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Tradfest 2021 – tickets on sale from Friday

Tradfest will return with an online programme from 30 April to 10 May 2021, and tickets go on sale at noon on Friday.The programme will be made up of recorded and live concerts, films...

Warming up for Tradfest 2019

Where can you hear an anarchic Irish folk band named after a child-murdering villain, an acoustic Swedish trio whose music is said to defy the laws of physics, a Fair Islander with a penchant...

Tradfest 2018 – programme now published

Tradfest takes place from 26 April to 6 May 2018. This is the only arts festival in the city which showcases traditional folk arts and live culture.There will be 80 events in 27 different...

The People’s Heritage presents Edinburgh’s storytellers

The People’s Heritage: Face To Face With History in Unique Storytelling EventsGet ready to come face to face with some of Edinburgh’s greatest historical and fictional characters in a specially commissioned programme for...

Brina & The Tribal Global Collective at Tradfest 2017

4 May 217 - Voodoo Rooms, 8pmBrina & The Tribal Global Collective: Jamaica Sings Robert BurnsJamaican roots-reggae artist Brina performing with members of her high-energy Tribal Global Collective, creates a dynamic dialogue between her...

Redwood Mountain at Tradfest 2017

27 April 2017 - Summerhall, 8pmRedwood Mountain (aka Dean Owens & Amy Geddes): Transatlantic CrossingsRedwood Mountain is a brand new duo featuring acclaimed troubadour Dean Owens and traditional fiddle player Amy Geddes.Redwood Mountain perform transatlantic folk songs....

Tradfest 26 April to 7 May 2017 – celebrating tradition with a contemporary spin

Tradfest will have over 100 events in celebration of this year's theme as 2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Running from 26 April to 7 May 2017 this is the only festival dedicated to...

Adrift – Tradfest – Friday 6th May

Adrift, as part of Tradfest, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, this year, highlighted all that is great about the festival, with the seamless juxtaposition of words and music. Originating from Newfoundland, this is the tale...

Thursday Night’s Tradfest: Soundhouse with Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore

 'Mollie O'Brien's voice, with its seemingly limitless range, is the perfect vehicle for this eclectic set of songs. Rich Moore's crisp harmonies and guitar playing support in all the right places. It takes serious...

What’s on in the Edinburgh arts world this week?

It's another busy week in the capital, with lots of things to do every day.  As usual, almost all of them are FREE - so as you'll have had your tea, your evenings will...

The Arts of Independence: Tradfest at Blackwell’s

As few can have failed to notice, in less than 5 months we'll have the opportunity to say yes or no to Scottish independence.  Debate is hotting up, and now Tradfest, the city's festival...

On the starting blocks for Tradfest

New line up announcements with Rachel Newton, Fiona Hunter, Adam Sutherland & Mary MacMaster adding to festival highlights In the run up to the opening of Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottish culture, traditional, Gaelic...

Tradfest: Songs of Peace and Protest/ Hope’s Beautiful Daughters.

Tradfest, the festival of traditional arts which finished at the weekend, put on a day of musical events based on campaigning and social justice as part of its programme which incorporated ‘Songs of Peace...

Tradfest: The Story of Scotland’s Creation

The audience at this Tradfest event learned how Scotland came to be formed in the new telling of the 3,000 year old myth of the Cailleach, or old hag,  who, it is believed, created...

Tradfest begins next week in Edinburgh – Here’s the list!

Tradfest is on from 24 April to 6 May at various venues around town. There will be music, singing, storytelling and dance as well as crafts, folk drama and celebrations for May Day. The...


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