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Northern Streams Festival

Northern Streams is a festival celebrating Nordic & Scottish music, song and dance and this year's edition is taking place from 26th - 28th April at The Pleasance Edinburgh.

Northern Streams Festival

About Northern Streams Festival

Musical families, top new young talent and a rich mix of cultures feature in the Northern Streams Festival of Nordic & Scottish Music, Song & Dance 2024 in Edinburgh.

Taking place 26-28 April, this year’s festival features artists all based in Scotland with backgrounds and repertoire from Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Shetland, and North-East Scotland:

· Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich with Órla Ní Eadhra and Ró Ó hEadhra (BFÓR): a family affair from Inverness drawing on the Gaelic traditions of Scotland, the Nordic countries and the North Atlantic Fringe. https://www.brian-fionnag.com

. Erin Mungall-Baldvinsdottir with Evie Alberti, Becka Gauld and Ben Shanks: members of Jelephant Folk Band in their full Nordic/Scottish mode ranging from Icelandic, Finnish, Saami and Gaelic. https://www.facebook.com/JelephantBand

· Sir-Reel Clarks ft: Aaron Clark: a music and song duo comprising Andy & Aaron Clark, carrying on their family’s musical heritage despite the challenges Aaron has faced to become a champion melodeon player. https://www.facebook.com/SirReelClarksFamilyBand

· Miguel Girão & Amy Laurenson (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2023 winner): Guitarist and Piano duo drawing on Amy’s native Shetland traditions and Miguel’s exploration of Scandinavian cultures. https://amylaurenson.com/ & https://miguelgirao.com

TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch are really excited about this year’s Northern Streams line-up. We have amazing talent in Scotland who are exploring the music and song of Scottish and Nordic cultures and coming up with new sounds, whilst respecting the past - one of the founding ideas behind the festival.

The outline Festival programme is:
Friday 26 April
7.00pm Evening Concert
Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich with Órla Ní Eadhra and Ró Ó hEadhra (BFÓR) + Erin Mungall-Baldvinsdottir with Evie Alberti, Becka Gauld and Ben Shanks. Featuring Nordic and Scottish music and song from talented artists based in Scotland, including from Gaelic, Icelandic and Finnish cultures.

Saturday 27 April
Workshops:
11.00am – 12.15pm
Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich North Atlantic Songs
12.30pm – 1.45pm
Erin Mungall-Baldvinsdottir and Ben Shanks Icelandic/Finnish Songs
2.00 – 3.15pm
Miguel Girão Tunes from the Wedding Traditions of Shetland
3.30 – 4.45pm
Sir-Reel Clarks North East Scotland Tunes

7.00pm Evening Concert
Sir-Reel Clarks ft Aaron Clark + Miguel Girão & Amy Laurenson. Featuring Nordic and Scottish music and song from talented young artists based in Scotland, including BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2023 winner Amy Laurenson and North East Scotland Champion – Aaron Clark.

Sunday 28 April
2-5pm Open Music & Song Session – FREE entry

TICKET INFORMATION
You can book through www.northernstreams.org/tickets (or www.eltmsa.org.uk if there are any issues accessing the Northern Streams website). If you are not able to use online options – please ring 0795 191 8366 or email: eltimsa@yahoo.co.uk.

We expect tickets will be available on the door but if you book your tickets in advance to have a chance to WIN an IKEA Voucher (terms & conditions are on the Northern Streams ‘Contact Us’ webpage)

Prices (no booking fees to pay):
Northern Streams Evening Concerts £15/£12.50 each
Northern Streams Workshops £9/£7.00 each

Or buy in bulk & save….
FESTIVAL TICKETS = 2 concerts and 4 workshops – £43 full price and £35 concession
Workshop ‘4 for 3’ Ticket = all 4 workshops, no concerts – £27 full price and £21 concession

Concessions are TMSA Members; Over 60; Student; Unemployed; Young Scot Card; People under 18; People with disabilities – please contact us if you require a carer be able to attend with you for free so we can add them to your booking.

Please note that we may ask for evidence of the concession at the time of booking or venue. Also any children under 18 attending Northern Streams events must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or other adult 18+ that has responsibility for the child/ren.

For more details of the Northern Streams programme, guest artists or for booking links, visit www.northernstreams.org or Facebook – TMSAEdinburgh&Lothians and Twitter@northernstream1.

The Northern Streams festival is organised on a voluntary basis by the Edinburgh & Lothians Branch of the Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) and acknowledges support from Tasgadh - Traditional Arts Small Grants Scheme, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in association with the City of Edinburgh Council and Covid recovery funds from the national TMSA support for local Branches.

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