Youth For Trad

New folk session for young people set for official Dumfries launch

Youth for Trad will soon be launching a new folk session.
Euan Macrory

Euan Macrory (Photo credit: Kirstin McEwan Photography)

Youth for Trad is a new project launching under blueprint100 to promote and inspire young people to play traditional music.

The session is open to everyone but is hoping to encourage young people to play traditional instruments while also providing a space for young people to come and perform. It will take place at the Globe Inn in Dumfries on a Sunday from 2pm until 5pm. The first session will take place on Sunday 27th May.

Euan Macrory from the Youth for Trad project said, “A big reason for us starting this Sunday Session was to make traditional music more accessible, particularly for young people. There are numerous sessions over the region in places like Moniaive and Dalbeattie, which is great but for a young person that doesn’t drive these can be tricky to reach and often take place late on week nights.”

Following on from the launch, organisers are aiming to make this session a reoccurring event and not just a one-off.

They’re hoping to establish a base number of young people interested in the wider Youth for Trad project. On Saturday 2nd June 2018, Talisk guitarist Graeme Armstrong shall be leading a workshop on traditional guitar. Talisk were awarded “Folk Band of the Year” at last year’s MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.
If you would like to book a place for this workshop you can email emacrory4@googlemail.com.
You can also keep up to date with future gigs and workshops from the Youth for Trad project by liking the blueprint100 Facebook page. You can also join the Facebook event for the Sunday Session Launch here.

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