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.

RSCDS Children’s Scottish Dance Classes

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

Join us for fun Scottish dance classes for Children on Saturday mornings. Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or perhaps make new friends? Our Children’s classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make friends and learn new skills. Our Teachers encourage the children to co-operate and … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh General Class

Barclay Viewforth Church Hall, 1 Wright's Close, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR
Every Tuesday

Our General class is for dancers with knowledge and experience of all formations and steps in Scottish Country Dancing. Some technique will be taught, but the focus of this class will be on learning dances and the social aspects of dancing. “Primarily what I get from dancing is a good laugh! As a bonus it … Continued

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RSCDS Beginners Scottish Dance Classes – Tuesdays at Greenbank

Greenbank Church Hall, Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 6ES
Every Tuesday

Our beginners classes are for people with some or no knowledge of Scottish Country Dancing. You will be taught the basic steps, formations and easy dances in a friendly atmosphere. “I had not realised how much fun the class would provide. It delivers physical exercise, without a scrap of lycra in sight!”

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RSCDS Edinburgh Advanced Scottish Dance Class

95 Overton Crescent
Every Thursday

Our advanced class is for dancers who are confident with all formations and want to perfect their dancing. Steps and formations are covered in depth with individual comments given to help dancers attain a high level of technique. You should be able to pick up the geography of dances quickly. “The class has everything you’d … Continued

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RSCDS Beginners Scottish Dance Classes – Mondays at Murrayfield

Murrayfield Parish Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6EQ
Every Monday

Our Beginners classes are for people with some or no knowledge of Scottish Country Dancing. You will be taught the basic steps, formations and easy dances in a friendly atmosphere. “I had not realised how much fun the class would provide. It delivers physical exercise, without a scrap of lycra in sight!”

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FluteFling February Workshop

The Wash House, 3 Adelphi Grove, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AP
Saturday 22nd February

Join Gordon and put some snap and swing into your strathspeys, hornpipes and reels on flute (simple system, keyed or unkeyed in D, Boehm system), D whistle or low whistle. Teaching is by ear, but recorded and sheet music will be available. Places limited to 10. Not suitable for complete beginners. There is also a … Continued

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Martin Hayes Solo

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Friday 6th March

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most significant talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create a formidable artistic intelligence. He … Continued

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Cairngorm Ceilidh Dancers

Daviot Village Hall, IV2 5XL, Iverness
See below for date listings

Enjoy evenings of ceilidh dancing accompanied by talented bands and musicians throughout the year. There is a mid evening break for tea/coffee & biscuits etc. All ages are welcome. March 7: Scott Band April 4: Leonard Brown May 30: Roy Hendrie June 20: Dave Husband July 18:Steven Carcary August 15: Robert Whitehead September 19: Ian … Continued

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RSCDS Joint Lothian Branches Dance

Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 28th March

Join us for a great evening of dancing with our friends from East and West Lothian Branches on Saturday 28th March.

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Burns Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 23rd January

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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