As you would expect, all our gigs after early March 2020 were cancelled and Edinburgh Tradfest was curtailed because of coronavirus, however our funding allowed us to pay all the musicians their guarantees, put out an upbeat collaborative video to mark what would have been the start of the festival (1 May) and produce Edinburgh Tradfest Spotlight. This was a season four high quality online gigs with artists who would have been part of Tradfest (streamed in October/November).
In 2021 we built on the success of Edinburgh Tradfest Spotlight with another ten online gigs, billed as Soundhouse Spotlight. These reflected the broadness of our usual programming featuring a wide spectrum of artists from the worlds of jazz, folk, classical, Americana and experimental music. We hoped that Edinburgh Tradfest might be back IRL, but it too was digital in May 21. We presented two online concerts, one livestream and one pre-recorded, and a very popular podcast!