HELP MUSICIANS SCOTLAND have announced a series of new events to help celebrate their launch.

Taking place under their new #RootedinScotland initiative, the charity have now revealed that a star-studded cast of contributors including BBC, Music Glue, Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit and the previously unveiled Idlewild will all help them to mark their establishment.

Spanning Wednesday 31st January-Friday 2nd February, events are scheduled to take place in Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Dundee. Kicking off with the launch at Glasgow’s Music Business School which will feature insights from industry figures from BBC, Nude Records and Music Glue, the city will also play host to a special celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Celtic Connections which will feature performances from Showcase Scotland artists and advice from representatives of Australia’s Woodford Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Whilst our hometown will also play host to a Scottish Music Industry Association-led panel on Glasgow Music Tourism with a rare acoustic set from TeenCanteen’s Carla  Easton, Edinburgh is set to be treated to a “Highway To Health” event with Scott Hutchison and Born To Be Wide’s Olaf Furniss alongside five shows at the revered Sneaky Pete’s in partnership with Independent Venue Week featuring The Ninth Wave, King Creosote, The Van T’s, Callum Easter and more.

Aiming to make live music more inclusive to those in recovery, Help Musicians Scotland is also lending its support to Dundee’s DRYve; the first edition of an event which prohibits alcohol or drug use and will be the site of performances from Loki and Sacred Heart.

Director of Help Musicians Scotland Claire Gevaux has said of the events: “I’m delighted that we’ve made such great partnerships already in Scotland as is demonstrated by all the events taking place as part of our ROOTED IN SCOTLAND series. These events from Dundee to Perth and Edinburgh to Dumfries will raise awareness of HMScotland so that we can reach more musicians and those working in the industry. Please do go along to support your local event, help us fundraise and find out more about HMScotland.”

Find out more now via their official website.