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Edinburgh Tradfest announces return in 2019

Talisk will play with the Adam Sutherland band at The Queen’s hall

Edinburgh Tradfest will return for 2019 with a new line up.

The Festival will kick off at The Queen’s Hall on Friday 26 April with live music from anarchic Irish folk band Lankum from Dublin.

The programme brings traditional music from Scotland and around the world to Edinburgh venues.

Tickets went on sale today.

Highlights include What A Voice, which celebrates female tradition-bearers with music from three of Scotland’s most engaging and accomplished singers – Kathleen MacInnes, Fiona Hunter and Kaela Rowan.

The acclaimed folk artist Heidi Talbot will present contemporary Swedish folk artists Väsen.

Fiddler Adam Sutherland will also appear in a double-bill with 2017’s Folk Band of the Year, Talisk – 2017’s.

Edinburgh Venues hosting the festival include Traverse Theatre, The Scottish Storytelling Centre and The Queen’s Hall.

Now in its 7th year, the festival is under the new direction of Edinburgh based music promoters The Soundhouse Organisation.

They will take over the reins from TRACS, who have managed the festival since 2013.

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland said:  “Edinburgh was at the heart of the Scottish folk revival in the 1960s.

“Since then, the capital’s folk scene has been nurtured by passionate and dedicated souls at the likes of Edinburgh Folk Club and TRACS.

“Tradfest has flown the flag for traditional culture more widely since 2013, and I’m delighted that the festival will continue under the direction of The Soundhouse Organisation.”

Douglas Robertson, Founder of The Soundhouse Organisation and Programmer of this year’s Edinburgh Tradfest said:  “Scotland’s traditional music scene is thriving.

“The calibre of our home-grown artists is exceptional and the demand from audiences is increasing all the time.”

The full Tradfest programme, which includes other city-wide events, will be announced at the beginning of March.

To book tickets and for more information visit

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