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
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!