Trad Talk: Oasis or Mirage?Theatre
21 April 10:30 - 16:30
Trad Gigging Economy in Scotland Today
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 Coe, Laura-Beth Salter, David Foley and Fraser Bruce, with Carolyn Paterson Tolbooth Stirling, Stuart Miller Falkirk Folk Club and Douglas Robertson (The Soundhouse Organisation)