music, speech and dance.  Each year around 2,800 performers take part in the two week festival which runs in March. There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators.’

 

* Perform in Perth
VISITS (to Website)73
VIEWS (of this Record)143

‘A major occasion in the Scottish music calendar incorporating the official Scottish Accordion Championships for traditional music alongside fiddle competitions and a range of individual and group sections covering a variety of musical styles ... Come along and listen to the competitions and enjoy the wonderful music ... The Grand Finale ... features the results of the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of the nation’s leading musicians.’ Held Late October.

 

* Perth All-Scotland Accordion & Fiddle Festival
VISITS (to Website)110
Also indexedScottish Accordion Championships
VIEWS (of this Record)218

Typically, six evening concerts, October - March: 'From the very first we have had education as a primary aim. Each year, complimentary season tickets for a large number of pupils were provided to the music departments of all High Schools in the Perth area. This has now been expanded to free entry to the concerts for anyone of school age'.

 

* Perth Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of this Record)366

'Over 9 days, we offer our 25, 000 visitors a wide variety of exhibitions, workshops, talks, children’s events and evening performances, all related to the arts.' Held Early August.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Pittenweem Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)318
VIEWS (of this Record)484

‘For over fifty years Pollok House Arts Society (PHAS) has been bringing world class artists to perform in the intimate surroundings of Pollok House. The society owns its own Steinway concert grand piano, the king of concert pianos since the 1880s. This has paved the way for some amazing concerts ... The Society’s programme is funded by ticket sales, subscriptions, donations from supporters, fundraising events and is grateful to Creative Scotland through Enterprise Music Scotland for a generous grant ...’

 

* Pollok House Arts Society
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)317

‘The Isle of Raasay Bass Clarinet Course has been held each April since 2009. A bassoon course has run alongside this course since 2013. Further courses for clarinet and flute are now held each October. We offer unique courses in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, set on a remote Scottish island, overlooking the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye.’

 

* Raasay Music Courses
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)250

‘Runs weekend and full-week orchestral courses for serious amateurs and future professionals ... We offer high-level training through intensive rehearsal, exploring the core orchestral repertoire under the batons of prominent conductors. A Rehearsal Orchestra course is typically a draining but rewarding experience, and you should come away from it tired and satisfied.’

 

* Rehearsal Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)223
VIEWS (of this Record)389

‘We are home to two extraordinary historic concert halls, unique collections of musical instruments, a world-class music library and well-equipped studios ... Our Music Society is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best, and our city is a rich cultural resource of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, world music groups and venues.'

 

* Reid School of Music [Edinburgh]
VISITS (to Website)161
Also indexedUniversity of Edinburgh
VIEWS (of this Record)317

'Scotland’s national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts. Our location is the heart of Glasgow; our orientation is the contemporary international scene. We are leading the way as one of Europe’s top conservatoires, offering a rare breadth of artistic disciplines.'

 

* Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)278
VIEWS (of this Record)393

‘The Royal National Mòd is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Highland Association) which was founded in Oban in 1891 and has HM The Queen as its Patron. Famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage, Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic music and song, highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.‘

 

* Royal National Mòd
VISITS (to Website)143
Also indexedAn Comunn Gàidhealach | The Highland Association
VIEWS (of this Record)214

‘One of Scotland's biggest traditional music festivals, promoting & sustaining traditional fiddle music since 1996 ... We always welcome new volunteers, particularly for the Festival weekend, but also throughout the year. Get in touch and you will be made to feel very welcome and will be joining a friendly bunch.’ Held Mid November.

 

* Scots Fiddle Festival
VISITS (to Website)149
VIEWS (of this Record)160

‘Supports the work of the local cultural sector by creating a space for networking, sharing concerns, ideas and resources and finding solutions to common problems.  It is a champion not just for the cultural sector but also for culture’s role in the economy, environment, education, health and the quality of life that is so important to the Scottish Borders. The Cultural Forum is concerned principally with the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, creative industries, traditional culture and festivals, though this list is not exclusive.’

