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Tradition goes live in Edinburgh, with an annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture in Scotland’s capital.

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

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

TicketsButtonEdinburgh’s TradFest kick starts the summer season with a feast of music, storytelling, dance, folk drama, folk film, literature & talks, crafts & visual arts in Scotland’s capital. This blaze of contemporary colour is inspired by the traditions of May Day and Beltane, showcasing Celtic arts and cultural traditions with a contemporary spin.

TradFest Edinburgh Dùn Èideann features a galaxy of local and international talent, with 2016 performers including Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Macmath: The Silent Page, Moishe’s Bagel, Dàimh, Niteworks, Ghettocroft, Gol, Nuala Kennedy Band, Talisk, Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son and Mairi Campbell’s ‘Pulse’, plus many more collaborations of tradition to enjoy and discover.

Other events include tours, ceilidhs, talks and workshops, demonstrating the variety and quality of contemporary Celtic arts in Scotland and beyond.

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Tradfest 2016

Wed 27 Apr – Sun 8 May