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TRANSGRESSIVE NORTH is a music and film collective based in Scotland.

Our organisation consists of film-makers, composers, musicians, writers, visual artists, and more.

We work independently and with other organisations to produce and release arts projects.



TRANSGRESSIVE NORTH are proud to present the world’s first festival of folk cinema, in partnership with Filmhouse Edinburgh and TradFest.


Our 2019 programme centres upon storytelling; showcasing films from Scotland, England, Australia, Norway, Mexico, and Italy.



A joyous and invigorating international outreach project in aid of Dalit “untouchable” children in southeast India.


The Everything is New project consists of two separate music albums, Sun Choir and BOATS, and the feature length Everything Is New film.



A young man’s struggle to keep the past alive...


Our Scottish Bafta nominated and award-winning feature film features legendary Scottish performers Norman Maclean, Sheila Stewart, and Margaret Bennett alongside up and coming talent. Blackbird brings Scottish stars of past and future to the big screen.



Sun Choir is an album of new music by Transgressive North's in-house band, Marram.


Recorded with and for the Light Of Love Children's Choir,  the album features collaborations with musicians from around the world, including Jarvis Cocker, Owen Pallett, doseone, White Hinterland, and Margaret Bennett.



A Transgressive North compilation


Featuring exclusive tracks from Four Tet, Dan Deacon, Bear in Heaven, Califone, Deerhoof, Gang Gang Dance, Lucky Dragons, Julian Lynch, Max Tundra, No Age, The Ruby Suns, Rustie, Son Lux, Sun Airway,, Taken By Trees, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), YACHT, and many, many more.

When The Song DIes


When The Song Dies is a poetic documentary that weaves stories, songs and memories from across Scotland, and places their testament in counterpoint to the richly evocative landscape of the Machars in Wigtownshire.


Featuring a range of contributors, the film is a poignant reminder of what was sung and said, and what is left behind.