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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.

Tom Oakes & Company in Concert

Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP
Saturday 4th April

Join traditional flute player and Na Trads Scottish musician of the year nominee Tom Oakes & Company for an early evening acoustic concert at Edinburgh’s seaside. Edinburgh-based Tom is one of the most admired younger flute players in Scotland, and many will have been taught by him or seen him perform at previous FluteFling events. … Continued

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FluteFling Edinburgh Workshop

Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP
Saturday 4th April

The 7th FluteFling Edinburgh Weekend will place 3-5 April in Portobello, with workshops taking place on Saturday 4th April and sessions all weekend. This year’s tutors are Davy Maguire (Belfast), John Gahagan (Glasgow) and Sharon Creasey (Dumbarton). Munro Gauld (Perthshire) returns as a special guest in conversation and Gordon Turnbull (Edinburgh) will also be on … Continued

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FluteFling Edinburgh: Flute and Whistle Workshop

Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP
Saturday 4th April

The 7th FluteFling Edinburgh Weekend will place 3-5 April in Portobello, with workshops taking place on Saturday 4th April and additional events throughout the weekend. Come and be part of the traditional flute and whistle revival in Scotland. This year’s workshop tutors are Davy Maguire (Belfast), John Gahagan (Glasgow) and Sharon Creasey (Dumbarton). Munro Gauld … Continued

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April Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 4th April

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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Northern Streams 2020

The Pleasance Student Union, The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
Friday 24th April

Northern Streams is a unique festival of Nordic and Scottish music, song and dance based in Edinburgh celebrating its 17th year. Guest invited to perform at the event are: The Danish duo – Fromseier & Hockings – who play fiddle, guitar and sing both old and new songs and tunes – https://www.fromseierhockings.com Brian O’hEadhra and … Continued

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Sessions and Sail Shetland

Swan, Lerwick Harbour, Shetland
Monday 27th April

Sessions and Sail will partner with the The Swan Trust to offer a Shetland voyage in 2020. Ideally suited for anyone considering attending the Shetland Folk Festival, this trip will sail from Lerwick aboard the restored herring drifter ‘Swan’, spending five days exploring the coast, music, and traditions of the islands.

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May Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 2nd May

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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LAU: Unplugged

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Friday 22nd May

The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling. Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK’s best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish … Continued

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End of May Ceilidh

Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, EH10 4RT
Saturday 30th May

With caller Ken Gourlay, ST ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks, etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians … Continued

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June Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Friday 5th June

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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The Living Mountain – Jenny Sturgeon

Portgordon Village Hall, Cross Street, Portgordon, Buckie, Moray, AB56 5QW
Friday 26th June

To mark the release of her new album ‘The Living Mountain’ – a collection of songs inspired by the celebrated book of Aberdonian, Nan Shepherd. The 12 tracks, which make up the album, take inspiration from each chapter of Nan’s book together with Jenny’s own experience exploring the Cairngorm mountain range which, is close to … Continued

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The Living Mountain – Jenny Sturgeon

Collieston Community Centre, Hightown, Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8RS
Saturday 27th June

To mark the release of her new album ‘The Living Mountain’ – a collection of songs inspired by the celebrated book of Aberdonian, Nan Shepherd. The 12 tracks, which make up the album, take inspiration from each chapter of Nan’s book together with Jenny’s own experience exploring the Cairngorm mountain range which, is close to … Continued

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July Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 11th July

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews (Cancelled)

College Gate, St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Sunday 19th July

Enjoy learning Scottish country dancing at our Summer School in St Andrews! It is perfect for learning more about Scottish dance and music. Book one or two weeks of Summer School and enjoy dancing in the historic university town of St Andrews. We welcome all abilities and ages. Join some 700 dancers from as far … Continued

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RSCDS Week 1 Summer School in St Andrews (Cancelled)

University Hall, University of St Andrews, Kennedy Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9DL
Sunday 19th July

The RSCDS Summer School brings together some of the best Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians from around the world to beautiful St. Andrews. Throughout the week dancers will be taught by different teachers, dance to a new musician, and learn in a new venue so you can experience first-hand the world class atmosphere Summer … Continued

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RSCDS Week 2 Summer School in St Andrews (Cancelled)

University Hall, University of St Andrews, Kennedy Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9DL
Sunday 26th July

The RSCDS Summer School brings together some of the best Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians from around the world to beautiful St. Andrews. Throughout the week dancers will be taught by different teachers, dance to a new musician, and learn in a new venue so you can experience first-hand the world class atmosphere Summer … Continued

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RSCDS Week 3 Summer School in St Andrews (Cancelled)

University Hall, University of St Andrews, Kennedy Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9DL
Sunday 2nd August

The RSCDS Summer School brings together some of the best Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians from around the world to beautiful St. Andrews. Throughout the week dancers will be taught by different teachers, dance to a new musician, and learn in a new venue so you can experience first-hand the world class atmosphere Summer … Continued

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Fringe Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 8th August

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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RSCDS Week 4 Summer School in St Andrews (Cancelled)

University Hall, University of St Andrews, Kennedy Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9DL
Sunday 9th August

The RSCDS Summer School brings together some of the best Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians from around the world to beautiful St. Andrews. Throughout the week dancers will be taught by different teachers, dance to a new musician, and learn in a new venue so you can experience first-hand the world class atmosphere Summer … Continued

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Blazin’ Fiddles with Hannah Rarity

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Monday 17th August

Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 22 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances throughout Scotland with special guest singer Hannah Rarity. Each member of Blazin’ Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, ages … Continued

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Blazin’ Fiddles with Hannah Rarity

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Monday 24th August

Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 22 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances throughout Scotland with special guest singer Hannah Rarity. Each member of Blazin’ Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, ages … Continued

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Usher’s Island

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Thursday 19th November

Usher’s Island sees the coming together of five of the most acclaimed and influential names in Irish traditional music. Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, both members of Planxty, Paddy Glackin, a founding member of The Bothy Band, the ubiquitous Michael McGoldrick, formerly of Lunasa and Capercaillie, and John Doyle who has played with many of … Continued

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St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Friday 27th November

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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Hogmanay Ceilidh – 7pm

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Thursday 31st December

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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Hogmanay Ceilidh – 10pm

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Thursday 31st December

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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