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Six questions with... Ewan Macintyre

Raised on soul, swing, rock n roll, puppetry and some Gaidhlig song, Scottish singer-songwriter Ewan Macintyre has spent much of the past year in Canada recording his first solo album, You Probably Look Better Naked Anyway, which will be launched at the first TradFest cl

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Six questions with... Niteworks

Blending traditional Gaelic song with electronic sounds, Niteworks are one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish music scene.

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The Soundhouse Organisation at TradFest 2016

The clue to the Soundhouse’s origins can be found in its name: this Edinburgh-based organisation dates back to 2002, when singer-songwriter Dean Owens asked his friend Douglas Robertson, a photographer living in a converted shop on the edge of Ho

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Six questions with... Gol

Having wowed crowds at last year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and Edinburgh Mela, Scottish-Iranian band GOL are back with their incredible fusion of traditional Persian arrangements, electronica, jazz and world music.

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A Feast of Folklore at TradFest 2016

Folktales have inspired artists of all kinds for centuries, and continue to do so – in the past year alone, films based on the stories of Krampus and Snow White have reached the cinema, and weekly Twitter event #FolkloreThursday has become something of a phenomenon.

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