Welcome to the launch of MusicHub! The site exists to showcase new tunes and songs written in the Scottish tradition. The Scottish tradition is changing all the time and whilst we all LOVE the old tunes – lots of great new tunes are being written as well. This site will build a collection of new tunes which are easily accessible and printable so everyone can learn them.
MusicHub was born out of Hands Up for Trad’s 2014 Collection competition originally hosted on www.scottishcultureonline.com. That was based on the very popular (and fabulous) Traditional Music and Song Association’s Nineties Collection which came out in 1990. This featured all the tunes of the day and I still refer to it today.
Simon Thoumire, Creative Director of Hands Up for Trad said “I’m so excited about MusicHub. This is a home for anyone who is writing songs and tunes. Not matter what age you are you can upload the sheet music to any tune or song you write. You can use MusicHub to house your complete collection!”
This website is not in anyway trying to take business away from any of our publishing companies. We are very lucky in Scotland that people publish old and new music. We hope that these companies may upload a tune to this site as part of their overall marketing for their own books and we will help to publicise and sell their books and CDs.
MusicHub is a Hands Up for Trad project. Hands Up for Trad believe in Scottish music and we want the world to know and love it. We do this through many projects including the Scots Trad Music Awards, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award, Distil, Tinto Summer School, FolkWaves and more. You can read more about all of these projects at www.handsupfortrad.scot and sign up for our weekly newsletter (and get a free e-book!).