Thursday, 28 February 2019

Northern Streams 26-28 April 2019 - tickets on sale soon!

Just a wee 'heads up' we expect to have tickets for Northern Streams 2019 on sale soon - once we have finalised the full programme (particularly the workshops). One thing you may like to note now is that that festival has moved back at one of its original locations - The Pleasance Student Union, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ - following its amazing upgrade. The festival programme is expect to follow our format of two evening concerts on the Friday and Saturday night, workshops on the Saturday daytime and an Open session on the Sunday afternoon. This year we will continue the popular dance ceilidh in an extended second half of the Saturday night concert so participants and the musicians get to try both Scottish and Nordic dance and music all in one place! The invited guests are: · Kata – a five women group who sing traditional songs from the Faroe Islands in a striking manner · Caolmhar – a group of four young people from Sweden that perform a range of Nordic & Scottish music and songs (a couple of them were part of the student group from Uppsala University which were part of Northern Streams 2018). · EPK - Jocelyn Pettit with Rav Sira & Ellen Gira - a trio of 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. The Festival website is which will be updated as things are confirmed. We will put up another post when tickets are available. In the meantime please note the dates in your diary and feel free to let others know about the upcoming festival!

Muckle Sing 2019 a great success!

Thanks to all those who came along to the Muckle Sing earlier this month. It was a great day with some cracking songs brought by Jennifer Sterling for us to sing and harmonise to. The Performance Platform had a good number of groups singing for us before Jennifer rounded off the day with a short concert displaying her singing and fiddling virtuosity. Thanks again to West Lothian Council for supporting the event.