Monday April 27, 2015

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Today to 25 May 2015 - by distance

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Virgil McMahon - a very rare talent, started playing his fathers Mandolin at the tender age of four and by his early teens, he was absorbing the sounds of Hendrix, Billing Gibbons, Bonamassa and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Joining his fathers band ‘The... View more details - Virgil & The Accelerators to rock The Mash House!
37 Guthrie Street, (Hastie’s Close), Edinburgh EH1 1JQ
Sunday 17 May 2015

John Butt conducts this historically informed performance of J.S. Bach’s 1732 cantata about coffee addiction, lifestyle-choices and consumer culture, combined with a new score written by composer James Oldham from Waste Paper Opera. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - The Coffee Opera
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Today

Tradition goes live in Edinburgh with a feast of music, song, storytelling, dance, folk film, talks, crafts and visual arts. From fantastic seasonal celebrations like the Masque of Beltane and the May Day Parade where you can uncover Mumming... View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - TradFest Edinburgh
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015

Angus Grant of Shooglenifty offers fiddlers an afternoon of first hand advice, experiment and insight into styles, techniques and performance approaches. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Learning to Learn by Ear
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Saturday 2 May 2015

Christina Stewart introduces traditional Scottish songs and their stories, offering specific examples of songs linked with stories and vice versa, including an introduction to Gaelic tunes. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Traditional Scottish Songs and their  Stories
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Sunday 3 May 2015

TradFest opens up the legacy of Ewan McColl – collector, songmaker and reviver – 100 years on from his birth. Re-Source his gifts in performance and education with Geordie McIntyre and Alison McMorland. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - The Gifts of Ewan McColl
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Tuesday 5 May 2015

100 years since Alan Lomax’s birth, discover a store of online archives and explore his heritage of stravaiging and massively rewarding pursuit of Scots song View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Alan Lomax – Dunkin their Heels in the Corn and the Custard
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Wednesday 6 May 2015

The Jacobites live on in song and story – in Scots and Gaelic – in Scotland and across the world. Re-Source these fantastic traditions with Perthshire tradition bearer Paraig MacNeil who knows the songs, the stories and the places that live on in... View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Jacobites By Name: 1715 and all that
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Thursday 7 May 2015

Robert Tannahill, the Paisley weaver song-writer, engaged with the often violent 18th century debate over Irish emigration to Scotland in a potent fashion: through melody and metaphor. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - The Tannahill Irish Songs – Art as Life
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Friday 8 May 2015

Joshua Rilko, Mark Lavengood and PJ George III of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbelly’s, offer an introduction to Bluegrass styles and approaches, followed by instrument focussed sessions on Mandolin, Dobro, Fiddle and Bass – all ending with a collective... View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Art of Bluegrass Workshop
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Saturday 9 May 2015

A new monthly session of stories, songs, laughter and reminiscence in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. Hosted by the Life Stories Project View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - A Calendar of Memories
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Tuesday 12 May 2015, Tue 9 Jun

Join Anne Pitcher on a journey round the world with Baby Jay and his magic Peek-a-Boo blanket. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Tiny Tales: Peek-a-Boo! Where are you?
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Tuesday 12 May 2015

An evening of insightful humour and storytelling mixed with theatre, music, song and poetry guarantees a truly enjoyable night out. Previous guests include Alan Bissett, Jo Caulfield, Janey Godley, Prof Richard Wiseman, James Naughtie, Ian Rankin... View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - The Speakeasy
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Tuesday 12 May 2015, Tue 9 Jun

Ana Maria Lines presents tales about destiny, the myths of the Yoruba people and their influence in Brazil and Cuba. View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Café Voices: The Princes of Destiny
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Thursday 14 May 2015

An artistic collaboration by Joanna Paterson, Petra Bünger and Jim Paterson View more details - Scottish Storeytelling - Stones, Trees and Tales: Exhibition
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Friday 15 May 2015 to Saturday 6 Jun 2015



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