TradFest 2018: Passing It On! Experience & Celebrate Tradition with a Contemporary Spin – Grounded in Scotland’s Heritage

In its fifth edition, TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann returns as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional folk arts, showcasing culture, live. From award-winning folksters to the freshest faces on the Scottish traditional scene, TradFest showcases international acts alongside local talent, filling Scotland’s capital with music, song, dance, film and stories. Taking place between … Continued


Q&A: Dean Owens, Redwood Mountain: Transatlantic Crossings

Tell us about your collaboration, Redwood Mountain, and your plans for 2017? Redwood Mountain came together by accident really. A friend of mine sent me an old book called The Book of American Folk Songs by Alan Lomax. He’d been telling me about this book for years. Shortly after gifting me a first edition copy, … Continued


A Warm Welcome Awaits at Scotland’s Storytelling Festival

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is the world’s largest celebration of live, traditional storytelling, taking place as the seasons change in Scotland’s stunning capital city and reaching out across the nation as Scottish tellers merge with guests from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, in a fantastic, ten-day celebration of oral traditions and cultural … Continued


See your Stories of Connection displayed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

There’s an emotional side to the Edinburgh Fringe – not just welling up at the end of a musical or wincing as some poor stand-up is heckled to bits, but moments of real human connection, too. It could be watching your child’s eyes light up at their first show, joining in an impromptu ceilidh dance … Continued


Scotland’s greatest folk song collection to be performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

On Saturday 30th November, the Scottish Storytelling Centre will be showcasing the Greig-Duncan Collection as part of our St Andrew’s Day Celebrations. The Greig-Duncan Collection consists of almost 2000 folk songs associated with the north-east of Scotland, giving a valuable insight into the social and cultural history of the area. The Events Treisurs O Sang: … Continued

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