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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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A ROYAL MILE WALK WITH BURNS & STEVENSON

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

Join actors John Shedden 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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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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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 - beginners are very welcome, with all dances called to keep you on the right foot! Tickets can be purchased...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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LANKUM (FORMERLY 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DONEGAL TO DÙN ÈIDEANN 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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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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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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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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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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ELIZA ROSS'S RAASAY: TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND A CEILIDH

Sun 7 May
Price: £20.00

BRINGING TO LIFE THE MUSIC & SONG OF THE ELIZA ROSS MANUSCRIPT OF 1812This day-long event in association with TradFest will provide a relaxed and interactive opportunity to...

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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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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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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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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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