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EXHIBITION: THE WEAVER'S APPRENTICE

Fri 10 Mar - Sat 1 Jul
Price: £0.00

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the deaths of founding weavers, Glassbrook and Berry, this exhibition tells the story of the Dovecot Apprenticeship, featuring objects...

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EXHIBITION: ALSO VIEWED…

Fri 14 Apr - Sun 7 May
Price: £0.00

This exhibition from Conrad Molleson depicts some of Edinburgh's finest musicians in action. Some appear as cheeky caricatures conveying their vibrancy and flair; others are...

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A ROYAL MILE WALK WITH BURNS & STEVENSON

Wed 26 Apr - Sun 7 May (not 29 or 6)
Price: £10.00

Join actors John Sheddon and Peter Berry as the 'spirits' of Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson, leading you from the Canongate Kirk to the Writer's Museum. The two Roberts...

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CURATOR'S TOUR OF THE WEAVER'S APPRENTICE

Wed 26 Apr
Price: £0.00

Dovecot’s Exhibitions Curator Kate Grenyer provides insight to The Weaver’s Apprentice exhibition, and expands upon the stories of Dovecot’s apprentices past and present....

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BAGPIPES GU LEÒR: A CELEBRATION OF SCOTLAND'S RICH PIPING STORY

Wed 26 Apr
Price: £20.00

The last 30 years have seen a significant cultural renaissance in Scottish traditional music, a resurgence celebrated by this unique and extraordinary Scottish Piping concert...

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FIL CAMPBELL & TOM MCFARLAND

Wed 26 Apr
Price: £10.00

Join Irish singer Fil Campbell and percussionist husband Tom McFarland, as they perform original, contemporary and traditional Irish music with the trademark fun approach that...

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LIVE SESSIONS AT SANDY BELL'S

Wed 26 Apr - Sun 7 May
Price: £0.00

Nightly sessions at Sandy Bell's are the thriving focus for Edinburgh's traditional and folk music scene. The pub is an institution - known internationally, but with an...

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THE KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW

Thu 27 Apr - Sun 30 Apr

The definitive event for anyone with a love of stitch and creative crafts returns to Scotland for its second year. Textile galleries featuring textile art in every conceivable...

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INCLUSIVE CEILIDH

Thu 27 Apr & Thu 4 May
Price: £6.00

Ceilidh dancing is arguably the most social of all dances and this class is designed for both disabled and non-disabled dancers.Dance with your partner, dance with others in a...

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GROWING WITH SONGS

Thu 27 Apr
Price: £0.00

Folksinger and storyteller Phyllis Davison shares songs from her earliest memories to the present day. Some are songs heard, some are songs she has written, but all are part of...

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ROSIE NIMMO

Thu 27 Apr
Price: £0.00

Rosie Nimmo and her band invite the audience to question the meanings of home, heritage and the passing of time. Acknowledging the part played by our past while remaining very...

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FUARAN

Thu 27 Apr
Price: £10.00

Fuaran is a Fèisean nan Gàidheal heritage initiative offering young singers aged 16 to 25 a unique opportunity to research, learn and record Gaelic songs with mentoring support...

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ON THE RADICAL ROAD: ENACTING HAMISH HENDERSON

Thu 27 Apr - Mon 1 May
Price: £12.00

A radical theatrical fusion enacting the poems and songs of Hamish Henderson; a visual, choral and dramatic movement, lyrical and declamatory, personal and political. The piece...

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SONGS & STORIES OF SCOTLAND

Thu 27 Apr
Price: £8.00

Join Lynne Campbell on a tour of Scotland's dragons and jute mills, fairy hills, Hogmanay traditions, herrings, murder and intrigue. Revisit familiar tales and songs, and learn...

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CEILIDH

Thu 27 Apr & Thu 4 May
Price: £7.00

A chance to learn traditional Scottish dances, enjoy live music and join in the ceilidh!A variety of dances will be taught throughout the class with a natural progression to...

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3TROUBADOURS: MOBILE DREAMS

Thu 27 Apr
Price: £10.00

Mobile Dreams is a poetic, funny and warm storytelling performance about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of...

