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TRADITIONAL ARTS SMALL PROJECTS FUND The next deadline of the Traditional Arts Small Projects Fund is Friday 1st March. So still time to get your applications in! Here are some examples of the fantastic projects in music, storytelling and dance, which have been awarded funding so far. Full information about the fund and how to apply is available from our website:

LIVE MUSIC NOW TRAD TUNES FOR TINY PEOPLE In Autumn 2012, Live Music Now’s Scottish traditional music duo’s, Siobhan Miller & Jeana Leslie and Rua MacMillan & Suzanne Houston, took their music out of the concert hall, with a series of performances for babies and toddlers. The project brought some of the country’s best young artists and music to an under-served and enthusiastic audience. Watch this short video to find out more about this fantastic project.

JOY DUNLOP FAILEASAN/REFLECTIONS Gaelic singer and step-dancer, Joy Dunlop’s project ‘Faileasan/Reflections’ was the creation of a song cycle based on Gaelic songs from Argyll. Combining traditional Gaelic material from rural communities, new songs created from local poetry, as well as music and dance, the project was designed to promote this integral part of rural community life. Joy researched source materials for the project from numerous archives, including The School of Scottish Studies. The project then went on tour throughout Argyll, with Joy showcasing the new material, along with stepdancing, performing alongside musicians born & raised in Argyll.

GICA LOENING THE JUNCTION: A MEETING OF STORIES & MUSIC FROM SCOTLAND & BEYOND Entitled ‘The Junction’ (denoting a meeting place for cultural exchange), the project ran as a 10 weeks programme of participative and creative workshops, using a combination of music and story-telling to explore and inform about Edinburgh’s diverse cultures. Working in conjunction with The Welcoming project ( ) and musician Gica Leoning, alongside storytellers Tim Porteus and Ruth Kirkpatrick, newcomers to Scotland learned about their new arrival country Scotland, through stories, music and song, and were invited to contribute music, stories, folklore from their cultures.

Traditional Arts Small Projects Fund