Be part of bringing traditional music and song to life across Scotland this year


VENUES and musicians are invited to take part in the TMSA Homecoming 2014 Traditional Music and Song Sessions programme. Funded by Homecoming Scotland 2014 and Creative Scotland, this national programme of sessions will take place across Scotland from late Spring to December.

Organisers, the Traditional Music & Song Association (TMSA) are looking for sessions to happen in many different venues in many different locations. Interested people and venues need to register via the website –

“We are pleased to be working with EventScotland again to bring the opportunity for both visitors and locals to enjoy great traditional music and song on their doorsteps and celebrating Scotland’s traditions in this year of Homecoming 2014,” said TMSA convener, Fiona Campbell.

Caroline Packman, director of Homecoming Scotlandm said: “In 2014, the year of Homecoming Scotland, it is fitting that we support the Traditional Music and Song Sessions as they tie in perfectly with a number of our key Homecoming themes including creativity and ancestry. The sessions are a fantastic way for locals and visitors to experience Scotland’s unique musical traditions and I hope many venues and musicians will be encouraged to be part of this very special programme.”

  • Scotland will welcome the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014 – providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games
  • The Year of Homecoming Scotland will run from 31 December 2013 to 31 December 2014 throughout the length and breadth of the country.
  • Visitors from around the world are invited to join in a celebration of the nation’s food and drink, active pursuits, cultural heritage, nature and ancestral heritage.
  • Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative being led by EventScotland and VisitScotland, supported by numerous partners.

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