Thursday 29 March 2018

Alasdair Gray Bursary Winner Announcement

 

Folksinger Iona Fyfe has been awarded the Alasdair Gray Inspring Scotland Bursary for her project 'Away from my Window'; an ethnomusicology project researching and recording folksongs from the North East of Scotland, drawing inspiration from Scottish source and revivalist singers with the aim to produce a concept album and performance piece.

Upon accepting her bursary, Iona said:

“It’s an honour to be awarded the Alasdair Grey Inspiring Scotland Bursary. This is such a great support for young arts practitioners in Scotland and I’m delighted that it will support my project 'Away From My Window'. I have been creating an album, which combines in depth ethnographic research and musical collaboration to nurture Aberdeenshire balladry and encapsulate traditional song through modern interpretation. The album is due out in early 2018 and the support that the Alasdair Grey bursary provides will help it get there!"

Iona will be touring around Scotland to launch the album this spring, see below for details. She will also be appearing on the Janice Forsyth show on April 3rd so tune in to hear her talk more about the project.

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29 December 2019

Alasdair Gray

We are deeply saddened to learn of Alasdair Gray's passing.  

Scotland has lost a true master of creativity.

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29 November 2019

Scotland's National Book Award Winners 2019 Announced

ALASDAIR GRAY WINS THE INAUGURAL

SALTIRE SOCIETY SCOTTISH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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25 October 2019

Saltire Book Cover of the Year 2019

Our new Award for Cover Design celebrates the enormous talent Scotland has in book production and design. This Award and its recipient will exemplify creativity and the relationship between the designer, the publisher and author.

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