Thanks to support from regular funding partners Creative Scotland and William Grant Foundation Edinburgh Tradfest will return in May for another packed programme of excellent traditional and traditional-inspired music, storytelling and film. We are currently working on the line up and hope to announce the first weekend of gigs before the end of this year.
Creative Scotland is also supporting us throughout the year to produce a series of six Traverse One concerts, and new music festival at the end of November/start of December. Expect more news on those seasons to be released as we get it.
The biggest change for 2024, however, is that we will no longer programme regular Monday concerts at The Traverse Bar – our last will be Dean Owens and the Sinners on 18 December 23. This is rather appropriate for us as the very first house concert Douglas put on was Dean Owens, back in 2002.
We are taking this decision to allow us to concentrate on making Edinburgh Tradfest 24 the best yet, launching the extra festival, and programming the adhoc T1 season, whilst also making us less tied to regular programming. We hope to travel more, for example, and Douglas is particularly keen to do more charity work for Medical Aid for Palestinians.
Thankfully The Traverse has indicated that they are working on a way to bring Monday night gigs in-house and we will be giving them all the help they need to make that happen.
We look forward to seeing many of our regular audience members in the next few weeks and for our programming throughout 2024.
Jane-Ann & Douglas, November 2023