Mapping Music in Scotland is an innovative project charting Christian people’s involvement in Scotland’s music scene. From mainstream artists, to those involved in worship music, to those engaging in community music – this project aims to build a picture of it all.
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April 3, 2012
“Hello An Airde blog readers, this is Andrew Howie AKA Calamateur here. Alison, who usually writes this blog, has agreed to let me hijack it briefly so I can ask her readership (that’s you) a quick favour. I’m currently studying for a BA music degree and part of my course [...]
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john peel lecture
November 1, 2011
Last night 6music hosted the first ever ‘John Peel Lecture’. The legendary broadcaster pioneered new music, giving exposure to new music, and his legacy has birthed a lecture exploring issues pertinent to the future of music industry. Chosen to give the first John Peel Lecture was The Who’s Pete Townshend. Townshend looks [...]
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“music fans worship at church gigs”
October 26, 2011
Well that’s the title of the article anyway. Make of it what you will. But interesting wee article on the BBC news website about the use of church buildings for gigs. Find it here: BBC article on churches as venues
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Morphe Arts Interface weekend 21-23rd October
October 14, 2011
One of the good people I met on my travels in the spring was Cully from Morphé Arts. Morphé Arts (I don’t know how to make that nice horizontal line above the ‘e’, sorry) describe themselves as a ‘network of artists, musicians, writers, designers and performers… [who] like to collaborate [...]
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update from the board
August 12, 2011
An Airde Trustees met in July and agreed that they wish to enable the recommendations from the recently commissioned research project. While this is in line with the original vision and core aims of the charity, it will mean a potential change in our activities to be consistent with those [...]
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yvonne lyon – world on 3
July 19, 2011
Yvonne Lyon recently did an excellent live session for Mary Ann Kennedy’s World on 3 programme which was broadcast on friday night. The session kicks in about 20min in to the programme, and features 4 live recordings of songs from her Ashes and Gold album, brilliantly arranged with David Lyon on [...]
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July 4, 2011
Greetings all. Well, it’s finally here. The report writing up all the conversations and survey responses to An Airde’s Mapping Music in Scotland project is here for all to read! It’s been an exciting process – people have been incredibly honest and full of inspiring ideas. I hope the report [...]
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the power of song
June 2, 2011
I’ve just read a blog post entitled The Power of Song, which I wholeheartedly identify with, and think should be shared. I’m not sure what blog etiquette of re-posting is, but I will send you to Andrea’s Sacred Space blog, and copy her text here: When I was a child I rarely cried [...]
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an airde mapping music survey
May 27, 2011
Musicians and those involved in the music scene – here’s the chance to communicate all your thoughts about what could help develop your music. I’ve created a survey of 13 questions, all on one page… it will take you 5-10 minutes if you don’t want to make many comments, and [...]
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May 21, 2011
A number of friends have asked me if there’s any music I’ve newly come across in my travels that I particularly appreciate. One person I’d never heard of before (and have not actually met up with about this project, but never mind) is Peter Noble. Andrew Howie put me on [...]
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