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Scotland's Sounds: New PhD opportunity & Digitisation Opportunity

Applications are open for a unique PhD opportunity at the National Library of Scotland and Scotland's Sounds, in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University.

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Celtic Studies courses at Newbattle Abbey College

How much do you know about the traditional Celtic origins of our country and how that rich culture influences our lives today? The Celtic roots of our country, preserved in the language, song and stories of our forefathers, play a vital role in shaping our national identity.

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The Soundhouse Organisation at TradFest 2016

The clue to the Soundhouse’s origins can be found in its name: this Edinburgh-based organisation dates back to 2002, when singer-songwriter Dean Owens asked his friend Douglas Robertson, a photographer living in a converted shop on the edge of Ho

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Six questions with... Gol

Having wowed crowds at last year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and Edinburgh Mela, Scottish-Iranian band GOL are back with their incredible fusion of traditional Persian arrangements, electronica, jazz and world music.

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A Feast of Folklore at TradFest 2016

Folktales have inspired artists of all kinds for centuries, and continue to do so – in the past year alone, films based on the stories of Krampus and Snow White have reached the cinema, and weekly Twitter event #FolkloreThursday has become something of a phenomenon.

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