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.

Kilmorack Scottish Country Dance Class

Kilmorack Village Hall, IV4 7AQ
Every Tuesday

Spring terms runs to 7 May, every Tuesday evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  Additional dance evenings are held in Kilmorack Hall on the first Monday of every month at 7.45pm. for experienced dancers. £3.00 per night. For more details, phone Margo on 01463 741 312. January  8   15  22   29   February  5  12   19  26  March  5 … Continued

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Wizardry School – Wick

Wick Community Library, Newton Road, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5LT
Thu 11 Apr

Magical warriors needed, all tuition given. Enrol for one day at the north’s premiere magic school with storyteller and historian Elspeth Grace Hall. Listen to the legends of Caithness’ most famous magicians Bessie the Crab and Black Mackay. Knuckle down for lessons on spells, duelling, hat making and mystical creatures. Bring a packed lunch, drink and … Continued

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Orkney Ceilidh Weekend

Fri 12 - Sun 14 April

A weekend of dance workshops and ceilidhs are held over the three days in and around Kirkwall. Come along for a birl – it’s great fun, there’s first-class ceilidh music from local bands and you may even learn a few new dances.  

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Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 13th April

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video … Continued

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RSCDS Glasgow General Class (Wednesdays)

Milngavie Town Hall, Station Rd, Milngavie G62 8BZ
Every Wednesday

The General classes are for dancers with more experience, familiar with dance steps and formations, who wish to extend their expertise of Scottish country dancing. All welcome! Teacher: Muriel Bone Musician: Frank Reid  

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The World’s Room: Amy Leach

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 19 April

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. Amy Leach is a traditional singer from Edinburgh, now based in Newcastle. She studied with Sandra Kerr and Chris Hendry on the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree and then completed an MLitt … Continued

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Northern Streams 2019

The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April

A unique festival of Nordic and Scottish music, song and dance based in Edinburgh celebrates its 16th year with another diverse line-up of invited guests from 26-28 April. Guests taking part in the 16th Northern Streams festival are: Kata – a quintet of females who sing traditional songs from the Faroe Islands (pictured) Caolmhar – … Continued

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Paisley Food and Drink Festival

Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JF
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April

Everyone loves a food festival! They are good, edible fun and a chance to try a load of interesting new and tasty things. But not all food fests are created equal, and Paisley’s Food and Drink Festival is one of the largest outdoor food and drink events in Scotland and not to be missed. Tickle … Continued

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 26 April

What more precious gift can we give than that of a story – or maybe a story about a gift? On this near eve of May Day, come and share your traditions, stories and music with guest Bea Ferguson. Edinburgh’s long-running storytelling club meets on the last Friday of the month, in the Waverley Bar, St. … Continued

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The Cathal McConnell Trio in Concert

Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP
Saturday 27 April

Irish legend Cathal McConnell (flute, whistles, song) with Karen Marshalsay (Scottish harp) Kathryn Nicoll (fiddle, viola) in an acoustic concert. Cathal McConnell is one of the true legends of traditional music. As a founder of ‘Boys of the Lough’ he has taken Irish music round the world, touring the US countless times and entertaining audiences … Continued

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