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LIFT UP YOUR VOICE

Fri 27 Apr
Price: £6.00

Singing makes you feel better, so come along to explore Scots song with two skilled enthusiasts, Scott Murray and Ruth Kirkpatrick.Bring a favourite song of your own (if you...

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THE BERNICIA SUITE: THE REAL PRICE OF FISH

Fri 27 Apr
Price: £12.00

The personal story of Cellardyke skipper Daniel Henderson and the fishing tragedy which struck numerous coastal communities in 1900. Richard Wemyss leads the audience through...

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NATIONS UNITED - DAYTIME

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

A Cultural Journey in the Heart of Edinburgh.A celebration of Scotland, South Africa, India and Brazil in the heart of Edinburgh. Join BE United for a day of dance, music,...

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NATIONS UNITED: BOLLYX – BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance workout programme! Join Savita Sampath Kumar for a dance workout session to feel your muscles burn whilst you enjoy the beats of...

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NATIONS UNITED: TRINITY HOUSE EXPERIENCE

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

Set sail on a voyage of discovery with the Trinity House Maritime Museum Junior Tour Guides from Leith Primary School. The guides will present some information, images and...

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NATIONS UNITED: BECOME AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE FOR GOOD IN THIS WORLD

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

Ferial Puren presents an inspiring talk that will help you engage more deeply with your own story. Through her story, Ferial will show you how to use your journey, the good, the...

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NATIONS UNITED: INTRODUCTION TO CAPOEIRA ANGOLA

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

Sandy Harris leads a quick taster on some of the fundamental movements and expressions from this playful game, with some rhythmic dance, exploring assertion and evasion using...

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INSIDE MARIOTTA’S HOUSE

Sat 28 & Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 & Sun 6 May
Price: £5.00

We know it as John Knox House, but who did the property really belong to?Join Mariota Arres, the true owner of the house, to hear the story of a wealthy burgess in 16th century...

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NATIONS UNITED: ESSENTIALLY HER

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

Esther Goliath has had a love for poetry since 2017, when she came across the poem 'Hey Black Child', by Useni Eugene Perkins. In 2017 she was given an opportunity to...

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NATIONS UNITED: DANCE YOUR BUTTS OFF

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

Ferial Puren is a Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba dancer who was born and raised on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa, where her love for dance was nurtured. Come and learn how to...

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NATIONS UNITED: AFOXÉ!: THE DRUM FROM THE "TERREIRO" TO THE STREET

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £0.00

The Afoxé is an Afro-Brazilian music genre, present in the Carnival, whose origin is in the Afro-Bahian religion (Candomblé). Learn to play the rhythm pattern of the Afoxé (the...

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ASPECTS OF YOUTH

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £10.00

Led by musical director Corrina Hewat and featuring traditional singer Scott Gardiner, Sangstream folk choir observes Scotland’s Year of Young People.Join them in an exploration...

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JOURNEYS: THE WOMEN WHO MADE THE MOUNTAINS SING

Sat 28 Apr
Price: £10.00

A unique, bilingual storytelling creation between Finnish Rune singer and storyteller, Anna-Maria Toivonen and Highland Perthshire storyteller, Claire Hewitt.Join them as they...

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PERTHSHIRE FOLK TALES: BOOK LAUNCH

Sun 29 Apr
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Bringing a piece of Perthshire to Edinburgh, co-authors Lindsey Gibb & C.A. Hope launch their 'Perthshire Folktales' book, the latest in the folktales series from History...

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FAMILY CEILIDH

Sun 29 Apr
Price: £5.00

Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs.All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones.A...

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GIANTS

Sun 29 Apr
Price: £10.00

Two giant storytellers tell the tales of the gargantuan race of beings who once populated the earth.Mapping their rise and demise through myth and folktale, Alice Fernbank and...

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MARY RUSHIECOATS AND THE WEE BLACK BULL

Mon 30 Apr
Price: £8.00

A circle dance-story celebrating the full moon of Beltane and the cosmic bull, an ancient rite of passage to summer.Featuring traditional ballads from Scotland, moon stories...