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REDWOOD MOUNTAIN: TRANSATLANTIC CROSSINGS

Thu 27 Apr
Price: £10.00

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Dean Owens and traditional fiddle player Amy Geddes come together to form a brand new duo performing transatlantic folk songs. Building on the lyrics...

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POETS' HOWFF

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

A Scots/International Poetry Café event with new poems and sangs (and maybe a wee tune!) in Scots, English and more. Join host Mary McCann, with friends Maureen Sangster, Sheena...

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DISREGARDED HARMONIES: POEMS ON THE ROYAL MILE

Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May
Price: £8.00

Walk the historic and dramatic Royal Mile with poet Ken Cockburn, weaving through narrow closes, quiet courtyards and secret gardens. On the way you'll discover how Edinburgh...

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AWAY WITH THE FAE

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £8.00

Scottish storytelling wouldn't be complete without tales of the wee folk, the other crowd, the Dine Sidhe - occasionally helpful, sometimes wicked, these lovers of dance,...

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HEROES OF INDEPENDENCE: BISHOPS, WARRIORS & KINGMAKERS

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £8.00

Just over seven hundred years ago, in 1286, a stormy Scottish night was the catalyst that shaped the course of Scottish politics, changing the lives of many millions in the...

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FOUR NATIONS UNITED – SUNDOWN

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £7.00

A chance to get your glad rags on, enjoy a night out and experience 4 Nations United with a delicious selection of food, performances and live music from Balvada (Senegal),...

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GUID CRACK: CADDIE CAPERS

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

The street Caddies of Auld Reekie: porters, messengers, and private detectives of their day... they know the closes, taverns, nooks and crannies and all the stories, true and...

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ANNASACH'S CEILIDH

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £8.00

Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band with their regular ceilidh held at Edinburgh's Counting House - beginners are very welcome, with all dances called to keep you on the...

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A BRAW NICHT OOT

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £8.00

The legendary Braw Nicht Oot returns this year wi sang, story an muckle mair.Featurin a host o' singers an tellers wha will mak it, weel a braw nicht oot!Dinnae miss it!A...

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A THOUSAND & ONE OLIVE TREES: STORIES & SONGS FROM OCCUPIED PALESTINE

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £12.00

San Ghanny Choir return from the West Bank a week before this show, after their second trip to Palestine as an act of international solidarity and cultural exchange. San Ghanny ...

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CONNLA

Fri 28 Apr
Price: £10.00

Following their Celtic Connections performance at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall in January, Ireland's Connla arrive in Edinburgh riding a wave of acclaim. Winners of Best New...

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CEILIDH FUN FOR CHILDREN

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £5.00

Give your kids an unforgettable experience at this fun, interactive introduction to Scottish dancing. Suitable for all children of Primary School age, you will learn some...

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CHILDREN'S SCOTTISH DANCE WORKSHOP

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £5.00

Join in the fun of TradFest with the Royal Scottish County Dance Society. Dance with children from across Edinburgh and further afield; learn new dances and make new friends....

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DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH AKROWA UK: COME & TRY

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £8.00

Akrowa UK are drummer Thomas Annang and dancer Adie Baako. Together they bring a taste of Ghana to Scotland through performances and workshops. Adie and Thomas have taught in...

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BELTANE COMMUNITY OPEN DAY

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £0.00

A chance to celebrate the birth of Summer and find out more about the famous Beltane Fire Festival, which takes place the following day. Explore the changing seasons and the...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: CALTON HILL

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £0.00

Meet a handmaiden to the May Queen, a guard of the Green Man, John Commonweal, and all the many people who have assembled and performed  through the centuries on the People...

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YALLA: ARABIC SONG FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £8.00

A great chance to learn some Arabic songs, with no experience of singing or Arabic necessary, just an inclination to learn something new! Lullabies, children's songs and songs...

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SCOTTISH DANCE WORKSHOP FOR TEENAGERS

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £5.00

Meet new friends and have fun… this teenage workshop will challenge you to develop your dancing. Aimed at teenagers, but suitable for anyone already in P7. You will already have...

