The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) have launched a new website with a comprehensive and ever-expanding list of traditional musicians who are working and recording in Scotland.
The new website aims to support Scottish performers by providing a directory profile, pointing prospective listeners to where people can hear and buy their music, helping them to find artists’ websites, Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music pages. It is a huge resource and it is hoped that it will enable people to support individual artists and also discover new music along the way.
Lori Watson, Chair of the Traditional Music Forum, said: “The Traditional Music Forum is delighted to offer this support to musicians to get their music heard, especially in the light of the miserable year we’ve just had. We hope it’ll lead to people investigating new artists and finding new music to listen to.”
Musician Jack Smedley explains: “Being included in the new directory means so much to Scottish musicians whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a fantastic initiative to increase the visibility of Scottish musicians and help us to generate more income from the music we have spent our lives making. Thank you to the Traditional Music Forum for creating such a valuable resource.”
Any recorded traditional musicians who are based in Scotland but have not yet been listed on the directory page are encouraged to check the listing criteria and get in touch via the website.