FOLK IN CRISIS FUND
About the Fund
Stonehaven Folk Club recognised the catastrophic impact that Covid-19 was having on Scottish Folk Artists and their crew’s incomes. To help address this impact, the Club teamed up with Hands Up for Trad to launch the Folk in Crisis Fund to help support Folk musicians and music production staff living in Scotland during the crisis.
A total of £21,510 was raised since Stonehaven Folk Club and Hands up for Trad launched the Folk in Crisis Fund in April 2020. Around 100 folkies have benefited from a grant or concert fee.
Two Concerts - The Stoney Tune & Song-a-Thons were held.
The first Concert was held on 20th Nov 2020 and featured ...
PAUL McKENNA, FIONA HUNTER & MIKE VASS, SPIERS FAMILY, ELLIE BEATON, CLAIRE HASTINGS, CAMERON NIXON & RORY MATHESON, KENNY SPEIRS, TRIPPLE
The second was held on Friday 26th March 2021 ....
ADAM SUTHERLAND & JOHN SOMERVILLE, SIOBHAN MILLER & EUAN BURTON,
EMILY SMITH & JAMIE McCLENNAN, AARON JONES & CLAIRE MANN, ALAN REID,
ANNA MASSIE, HANNAH RARITY, MICHAEL BIGGINS
The remaining funds were used to help finance a concert The New Tradition: Rejuvenation at Celtic Connections. The concert was held on Saturday 22nd January 2022. Hands Up for Trad, Stonehaven Folk Club and Celtic Connections came together to give an opportunity to seven young musicians to make a new piece of music. They could take pieces from the tradition or write new music - it was up to them! The music was performed by a band of their peers and the musical director was pianist Rory Matheson, and was a great concert from the next generation of musicians, including:
Ailis Sutherland, Cameron Nixon, Chloë Bryce, Ellie McLaren
Evie Waddell, Isla Callister, John Dew
The Folk in Crisis Fund was wound up in January 2021.
For more information on this initiative, go to the Hands up for Trad website:
A huge thanks to all who donated to the Fund!
RAFFLES FOR UKRAINE
In May & June, Stonehaven Folk Club held 2 raffles to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
The total amount raised (including the Folk Club Contribution) was £1500!
All proceeds from the raffle have gone to Disasters Emergency Fund to be used to support people who are really suffering. Donations are helping DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.
Our thanks go to all the local shops and businesses who donated prizes. A list of shops, cafes and businesses who donated can be found here. Their generosity and good will is greatly appreciated and if you were a winner you will enjoy some of the local produce and generous prizes they donated.