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25th Dunedin Dancers International Folk Dance Festival Gala Concert

25th Dunedin Dancers International Folk Dance Festival Gala Concert

The Church Hill Theatre Gala Performance is one of the highlights of the 25th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival, with performances from Solvedaja from Tallin, ESTONIA and ‘Les Enfants du Morvan from Dijon, FRANCE.

These two groups will bring their traditions of music and dance from their countries to perform alongside Dunedin Dancers and Edinburgh University Scottish Country Dance Society ‘New Scotland’, featuring the range of Scottish dance – country dancing, highland, hard shoe step dance and ceilidh – plus Irish dance and music group ‘Absolutely Legless’ and dancers from Polish group ‘Ojczyzna’.

The concert is a fabulous opportunity to hear the different musical traditions and see the various different dance styles and costumes. It will be a treat to hear the Scottish music led by top dance band musician and leader, Iain MacPhail, at these performances.

Organised by Dunedin Dancers and Edinburgh University’s New Scotland Country Dance Society, the festival also has a number of outdoor performances in Edinburgh, Anstruther, Glasgow and Stirling. For more details:

tel: 0795 191 8366

£12 Full price, (£10 Conc. including Young Scot), £7 (Children under 18)
£30 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)
Buy in the ticket link through or
Tel: 0132 228 1155
In person: Usher Hall Booking Office, Lothian Road.

Full list of planned performances for the Festival:

  • Sunday 14 July: GLASGOW Kelvingrove Scotland, Estonia, France & Ireland will be performing at various times between 1.30-4.30pm – free
  • Monday 15 July: EDINBURGH The Royal Mile by St Giles* Scotland, Estonia & France will be on the pedestrian area beside St Giles Cathedral 1.00-2.30pm – free
  • Tuesday 16 July: EDINBURGH The Grassmarket* Scotland, Estonia & France will be dancing in The Grassmarket 2-3.30pm – free EDINBURGH – FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT
  • Thursday 18 July: 7.30pm, Church Hill Theatre EH10 4DR Scotland, Estonia, France, Poland & Ireland dancing gala performance
  • Friday 19 July: ANSTRUTHER, Fife (outdoor so weather permitting) – Anstruther Harbour Festival at the Harbour from 3-5pm – free
  • Saturday 20 July: STIRLING CASTLE – Scotland, Estonia, France, Poland & Ireland in their last performance together in the stunning location of the Queen’s Garden at Stirling Castle 1.30-3.45pm. Not to be missed! (Historic Scotland Admission is required £15/£12/£9 if booked in advance)

We acknowledge the funding support from the Tasgadh Traditional Arts Small Grants scheme administered by Fèisean nan Gaidheal with funding from Creative Scotland.