Northern Streams 2022

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Northern Streams Festival 2022: Due to the unexpected closure of our planned venue, we’ve created a ‘Plan B’ hybrid event as following:

Friday 22 April – a selection of archive concert footage available online from 7.30pm onwards – click on the Concerts 2022 page above to get to the links.

Saturday 23 April – three workshops to watch and learn from online from 11am onwards – click on the Workshops 2022 page above to get to the links.

Sunday 24 April 2-5pm – an in-person ‘Scandi Session’ celebrating World Nyckelharpa Day (other instruments and singers are welcome) in The Lounge Bar at Teviot Student Union, 13 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ bringing together Nordic & Scottish music & song! You don’t need to click – just come along!

All of these ‘events’ are free but if you would like to give a donation to help this and future Northern Streams Festivals – there will be the opportunity to do so.

The online content will be available after this weekend so please feel free to watch it when you can or more than once! 

We expect to be adding to the number of these videos through our ‘Northern Streams Kist’ project over the next few months so it will be worth revisiting the website on occasion .

We hope to be fully back in 2023!!

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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

Brian O’hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie & family – with songs and tunes from the ‘Northlands’ – Scotland and Scandinavia – based on their recent 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 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 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.

We expect to be returning to our previous venue in 2023 – The Pleasance Complex in Edinburgh – 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!

Hopefully a monthly Scandi session in Edinburgh will be restarting at some point now restrictions have been lifting – any details will be at at: https://edinburghscandisession.wordpress.com/ 

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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