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Stonehaven Folk Club teamed up with Hands Up for Trad and donated £5000 to launch this fund to provide grants of £250 to help towards living expenses of Folk artists and support personnel severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. With donations from other clubs and the public the fund stood at over £13,000 in November with more than fifty musicians and support personnel helped out to date!
Sadly, the crisis has not gone away, and we are continuing to fundraise. December 12th 2020 is the latest fund raising effort to help boost the fund to an overall £15,000 target. The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Trads Online concert featuring some of Scotland’s finest talent across the generations can be viewed free on the night on YouTube and Facebook. Tune in from 1pm (GMT) on the 12th to see Findlay Napier, Kathleen MacInnes and Mike Vass, Inyal, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, Paul McKenna Band, Joy and Andrew, Dallahan, Adam Holmes, Kinnaris Quintet and a live DJ set from Nitework’s Innes Strachan.
If you are both willing AND able to help support folk artists and support staff whilst they cannot work during the pandemic, a donation to the fund will be much appreciated!!
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Dec 29, 2020
As always Simon, thanks for all you do. I am happy to support the Folk in Crisis fund
Dec 29, 2020
Here's to the survival of folk musicians and the venues they depend upon
Dec 24, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
For Tony and Leigh-Anne for Christmas this year. They will be waiting for the safe welcome back of live folk music. Hoping it won’t be too long! Merry Christmas Dad and L-A,Jenny & Harv xx
Dec 17, 2020
Great day of concerts last Saturday. Thank you: musicians, sound and video folk and organisers. We need you! Don't get downhearted.
Dec 16, 2020
A great concert on Saturday -and I'm only half way through
Dec 15, 2020
I truly appreciate the resilience and resourcefulness of Trad musicians in 2020 - you have entertained, energised and above all kept the music alive during this difficult year
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