St Andrew’s Day celebration

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

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 and Scots and Gaelic songs to celebrate Scotland's rich cultural heritage.

This year’s concert forms part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the School of Scottish Studies in 1951.

Performers include Jean Redpath, Scott Gardiner, Patsy Seddon and Margaret Callan.

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

The concert will be held in St Cecilia’s Hall, from 7.30pm on Wednesday 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

Most of this evening’s performers are, or have been, 'Traditional Artists in Residence' at the School of Scottish Studies Archives, and are leading exponents in their field, drawing on a wealth of tradition.

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.


A new documentary about the School reveals some of the highlights of its rich archive. Showing on BBC2 on St Andrew’s Day, 2011.

BBC: School of Scottish Studies

Event details

St Andrew’s Day celebration

Wednesday 30 November 2011, 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 November 2011, 9.00pm

St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ.

Find St Cecilia's Hall on Campus maps

Further information

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