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Rooted in the Past. Resonating in the Present.

TradFestEdinburgh · Dùn Èideann will take place throughout Edinburgh between Wednesday 29th April and Sunday 10th May 2015.

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

Browse the 2014 programme   Browse the 2013 programme

In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, TradFest returned between 29 Apr - 11 May 2014 as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional culture and folk arts.

Rooted in the past yet intrinsically connected to the present, Scottish and international artists combined with local performers for an exciting fortnight of performance, boasting over eighty events and shows, spread across twenty six venues in Edinburgh.

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

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

‘Their weaving together of Scots and Gaelic on their Miller To My Trade medley gained fabulous momentum and a quality of vocal sound that made it exciting just to be in the same room.’ (Rob Adams on Crossing Points)

‘this inspired collaboration was a succession of work songs which slipped seamlessly between bawdy Lowland tales of randy millers and gossipy Gaelic waulking songs.’ (Jim Gilchrist, Scotsman on Crossing Points)

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Tradfest 2015

Dates for your diary:
Wed 29 Apr – Sun 10 May