sc&t youth

What is SC&t youth?

SC&T Youth is an organisation providing exciting and inclusive Scottish Traditional music opportunities for young people aged 6-26 in the North East of Scotland. With a real passion for youth, traditional music and community, project managers Laura Harrington and Kirsty Campbell launched the project in 2019 under the umbrella of Scottish Culture & Traditions (SC&T) which is based in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. SC&T Youth is a vibrant community full of like minded young folk and has grown over the years with the youth and their ideas very much at the heart of the project. A year round programme of both in person and online events is now offered under these main strands:

  • Taster Sessions
  • Weekly groupwork class
  • Summer Youth Camp (with residential option!)
  • Workshops
  • Performances

Thanks to our main funder, Creative Scotland, and our fantastic local partners, all of SC&T Youth activities are primarily FREE, or very low cost, which allows us to be as accessible as possible for young people and their families.

who is it for?

Three fiddle players seated in a row

SC&T Youth is for young people aged 6-26 with 3 separate categories – Primary (age 6-10), Secondary (age 11-17) and Students (age 18-26), and throughout the year we have workshops and events that are suitable for all ages but also ones that are tailored towards the specific age group and ability. There are taster sessions for complete beginners all the way through to intensive master class workshops for the advanced players. It’s important to us to be able to make Scottish Traditional music fun and inclusive whilst also helping to grow and inspire young people that are already involved.

Get in touch with Laura and Kirsty

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Levels Explained

What does level 1 2 3 mean?

These relate to the ability and level the class is aimed at:

0 = Complete beginner – no experience of your instrument.

1 = Beginner – Have only been playing for a short time.  

2 = Intermediate – Have been playing for a while and can play some tunes

3 = Advanced – Can play and learn tunes competently 

No level indicated = This course is open to all levels but some experience is recommended.