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DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH AKROWA UK: ADULTS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £10.00

Akrowa UK are drummer Thomas Annang and dancer Adie Baako. Together they bring a taste of Ghana to Scotland through performances and workshops. Adie and Thomas have taught in...

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SCOTCH QUADRILLES & IRISH SETS

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £10.00

Enjoy an afternoon of dance and rediscover the excitement of these elegant, energising and uplifting dance styles. Featuring Freeland Barbour, Stan Reeves, David Francis, the...

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TUNES IN TALES

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £7.00

Storyteller Lindsey Gibb and traditional musician Munro Gauld weave tales and tunes together from Scotland's heartland of Perthshire. Music from as far back as the 18th century...

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SALMON FAIRYTALE

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £10.00

Combining joik (traditional song), philosophy and stories from Sami and North-American indigenous traditions, Salmon Fairytale is about wonder and madness. Considering the...

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THAT WAS THE WICK THAT WAS / NANCY'S WHISKY

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £12.00

Storyteller Eric Farquhar brings to life projected pictures showing the development of Wick from 1850 to 1970, as it became the largest herring port in the world. Expect yarns...

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BAL FOLK: FRENCH & SCOTTISH CEILIDH

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £11.00

A great night of Scottish, French and other Western European dances with the extraordinary energetic Philippe Plard, virtuoso melodeonist from France, and the local and highly...

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AL STEWART: BACK TO THE BEDSIT TOUR 2017

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £23.50

Folk-rock star Al Stewart presents a classic album performance of his legendary debut record, Bedsitter Images, along with some of his greatest hits and best-loved songs,...

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SMG FUNDRAISING CEILIDH

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £9.00

Scots Music Group's monthly ceilidhs are sell-out affairs and one of the hottest ceilidh tickets in town. No experience is necessary, so come on your own, with friends or in a...

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THE TWO TRUTHS OF THOMAS THE RHYMER

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £8.00

Following last year's acclaimed performance, Daniel Serridge and James Spence return to TradFest with their production exploring childhood loss of innocence. Thomas the Rhymer...

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KAELA ROWAN BAND

Sat 29 Apr
Price: £10.00

Kaela Rowan presents songs from her critically acclaimed 2016 release The Fruited Thorn, accompanied by her band James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters, Grit Orchestra)...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: LEITH SHORE & KIRKGATE

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £0.00

Meet a host of nautical heroes and rogues including Long John Silver and the Leith pirates, sailors’ wives, master mariner Hay and John the powder monkey, who was the youngest...

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THE NEW TOWN'S 250TH BIRTHDAY WALKING TOUR

Sun 30 Apr & 7 May
Price: £8.00

2017 is the 250th anniversary of the adoption of James Craig's plan for an 'élite suburb' which would eventually separate Edinburgh into its 'Old' and 'New' Towns. To celebrate,...

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GET UP & TIE YOUR FINGERS EYEMOUTH

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £6.00

This stunning community performed production tells the story of how the people of Eyemouth recovered following the fishing disaster of 1881. 50 community members of all ages,...

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INSPIRE SONGBOOK LAUNCH

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £0.00

Come and celebrate the launch of the Inspire Project Songbook, featuring songs, stories and images from the Scots Music Group community project. The event includes performances...

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AKROWA UK

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £8.00

Dancer Adie Baako and drummer Thomas Annan share a lifetime of music and stories to transport audiences to their African childhoods near the coast in Ghana. With no electricity...

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GIANTS

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £8.00

Long ago, giants had lands of their own. They ruled in great kingdoms and were often demonised by humans. Mythology and folklore is abundant with tales of extra large beings in...

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BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £8.00

A unique re-imagining of the ancient Celtic festival celebrating the turn of the seasons. A procession of fire, drums and spectacle involving hundreds of volunteers makes its...

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WEE FOLK CLUB: FRANK MCGUIRE & SEAN O'ROURKE

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £5.00

An evening of glorious folk music with two stars of the scene.Frank McGuire has worked with some of the finest folk, rock, blues, jazz and world musicians going, bringing his...

