Northern Streams is an unique festival of Nordic and Scottish music, song and dance based in Edinburgh celebrating its 16th year next month.
Taking place 26-28 April, Northern Streams 2019, features as guests:
Kata - a five women group who sing traditional songs from the Faroe Islands in a enigmatic & mesmerising manner
Caolmhar - a group of four young people from Sweden that play a range of Nordic & Scottish music and songs. 3 of them come from V-Dala Spelmanslag Swedens longest-running student folk ensemble & three times student world champions! https://hannahsundkvist.com/caolmhar/
Jocelyn Pettit with Rav Sira & Ellen Gira - a trio of top young musicians studying in Scotland, from Canada, Norway and the USA, who enjoy playing both Nordic and Scottish music. This will be their first headline concert since forming.
Or visit www.northernstreams.org for more details of our guests.
The festival opens with an evening concert on Friday, then a concert and ceilidh on Saturday to give you the opportunity to try Nordic dances alongside the Scottish ones you are likely to know already. All dances will be called or demonstrated.
There are workshops during the day on Saturday covering tunes, songs and dances from Scotland, Sweden, Norway and the Faroe Islands. The workshop period ends with the Sharing Session we recently started where all the invited guest performers and participants get a chance to share what they have learnt from the workshops and performances. A second free open session finishes the festival on the Sunday afternoon. (This session inspired the development of a monthly Nordic on the fourth Sunday of the month which will coincide with the festival in April).
All events take place at the Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ. Ticket prices range from £6 for a workshop £35 for an all-in-one weekend ticket. Concessions include TMSA members & Young Scot cardholders. See www.northernstreams.org to book online and for other ways to buy tickets in advance including in person or continue booking after this description! (Tickets are only available at the venue during the event).
Buy your tickets in advance of the event (and not on the door) and you'll be put in the draw to win a £20 Ikea gift card!
The Pleasance bar/café is open during the event.
For more details of the Northern Streams programme visit www.northernstreams.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0795 191 8366, or Facebook TMSAEdinburgh&Lothians and Twitter @northernstream1.
Northern Streams is organised by the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA) Edinburgh & Lothians Branch. Details about the Branch at: www.eltmsa.org.uk and TMSA www.tmsa.org.uk.