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A FLAME OF WRATH FOR SQUINTING PATRICK

Mon 30 Apr
Price: £12.00

Fresh as today’s headlines, a contemporary story of murder, treachery and revenge based on a tale from the annals of Highland clan history.Musicians Calum MacCrimmon, John...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH

Tue 1 May
Price: £0.00

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

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SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL MUSIC: HAMISH HENDERSON: NEW VOICE ON THE...

Tue 1 May
Price: £5.00

Fred Freeman shares his knowledge on the renowned father of the Scottish Folk revival, highlighting his contributions as song maker and poet, birthing a new wave in the carrying...

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BRIGHDE CHAIMBEUL ft. AIDAN O’ROURKE

Tue 1 May
Price: £12.00

Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye musician and piper Brighde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest...

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YOUNG NIGHT THOUGHT

Wed 2 May
Price: £12.00

Named after a small Robert Louis Stevenson poem, 'Young Night Thought' is a new album of original contemporary folk from Kirsty Law.These songs have come about through a...

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SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL MUSIC: THE SONGS OF ROBERT TANNAHILL

Thu 3 May
Price: £5.00

Paisley’s Robert Tannahill continues to be celebrated as one of Scotland’s finest songmakers. With his beautifully delicate pastoral songs and an empathy for minority...

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COLLABORATE AND LISTEN: A NEW CONVERSATION

Thu 3 May
Price: £0.00

A chance to hear about the collaborative storytelling residency and performance Where I Stand: A New Conversation, followed by an open forum, Q&A and networking opportunity,...

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SHEESHAM AND LOTUS & 'SON

Thu 3 May
Price: £12.00

One of the most popular old-time roots acts in North America. Noted for their highly original presentation, the band have created a sonic and visual language that is very much...

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THE RYMOURS

Fri 4 May
Price: £8.00

The Rymour Club was formed in 1903 in tribute to the poetic inspiration of Scottish Song and Folklore. Regional songs and children’s lore abound in this celebration of the...

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WHERE I STAND: A NEW CONVERSATION

Fri 4 May
Price: £10.00

The result of a collaboration forged at a residency in Mumbai in March 2018 which brings together two young artists from Scotland and two from India, ...

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SCOTS MUSIC GROUP SONGBOOK LAUNCH

Sat 5 May
Price: £6.00

All are welcome to Scots Music Group sing-a-long event, singing favourite Scots songs in chorus to celebrate SMG’s launch of a brand-new songbook, ‘50 Mair Favourite Traditional...

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KIN: FORTUNE, FEUDS AND THE FAMILY TREE

Sat 5 May
Price: £10.00

Fierce loyalty, camaraderie and inherited blessings flirt with devilish deeds, treachery and dark ancestral secrets in this intimate exploration of those we cannot choose – our...

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ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA

Sat 5 May
Price: £12.00

Forget lazy pastiche; this collective live and breathe their own North-Eastern style, combining western swing, country blues and ragtime hokum.What began as four friends...

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FAMILY BELTANE 2018

Sun 6 May
Price: £3.00

This delightful Beltane Fire Society tradition allows parents to share in the magic of the Beltane story with their little ones through storytelling, face painting and arts &...

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ROBIN HOOD: RIOT, RANT & REBELLION!

Sun 6 May
Price: £10.00

WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE!An evening of anarchic tales from around the world, celebrating Robin Hood’s role in Scotland’s May Day traditions.Join our merry band of storytellers Jan...

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ARTIE'S TARTAN TALES

Mon 7 May
Price: £8.00

Artie Trezise returns to TradFest with a brand new show, featuring songs from 'The Singing Kettle' days and fresh adaptations of traditional stories.All the songs have a chorus...

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HALLAIG: THE POETRY AND LANDSCAPE OF SORLEY MACLEAN

Fri 11 May
Price: £8.00

Timothy Neat returns to the Folk Film Gathering to present his powerful, award-winning documentary 'Hallaig', exploring the life and work of the celebrated Gaelic poet Sorley...

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