 

* Scottish Borders Cultural Forum
VISITS (to Website)48
VIEWS (of this Record)80

'Charitable organisation founded to promote interest in the Cinema Organ as an entertainment art form. The aim of the trust is to provide information about the world of the cinema organ in Scotland ... The Trust are the proud owners of Scotland's only operational WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ. The technical team dedicate 2 days a week to restoring and maintaining a musical instrument now well into its 8th decade!'

 

* Scottish Cinema Organ Trust
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of this Record)842

‘If you need something to motivate the players in your band to work towards a mutually enjoyable goal and simultaneously improve their standards, then the Scottish Concert Band Festival offers you and your band an annual festival in your area to perform in ... SCBF has four Regional Festivals in Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with a National Final in the fabulous Perth Concert Hall. This is a non-competitive festival with a performance class to suit every band's level of ability and experience.‘ National Finals held Mid March.

 

* Scottish Concert Band Festival
VISITS (to Website)154
VIEWS (of this Record)169

Founded 1996: 'Our unique flute school has a bespoke element that allows you to design the perfect week for you and your flute playing. We provide you with inspiration and space to try out new ideas, and encourage you to take risks and to gain performance experience. The international element will allow you to meet flute players from around the world, to share philosophies and learn from each other.' Held Late July.

 

* Scottish International Flute Summer School
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of this Record)242

‘A Society for the history and construction of, and performance upon, early plucked musical instruments, primarily the lute and early guitar, of music composed for these instruments and the techniques used to play them. “Early” in this context ranges from the earliest times up until the middle of the 20th century ... All standards from complete beginner to professional will be encouraged to take part ... Future meetings will include presentations, workshops and concerts. But the main aim is to get players together.’

 

Category Guitar Societies
* Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of this Record)71

'Is at the heart of the national music industry in all its forms. From preserving our musical heritage with the ever-expanding archive, to representing contemporary composers and musicians, the SMC stands at the forefront. Our aim is to champion the wealth of talent that abounds in Scotland’s musical community by actively promoting music locally, nationally and internationally.'

 

* Scottish Music Centre
VISITS (to Website)167
VIEWS (of this Record)293

SEALL is a lively arts promoter based in the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye. Every year we bring around 80 amazing acts to the area with a mixture of well-known names and lesser known, but rising talent. From traditional and classical music, to jazz, blues, opera and folk; from contemporary dance to ballet, from ceilidhs to theatre to stand-up comedy and literature ... SEALL was established in 1991 and our name has a dual meaning: “Skye Events for All”, and “Look” or “See” in Gaelic.’ SEALL delivers the two-month-long Fèis an Eilein (The Skye Festival) in July and August each year.

 

* SEALL
VISITS (to Website)136
Also indexedSkye Events for All | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
VIEWS (of this Record)217

'Promotes the best in traditional Shetland music, holding events throughout the year, as well as the annual Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival usually held Early October.

 

* Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)250
Also indexedShetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)477

'Founded in 2006. It brought together the work of two organisations (Shetland Arts Trust and the Islesburgh Trust) whose collective histories provide Shetland Arts with a local, national and international reputation for arts development and delivery, built over 20 years of work and innovation. Today, the purpose of SADA is to place the Arts at the heart of Shetland, to educate, promote, support and develop the practice and enjoyment of the Arts by all ... Mareel is the UK's most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre, operated by Shetland Arts Development Agency.'

 

* Shetland Arts
VISITS (to Website)159
Also indexedMareel
VIEWS (of this Record)364

'The UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded as a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a voluntary committee (and run by an even bigger pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the Isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer.' Held Early May.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Shetland Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)360
VIEWS (of this Record)335

‘Shetland Arts' Fiddle Frenzy is a fiddle school focused on teaching the unique fiddle traditions of our islands, and to enable visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Shetland culture and lifestyle. Around the daily classes, we programme nightly concerts to showcase our local artists, and a festival club to experience a Shetland session. Not forgetting the site seeing tours of course ... After taking a break for 2018, Fiddle Frenzy has been developed into Folk Frenzy, still with a significant fiddle focus but broadening the festival out to include other aspects of folk music and explore how the Shetland Fiddle tradition fits in with the rest of the traditional music scene elsewhere in the world.’ Held Mid July.