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EVENT HORIZON: JEAN DAMAI & GEZA FRANK

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £10.00

This concept project, devised by Géza Frank & Jean Damei, aims to create a new sort of music, fusing the group's eclectic compositional styles with astrophysical and...

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BAGHDAD IS STILL SINGING

Sun 30 Apr
Price: £10.00

The fantastic Babylon Arabic Band, led by Mohammad Nafee, presents an evening of Iraqi music and storytelling with Marion Kenny. After the interval comes belly dancing and...

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ARTIE'S TARTAN TALES

Mon 1 May
Price: £8.00

Artie Trezise returns to TradFest with a brand new show which includes songs from his Singing Kettle days and brand new adaptations of traditional stories. All the songs have a...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: ROYAL MILE - CANONGATE

Mon 1 May
Price: £0.00

Meet the Gaberlunzie Man, as the wandering storyteller introduces the lives of Canongate folk in times gone by.

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Mon 1 May
Price: £0.00

Meet the Beltane Bard as he shares the lore of Scotland’s native plants and trees, from the times when everyone had to look to natural cures and healing.

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THE HAPPY LANDS

Mon 1 May
Price: £8.00

(Robert Rae, 2012, Scotland)Inspired by true stories from Fife, The Happy Lands follows the journey of a law-abiding community who become law-breakers in a heroic battle against...

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LOOK AGAIN: LANDSCAPE

Mon 1 May
Price: £0.00

Surely landscape is nature, not history? Look again to see how lives are written into our environment. Stuart McHardy traces ancient myths in the archaeology of landscape, while...

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STORY BLANKET

Mon 1 May
Price: £5.00

Join Suit & Pace storytellers Beth and Andrew and choose your own tale from their Story Blanket. You might meet an artistic tortoise, a shape-shifting witch, a goat that...

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WHY THE BIRDS SING

Mon 1 May
Price: £7.00

An evening with the birds from the pen of Borders poet Ian McFadyen. Mythical Wings reflects on birds in myth and folktale before we take a birdwatching journey Down the Tweed....

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SOMETHING FOR A'BODY

Mon 1 May
Price: £7.00

Scotland's stories are as dramatic, breathtaking and beautiful as the country itself. Burgh Blatherers, a group of developing storytellers from Edinburgh and beyond, invite you...

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ISSHO DRUMMERS: FROM TAIKO TO TXALAPARTA

Mon 1 May
Price: £12.00

The beautiful wooden tones of the Basque Country's txalaparta and the low rumbling bass of Japanese Taiko drums are explored in this special performance exploring traditional...

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LYNCHED

Mon 1 May
Price: £11.00

SOUNDHOUSE PRESENTSThis four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian...

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THE FLOOERS O' MAY

Mon 1 May
Price: £15.00

Bring in the May flooers with weel-kent performers, including songwriter Karine Polwart reuniting with her old Malinky bandmate Steve Byrne for a one-off duet, fiddler...

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SIMON KEMPSTON

Mon 1 May
Price: £9.00

A rare chance to enjoy this unique talent performing thought-provoking, evocative original songs in one of Scotland's most intimate music venues.Simon's beautifully crafted folk...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: NEW TOWN - CHARLOTTE SQUARE & GEORGE STREET

Tue 2 May
Price: £0.00

Meet a New Town burglar, Scotland’s first children’s author Catherine Sinclair and Sir Walter Scott, as they all stroll along about their own business.

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: EDINBURGH CASTLE ESPLANADE

Tue 2 May
Price: £0.00

Meet Svend, the Norse runemaster and storyteller as he introduces the fascinating journey of an ancient, 1000 year old runestone. With a walk to Prince’s Street Gardens (with...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH

Tue 2 May
Price: £0.00

Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories. The session is held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling...

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LOOK AGAIN: GAELIC HERITAGE

Tue 2 May
Price: £0.00

‘What has Gaelic to do with us?’ From Fionn Mac Cumhaill to folk tale heroes, Scottish Gaelic culture abounds in fabulous stories. Who could be telling them now and how...

