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TradFest Edinburgh · Dún Éideann
Wed 29 Apr – Sun 10 May 2015
24 October - 2 November 2014
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
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TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann

29 April - 10 May

Celebrate traditional culture – live!

A vibrant multi-arts programme showcasing traditional music, song, dance, craft, storytelling, outdoor events and folk drama in Scotland's Capital.

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TradFest 2015

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 Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile, the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. There is also a Festival on Tour strand bringing visiting international guests to other areasof Scotland to fully celebrate its rich storytelling traditions and ensure all can celebrate the magic of sharing tales.

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Storytelling Festival

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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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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