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Tradition goes live in Edinburgh, with an annual showcase of arts and culture across Scotland’s capital.

131 Events across 34 Venues

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'Smothered in the warmth of a country steeped in tradition. Many cultures are woven together with a power of threads drawn from a vibrant and colourful past. Thank You Scotland!'
(2016 Audience Member)

 TradFest Dùn Èideann is a vibrant twelve-day showcase of Scotland’s thriving traditional arts. In 2017 TradFest Dùn Èideann is a signature event for Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology which brings two exciting new strands to the programme – ‘Local Cultures’ and ‘The People’s Heritage’ – to connect creativity with heritage and give ownership to all Scotland’s citizens in an inclusive approach, celebrating cultural diversity.

'a finger on the national pulse.' (fRoots)

'an extraordinarily full and varied 12 days and nights.' (Living Tradition)

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 Read 2016 TradFest Review by Living Tradition


Tradfest 2017

Wed 26 Apr – Sun 7 May

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Year of History Heritage & Archaeology


From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to myths, tales and legends, the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s fascinating past, greatest figures, attractions, icons and hidden gems.