 

Category Shetland Islands
* Shetland Folk Frenzy
VISITS (to Website)106
Also indexedShetland Fiddle Frenzy
VIEWS (of this Record)187

'Skye Chamber Music (formerly Skye Arts Guild) is the Isle of Skye's only established chamber music society. We offer a varied programme of six or seven live performances by highly gifted professional musicians every year. Our seasons extend from the Autumn to the following Spring. The performances range from early music to contemporary, and the performers from solo instrumentalists to small chamber orchestras and choral groups.'

 

* Skye Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)318

'sound is all about new music. We invite you on a sonic adventure - discover new sounds and expect the unexpected! We support composers to create - making new music is important to us. We think the north-east of Scotland is an exciting and vibrant place to live and visit ...' The Sound Festival is held Early November.

 

* Sound Scotland
VISITS (to Website)581
Also indexedSound Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)275

'Welcomes emerging conductors of all ages and nationalities to study with Honorary Professor of conducting Sian Edwards. The class will be made up of eight participants; each participant will receive 120 minutes of podium time over the course of the weekend.'  Held Mid June.

 

* St Andrews Advanced Conducting Course
VISITS (to Website)233
VIEWS (of this Record)470

‘Scotland’s only festival dedicated to the voice and vocal music. Set in the beautiful town of St Andrews, each October we present a varied programme of events showcasing the versatility and beauty of the human voice in an amazingly broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more ... The festival runs during the day and night and includes family concerts, opportunities to sing-a-long and get involved, as well as free events to enjoy while relaxing with a drink. Come along and discover something new!’ Held Late October.

 

Category Choral Festivals
* St Andrews Voices
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)194

'Orkney's midsummer celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by a group including the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events.' Held Mid June.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* St Magnus International Festival
VISITS (to Website)286
VIEWS (of this Record)413

‘Scotland’s only independent specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It is co-educational, non-denominational and attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland and beyond – England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally.'

 

* St Mary's Music School
VISITS (to Website)248
VIEWS (of this Record)464

'Theatre company which was established in 2002 for young people aged between 3 and 19 years ... In our classes we are constantly working towards the next performance in which we aim to achieve the highest standards possible ... In our Performance Classes you will be trained in all aspects of musical theatre. Every student is given the chance to take part in fully staged musicals and to perform in concerts and cabarets. In addition to this, each child receives individual singing coaching to help towards their solo performances.'

 

* Starlight Youth Music Theatre
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)425

‘Our programme of events is a mix of recitals, talks and presentations.’ Typically, one Saturday afternoon meeting per month, October - May, apart from December.

 

Category Stirling
* Stirling and District Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of this Record)266

‘International Arts Festival, based in the magnificent medieval city of Stirling, Scotland for 2018 ... (For 2019, we are moving base location to Scotland’s Capital City – Edinburgh!) ... We invite you to an area steeped in history, legend and folklore to participate in a truly international festival where you will be able to experience the majesty of Scotland and the warmth of its people ... Performances will be determined based on your genre of music and size of your ensemble. These may include ageless churches, historical town halls, contemporary theatres or medieval castles.‘ Held Early July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)384

'Group of classical music enthusiasts who meet every two weeks to discuss and listen to recordings. At most meetings a member presents a selection of recorded music and background information on the composers and musicians involved.'

 

* Stirling Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)463

'Founded in 1966 as the Strathearn Arts Guild ... We have around 80 members from Crieff, Comrie, Auchterarder, Muthill and other parts of Perthshire. We welcome new members, so if you would like to join us please contact us ... As well as the programme of evening concerts, the Society has introduced very successful afternoon Schools workshops for local young people, to encourage and promote an appreciation of classical music amongst instrumental players and concert-goers of the future.'

 

* Strathearn Music Society
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of this Record)459

Selkirk: ‘One of the best-known little Scottish venues on the UK live music circuit ... Our audience is noted for its discernment and listening qualities but is also incredibly lively and welcoming. String Jam Club proves the point that a miraculous kind of magic can happen between performer and audience in a small special space and it's something you'll never forget. String Jam Club is a real experience, both for the punters and the artists, where you can see some of the greatest musicians playing live up close in a really intense and intimate atmosphere.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* String Jam Club
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of this Record)309

The Music Festival has been ‘running since 1988 and held during September just when the nights are starting to draw in. We all need something to look forward to as autumn approaches.There will be a full programme of music, with a variety of bands playing in various locations throughout the village. Traditionally, on the Sunday on the fish quay an open air concert is held from 1.30pm to 6pm ... If you wish to be involved in the party come along and bring your instrument and join in on Friday or Saturday in the local bars. Impromptu sessions are encouraged. Local talent is showcased. It’s a great weekend’. Held Mid September.

