Northern Streams 2017

Nordic & Scottish music, song and dance

Concerts – 2017

Friday 21 April: Evening Concert 19.30-22.00

The Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA 

Lärka: Eilidh Steel – fiddle & Alice Thorsell – fiddle (Scotland/Sweden)

Blending Swedish and Scottish fiddle music and song, new duo Lärka, delve into old music collections and draw inspiration from stories, language, history and landscape of both their cultures.

KLB: Olli Kari- accordion, Elina Lappalainen- double bass, Jon Hjellum Brodal – fiddle/hardanger (Finland/Norway)

Crispy Nordic tunes from Norway and Finland plus original compositions form the core repertoire of the KLB trio with punchy bass solos, flaming bowings and plenty of moustache wax as all part of the experience.

For details about the artists performing please click through to the artist page here

Tickets £12/£10 or part of the Weekend Ticket – only £32/£25 Booking information here

 

Saturday 22 April: Evening Concert & Ceilidh 19.30-23.00

The Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA

Harta: Christine Martin – nyckelharpa, Ross Calderwood – smallpipes, Jack Evans – guitar, bouzouki, and whistles (Scotland)

A new trio from Skye and Lochalsh, Harta plays an intriguing mix of old Scottish melodies and dance tunes alongside music drawn from the Nordic traditions.

The Northern Streams Ceilidh Band (Scotland/Finland/Sweden/Norway)

After last year’s successful collaboration, our Festival guest musicians, including Mark Neal, will be creating another Northern Streams Ceilidh Band to give you to opportunity to try out Scottish, Norwegian and Finnish dances – which will be called – during the extended second half of our concert or you can just sit and listen to the Nordic & Scottish sounds!

Why not attend the dance workshops in the afternoon to get a head start on the dances?

For details about the artists performing please click through to the artist page here

Tickets £12/£10 or part of the Weekend Ticket – only £32/£25 Booking information here

 

Sunday 24 April: Open Session 14.00-16.00pm

The Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA

A chance to play and/or sing together in the relaxed setting of the Grassmarket Cafe or come along and listen. We will be welcoming members of the Grassmarket Music Group to give us a wee taste of their repertoire!

For details about the artists performing please click through to the artist page here

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