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.

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: stirlingbridgefestival.com … 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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Annasach Summer Ceilidh

The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Fri 26 July

Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at their regular ceilidh in Edinburgh from 8pm. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets are priced at £10 (£7.50 conc) and can be purchased on the website or at the door. Tickets purchased online will receive an e-ticket which should be brought with you on … Continued

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Fringe Ceilidhs

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Fri 2 - Sat 24 Aug

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Every evening (except Sundays) during the Edinburgh Fringe (Fri 2 – Sat 24 Aug) Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun! No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, … Continued

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The Singing Sixties

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Monday 12th August

Forty singers on-stage including Barbara Dickson, Archie Fisher, Adam McNaughtan, Dick Gaughan, Arthur Johnstone, Ian McCalman and Canadian Iain Rankin, singing the great songs they sang in the 1960s. If you were around then and can’t remember that era, you were probably in Sandy Bell’s bar with that lot! Many classic traditional and contemporary chorus … Continued

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