The Branch's Northern Streams Festival went off well artistically with many of the attendees commenting how much they enjoyed it. Thanks to Oleman, Fjarin, Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson and Simon Chadwick for their fantastic performances and workshops. Also thanks to the volunteers who helped make it happen, the Grassmarket Centre and of course, the audience and participants!
If you want more North Sea cultural mixes - there's Scandimoot this weekend (1-4 May) down in Lancashire and Geiteberg Folk Festival 5-6 June, in Tomter, Norway (near Oslo) as a couple of suggestions. Closer to home, Hydrokoret (the Hydro Choir) from Oslo, Norway are at the Pleasance, 2 May, 4.30pm plus Vasen is at the Pleasance on 4 May, 8pm courtesy of the Edinburgh Folk Club - as part of the Tradfest Edinburgh/Dun Eideann programme.
There's still time to book tickets for Northern Streams next week, including our great value All-in-one ticket for only £30 (£24 concession) which means you get two concerts, 3 workshops and the sharing session for one price and saving around £12. You can hear and learn tunes, songs, about an instrument the Vikings played and dances that make links across the North Sea - all at the lovely Grassmarket Centre. Don't miss Fiona Driver and Graham Simpson from Orkney's debut in the Central Belt. Fiona is an award-winning composer with a large repertoire of tunes from the Northern Isles & Scandinavia and a popular fiddle tutor!