Hands Up for Trad

is creating Music videos featuring Scottish Trad Music

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Support Hands Up for Trad and help support the organisation and Scottish music scene! You'll get access to patron-only posts and any behind the scenes content we publish exclusively for patrons behind the scenes content through our lens story (Patreon's version of snapchat). We will be posting various pictures from throughout our day showing you how stuff comes together for the channel. By subscribing to our Patreon you will be helping with our day to day work including mentoring Scottish trad musicians in the business. Everyone is important to us and no matter what level you support us at we really appreciate it.
Early Access
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Not only do you get access to everything above, you also get to see our videos earlier than everybody else! You will also be supporting Hands Up for Trad in the business of promoting Scottish traditional music and helping music to reach the next level of their careers. You will be making a difference.
There's More!
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This is a lot of money to give to an arts organisation and we really appreciate it. For this level of sponsorship you will get all of the above plus there will be an extra video per month. We have lots of outtakes and interesting interviews that you will be able to enjoy. You will also get a ticket to a Hands Up for Trad event of your choice per year.* You will also be supporting Hands Up for Trad and helping us make a difference to the scene and the musicians that work in it.




Hands Up for Trad exists to promote Scottish traditional music through Education, Information and Advocacy to Artists, Audiences and Participants both Nationally and Internationally.

To strategically plan and grow the work of Hands Up For Trad we are starting this Patreon to ask if you can help support us in our work with a subscription. We love being part of Scottish traditional music and feel very lucky to be part of such a creative sector. As well as our many projects we provide mentoring and support for Scottish musicians to help them reach their goals, host very popular programmes including the Foot Stompin' Podcast (over 1 million downloads) and Hands Up for Trad TV and celebrate achievement in our Landmark Awards which go to folk clubs, festivals etc who have been working in the industry for a long time.

Hands Up for Trad has two full time staff members and we are a Regularly Funded Organisation by Creative Scotland (Scotland's national funding body). As you see from the list of projects below we achieve a lot for two staff members! If you were able to support us with a subscription to one of our tiers ($1, $5, $10) it would help consolidate the work we do.

Our projects include;
  • The Scots Trad Music Awards
  • The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year
  • The Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame
  • Distil
  • Scotland Sings
  • Chorus Community Music Awards
  • Foot Stompin' Podcast
  • Hands Up for Trad TV 
  • FolkWaves
  • Scots Trad Album of the Year
  • The Tinto Summer School Programme
  • Edinburgh Youth Gatherin
  • Landmark Awards
  • Scotland Live
  • The Tour Directory
  • The Battle of the Folk Bands
  • Weekly mentoring sessions
  • 3 weekly newsletters
  • Active on social media with information.
All Hands Up for Trad’s projects work together as part of a coherent strategy of interconnected events, providing a meaningful, creative lifelong journey for artists and participants by providing them with skills and opportunities which are enjoyed by audiences from across Scotland and beyond. 

We appreciate any help you can give us. Even if you can't that's totally cool - just keep spreading the news!
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts

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