Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival 2017

Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival

Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival 2017

Starting this weekend there’s the opportunity to see Spanish, Croatian, Polish, Chinese and Scottish music and dance all in one event.

The occasion is the 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival, with indoor and outdoor performances in Edinburgh, Anstruther, Falkirk & The Kelpies, Perth and Stirling Castle from the 16th to the 22nd of July.

The Church Hill Theatre Gala Concert in Edinburgh is one of the highlights of the festival, with performances from ‘Varaždinski folklorni ansambl’ – a folk dance ensemble from Varazdin, Croatia and ‘Balladors des Raiguer’, a recently formed group of experienced dancers from Majorca, Spain.

These two groups will bring their traditions of music and dance from their countries to perform alongside Edinburgh-based dance groups, featuring the range of Scottish dance – country dancing, highland, hard shoe stepdance and ceilidh plus ‘Ojczyzna’ – a local recently re-formed Polish dance group and the Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association.

Festival Spokesperson, Fiona Campbell, said “The concert and other performances will be fabulous opportunities to hear the different musical traditions and see the various different dance styles and costumes. And we are so pleased that we are able to take this experience to other places besides Edinburgh.

The Festival Gala Concert takes place on Friday 21 July. Tickets are £12/£10/£7 and available from the Usher Hall Box Office 0131 228 1155 or visit: www.usherhall.co.uk or at the door on the night. 

Festival Programme: 16-22 July 2017

Sunday 16 July: FALKIRK The Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies* Scotland, Spain, Croatia & Poland will be performing at various times between 1.30-4.30pm – free
Monday 17 July: EDINBURGH The Mound*
Scotland, Spain & Croatia will be on the pedestrian area beside the National Gallery 1.30-2.30pm – free
Tuesday 18 July: EDINBURGH The Grassmarket*
Scotland, Spain & Croatia will be dancing in The Grassmarket 2-3.30pm – free
Thursday 20 July: PERTH & ANSTRUTHER*
Scotland, Spain & Croatia will be dancing in King Edward Street from 11.30am-1pm, then on to Anstruther with dancing at the Harbour from 5-7pm – free
Friday 21 July: 7.30pm, Church Hill Theatre EH10 4DR
Scotland, Spain, Croatia, China & Poland will dancing in this gala performance. Tickets are available from the Usher Hall in person at the Box Office – tel: 0131 228 1155 or online www.usherhall.co.uk with any remaining for sale at the door. £12 Full price /£10 Concession /£7 Children up to the age of 18
Saturday 22 July: STIRLING CASTLE
Scotland, Spain, Croatia, China & Poland in their last performance together in the stunning location of the Queen’s Garden at Stirling Castle 1.30-3.45pm. Not to be missed! (Historic Scotland Admission is required £15/£12/£9)

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Thanks to Fiona Campbell for the publicity material/
Kyle & Sandy: Channel7A