Folk Music Scotland

July 31, 2014
Origins[edit]

Fiona Campbell: Convener

Fiona happens to be active in the voluntary arts for a number of many years in Scotland and brand new Zealand (where she lives in). She's been the Press and advertising Officer when it comes to nationwide Association of Youth Orchestras (NAYO) along with her final post had been as Project Administrator for Scottish Education & Action for Development. Fiona has actually finished a Postgraduate Certificate in Cultural plan & control and is currently developing Manager for Voluntary Arts (whose functions cover the entire British and Republic of Ireland).

Alison MackinnonFiona is also the Edinburgh & Lothians department Treasurer - specifically trying to organise the yearly Northern Streams Festival (taking Scottish and Scandinavian music, track, party and storytelling collectively). She's Vice Convenor regarding the brand-new practices of Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) and board member of Neo Productions and the Scottish Fiddle Festival. Fiona teaches Scottish conventional dance, is an associate of two Irish dancing teams and has now done at folk dance celebrations in Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Finland. She has in addition performed in and produced many musical theater productions.

Alison Mackinnon: Vice-Convener and Secretary
Delivered and brought up on Isle of Skye with a Shetland mommy, a Skye father, and an Aberdeen grandma, Alison had been lucky having several musical countries around this lady from a rather early age. She started likely to festivals in 1970 and after moving to Aberdeen in 1978 instantly became associated with Aberdeen Folk Club as a committee member including a stint as Organiser and was included as a committee person in the Aberdeen Alternative musical Festival with its early many years.

A proceed to Blairgowrie saw the woman mixed up in attempted revival of Blairgowrie Folk Festival. Shortly after moving to Inverness in 2000, she became involved in the establishing of the Inverness and District branch for the TMSA and offering regarding the committee of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs in Inverness and Dingwall. Alison cannot imagine life without songs, and she feels that individuals must consistently advertise the practices of your country forcefully.

Kay Thomson: Treasurer

Kay can’t bear in mind a period whenever she didn’t sing, and enjoys many styles of music. Her best love but is the songs of Scotland and Ireland, specially the ballads and given minimal reassurance will provide you with the full twelve minutes of her form of ‘Tam Lin’. She feels that conventional songs is at the center of Scotland’s culture and really should be supported at grassroots degree to enable all to participate.

Source: www.tmsa.org.uk
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