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THE BRAVE DON'T CRY

Tue 2 May
Price: £8.00

(Philip Leacock, 1952, Scotland)An underappreciated gem of Scottish cinema, The Brave Don’t Cry is a moving true story, based on the true life events in Ayrshire of the...

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SEAL SKINS, STORMS & TREASURES DEEP

Tue 2 May
Price: £8.00

The sea whispers its secrets over the waves. Storyteller Beverley Bryant, Scots singer Aileen Carr and clarsach player Heather Yule return to TradFest with a new collaboration....

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The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

Tue 2 May
Price: £6.00

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club happens every Tuesday night at Summerhall, featuring some of the best Scottish ceilidh bands each week. There's a caller to teach the dances, making...

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ARCHIEOLOGY: AN EVENING WITH ARCHIE FISHER

Tue 2 May
Price: £12.00

Legendary Scottish folk troubadour Archie Fisher, in conversation with David Francis, looks back on an outstanding 50 years in folk music. Archie's ballads evoke the rough...

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DALLAHAN

Tue 2 May
Price: £10.00

One of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds. Calling on their mixed...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: ROYAL MILE - MAKARS' COURT & LAWNMARKET

Wed 3 May
Price: £0.00

Meet Jekyll and Hyde, William McGonagall and Robinson Crusoe’s creator Daniel Defoe, amidst a host of Edinburgh’s literary ghosts.

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LOOK AGAIN: SCOTS HERITAGE

Wed 3 May
Price: £0.00

Couthy, cosy and kailyard? Look again at the creative dynamism of Scots with Singer, songwriter and composer Karine Polwart and Scots Scriever Hamish MacDonald. A performance of...

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TRADFEST TRAIL: THE TOUR

Wed 3, Fri 5 & Sat 6 May
Price: £8.00

Visit the howffs and legends of Edinburgh's Folk scene, with the expert and entertaining guidance of Stuart McHardy. From the Canongate worthies, Robert Fergusson and Allan...

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MATEWAN

Wed 3 May
Price: £8.00

(John Sayles, 1987, USA)Perhaps the greatest film ever made about the labor movement, John Sayles’ drama is a poetic and deeply humane treatment of the coal miners’ strike in...

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THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS

Wed 3 May
Price: £8.00

Alice Fernbank and David Francis tell stories while musicians Mairi Campbell, Su-a Lee and Nicky Haire improvise responses. Featuring musicianship of the highest calibre, the...

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TOM MCCONVILLE & ANDY WATT

Wed 3 May
Price: £10.00

Born on Tyneside and brought up in a pub on the famous Scotswood Road, Tom McConville first experienced traditional singing and fiddle music with the bar's clientele, drawn from...

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WAYWARD JANE

Wed 3 May
Price: £10.00

Formed in Edinburgh by friends playing in many guises over the years, Wayward Jane are vibrant and soulful, revelling in the sheer joy of playing together. Inspired by American...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: ROYAL MILE - CASTLEHILL

Thu 4 May
Price: £0.00

Meet Dr Guthrie’s ragged school girls, the executed witches of Edinburgh and enjoy Susie McIver’s cookery class on essential Scottish ingredients.

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SENSING PLACE

Thu 4 May
Price: £5.00

What stories are important to you? This action research project explored the power of place in creative participation, working with archive film collections and Scotland's...

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LOOK AGAIN: THE JACOBITES

Thu 4 May
Price: £0.00

A lost cause run by hopeless Romantics? Look again at why so many Scots risked all to restore the Stuarts. Donald Smith shares the background to his new Jacobite novel Flora...

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TANTALISING TREATS

Thu 4 May
Price: £20.00

Storyteller Mara Menzies hosts an evening of marvellous, multicultural magic with Edinburgh's finest storytellers and musicians in the beautiful, fairy lit surroundings of the...

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JOCK'S JOCKS

Thu 4 May
Price: £10.00

Following on from its successful premiere at the Scottish Storytelling Centre during the Carrying Stream Festival in November 2016, this emotionally-charged one act play returns...

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THE BIG ROCK CEILIDH

Thu 4 May
Price: £7.00

Enjoy a raucous night with the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band toe-tapping traditional tunes played on with electric instruments amongst well-known rock riffs. Full instructions are...

