Northern Streams 2023

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Northern Streams Festival 27-30 April 2023

The full schedule for Northern Streams 2023 is currently being finalised but there’s a concert on Thursday 27 April evening and Session on the afternoon of Sunday 30 April and few other things such as workshops in between. Details should be confirmed soon on this website! 😀🎻🪗

In its 18th year, Northern Streams is working in partnership with the North Atlantic Song Convention (NASC) in its first time in Scotland – The festival is organised 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.

In partnership with North Atlantic Song Convention and Pomegranates Dance Festival

In the meantime you can check out the online content through our ‘Northern Streams Kist’ project from 2022! 

Northern Streams 2023 A4

Our plans for 2023 are again to keep the performers and programme pretty much the same to those we had invited for 2020 (and 2021 and 2022!):

Fromseier & Hockings – a duo from Denmark with songs & tunes

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 2023 in person festival will be like based on the 2019 programme…

‘…something out of the ordinary’ The Herald

In April this truly unique festival combines one off concerts with dynamic and exciting workshops.

For the past 18 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.

We expect to be returning to our previous venue in 2023 – The Pleasance Complex in Edinburgh & Scottish Storytelling Centre – check out the venue page for details – please join us!

Explore our concerts, workshops and artist pages for details of this year’s festival. You can book through the link on tickets page.

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 Northern Streams 2016 Video Image– thanks for Karen White & Sandy McGhie for their work on this!

Check out our new Sessions page for how you can enjoy Scandi music year round in Edinburgh & Glasgow!


Thanks to our supporters including individual donors and:
Tasgadh, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & City of Edinburgh Council

Organised by: TMSA Branch logo

 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

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