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.

Ceòl’s Craic – Music & Banter

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Saturday 27 April

Ceòl Mòr Ostaig celebrates Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture on the Isle of Skye. Our event features students from the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music Degree programme who are joined by world-class staff and alumni for a fantastic night of Gaelic entertainment. Acts include Griogair Labhruidh, the newest … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Beginners Class (Mondays)

Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ
Every Monday

If you want an introduction to the basics of Scottish Country Dancing, this is the class for you. Learn many popular Scottish dances along with the basic steps and formations needed to do them. After a few weeks in this class, you’re sure to be able to negotiate a ceilidh or two! Teacher: Brian Harry … Continued

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Nations United

10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2DZ
Saturday 4 May

A cultural journey in the heart of Edinburgh facilitating the sharing of experiences and outlooks, encouraging a deeper understanding of the diverse communities that make up our city, and celebrating cultural unity in Scotland. Through talks, workshops, dance, music, exhibitions, food and children activities, we are providing an inspiring, fun and informative environment for spontaneous … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Annual Ball

Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
Sat 11 May

Join us for the highlight of our dancing year at what is always a fantastic evening in the historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk. We are delighted to be welcoming Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band to play for us again and are sure they will keep us on our toes the whole evening with … Continued

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RSCDS Duns 65th May Dance Weekend

Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF
17th-19th May

Friday Night Dinner & Ball. Saturday Classes with visiting teachers. Saturday Dance and finger buffet. Sunday Coffee Morning with entertainment. MUSIC Friday: Jim Lindsay & Band Saturday: Marian Anderson & Band TEACHERS Di Rooney Andrew Nolan Details from Annette Miller on 01890 840314 Email Annette

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The World’s Room: Fiona Ross

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 17 May

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. Fiona Ross grew up in Partick, in the west end of Glasgow, also spending time at her step-family home in North Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis during her teenage years. The youngest of … Continued

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British Pipe Band Championships

St James Playing Fields, Paisle, Renfrewshire, PA3 2TQ
Saturday 18th May

Paisley comes alive to the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums! Enjoy the sound and spectacle of over 120 of the world’s finest pipe bands. With a Highland Games, family entertainment, food village and free shuttle bus to event site, this is one not to be missed!

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The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Sunday 19th May

The leading act of the Nordic fiddle scene, Frigg features the premier talents of a generation of Finnish folk musicians. Renowned the world over, the group draws influence from their homeland alongside those from their extensive travels – joyfully fusing Nordic and bluegrass flavours to create their own signature: Nordgrass. Tight interplay between four violins, … Continued

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 31 May

Join us ahead of World Milk Day (1 June) to celebrate new and old stories connected to milk – the milk of human kindness, mother’s milk, the cat that got the cream, a face that would turn milk and stories of the animals who produce the sustaining product that our dairy-free guest storyteller Alex Patience can no … Continued

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Blasad Samhraidh – Summer Weekend

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RQ
Sat 1 & Sun 2 June

Come and join us for a bit of craic on the Isle of Skye! Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are very excited to be offering a weekend summer course – Blasad Samhraidh – taught by exceptionally talented agus experienced tutors such as John Carmichael on accordion, Katherine Macleod teaching Scots and Gaelic song, Allan Macdonald on pipes, … Continued

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