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


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.

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