Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Traditional arts, languages and culture in Scotland

Category: Artist in Residence

Workshop with Fraser Fifield, Traditional Artist in Residence. **Monday 12th December, Project Room, 50 George Square, 5pm to 6.15pm** Insight and discussion around Fraser’s experiences in creating new work informed by tradition at home and abroad. There will be opportunity to participate in some ensemble playing/singing, suitable for all, for which instrumentalists are warmly invited […]

A Celebration of Scotland’s Music and Song Traditions Join us in celebrating St Andrew’s Day in music and song at the University of Edinburgh’s annual concert. Date and time Wed, 30 November 2022, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT (Doors open at 19:15) Location St Cecilia’s Hall Niddry Street Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1NQ Key Information All are […]

My name is Fraser Fifield, I’m a musician and composer, and delighted to be the new Traditional Artist in Residence at the University of Edinburgh. I’ve worked professionally in music for around 26 years, releasing 8 solo albums and performing on bagpipes, saxophone and low whistle with many artists at home and abroad. During my […]

Scottish traveller and storyteller Duncan Williamson speaks to a group of staff and students in the garden of the School of Scottish Studies off George Square, Edinburgh. The photo is black and white, the groups are sitting on the grass in a circle and are dressed in a 1980s style including jeans and brogues.

Celebrating the “cultural jewel box” of the School of Scottish Studies Archives in their 70th year (1951-2021) ‘Sunday 8 August will see two concerts marking the anniversary with cross-generational line-ups. A Folk Song Sharing features the veteran Caithness singer, songwriter and storyteller Nancy Nicolson, Gaelic singer Arthur Cormack OBE and a rising young singer-songwriter in […]

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Mike Vass joins us as School of Scottish Studies Traditional Artist in Residence 2019-2022. Mike will be exploring the archives and creating new work, facilitating collaborative projects with students across the university and supporting Celtic & Scottish Studies with our live events and the new MSc Traditional Arts Performance. Mike has […]

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