Music

Change & Connection – Our Season’s Journey

The Centre’s spring programme takes you deeper into seasonal change & further into understanding our natural connections.   Beginning with the traditional festival of Bride in February (sometimes called Imbolc in other Celtic cultures), where our ancestors faced down the last throes of winter, we welcome an exhibition around Duncan Williamson’s Wonder Tales, which heads up … Continued

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Burns Night – Celebrating the Nation’s Favourite Scot

It’s that time of the year, when Scots and Scots-at-heart gather to celebrate one of the country’s lyrical sensations and national treasure, Robert Burns. Born on a stormy night in Alloway on the 25th of January 1759, the 18th Century poet continues to touch people with his timeless prose, illustrating topics such as injustice, hypocrisy … Continued

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Q&A: Nine Tales & Carols

Ahead of ‘Nine Tales and Carols’ on Saturday evening at the Storytelling Centre, we grabbed a few minutes with storytellers Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule to find out what to expect at their show, and where the inspiration came from. What has been your inspiration for ‘Nine Tales and Carols’? Beverley: ‘Over the years, Heather and … Continued

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St Andrews Day & Fair Saturday: Showcasing Scotland’s Diversity & Generosity

Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, supported by Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund, entertains across the colder months by showcasing how Scotland’s traditions can bring people together, home and away, in cross-generational celebration. Scotland’s patron saint, a saint shared by different European countries, was known for … Continued

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Fringe 2018: Q&A with Zen Gwen on Mindful Disco

How would you describe your show in one sentence? Mindful Disco partners up Dance and Mindfulness, brings them on to the dance floor, to let the joy ignite. Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere? It’s a new dance event. What’s your favourite thing about the Fringe? We have lived in … Continued

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RECONSTRUCTED SERIES EXPLORES & REDEFINES INFLUENTIAL MUSIC ARTISTS

Bob Dylan image credit: Xavier Badosa This new series of live performances celebrates the musical genius of some of the most influential artists of the last century by reinterpreting, reinventing and ‘reconstructing’ their work. Stuart McHardy and Jess Abrams, who lead the first two sessions, come from very different angles, backgrounds and musical genres, as … Continued

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Where I Stand: A New Conversation – Discussion, Q&A and Networking Event @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3rd May 2018

Collaborate and Listen: free discussion, Q&A and networking event at The Scottish Storytelling Centre What: A chance to hear about the collaborative storytelling residency and performance Where I Stand: A New Conversation before it’s Edinburgh debut within TradFest. (Followed by an open forum, Q&A and networking opportunity) Where I Stand: A New Conversation is a performance … Continued

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Bristol Based Jazz-Tinged Klezmer Music Merges with Spoken Word to share Jewish, Palestinian & British Storylines

Chai For All perform the Arts Council England-funded multi narrative music and spoken word show this Saturday, 4th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.  This performance piece which is part of a ten-gig UK tour, is Chai for All’s re-telling of the Balfour Declaration story of 1917 in its centenary year, to educate, invite … Continued

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Fringe 2017: Ross Whyte Q&A

Born from a commission by Ceòl’s Craic to bring together electronic and traditional music for live performance, WHɎTE have gone from strength to strength with their unique, rarely-heard Gaelic songs paired with ambient electronic arrangements. We grabbed electronica musician Ross Whyte, for a few quick questions ahead of their Made in Scotland Showcase. How would … Continued

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Discover Scots & Gaelic Song with Siobhan Miller & Sineag MacIntyre

Enjoy a unique opportunity to delve into the rich song traditions of Scotland in two upcoming full-day workshops at the Scottish Storytelling Centre – Scots Song with Siobhan Miller on Saturday the 10th of June, followed the next week by Gaelic Song with Sineag MacIntyre. Siobhan and Sineag are two young women who have been … Continued

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