St Andrew’s Day celebration

An evening of the best of Scottish song and instrumental music from the Scots and Gaelic tradition.

Dr. Gary West, Celtic and Scottish Studies, playing at 2007's St Andrew's Day celebration.

Join us for a night of entertainment featuring pipes, clarsach, Scots and Gaelic songs and poetry to celebrate Scotland's rich cultural heritage.

In keeping with the Year of Homecoming and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, the programme will include a focus on music-making in the Scottish home.

The evening promises to be an outstanding experience of Scotland's music from some of its finest exponents.

The celebration will be held in McEwan Hall, from 7.30pm on Monday 30 November.

This event is presented by Celtic and Scottish Studies and the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Book online

This event is FREE but ticketed. Places are limited so booking is essential.

You will be sent tickets as an email attachment - please print and bring with you to the event.

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Traditional Artists in Residence

The evening’s performers are, or have been, 'Traditional Artists in Residence' at the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Each is a collector in his or her own right, and a leading exponent in their field drawing on a wealth of tradition.

All also contribute to the "carrying stream" of our culture by creating new compositions and teaching, helping to ensure a lively future for our musical heritage.

The School of Scottish Studies Archives

Material has been collected for the School of Scottish Studies Archives since 1951.

The Archives contain over 9000 recordings of songs, music, tales, verse, customs, beliefs and oral history.

It is a resource of national and international significance and is at the heart of teaching and research at Celtic and Scottish Studies.

Event details

St Andrew’s Day celebration

Monday 30 November 2009, 7.30pm

Monday 30 November 2009, 9.00pm

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG.

Find McEwan Hall on Campus maps

Further information

For more information on this event, including any accessibility enquiries, please contact the Protocol Office.

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