 

* Tarbert Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)95
VIEWS (of this Record)181

‘A folk festival based on the Isle of Islay. The weekend accommodates people of all ages, including concerts, trad sessions, workshops and of course, a whisky tour!‘ Held Late November.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* The Islay Sessions
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)213

Meets ‘First Monday of each month (Oct - May)’ at 7.30pm.

 

* Thurso Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)385

‘Held at the grounds of An Talla overlooking Crossapol Bay, TMF boasts one of the most stunning festival backdrops in the world. Between the music pop down to the beach for a walk in the sand or a dip in the sea (if brave enough!) Formed in 2010, TMF has achieved 7 successive sell outs but is now capped at 2000 people to keep its intimate and family friendly atmosphere.’ Held Mid July.

 

* Tiree Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)523
VIEWS (of this Record)270

'Set up in 2000 with aims and objectives: * to promote live music through the presentation of public performances; * to advance the education of the public in the arts and in particular music; * to provide opportunities for young musicians to perform in front of a live audience.'

 

* Torphichen Summer Nights
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)408

‘All involved with the Traditional Music Forum (TMF) help to deliver our collective vision for traditional music in Scotland: “Traditional music as a vital and diverse element of Scottish culture, valued by people and communities, locally, nationally and internationally”. Membership of the TMF is open to traditional music organisations, businesses and individuals active across traditional music in Scotland.’

 

* Traditional Music Forum [Scotland]
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)110

'From singer songwriter to bands. Great live music on the Beautiful Isle Of Bute ... Transclyde Music is a group of volunteers who share a passion for live music and hold regular gigs throughout the year in a variety of venues here on the Isle of Bute. Since we formed in 2010, we have had the pleasure of hearing many fine musicians from across the globe. Our gigs have become so popular that we are now being approached by musicians who either want to visit for the first time, or those who have already played here and wish to return. This means that we always have a full and varied programme of superb music.'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Transclyde Music
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of this Record)412

'Annual awards are open to young professional emerging chamber music groups based in the United Kingdom ... We do not make grants. The awards take the form of paid engagements with local Music Clubs throughout Scotland, usually arranged in short tours, the Trust being responsible for the artists’ fees and the Clubs contributing travel expenses and accommodation. The fees we pay are relatively modest but the value of the awards is that they provide invaluable platform experience and an introduction to the logistics of planning and carrying out tours.'

 

* Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)259
VIEWS (of this Record)223

'Saturday (Fortnightly) each month (Oct - April).’ Organize ‘special events in the summer’.

 

* Uist & Benbecula Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)434

Live Music Internationally renowned ukulele players will entertain and delight you all weekend ... Workshops Learn the basics of playing the ukulele or advance your technique with the professionals ... Jam Sessions Play your ukulele, sing and enjoy each others company at this stunning venue.’ Held Late May.

 

* Ukulele Festival of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)110

'So why is the UGF so special? Perhaps it’s the mix of music old and new, of electric and acoustic, of steel and nylon, of seasoned performers and those, like the students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, just starting out on their careers. Perhaps it’s the location on Loch Broom and the drive up through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Perhaps it’s the informal air of the whole weekend: there’s no “us and them”, no VIP area. Everyone mingles, and you’re likely to find yourself sitting beside a guitar legend in the Festival Club – or even jamming with them on one of the trade stands ...' Held Early October.

 

* Ullapool Guitar Festival
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)326

'A week-long music break for amateur chamber music players. Under the expert guidance of a team of professional tutors, you will play chamber music, in pre-determined groups, during the mornings from Sunday to Friday. The emphasis is on "organised informality" so there will be plenty of opportunity to consult the coaches on any technical or musical issues you may have.' Held Early August.

