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TIDES: Digital Music Festival, March 2022: Open Call for Musicians

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TIDES 2022 is available to watch online at


What is TIDES, March 2022?

TIDES is an ambitious digital music festival partnership between Live Argyll and CHARTS, funded by Creative Scotland. Managed by producer, Iain Maclean of Myplayer Media, the idea behind TIDES is to meet some of the challenges musicians living in Argyll and Bute face as a result of the pandemic. During lockdown, in March 2021, we worked with Dunoon Burgh Hall to showcase Argyll’s musicians, including with awards, as a response to a phase when live performances just weren’t possible. As a result, some performers were offered work for when lockdown lifted, and we helped build new audiences - 9,000 views were recorded on Myplayer within 48hrs. It can still be enjoyed at 

Due to Covid, we had to reschedule our planned December 2021 festival to March 2022. We’re keen to involve as many musicians as possible and would especially welcome young musicians to take part. Due to feedback from last year, from both participants and audiences, we will also include a range of genres. Performers from all ages and stages of their careers are welcome to apply to take part.

The project once again aims to highlight a vibrant and wide range of music, including  music emerging over recent months to premier online and reach national and international audiences. Awards are also available for aspects of this project.

 Here’s how to take part:

  • Send your music for the online showcase (supply your own material for new marketing)

How to apply
For more details and how to apply please see the documents below. If you applied for the festival planned for December 2021 there is no need to submit a second application. For more project information contact producer, Iain Maclean, at

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The deadline for applications has been extended to 12pm on 14 February 2022. Please forward your application to