The 15th Carrying Stream Fesitval will take place ini Edinburgh this year from 9-16 November.
Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) is often referred to as the ‘father of the Scottish folk revival’. Since the year of his death, Edinburgh Folk Club tun this festival in memory of the late Hamish Henderson.
The Carrying Stream Festival is run very much in the spirit of Hamish Henderson: celebrating traditional music, song, storytelling and poetry in all their historical and contemporary contexts, presenting established tradition bearers alongside international acts and up-and-coming talents. It is looking backward and forward, is part of the carrying stream of the folk tradition.
Top musical attractions at this, the fifteenth edition of the event, include virtuoso harp and guitar partnership Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, singer Margaret Bennett, singer and folkorist Nancy Nicholson and singer-songwriter and sometime collaborator with Richard Thompson and Nanci Griffith, Clive Gregson. There are also lectures and informal music sessions. Full line up and information on booking tickets can be found here.