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JAMAICA SINGS ROBERT BURNS

Thu 4 May
Price: £12.00

Jamaican roots-reggae artist Brina, performing with her high-energy Tribal Global Collective, creates a dynamic dialogue between her homeland's signature music and its African...

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UNSPUN

Thu 4 May
Price: £12.00

Following on from time with Shooglenifty, Conrad Molleson performs new works as Stringjammer in collaboration with musical partners, including Brazilian percussion from Mat...

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FOURTH MOON

Thu 4 May
Price: £10.00

After years of hiding, Fourth Moon are finally here! And with a killer - albeit unorthodox - line up of musicians, comprising members from Talisk, Ímar, HOLiDAY ON iO and Event...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: GRASSMARKET

Fri 5 May
Price: £0.00

Meet the legendary street performers – Italian, Romany and other guises – Jeanie Deans, Edinburgh’s premier hero, and Half-Hingit Maggie.

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LOOK AGAIN: FILM HERITAGE

Fri 5 May
Price: £0.00

Take a new look at old films and discover the treasure trove of local film in Scotland with Sheena MacDougall. Presented by the National Library of Moving Image Archive, uncover...

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THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA WITH STUART MCKENZIE

Fri 5 May
Price: £0.00

After many years working with computers, Stuart McKenzie volunteered to help residents of old peoples homes in Edinburgh to use the Internet. In Silverlea Care Home he met...

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LORGAN BÀTA NAN SALM - TRACES OF THE PSALMBOATS

Fri 5 May
Price: £12.00

The Psalmboat community travel from Lewis bringing stories, poetry and the magnificent sound of Gaelic Psalms. Hear about sailing to church services, weddings, communion...

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SONGS OF ALLAN RAMSAY

Fri 5 May
Price: £10.00

The unofficial poet laureate of Edinburgh, Allan Ramsay was considered by Burns to be the greatest original 'genius' of pastoral whilst Hogarth honoured his caricatures with a...

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BURNS FOR BEGINNERS

Fri 5 May
Price: £9.00

This Tradfest, Burnsfest and Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out show about Burns really is for everyone - absolute beginners, lifelong fans and everyone in-between.Burns' key...

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SKIPINNISH LIVE

Fri 5 May
Price: £17.00

Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene and their ascent shows no sign of stopping, with chart topping singles, a sell-out concert at Glasgow's Royal...

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THE LOWEST PAIR

Fri 5 May
Price: £10.00

Rarely will you hear such beautiful American roots music so perfectly performed. Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee have found themselves in the premier league, gaining a reputation...

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FROM THURSO TO BERWICK: A CELEBRATION OF MORRIS BLYTHMAN

Fri 5 May
Price: £10.00

A Rebel Ceilidh 'Come All Ye' celebrating the songs and poetry of Morris Blythman (aka Thurso Berwick), the 'Magic Marxist' of the Scottish Folk Revival. A chance to hear songs...

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DONEGAL TO DÙN EIDEANN FIDDLE WORKSHOP

Sat 6 May
Price: £40.00

Join Liz Doherty and Amy Geddes for a full day fiddle workshop to explore the connection between Donegal Highlands and Scottish and Cape Breton Strathspeys.Liz and Amy are...

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FOUR NATIONS UNITED - A CULTURAL JOURNEY IN THE HEART OF EDINBURGH

Sat 6 May
Price: £0.00

A day of activities for all the family with BE United to embrace their core values of inclusion, connection, understanding and learning. With dance, music and storytelling...

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MAY DAY PARADE

Sat 6 May
Price: £0.00

TradFest audiences and performers are invited to join the Edinburgh and Lothians May Day Parade in support of the 2017 theme ‘One World; People First’. The procession goes from...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: ROYAL MILE - NETHERBOW

Sat 6 May
Price: £0.00

Meet Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John, the Abbot of Unreason and all the May Day revellers past and present. Be quick before they get banned and barred once more at the...

