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A festival of Nordic and Scottish music takes place in Edinburgh at the end of this month.

All workshops and concerts will be at Pleasance over the weekend.

Northern Streams 2019 includes guests Kata, a five woman group singing traditional songs from the Faroe Islands, Caolmhar a group of four young people from Sweden playing a range of Nordic and Scottish music and songs and Jocelyn Pettit with Rav Sira and Ellen Gira a trio of young musicians from Canada, Norway and the US all currently students at the Royal Conservatoire.

KATA

Organiser, Fiona Campbell, said: “I really pleased we’ve been able to invite artists from the Faroe Islands as we’ve not yet had anyone perform at the festival from there. Kata have an amazing, enigmatic way bringing old songs to life with intriguing stories from the Faroese tradition. I’m also pleased to have some of the young Swedish musicians who delighted festival audiences last year, returning to play and sing in Caolmhar. And it’s great to be able to showcase the talent that Scotland attracts to study here, especially people who have a shared interest in exploring the Scottish and Nordic traditions with the trio of Jocelyn, Rav & Ellen.”

All events take place at the Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ. Ticket prices range from £6 for a workshop – £35 for an all-in-one weekend ticket. Concessions include TMSA members & Young Scot cardholders. See www.northernstreams.org to book online and for other ways to buy tickets in advance including in person. (Tickets are only available at the venue during the event).

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