Tradfest gears up for second weekend of traditional music, storytelling and film

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Tradfest is gearing up for a second weekend of traditional music, film and storytelling, after a successful opening weekend with Dublin-based Lankum at the Queen’s Hall.

Highlights include Heidi Talbot presents…Swedish acoustic trio Väsen, French harpist Floriane Blancke and Fair Isle’s favourite Inge Thomson at the Queen’s Hall on Saturday 4 May. An acclaimed folk artist, Heidi Talbot presents this curated line up of local and European artists.

Talisk + The Adam Sutherland Band return to Tradfest on Friday 3 May at Traverse, bringing Sutherland’s innovative compositions and Talisk’s energetic yet artfully woven sound.

Heidi Talbot


The Scottish Storytelling Centre presents Pith & Power: Dick Gaughan & Jenny Lindsay, which explores the affinity between politics and social change in Scotland and the nation’s stories and songs on Saturday 4 May.

The Folk Film Gathering continues at the Filmhouse, with the screening of Ukranian folk film Zvenigora with a specially commissioned score from the Folklore Tapes on Saturday 4 May.

Tradfest runs until 6 May 2019 and is managed by The Soundhouse Organisation and supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Tattoo Culture Fund.

To book tickets and for more information visit https://edinburghtradfest.com

 
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