Events Across Scotland

Looking for a weekly dance class to get involved with or just fancy an evening of storytelling or music? Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland’s networks in story, song and dance are hosting events and sessions the length and breadth of Scotland – have a look below for traditional arts events in your area.

Gráinne Brady presents BEYOND: The Story of an Irish Immigrant

The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, IV26 2TY
Tuesday 4 June

‘Arrangements evoke both adversity and lively inner strength.’ ★★★★★ (RnR Magazine) BEYOND: The Story of an Irish Immigrant is an interesting new project which explores the social themes associated with the mass immigration of the Irish to Scotland, particularly at the start of the 20th century. Gráinne Brady’s debut album ‘The Road Across the Hills’, … Continued

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Children’s Scottish Dance Class

Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5LZ
Saturday 8 June

Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or perhaps make life-long friends? Our classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Sessions held on Sat 25 May, 1 June & 8 June.

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The World’s Room: Mark Dunlop

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 14 June

The World’s Room is a home for traditional singing in Edinburgh, organised by the Traditional Music Forum and held in the Waverley Bar, St Mary’s St. Antrim-born Mark Dunlop is a strong traditionalist from a musical family and has been singing in company for 20 years. Having moved to Scotland to study in the early 90s, he has been promoting … Continued

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 28 June

The cunning fox, the wise old owl and the folly of man will appear in all their glory during a night of stories to celebrate the genius of the animal kingdom and the downright idiocy of humanity. Join guest storyteller Daniel Serridge and bring your stories of furry foresight and biped blunders! Edinburgh’s long-running storytelling club meets … Continued

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Banff & District Summer Dances

Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road, Banff, AB45 2JE
Every Wednesday

SUMMER DANCES JULY & AUGUST Jul 03  –  Steven Carcary Duo Jul 10  –  Susie Simpson Trio Jul 17  –  George Rennie Quartet Jul 24  –  Johnny Duncan Jul 31  –  Roddy Matthews & Tweed Valley Ceilidh Band Aug 07  –  Iain J Macdonald Highland Ceilidh Band Aug 14  –  The McBains Dance Band Aug 21  … Continued

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Sma’ Shot Day 2019

Paisley Town Centre
Saturday 6 July

The Sma’ Shot celebration always takes place on the first Saturday in July – to mark the time of year when the weavers and their families would traditionally take their holidays. This year will be no different – everyone is invited to join the annual party on Saturday 6 July from 12pm to 5pm. With … Continued

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Glasgow: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
Sunday 7 July

An unforgettable afternoon of music, with invited groups from South Africa, USA and Scotland joining together to create unique sounds and styles in one of Scotland’s most renowned venues: Glasgow City Halls. Featuring: Bloemfontein Children’s Choir Lethbridge Community Band Society Satin Strings Vancouver Island Choir The Southside Fiddlers  

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Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

Greyfriars Kirk, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
Monday 8 July

Join us in the enchanting setting of Greyfriars Kirk and experience the breathtaking sounds created from groups hailing from South Africa, the USA and Scotland. With each group bringing their unique sounds and style, this evening showcases a grand finale that is not to be missed. Doors open 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Website: … Continued

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Perth: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

Gannochy Trust Auditorium, Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ
Wednesday 10 July

Come along & join the celebration. Experience the unique sounds and styles in one of Scotland’s most renowned venues: Perth Concert Hall. Feel the warmth of Scotland as we welcome groups from South Africa and the USA. This evening will mark the finale of this year’s Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival with all choirs coming … Continued

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How To… Ceilidh!

BVP Church of Scotland, 218 Broomhill Drive, Glasgow G11 7QA
Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 July

Join Claire for a two-day, mixed instrument summer workshop and learn the know-how on How To… Ceilidh! Think relaxed group setting, tunes, banter, creativity… Held over two days in Glasgow’s East End, the workshop will cover learning and arranging music for 3 or 4 ceilidh dances, and the ins-and-outs of how to put together music … Continued

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