Welcome to the Tinderbox Project, a dynamic hub for youth music and arts in Edinburgh.

Bringing together young people and professionals from around the city, the Tinderbox Project is a vibrant mix of orchestras, bands, artists, voices, colours and cultures. We provide a range of workshops, programmes, festivals and public events, aiming to inspire young people and involve them in the exciting contemporary arts scene in Edinburgh and beyond.


2014 Scotsman Fringe First award
2013 Scottish Jazz Awards nominee – Innovation and Education awards
“Rave Culture meets last night of the Proms” The Herald
“A spectacular modern band” The Guardian
“An Orchestral Revolution” Edinburgh Evening News


What’s On

Alternative Orchestra night at Hidden Door 2015!

Tinderbox is hosting another night of orchestral madness at one of our favourite festivals on Sunday the 24th May. This will be a real treat. For the full line up and all the info you need follow us here.

The Spontaneous Orchestra

This is a new project launched by Tinderbox that will challenge traditional styles of conducting and composing. Much more on these exciting happenings and how YOU can get involved here.

Frontiers Orchestra course – a new, inclusive and accessible orchestra aimed at people aged 11 – 25 years old who play any instrument, at any grade or standard, including those with no music experience at all.

  • Applications are now open for the January-March course which starts on the 20th January at North Edinburgh Arts Centre. Places are limited so get your registration form in soon!
    Download registration form here: (.odt file) (.pdf file)
    Completed forms should be sent to admin@tinderboxproject.co.uk.

Frontiers Film Project An exciting 10 week film and animation project for young people, providing a chance to work alongside professional filmmakers, musicians, street artists and performers.

Creative Sessions – A new project inviting composers, bands and young musicians to submit musical ideas & compositions to workshop and develop with the Tinderbox Orchestra. We are about to start rehearsing again and would welcome any young musicians wanting to join us. More information here.

Album Recording –  We are in the process of recording our first album featuring a selection of original Tinderbox compositions as well as collaborations with some amazing local bands who we have worked with over the last few years. 


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