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Trad Talk: Oasis or Mirage? The Trad Gigging Economy in Scotland Today

SAT 21ST APRIL, 10.30AM (6hrs)
SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE

43-45 HIGH STREET, EDINBURGH, EH1 1SR
£15 (£10 Forum Members) 

Festivals seem to flourish, CDs still pour from the pressing plants, musicians are fizzing with ideas and skill. All seems to be well in the trad scene today, but what is the reality for musicians, promoters and venues? Are there enough gigs? Has the folk club had its day?

What do audiences want? The Traditional Music Forum hosts a day of first-hand accounts, reflections and ideas with leading figures from the scene, plus plenty of opportunity for discussion and practical proposals.

Speakers include musicians Pete CoeLaura Beth Salter, Mike Vass, Josie Duncan and Fraser Bruce, with Carolyn Paterson (The Tolbooth), Stuart Miller (Falkirk Folk Club), David Foley (Folklub) and Douglas Robertson (SoundHouse), plus more to be announced.

Tickets here.