Celebrate traditional culture – live!
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.
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.
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 areas of Scotland to fully celebrate its rich storytelling traditions and ensure all can celebrate the magic of sharing tales. More...