25th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival Gala Concert 2019

The Festival runs from 14-20 July with performances in Anstruther, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.

The Church Hill Theatre Gala Performance on Thursday 18 July, 7.30pm is one of the highlights of the 25th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival, with performances from Solvedaja from Tallin, ESTONIA and ‘Les Enfants du Morvan from Dijon, FRANCE.

These two groups will bring their traditions of music and dance from their countries to perform alongside Edinburgh-based dance groups, Dunedin Dancers and Edinburgh University Scottish Country Dance Society ‘New Scotland’ featuring the range of Scottish dance – country dancing, highland, hard shoe stepdance and ceilidh as well as the Irish dance and music group ‘Absolutely Legless’ and dancers from Polish group ‘Ojczyzna’.

The concert is a fabulous opportunity to hear the different musical traditions and see the various different dance styles and costumes. Organised by Dunedin Dancers and Edinburgh University’s New Scotland Country Dance Society, the festival also has a number of outdoor performances in Edinburgh and other locations – Anstruther, Glasgow and Stirling.

More information at: www.dunedindancers.org.uk; enquiries@dunedindancers.org.uk; tel: 0795 191 8366 or Facebook – Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival / Twitter: Dunedindancers


£12 Full price

£10 Concession including Young Scot

£7 Children up to the age of 18

£30 Family (either 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

The Festival Gala Concert takes place on Thursday 18 July. Tickets are £12/£10 Concession/£7 Children/£30 Family and available from the Usher Hall Box Office 0131 228 1155 or visit: www.usherhall.co.uk or www.eventbrite.com or at the door on the night. All the other festival performances are free.

Full list of planned performances for the Festival:

We are performing at the venues listed below.

Sunday 14 July: GLASGOW Kelvingrove Scotland, Estonia, France & Ireland will be performing at various times between 1.30-4.30pm – free

Monday 15 July: EDINBURGH The Royal Mile by St Giles* 
Scotland, Estonia & France will be on the pedestrian area beside St Giles Cathedral 1.30-2.30pm – free

Tuesday 16 July: EDINBURGH The Grassmarket*
Scotland, Estonia & France will be dancing in The Grassmarket 2-3.30pm – free

Thursday 18 July: 7.30pm, Church Hill Theatre EH10 4DR

Scotland, Estonia, France, Poland & Ireland 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

Friday 19 July: ANSTRUTHER, Fife*
Scotland, Estonia & France will be dancing as part of the Anstruther Harbour Festival at the Harbour from 3-5pm – free

Saturday 20 July: STIRLING CASTLE

Scotland, Estonia, France, Poland & Ireland 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 Environment Scotland Admission is required £15/£12/£9 if booked in advance)

*weather permitting—see our Facebook/Twitter for updates


We acknowledge the funding support from the Tasgadh Traditional Arts Small Grants scheme administered by Fèisean nan Gaidheal with funding from Creative Scotland. We also appreciate the assistance of the Edinburgh Academy Junior School helping provide the home base for the festival and the City of Edinburgh Council for supporting a Civic Reception to celebrate the 25th edition of the International Folk Dance Festival.

Event Details


Church Hill Theatre

Church Hill Theatre
33 Morningside Road
Eh10 4DR

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