No plans for this weekend? Don’t worry, we will help you out with that!

TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann – 6, 7 & 8 May


A festival inspired by the traditional arts and culture of Scotland. Expect music, song, story, dance and craft to coincide with the seasonal rites of Beltane and May Day given a contemporary spin.

Location: various venues.

Time and prices vary

Contact no: 01315569579


Folk Film Gathering – 6, 7 & 8 May

This year, the Folk Film Gathering’s programme focuses on a central theme of animals: sheep, goats, horses, cows, lions, whales and herring, and the stories that bind them to communities. From Bradford to Sardinia, 2016’s Gathering continues to explore the myriad ways world cinema has engaged with folk culture – as living tradition, as people’s history, and as, working class culture and experience.

Location: Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

Tickets: £8–£10

Time: 18:30


Grassmarket Farmers’ Market – 7 May


Get your veg, flowers and handcrafted goods at the Grassmarket, featuring some of the folk from Stockbridge Market.

Edinburgh, EH1 2HS


Time: 10:00 – 17:30


The Listening Room – 8 May


Acoustic open mic session. “An intimate and unplugged live music open floor and songwriter showcase”

Location: The Blue Blazer, 2 Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DX


Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Well now you have no excuses for a dull weekend!