Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Gordon Duncan Trust - awards for the under 30's


The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust is committed to:

  • increasing opportunities for musicians working to the highest standards and in innovative ways;
  • strengthening the traditional music culture of Scotland;
  • increasing opportunities for young people to participate in traditional music;
  • increasing audiences for traditional Scottish music.

Who can apply?

Applications under the following criteria can be made by any young person, up to the age of 30, living or working in Scotland, who is finding that their financial circumstances are making it difficult to progress fully in their chosen field.


Monday, 22 February 2010

Savvy Musician - music business information

The Whittaker Library at RSAMD has heard about a useful new book called The Savvy Musician. It promises to offer loads of useful info about the whole business of being a professional musician. We're ordering it this week.
There's also a Savvy Musician Bookstore, accessible through, so if this topic interests you, do stop by and see what they have to offer.

Monday, 15 February 2010

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Any student or teacher at RSAMD can login to the British Library's Archival Sound Recordings website. For example, Scottish Music students might care to hear "Auld lang syne" recorded on ethnographical wax cylinders way back in 1898! Is it just me, or is there something uniquely thrilling about listening to something recorded not just in the last century, but the one before that? Apologies to Dr Who and the Tardis, but this is the closest to time-travel that most of us will ever come.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Musica Scotica 2010

Musica Scotica 2010: 800 years of Scottish Music Musica Scotica's Sixth Annual Conference Saturday 24 April 2010, 10am - 5pm Opera Studio, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB Registration Form for the 2010 Conference

Cambridge Early Music summer schools

A wide range of summer schools and concerts awaits you. Check out the website now.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

O'er the Muir, Amang the Heather

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI present: “O’er the Muir, Amang the Heather”: An international conference on Scots and Scottish Gaelic song Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, 2-5 June 2010
Call for papers and conference details - click here.


Is technology creeping up on you? Have your tutors suggested that you dip your toes into the murky waters of electronic journals? It's really not difficult! If you'd like some help getting started, or just want to pick up a 'How to' handout, please contact Karen McAulay or Alan Jones (Music & Drama Librarians respectively.) Or go straight to the Electronic Journals page on the Library website. We're happy to arrange group instruction - just ask your class tutor.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The Ochtertyre Song Weekends

In the WRI Hall, Nurse’s Lane, Comrie, Perthshire Bridging Tradition’: Scots, Irish & Gaelic MASTERCLASSES: 11a.m- 5 p.m. CEILIDH 8 p.m. – 10.30 Feb. 6 -7 Chris Miles and Margaret Bennett March 20 -21 Tom Speirs and Gillebride MacMillan April 24-25 Margaret Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart t.b.c. Anne Neilson and Margaret Callan June 5 - 6 'THE BIG SING’ with Gordeanna McCulloch & Margaret Bennett (community event, Saturday ) Cost: £5.00 for under-25s; or £15.00, all-inclusive (tuition, lunch, teas + ceilidh) Sundays: SING-AROUND: ‘let’s sing them over’ (in Ochtertyre, by Crieff), Travel: Bus service from Glasgow to Crieff, via Stirling;
or train to Dunblane, then bus. Will pick up passengers in Crieff. Accommodation: Local B & Bs, hotels, hostels + concessionary self-catering To book: Tel. (01764) 655 979 or email
Local B & Bs or Concessionary-rate accommodation (info on request)