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.

Dancing in Princes Street Gardens

Ross Band Stand, Princes St Gardens, EH2 3AA
Every Monday

Dance Scottish all summer in Princes Street Gardens Nothing beats dancing in the shadow of the Castle as the sun sets. Local dancers organise dancing in Princes Street Gardens on Monday evenings throughout the summer. All of the dances are demonstrated by local Branches and Groups. Note: Outside dancing will only take place weather permitting

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Summer dancing with Princes St Gardens Dancers

Fairmilehead Parish Church Hall, Frogston Road West, Edinburgh, EH10 7AA
Every Tuesday

Join local dancers indulging their enthusiasm for Scottish country dancing when many of the clubs have reduced activity for the summer, with relaxed sessions every Tuesday at Fairmilehead Church Hall.

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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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25th Dunedin Dancers International Folk Dance Festival Gala Concert

Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DR
Thursday 18 July

The Church Hill Theatre Gala Performance is one of the highlights of the 25th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival, with performances from Solvedaja from Tallin, ESTONIA and ‘Les Enfants du Morvan from Dijon, FRANCE. These two groups will bring their traditions of music and dance from their countries to perform alongside Dunedin Dancers and Edinburgh … 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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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

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

All aboard for a nautical evening of stories and songs! Join Jan Bee Brown around the Scuttlebutt for grog, gossip and some terrifying and terrific tales of tenacity and courage at sea. Jan is spending July sailing the coast of Norway in the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s Tall Ship Lord Nelson (affectionately known as Nellie) gathering stories to share and is looking forward … 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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Strawberries and Cream Summer Dance

Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 27 July

A popular favourite on the dancing calendar. Join us for a great evening dancing with fantastic music from local band leader James Coutts and his Scottish dance band. We’ve a programme of summer favourites including the Blooms of Bon Accord, the Dancing Master and the De’il amang the Tailors, with fabulous Scottish Strawberries and cream to … 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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