FOLK IN CRISIS FUND

About the Folk in Crisis Fund

Stonehaven Folk Club recognised the catastrophic impact that Covid-19 is 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 has now been 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.  We continue to fund-raise and donations may be made via the Fund’s JustGiving page.

There are still funds available, so any affected individuals wishing to apply for a grant please click here 

 

For more information on this initiative, go to the Hands up for Trad website:

https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/handsupfortrad/folk-in-crisis-support-fund-a-new-fund-to-help-musicians-and-music-production-professionals/

A huge thanks to all who donated to the Fund!

UPDATE:  The Folk in Crisis Fund is being wound up in January 2021. 

The remaining funds are being used to help finance a concert The New Tradition: Rejuvenation at Celtic Connections.

The concert is being held on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at 1.00 pm in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite (tickets - £14.50)

Lockdown has not been easy for musicians and younger musicians in particular have not had the opportunities to get out and play and try new ideas after finishing their various qualifications.

Hands Up for Trad, Stonehaven Folk Club and Celtic Connections have come together to give an opportunity to seven young musicians to make a new piece of music. They can take pieces from the tradition or write new music - it’s up to them! The music will be performed by a band of their peers and the musical director is pianist Rory Matheson. It will be a great concert from the next generation of musicians, including:

Ailis Sutherland

Cameron Nixon

Chloë Bryce

Ellie McLaren

Evie Waddell

Isla Callister

John Dew

For more info ... 

www.celticconnections.com/event/1/the-new-tradition-rejuvenation

Two Concerts - The Stoney Tune & Song-a-Thons have now been 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,

TRIPPLE, KENNY SPEIRS

The second was held on Friday 26th March 2021 ....

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