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 Edinburgh Intermediate Class (Tuesdays)

Barclay Viewforth, 1 Wright’s Close, Edinburgh EH10 4HR
Every Tuesday

If you are looking to improve your dancing or a refresher class, our Intermediate class is the one for you. This class helps you build your knowledge of the steps and most common formations. It will build your skills and knowledge of footwork, handing, phrasing, transitions and teamwork. Some dancers are comfortable remaining at this … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh General Class (Tuesdays)

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

This fun class is suitable for experienced intermediate dancers, who are looking to progress. You should be able to dance most formations without a recap. The class will continue to develop footwork and advanced formations, handing, phrasing, transitions and teamwork whilst focusing on sociability and the overall execution of dances. And of course, lots of … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Advanced Class (Thursdays)

Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ
Every Thursday

This class is for dancers who want to perfect their dancing with others of a similar level. 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. Please note – No class on … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Children’s Classes

Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH12 6AU
Every Saturday

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

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Burns ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th January

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. Musicians find … Continued

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FluteFling Edinburgh flute and whistle workshop

Tribe Porty, 19 Windsor Place, Edinburgh, EH15 2AJ
Saturday 26th January

FluteFling monthly Saturday afternoon workshops are held in Portobello, Edinburgh and providing 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 … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Nice’n’Easy Dance

Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 2nd February

Save the date and join us at our Nice ‘n’ Easy dance on Saturday 2nd February. There’s a programme of dances that’s suitable for all, whether you are a beginner or have been dancing for years, great music from Stuart Anderson and his band along with haggis, neeps and tatties. Check out the programme on … Continued

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FluteFling Edinburgh February flute and whistle workshop

Tribe Porty, 19 Windsor Place, Edinburgh EH15 2AJ
Saturday 23rd February

FluteFling monthly Saturday afternoon workshops are held in Portobello, Edinburgh and providing 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 … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Beginners Class (Mondays)

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

If you want an introduction to the basics of Scottish Country Dancing, this is the class for you. Learn many popular Scottish dances along with the basic steps and formations needed to do them. After a few weeks in this class, you’re sure to be able to negotiate a ceilidh or two! Teacher: Brian Harry … Continued

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Harmony singing workshop

Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT
Sat 16 & Sun 17 March

Heart and fire for the end of winter — a weekend of transcendent harmony singing, good company, delicious food, community and fun! With Brendan Taaffe & Alison Burns (co-teaching with Jennie Fisk) Brendan Taaffe draws on songs from the ‘American Vernacular’ (gospel, bluegrass, Appalachian and shape note songs), his own compositions, and Zimbabwean makwayera songs. … Continued

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