Scandinavian and Nordic folk stars visit Scotland
1. Very hot male dancing
2. Norway’s sensational Folk Musician of the Year 2010
Sigrid Moldestad performs a range of exciting music, from Western fjords folk and blues to translations of Robert Burns songs.
“The songs are about love: the love you have experienced, the love you wanted to experience and of course the love that never happened!” Sigrid says.
3. Danish Folk Music Award 2009‘s Debut Album of the Year and Composer of the Year
4. Pushing forward Nu-Nordic collaborations
“…one of the freshest and most inventive acts on the emerging ‘Nu-Nordic’ scene, exploring and creating links between British and Scandinavian traditions, with a deft peppering of wider contemporary influences.”
5. A New Twist to Classic fiddle tunes and the nyckelharpa
Celtic Nyckelharpa Project will be performing tracks from their recently produced first album of Scotish and Irish dance music using the unique sound of the nyckelharpa (a Swedish keyed fiddle, similar to the hurdy gurdy) to produce a sound that is ancient and yet revolutionary.
6. Danish Dancing, old school and new
The Dancing Danes will be showcasing competitive Danish male dances as well as couples dancing both contemporary and with old school flavours.
7. Ever fancied learning the Jew’s Harp?
Two-Hour Jew’s Harp Workshop with Ewan Macpherson one of the first ever students from Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
8. Curious about Halling?
Halling Norwegian Male Dance Workshop with top dancer and choreographer Anders Aasberg
9. Superb Slavic and Norse folklore for kids
The Northern Streams Festival is part of Ceilidh Culture, Edinburgh’s annual traditional arts festival which finishes with a street fair in Castle St and Princes St between 22nd and 25th April.
For more information and times, see here