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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.

Lightkeepers – Dunblane

Victoria Hall, Dunblane, FK15 9EX
Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th October

Singers and instrumentalists will gather for a unique weekend to put together new arrangements of songs from some of Scotland’s best contemporary songwriters. In this first year of The Lightkeepers we’ve chosen eight stunning songs all based around the theme of LIGHT from – amongst others – Emily Smith; Dave Francis and Mairi Campbell; Kris … Continued

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Lightkeepers – Strathblane

Edmonstone Hall, Strathblane, G63 9BP
Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November

Singers and instrumentalists will gather for a unique weekend to put together new arrangements of songs from some of Scotland’s best contemporary songwriters. In this first year of The Lightkeepers we’ve chosen eight stunning songs all based around the theme of LIGHT from – amongst others – Emily Smith; Dave Francis and Mairi Campbell; Kris … 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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Lightkeepers – Biggar

Municipal Hall, Biggar, ML12 6DT
Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March

Singers and instrumentalists will gather for a unique weekend to put together new arrangements of songs from some of Scotland’s best contemporary songwriters. In this first year of The Lightkeepers we’ve chosen eight stunning songs all based around the theme of LIGHT from – amongst others – Emily Smith; Dave Francis and Mairi Campbell; Kris … Continued

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