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TradFest Edinburgh · Dún Éideann
Wed 26 April - Sun 7 May 2017
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
20 - 31 October 2017
Celebrate Traditional
Arts Radiating in
the 21st Century
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TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann
Wed 26 April – Sun 7 May 2017

Celebrate traditional culture – live!
The Badwills at TradFest 2015_Credit Helen Jones

Rooted in the Past. Resonating in the Present.
A vibrant multi-arts programme showcasing traditional music, dance and storytelling at a feast of folk culture in Scotland's Capital.

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Ceilidh the night away and discover your dancing feet, tap and clap along to stellar traditional music, immerse yourself in other worlds with storytelling and revisit the good old days with folk film.

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Fri 20 - Tue 31 October 2017

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A celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, with Scottish and international storytellers and musicians.


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The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a lively arts venue located in the heart of Edinburgh and is home to the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and TradFest.

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Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland brings together Scotland's performance traditions – storytelling, music and dance - under a new umbrella.

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Image of at Storyteller. Credit Solen Collet

About Storytelling 

“The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart.” Storytelling is one of our oldest artforms and is having a contemporary revival.

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Image for Traditional Music. Credit Ros Gasson

Traditional Music

'music with all kinds of beauty, expressiveness, meaning, and, above all, potential.' John McGrath

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Image of Scottish Country Dancing in the Storytelling Court.

Traditional Dance

Do you know the difference between Ceilidh, Cape Breton Step Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and Highland Dancing?

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