The TMF is a network of around 80 music organisations supporting Scotland’s vibrant traditional music community. We include clubs, festivals, community music projects, academic institutions, promoters, agents, publishers and labels among our members; representing a broad sweep of diverse activity and thousands of musicians, enthusiasts, activists, participants and listeners across Scotland.
The Traditional Music Forum, supported by Creative Scotland, aims to be:
The Forum aims to advocate the place for traditional music at the heart of Scottish life and to promote the widest possible access to it. It is a key resource for information and advice on traditional music for Creative Scotland and other public bodies.
The TMF is made up of around 80 member organisations. They represent the wide range of people taking part in traditional music across Scotland.
The TMF organises several networking and development events throughout the year, including Teaching Musicians' Gatherings and the Trad Talk conference.
Find out about your opportunities to get involved with traditional music; from listening, to booking a musician, to learning.
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