Musical Protest outside Parliament and on line petition

Item Posted: Wednesday 20th August, 2008

Musical Protest outside Parliament and on line petition
Workshop members and concert goers are already aware of how difficult LFW is finding it getting money for grass roots and community projects. However frustrating this is we are not alone as the whole traditional music scene in Scotland seems under treat. Groups are now getting together to protest. If you would like to add in your voice please sign the on line petition by clicking on the item below.

There is a musical protest taking place outside the Scottish Parliament on 4th Sept @ 1pm.
If you want to support the voluntary and grass-roots participants in the Scottish Traditional arts, bring musical instruments and come prepared to sing!
See below for further details. If you can't turn up, sign the petition.

Parliament Protest
There will be a musical protest outside the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood on Thursday the 4th of September at 1pm. All welcome!

Bring your instruments, your voices, your placards and as many of your friends as you can. Spread the word!
We all enjoy going along to concerts and listening to some of the wonderfully talented musicians and singers who bring our many and varied traditions alive. However, the TMSA believes that traditional music and song is about more than that. It's about a shared inheritance and an unspoken need for everyone and anyone to participate in our own diverse Scottish cultures.
The TSMA believes that grassroots participation in traditional music and song is fundamental to the culture of Scotland. The few traditional music stars would not have arisen without the core foundation of the many taking part for the love of the genre.

Out of 63 succesful arts funding awards, no project promoting Scottish Traditional arts got any funding, except the Hebridean Celtic festival.
Affected organisations include the Scots Music Group (Adult Learning Project) winner of Community Project of the Year title in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2007, Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust and the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.




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