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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, Rab Noakes Suite, 8 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 1BP.

The team

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Caroline Sewell

Regional Organiser

Scotland & Northern Ireland

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Sam Dunkley

Acting Regional Organiser

Scotland & Northern Ireland

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Louise Stanners Pow

Regional Officer

Scotland & Northern Ireland

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Becci McGuinness

Membership Services Assistant

Scotland & Northern Ireland

Get involved with your Region

Scotland news

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2023 End of Year Round Up

MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl reports back on the work that the Union has done through 2023, as well as setting out some of MU’s intentions for 2024, and more general food for thought about the music industry.

Published: 30 December 2023

Read more about 2023 End of Year Round Up

Northern Ireland news

General Secretary Naomi Pohl stands in discussion outside of the Royal Opera House

2023 End of Year Round Up

MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl reports back on the work that the Union has done through 2023, as well as setting out some of MU’s intentions for 2024, and more general food for thought about the music industry.

Published: 30 December 2023

Read more about 2023 End of Year Round Up
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MU Attends All Party Group on Arts at Stormont

At the All Party Ground on Arts that was held at Stormont at the end of November, MU Acting Regional Organiser for Scotland and Northern Ireland Sam Dunkley heard reports on two strategies that will be out for consultation in the spring.

Published: 07 December 2023

Read more about MU Attends All Party Group on Arts at Stormont

Upcoming events

Last chance to book

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04 Mar 2024

Guided Meditation

An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
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05 Mar 2024

One-to-One Advice Surgery

An in-person advice session to address any questions about your career as a musician - discuss your career opportunities, a legal query or a project. 

Stockton-on-Tees Member only
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Last chance to book

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07 Mar 2024

Cafe CULT: Bereavement

In this online one-hour session, you will gain valuable resources and insights to help contribute to breaking the stigma associated with bereavement.

Online, Wales
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Search for musicians and music teachers working in Scotland & Northern Ireland.