Northern Streams 2023

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Northern Streams Festival of Nordic & Scottish Music, Song & Dance in Edinburgh & Dundee: 27-30 April 2023

‘…something out of the ordinary’ The Herald

Welcome! Velkommen! Tervetuloa! Heisan! Välkommen!

We are pleased that we are finally able to showcase the guest performers we had invited for 2020 in person – it’s now been three years but well worth waiting for:

Fromseier & Hockings – (Ditte & Sigurd) a Danish Folk Award winning fiddle/guitar/voice duo from Denmark with songs & tunes. They come from the tiny village Øksendrup in Denmark where they also run a small organic orchard and cidery. Their stunning tunes and song are inspired by their surroundings and the people in them. Voices and instruments intertwine, groove and move!

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 like people to dance to…! They feature ‘Finlandssvensk Musik’ subculture of Finnish folk music in their repertoire as both Janeta and Paul are part of that community.

Outline Festival Programme

In its 18th (+2) year, Northern Streams is working in partnership with the North Atlantic Song Convention (NASC) in its first time in Scotland – and the Pomegranates International Dance Festival 

Here’s an outline of the Festival’s programme. Information about the various parts of the programme are in the different sections in the menu above as well as listed in outline format below. You can also book through the links on tickets page.

All events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TE unless otherwise advised:
Thurs 27 April 
7.30pm Evening Concert with Fromseier & Hockings & The Låtmores – book at:

Fri 28 April 
Afternoon Workshop Danish Songs @NASC with Ditte Fromseier

Saturday 29 April
11.00am Day Concert @Wighton Centre, Dundee DD1 1DB with Fromseier & Hockings & The Låtmores – tickets available at the door on the day

8pm CEILIDH with Pomegranates International Dance Festival with Fromseier & Hockings & The Låtmores providing a couple of dances alongside a Scottish Ceilidh Band – book at:

Sunday 30 April – see Details of Events section below for how you can save money on your workshop tickets!
11am Danish Tunes Workshop -Fromseier & Hockings – book at:
12.30pm ‘Finlandssvensk’ Musik (Finland-Swedish tunes) Workshop – The Låtmores – book at:

2-5pm Open Music & Song Session – FREE entry in partnership with NASC

You can view the online content in our ‘Northern Streams Kist’ project which began collecting items in 2022 and will continue to be added to! 

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

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!


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.

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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