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GAELIC VOICES

Sat 6 May
Price: £0.00

Celebrate Gaelic language in poem and song with WHɎTE, a collaboration between electronic composer and musician, Ross Whyte, and Gaelic singer-songwriter, Alasdair Whyte, who...

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STORYTELLER WEAVING TALES: THE WEAVER'S APPRENTICE

Sat 6 May
Price: £0.00

Enjoy a storytelling tour of tapestry weaving, of apprentices and their skilled craft, with The Weaver's Apprentice exhibition and weaving floor as a backdrop to the tales....

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MAY DAY SOCIAL

Sat 6 May
Price: £0.00

An afternoon of socialist entertainment following the March & Rally presents the perfect opportunity for Trade Unionists to share music and ideas for the promotion of...

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DRINKERS & THINKERS - THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT

Sat 6 May
Price: £12.00

Sangstream, an Edinburgh based folk choir led by well-known composer, harper and singer Corrina Hewat have performed traditional and contemporary Scots songs in harmony for 20...

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BEYOND THE BORDER: SIR WALTER SCOTT’S MINSTRELSY IN STORY & SONG

Sat 6 May
Price: £8.00

Discover songs and stories that have travelled far beyond the Borders, where they were first collected by Sir Walter Scott. Join folklorist Margaret Bennett and students from...

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RURA

Sat 6 May
Price: £10.00

Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley’s powerful instrumentals and haunting song craft have impressed at many leading folk festivals – including...

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AN IRISH HOOLIE

Sat 6 May
Price: £12.00

Tall tales, splendid songs and wickedly wise words, as three of Ireland's finest performers conspire to delight and entertain with great songs, heart-warming stories and...

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ELIZA ROSS'S RAASAY

Sun 7 May
Price: £20.00

BRINGING TO LIFE THE MUSIC & SONG OF THE ELIZA ROSS MANUSCRIPT OF 1812Elizabeth Ross, niece of the laird of Raasay in the early 19th century, collected a wide range of...

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THE PEOPLE'S HERITAGE: ROYAL MILE - TRON SQUARE

Sun 7 May
Price: £0.00

Meet Coconut Tam, Monkey Mary, and all the street bards and penny gaffs of old, in a special gala performance for TradFest.

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DONEGAL TO DÙN EIDEANN

Sun 7 May
Price: £8.00

Two fiddlers, two musical heritages and one shared passion. Liz Doherty’s Donegal tradition and Amy Geddes’ Galloway fiddle roots are explored in concert, with a sprinkling of...

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JOURNEY TO ALBA

Sun 7 May
Price: £6.00

Ingried Boussaroque’s concert is a tale of waves, sand, seagulls, salt and longing. The story of Scots and Irish taking to the sea in the hopes of a better life in Canada, which...

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NEST OF SONGBIRDS

Sun 7 May
Price: £5.00

Boasting two choirs (Fishwives and Fisherlassies), the village of Newhaven in North Edinburgh was once described as a Nest of Songbirds. The Newhaven Community Choir and local...

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BATTLE OF THE FOLK BANDS

Sun 7 May
Price: £10.00

Battle of the Folk Bands is the latest project from Hands Up for Trad. Twenty five bands entered the competition, with a panel selecting the top 5 to showcase a fantastic night...

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ANNA & ELIZABETH

Sun 7 May
Price: £10.00

A collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle, the pair’s growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents; both are historians, storytellers,...

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WEE FOLK CLUB: GILL BOWMAN

Sun 7 May
Price: £5.00

Edinburgh's Gill Bowman is one of Scotland's foremost singer songwriters and a fine interpreter of traditional music, in particular the songs of Robert Burns.Gill has toured in...

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WESTERN CENTURIES

Mon 8 May
Price: £11.00

SOUNDHOUSE PRESENTSFormerly known as Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer, Western Centuries are roots music mavericks who sit at the crossroads of country/early R&B and rock...

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THE TREE OF LIBERTY

Sat 13 May
Price: £10.00

(Timothy Neat, 1986, Scotland)Made in collaboration with Hamish Henderson, Timothy Neat’s passionate documentary explores the music of Robert Burns through Jean Redpath and...

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