 

* Variations
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)353

Founded 1984, and is ‘one of some 130 societies worldwide affiliated to the International Richard Wagner Society ... The Society’s aim is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the life & works of Richard Wagner ... We hold meetings monthly from September to June/July and a residential study course in the summer’.

 

* Wagner Society of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of this Record)115

'WDC Music represents the music provision delivered across West Dunbartonshire Council by the Instrumental Music Service and the Youth Music Initiative Team. This Website contains all the information you need to find out how to make the most of the music opportunities available in and outside of the Council.'

 

* WDC Music [West Dunbartonshire]
VISITS (to Website)172
VIEWS (of this Record)357

‘The West End Festival is Glasgow’s largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances ... Encompasses around 400 events in circa 80 venues across the west end from Maryhill down to Partick and from Charing Cross along to Knightswood ... West End Festival is an umbrella organisation. This means we organise few of our own events. Venues and promoters organise their events and submit them to be part of the West End Festival programme.’

 

* West End Festival
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of this Record)115

Meets 'third Tuesday of each month (Sept - May)' at 7.30pm.

 

* Wick Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)558

‘As well as works by J.S. Bach, the Choir, with over 100 voices, performs a wide variety of choral music from the 16th to the 21st Century ... Our members have varying degrees of musical expertise. We are by no means all expert musicians or sight readers, but we define what it takes to be a choir member as: “to be able to sing accurately and in tune, with a secure sense of rhythm and be familiar with musical notation”. If that sounds like you, I am sure you will enjoy the experience of rehearsing and performing with us ...’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Aberdeen Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)269
VIEWS (of this Record)384

‘Formed in 1982 and has established itself at the forefront of amateur orchestral playing in Aberdeen. Programmes have utilised the full variety of orchestral dispositions, from chamber to full symphony orchestra - from the music of the Classical period to contemporary film. We welcome players, particularly in the string section, who have achieved Associated Board Grade 8 standard or equivalent ... Currently, the ACO promotes an average of 3 concerts a year in the Aberdeen area.’

+ Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)227
VIEWS (of this Record)412

Founded 1946: ‘Two concerts have been presented every year consisting of an annual performance of Handel's Messiah in the week before Christmas and a second concert in March drawn from the choral works of leading composers. The choir maintains a membership of over 100 and has always enjoyed a wide following in the city and the surrounding area’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Aberdeen Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)333

'Founded in 1987, originally as a small group of strings and harpsichord. In 1997, at a time when the group was beginning to feel the need to expand its musical repertoire, they were given the exciting opportunity to expand considerably in order to perform as a chamber orchestra in the Music Hall with Roger Williams as conductor, and with the brilliant Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich as soloist. Since then Aberdeen Sinfonietta has established itself as one of the foremost contributors to music-making in the north-east.'

+ Aberdeen Sinfonietta
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)441

'The Choir can trace its roots back to 1933 when it was formed as an evening class under the control of the local Education Authority. Members paid a fee of 7/6d (37p) to the Authority and the same amount as an annual subscription ... The Choir continues in good heart but we are always conscious of the need to attract new and particularly younger members. To this end we have operated a Scholarship scheme for some years whereby senior pupils at local schools are paid to sing with us for a year as an introduction to choral singing. It is hoped that this will plant some seeds which will come to fruition in the future. We give a number of concerts each year in aid of local charities, church organisations, etc, and the highlight of our year is our Annual Concert when we are helped by guest professional soloists.'

 

+ Aeolian Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)430

‘Every member of ACAOS has a passion for performing and producing shows that will delight audiences young, and not so young! The club have been performing since 1910 and have been performing to sell out audiences at The Sir John Wilson Town Hall since 1913. The club is very forward looking and fabulous team work (and hard work!) have produced high quality shows.’

+ Airdrie & Coatbridge Amateur Operatic Society
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‘A high quality chamber orchestra, founded in 2008 by former members of Camerata Scotland, and based in Central Scotland. amicus aims to bridge the gap between amateur and professional orchestras, by providing a top quality ensemble for experienced amateurs, music students and professionals ... Amicus orchestra meets and performs about three times a year. Everyone applies to join amicus on a project by project basis. We don’t rehearse weekly like many orchestras but instead commit to a full weekend of intense rehearsals in preparation for a concert.’

 

+ Amicus Orchestra
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