NB: Booking & concession information is at the end of the listings.
DESPITE VOLCANOES WE ACTUALLY HAVE MOST OF THE PERFORMERS IN SCOTLAND SO EVENTS WILL HAPPEN THIS WEEKEND. UNFORTUNATELY NOT EVERYONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO COME SO THERE ARE SOME CHANGES TO THE HOOTS MAN ALIVE! SUNDAY PROGRAMME - PLEASE SEE BELOW OR CALL 0795 191 8366 FOR DETAILS.
The Pleasance Theatre, The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
Friday 16 April Sweden & Scotland Concert 7.30pm £11/9
Swedish folk group Svanevit (meaning ‘white swan’) creates unique combinations of instruments and voice mixing medieval ballads with merry schottisches, and of course the polska! Erik Ask-Upmark – harp, Swedish & medieval bagpipes; Anna Rynefors - nyckelharpa; Maria Larsson - fiddle; and Anders Larsson - mandola & vocal. James MacDonald Reid and friends will round off the evening with Gaelic song dances, examples of Scottish male Highland dance traditions, music and storytelling – prepare to be captivated!
Saturday 17 April Norway, Scotland & Denmark Concert 7.30pm £11/9
Boreas – named after the North wind - blows back into Edinburgh, combining Scots song and fiddle traditions with West Norwegian dance music and song melodies in contemporary arrangements. Featuring Lori Watson (a ‘New Voices’ at Celtic Connections 2010) – Fiddle/Vocals; Innes Watson – Guitars/Vocals; Britt Pernille Frøholm - Hardangerfiddle; and Irene Tillung - Button Accordion. Dancer, Anders Aasberg, part of the winning Norwegian Eurovision entry 2009 will demonstrate the male Halling dance. Winners of two Danish Folk Music Awards 2009, fiddler/singer - Hal Parfitt Murray and keyboard/accordionist - Nikolaj Busk, will be joined by the Dancing Danes.
Saturday 17 April Music, Song & Dance £8/6 each workshop
The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
2 workshops to choose from in each time slot
Instrumental workshops suitable for any melody instrument
10.30am-12.30pm: Swedish songs / Norwegian tunes & accompaniment
1.00-3.00pm: Swedish tunes / Great ideas for accompanying & playing tunes and songs (Hal & Nikolaj)
3.30-5.30pm: Scottish & Borders Tunes / Scandinavian Dance workshop – no partner required!
Plus a music and song session in the Pleasance Bar (between workshops & concert).
Sunday 18 April Swedish Pipe Tune Workshop 1.00-5.00pm £15/£10
Dance Base, 14-16 The Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
Led by Erik Ask-Upmark, from Swedish folk group Svanevit, this opportunity is to try Swedish tunes that may be suitable for small pipes. The extended workshop will allow plenty of time to try tunes out to see which ones work the best and maybe even explore harmonies! NB: Erik will be leading in the key of 'A'.
A partnership between the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch’s Northern Streams festival and the LBPS.
Hoots Man Alive! Traditional Male Dance Festival
Sunday 18 April Dance Base, 14-16 The Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
A chance to experience raw energy, sweat and strength and learn from some of the top male dancers from around Scandinavia and Scotland. Each session will have a talk & performance and then workshop element. Male and female participants welcome, or you can just watch & listen!
Workshops £8/6 each workshop
12.30-2.30pm: Scotland: the male form of Highland dancing with James MacDonald Reid STILL HAPPENING - TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
2.30-4.30pm: Norway: Norwegian Halling dance with Anders Aasberg POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE - EMAIL US YOUR DETAILS TO ELTMSA@YAHOO.CO.UK TO BE KEPT INFORMED
4.30-6.30pm: Denmark: Danish male dances from the men of the Dancing Danes! POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE - EMAIL US YOUR DETAILS TO ELTMSA@YAHOO.CO.UK TO BE KEPT INFORMED
Concert Ceilidh & Dance Performance 7.30pm £11/9
A great way to round off your Ceilidh Culture experience with a wee bit of dancing, music, song, story and seeing what has taken place at earlier workshops and in the rest of the Northern Streams festival. Bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the fun with ceilidh dances in between – all welcome! A partnership between the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch’s Northern Streams festival and Dance Base.
STILL HAPPENING - TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
To book: www.ceilidhculture.co.uk or Box Office: 0131 228 1155. Weekend Ticket £45/35: includes the 3 Evening Events and as many of the workshops as you would like to attend during the Northern Streams festival - save up to £36! Specify workshops at the time of booking. Get ‘Hoots Man Alive’ tickets also from Dance Base: 0131 225 5525 or www.dancebase.co.uk. Special ‘Hoots Man Alive!’ Day Ticket for all 3 Sunday dance workshops and evening event £25/£19 (save up to £10!). Concessions: OAP, student, unemployed, disabled, Young Scot + TMSA & LBPS members.
Tuesday 20 April Northern Streams Glasgow Concert 7.30pm
Lauries Bar, 34-36 King Street, Glasgow G1 5QT. On the bill are:
• Boreas featuring Lori Watson – Fiddle/Vocals (and a ‘New Voices’ at Celtic Connection this year); Britt Pernille Frøholm - Hardangerfiddle; Innes Watson – Guitars/Vocals and Irene Tillung - Button Accordion. " an alluring and innovative musical union between Scotland and Norway." Sunday Mail.
• Anders Aasberg, part of the winning Norwegian Eurovision entry 2009 (song and choreography) will demonstrate the male Halling dance
• Members of Swedish folk group Svanevit - Maria Larsson - fiddle and Anders Larsson - mandola & vocal. “…absolutely haunting…a nearly perfect choice for Nordic folk enthusiasts.” Paula Kirman, Global Rhythm.
Tickets £8/6 available from Lauries Bar, or 0795 191 8366 or on the door. Concessions: OAP, student, unemployed, disabled, Young Scot + TMSA & LBPS members.
For more information: tel: 0795 191 8366 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit the performers' websites:
Anders Aasberg - http://frikar.com/index.html or watch the Eurovision 2009 entry performance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8JRtGMBUz0
The Dancing Danes - http://www.thedancingdanes.dk/?IdPage=36
James Macdonald Reid - some of James’s students performing the Highland dance of the Black Cocks is at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPDWsQbX6Bc
Svanevit - http://www.myspace.com/svanevitsweden & www.myspace.com/erikaskupmark
Boreas - www.myspace.com/boreasband
Hal Parfitt Murray and Nikolaj Busk - http://www.myspace.com/halparfittmurray