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29th April - 11th May 2014
24 October - 2 November 2014
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
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TRADFEST Edinburgh

TradFest Edinburgh · Dùn Èideann celebrates traditional Scottish culture - live!

From Tue 29 April – Sun 11 May the vibrant multi-arts programme showcases over eighty music, song, dance, craft, storytelling, outdoor events and folk drama across twenty six venues in Scotland's Capital.

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

A ten-day celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians.

The Festival takes place in and around Edinburgh. The main venue is the Netherbow Theatre at the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile, the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Partner venues include the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the National Library of Scotland and many other cultural organisations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland.

Festival Dates for 2014: Fri 24 October – Sun 2 November

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Storytelling Guests

Storytelling CentreImage of the outside of the Scottish Storytelling Centre

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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Young Girl telling a story to her peers.Tell A Story Day

Tell-a-Story Day is the national celebration of oral storytelling. On Friday 25 October 2013 people all over Scotland make, share and listen to stories. Join in the fun!

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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 rivival.

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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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