Edinburgh Tradfest: Everyone's Welcome to Edinburgh

Mon 6 May, 8.15pm

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This year’s special commission is by award-winning fiddler Robbie Greig.

Everyone’s Welcome to Edinburgh celebrates the tunes and songs that hail from and celebrate our famed capital city.

Edinburgh’s vibrant folk scene has produced some of Scotland’s leading singers and instrumentalists over the years, some featured in the very special band we have put together for the show, and the east of Scotland in general has a rich cultural fabric at its core.

While many may argue that Scotland’s traditional hub has moved to Glasgow in recent times, it is vital not to overlook the vibrancy and innovation Edinburgh has contributed to the scene (and is still contributing).

Expect tunes old and new in the show : from music heard in the Old Town in the 1700s to protest songs from the miner’s strike that hit the Lothians in the 1980s. There’ll be a fair smattering of those tunes heard at sessions in city’s bars from the 1990s to the present day, and some new compositions from the band.

We have no video preview for this year’s show, but please enjoy the highlights of last year’s special commission below.

About Robbie Greig:

Edinburgh-born Robbie Greig is an award-winning fiddle player and sought-after freelancer. Winner of the inaugural Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Award, Robbie is in high demand as a session musician, soloist and teacher. A full-time member of three busy folk bands (The Paul McKenna Band, Tannara and INYAL), all of whom have been recognised at the MG Alba Trad Awards, Robbie is also kept busy through a schedule of deputising, having performed most notably with Niteworks, Malinky and Talisk.

Joining Robbie for this special performance are:

Jenn Butterworth (guitar/vocals)
Signy Jakobsdottir (percussion)
Duncan Lyall (bass/synth)
Hannah Rarity (vocals)and Ciaran Ryan(banjo/fiddle)

With special guests: The EYG Band

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The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.

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