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Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland: A Celtic Crossover

Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland: A Celtic Crossover

The Best of Irish and Scottish Folk Music and Song Comes to the Queen’s Hall

This concert will reflect the close cultural connections between Ireland and Scotland – a true Celtic Crossover!

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire demonstrates the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.

Irish folk legend Cathal McConnell, Scottish fiddle master Duncan Wood and harp player Karen Marshalsay team up to present an amazing variety of interpretations of traditional music and song. Cathal, a founder member of The Boys of the Lough, was recently named Irish Traditional Singer of the Year.

There will also be appearances by the Siamsoir Irish Dance troupe joined by kids from the Irish Dance Academy, and the Edinburgh Irish Set Dancers.

About Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland

Edinburgh’s first festival of the year – Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland showcasing the best of Irish music, song, dance and film.
EFI is a celebration of the city’s own Irish community, around St Patrick`s Day in March every year.
This year`s dates are 9th to 13th March 2016 with the flagship event Concert ‘A Celtic Crossover’ Saturday 12th March being the highlight of the festival.