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Scotland and Northern Ireland Office

Scotland and Northern Ireland Office

Our team lobbies on behalf of members and the wider industry on issues that affect musicians – on a local and national level, at councils and at Scottish and Northern Irish parliament. We work closely with other music industry organisations, and represent the employment interests of members in the region.  We’re proud of our significantly increased membership in Northern Ireland – and how we’ve been developing the representation of musicians there. We are growing our presence with musicians working in dance and electronic music production and composition.

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We are here to provide advice to musicians based in Scotland and Northern Ireland, from guidance on their careers to legal issues – and if needs be, helping them to acquire further advice and representation through legal officials.

Contact info

0141 341 2960 Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Musicians' Union 2 Woodside Place Glasgow G3 7QF

The team

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Caroline Sewell

Regional Organiser

Scotland & Northern Ireland Region

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Louise Stanners Pow

Regional Officer

Scotland & Northern Ireland Region

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Becci Abbott

Membership Services Assistant

Scotland & Northern Ireland Region

Scotland news

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Getting Paid When Asked to Work For Free

Despite the devastating impact of the pandemic, incidences of musicians being asked to play for free are still rife. Neil Crossley examines how the MU is responding and what musicians can do.

Published: 23 December 2021

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Northern Ireland news

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Advice for Musicians Facing Threat of Cancellations Due to Omicron

If you are already facing the threat of cancellations due to the Omicron variant, then please contact your regional office in the first instance. Each cancellation will have to be looked at on its own facts, with consideration of the contractual terms of your booking.

Published: 09 December 2021

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Upcoming events

Last chance to book

Last chance to book

Last chance to book

18 Jan 2022

Finance for Freelancers

Run by BECTU (The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union), this online workshop is perfect for someone who’s a creative freelancer, whether new or experienced.

Online, Wales
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