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A Wee Guide to Intangible Cultural Heritage

What is Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH for short)? Simply put, you might know it as “tradition”. Essentially, it’s the stuff in our heads, our skills, our knowledge as communities and societies – very often that which is passed down through generations. It includes traditional songs, storytelling, dancing, customs and rituals, how we celebrate at different … Continued

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Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that they have appointed Steve Byrne as their new Director. A noted performer, researcher, folklorist and community activist, Steve Byrne will take up his appointment from March 2023, continuing the work of TRACS and its three forums for traditional music, storytelling, and traditional dance; and … Continued

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New Interactive, Open-access Website Opens Up a Magical Gateway to Scotland’s Diverse Oral Storytelling Traditions

Map of Stories (mapofstories.scot) is a unique, multimedia website developed as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, which allows audiences across Scotland and beyond to explore the rich diversity of Scotland’s oral storytelling traditions. The website is completely open-access and free to use, and features a literal map of Scotland, onto which have been placed … Continued

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Lure o the Leid – Scots Language Podcast Launches During Storytelling Festival

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland ), in partnership with the Scottish Storytelling Forum, have announced the release of a new Scots language podcast to coincide with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.  Lure o the Leid will feature stories told by some of Scotland’s best Scots speaking storytellers telling tales in their own dialects, with … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 14 – 31 October 2022: Keep It Lit

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) invites audiences round the hearth of storytelling this autumn, as we reveal our 2022 festival theme – Keep It Lit, a symbolic fire where experiences and memories are shared, and the torch of oral storytelling is passed on. In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, the 2022 festival programme … Continued

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TRACS – Finance and Administration Officer (0.5)

TRACS is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (0.5) to join the team. TRACS is a support and development organisation for traditional arts and culture in Scotland. It facilitates the work of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, the Traditional Music Forum, and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In … Continued

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Writing and Performing Workshop For Queer Folks’ Tales Storytellers

We have a training and performance opportunity for aspiring LGBTQ+ storytellers in Edinburgh. The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Bona Broadcasting Ltd together produce Queer Folks’ Tales a bi-monthly storytelling evening for LGBTQ+ stories to be told live on stage. The events for 2022 are funded by the City of Edinburgh’s Diversity and Inclusion Fund and … Continued

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TRACS Traditional Arts Mentoring

TRACS is delighted to be delivering a programme of Traditional Arts Mentoring, with the support of Creative Scotland. The aim is to support professional development in the traditional arts through sharing knowledge, skills and experience. What is mentoring? Mentoring is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person to develop goals and skills … Continued

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Imagine Online: Watch 11 World-Class Storytelling Performances On-demand in Celebration of World Storytelling Day

This World Storytelling Day, 20 March 2022, SISF celebrates the traditional art of oral storytelling with the release of 11 world-class storytelling performances, available to watch on demand for a limited period. Audiences can purchase an all-access pass from 7 March 2022 for the launch on Sun 20 March 2022, including fully BSL interpreted versions. … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued

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