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.

Breabach

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Friday 23rd November

2017 was a fascinating year for Breabach. The end of 2016 saw them win the Scots Trad awards, taking away two titles Folk Band of the Year‚ and Album of the Year. They went on to be finalists in the UK wide BBC Radio 2 awards as Band of the Year and in Songlines Magazine … Continued

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Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, EH8 9JG
Saturday 24 November

Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson to play selected dates in the UK. The pair will share the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces and taking them to new levels. Taylor was recently name-checked on BBC Radio 2’s … Continued

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Quadrille Dance Workshop

The Cutting Room, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street Edinburgh EH6 8RG
Saturday 24th November

Review of Nathaniel Gow’s 1st Set of Favorite French Quadrilles (5 dances for 4 couples in a square), 1817-19. This will be the first in a series of workshops and classes in preparation for the Bicentennial Regency Ball next March.

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Milnathort Sunday Ceilidhs

Milnathort Town Hall, Milnathort, Perth and Kinross
Sunday, 25 November

Come and dance to some top players! Monthly Ceilidhs with proceeds going to various charities. A different band each month. Admission: £5, including tea and biscuits (pay on the door) 2pm – 5pm.   Dates & Bands 25 Nov: Liam Stewart 16 Dec: Ian McCallum   For further information contact: Vi Todd, 01577 863 244 … Continued

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Dufftown Old Time Dancing Monthly Socials

Dufftown Memorial Hall, Dufftown, Keith, AB55 4AY
Wednesday 28th November, 7.30pm-10pm

Old Time Dancing in the Memorial Hall, Dufftown. Wednesdays from 7.30pm. 26th  September 31st  October 28th  November 31st  January 28th  February 28th  March 25th  April 30th  May 27th June 25th  July 29th  August

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St Andrews ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
30th November & 1st December

With caller Ken Gourlay, HLI ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK, but please don’t come if you intend to spend any time texting, browsing the web etc. as musicians … Continued

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session: Lari Don

The Waverley Bar
19:30 - Running length: 150 mins

Scotland has wonderful monsters: the shape-shifting kelpie, the sea-going Meester Stoorworm, the Linton Wyrm, and of course the Loch Ness Monster… Bring along your favourite Scottish monster tales and share them with guest storyteller, Lari Don. Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night at the Waverley Bar, St. Mary’s Street. Accompanied young adults aged 12+ are welcome.

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Fiddle with Sally Simpson – The Benslie Sessions

Benslie Village, North Ayrshire
Sun 9 Dec, 11am - 3.30pm

Sally Simpson is a fiddle player from Portobello. She has studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music, and Sweden’s Royal Music College, Stockholm. She is just as passionate about sharing the joy of playing folk music with others in a teaching setting as through performance. Sally recently toured … Continued

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FluteFling Edinburgh: Flute & Whistle Workshop (December)

Tribe Porty, 19 Windsor Place, Edinburgh EH15 2AJ
Saturday 15 December

FluteFling monthly Saturday afternoon workshops are held in Portobello, Edinburgh and provide flute and whistle players with inspiration, ideas and support to further develop their music. Led by traditional flute and whistle player Gordon Turnbull in a relaxed setting, come along to learn and develop traditional techniques while building up a repertoire from Scotland, Ireland and beyond. … Continued

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Milnathort Sunday Ceilidhs

Milnathort Town Hall, Milnathort, Perth and Kinross
Sunday, 16 December

Come and dance to some top players! Monthly Ceilidhs with proceeds going to various charities. A different band each month. Admission: £5, including tea and biscuits (pay on the door) 2pm – 5pm.   Dates & Bands 16 Dec: Ian McCallum For further information contact: Vi Todd, 01577 863 244  

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