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

Thursday 27 April - Sunday 7 May 2017

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

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

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Edinburgh’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. Over 12 days, in 25 venues and with more than 90 events, 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.

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Tradfest 2017

Thu 27 Apr – Sun 7 May