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
Mon 24 June - Mon 22 July

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
Tuesday 25 June - Tuesday 27 August

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
Wed 3 July - 28 Aug

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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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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Growing Up Jewish on Shetland

Shetland Library, Lower Hillhead, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0EL
Tuesday 13th August

Join Ethel Hofman, author of “Mackerel at Midnight: Growing Up Jewish on a Remote Scottish Island” to hear some personal family stories of her Shetland childhood. Ethel will be talking about growing up in the only Jewish family in Shetland: how she and her brothers were accepted, assimilated without giving up their Judaism and culture, … Continued

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Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family

Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1AG
Thursday 15th August

Join Fiona Frank to hear some of the stories she was told when researching her book, “Candles, Conversions and Class: Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family”, and share some of your own family stories! All welcome. Free, but donations welcome to defray expenses. Zvi David and Sophia Hoppenstein arrived in Edinburgh in the 1880s, … Continued

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The Liltin Lassies Community Choir

The Leighton Room, Dunblane Cathedral Hall, FK15 0BB
Monday 19 Aug – 7 Oct

The Liltin Lassies is a fun community singing group for women based in Dunblane. Classes are friendly and sociable, and anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join! We sing many different genres of song but specialise in Scots song. All taught by ear and with lyrics, in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no solo … Continued

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The Cheap Part of Town (Louis Rive)

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB
Mon 19th & Tue 20th August

‘The Cheap Part of Town’ is about the characters that society forgets to mention: storytelling songs about the local pub karaoke king; the unscrupulous newsagent whose wares fuel teenagers’ Friday nights; and the clumsy 18th century rebel, conveniently forgotten in the annals of British history. Tongue-in-cheek, with razor sharp lyrics, Louis Rive’s songs give a … Continued

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Children’s Scottish Dance Classes

Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, EH16 5LZ
Every Saturday

Join us for fun, country dancing classes for children on Saturday mornings. Our Children’s classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Our Teachers encourage the children to work together as a team in a fun, safe environment. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your … Continued

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