Unfortunately due to the current public health measures around COVID-19, instead of updating the website for the 2021 festival we are letting you know it has been postponed until April 2022 – though we have some plans for activity before then but are waiting on getting the go ahead before we can announce them!!
Our plans for 2022 are again to keep the performers and programme pretty much the same to those we had invited for 2020:
Fromseier & Hockings – a duo from Denmark with songs & tunes
Brian O’hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie & family – with songs and tunes from the ‘Northlands’ – Scotland and Scandinavia – based on their new album
Vilja-Louise Skough Åborn – a Swedish singer based in Dumfries and Robin Cochrane, a half Scot percussionist based in Sweden, will be exploring songs from north sea cultures and the Scottish diaspora (particularly Appalachia)
The Låtmores – Paul Sinclair (fiddle) and Janeta Österberg (accordion) – a Scottish/Finnish duo with a mix of traditional and modern folk tunes including ones they expect people to dance to…
Concerts, sessions, workshops (including a family friendly one) are planned!
You can look at the other pages on this site to get an idea of what the festival will be like based on the 2019 programme…
‘…something out of the ordinary’ The Herald
For the past 15 years the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (Edinburgh & Lothians Branch), have been bringing the finest in Nordic and Scottish music, song and dance to enthusiastic audiences in Edinburgh.
This year we are returning to one of our earlier venues – The Pleasance Complex in Edinburgh – check out the venue page for details – please join us!
Want a quick reference for the programme? Click NorthernStreams2019RevLeaflet for the Festival programme in one condensed format.
Click here to get a sense of what happens at the Festival with our video about the Festival in 2016: Northern Streams 2016 Video – thanks for Karen White & Sandy McGhie for their work on this!
In the meantime why not take part in the monthly Scandi session in Edinburgh on the 4th Sunday of every month (except December and April – as it will be at the Northern Streams Festival!) 2-5pm at Sofi’s Southside – details at: https://edinburghscandisession.wordpress.com/
Thanks to our supporters including individual donors and:
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & City of Edinburgh Council
The TMSA is registered as a Scottish Charity SC003819 & a company limited by guarantee No: 199976. Registered office: The Signal Box, 5 Appin Lane Edinburgh EH14 1JL