Events Across Scotland



Looking for a weekly dance class to get involved with or just fancy an evening of storytelling or music? Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland’s networks in story, song and dance are hosting events and sessions the length and breadth of Scotland – have a look below for traditional arts events in your area.

Milnathort Sunday Ceilidhs

Milnathort Town Hall Milnathort, Perth and Kinross
Sunday, 22 July

Come and dance to some top players! Monthly Ceilidhs with proceeds going to various charities. A different band each month. Admission: £5, including tea and biscuits (pay on the door) 2pm – 5pm.   Dates & Bands 21 Jan: Leonard Brown 18 Feb: Ian Cameron 25 Mar: Scott Carnegie 22 Apr: Gordon Pattullo 27 May: … Continued

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Traditional Ceilidh in Edinburgh

British Legion Hall 33 Rodney Street Edinburgh EH7 4EL
Thursday 26th July

These ceilidh events are held in the Summer months and are great for visitors, students, holidaymakers who wish to learn and participate in Scottish dancing. Informal, but great fun the music is provided by one of Scotlands most popular ceilidh bands who have a fantastic Caller providing encouragement and instructions so everybody can join in. Suitable … Continued

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Strawberries and Cream Summer Dance

Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 28th July

Our summer dance is always a popular favourite on the dancing calendar. Join us for a great evening dancing with fantastic music from local band leader Matthew Maclennan and his Scottish dance band.  We’ve a programme of summer favourites including ‘The Deil amang the Tailors’, the ‘Luckenbooth Brooch’ and Ian Powrie’s ‘Farewell to Auchterarder’. Blacketyside … Continued

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Fringe ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall 28 Lauriston St Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
3rd - 25th August except Sundays

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK, but please don’t come if you intend to spend any time texting, browsing the web etc. Musicians find … Continued

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The Silver Chanter

The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 0HW Call: 0141 353 0220
Saturday 4th August

Come to The National Piping Centre to hear some of the finest pipers perform the classical music of the bagpipes – Piobaireachd – on Saturday 4th August. The 52nd Silver Chanter moves to its new home in Glasgow and tickets are  now onsale for the amazing night, with each player perfoming a tune by the … Continued

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Aurora International Festival of Traditional Dance & Music

Various Aberdeen
8th - 13th August

Aurora is pleased to announce that it is holding its seventh International Festival of Traditional Dance & Music from 8-13 August 2018.  Joining us for the Festival will be Gruppo Folkloristico Pasian di Prato from Udine in north east Italy and Les Echos de nos Montagnes from Annecy in France.  Aurora visited Udine in summer 2016 and Annecy in … Continued

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Mind-Maps

Dundas Street Gallery 6 Dundas Street Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
Thursday 9 August 2018

Workshop and Talk Mapping the areas of our mind and head space.  A chance to reflect on the insatiability of social media for our “feeds” and how we may inadvertently be contributing to the difficulties of defining what should remain private and what can be shared. 

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Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller, WhɎte

The Queen's Hall Clerk Street Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Monday 13th August

Award-winning Elephant Sessions (BBC Scots Trad Music Awards Album of the Year 2017) shake the very foundations of expectation with their own unique brand of indie folk. Nominated for Live Act of the Year at the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, and Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 they’ve had … Continued

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Elephant Sessions, WHɎTE, Siobhan Miller

The Queen's Hall Clerk Street Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Monday 13 August

  Presented by The Queen’s Hall in association with Showcase Scotland Expo Elephant Sessions Award-winning Elephant Sessions (BBC Scots Trad Music Awards Album of the Year 2017) shake the very foundations of expectation with their own unique brand of indie folk. Nominated for Live Act of the Year at the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards … Continued

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Traditional Ceilidh in Edinburgh

British Legion Hall 33 Rodney Street Edinburgh EH7 4EL
Tuesday 14th August

These ceilidh events are held in the Summer months and are great for visitors, students, holidaymakers who wish to learn and participate in Scottish dancing. Informal, but great fun the music is provided by one of Scotlands most popular ceilidh bands who have a fantastic Caller providing encouragement and instructions so everybody can join in. Suitable … Continued

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