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Celta Ceilidh: The Robert Fish Band

Saturday 4 May 2019 20:00-23:00

In conjunction with Scotland’s Tradfest (26 April - 6 May 2019), the Robert Fish Band is putting on a Scottish-Breton Ceilidh at the Institut français d’Ecosse on Saturday, 4 May.

With deep ties to Scotland’s traditional music scene and after having taken part in a cultural exchange with a Breton organisation in Finisterre for many years, the Robert Fish Band is putting on a Celta Ceilidh featuring Scottish and Breton dancing. For beginners and experts alike, this night of Breton and Scottish traditional dance will get your heels moving and your hearts racing. And for a twist appropriate to the Institut français d’Ecosse, the band even can call Scottish dances in French!

About the band
The Robert Fish Band have been getting folk on their feet in Edinburgh and beyond since the great ceilidh revival of the 1990s. We spend many an evening “walking the line between tradition and innovation with sparkling flair – and a highly contagious sense of fun” (Sue Wilson) and have played venues from Blackpool to Brittany, from Leipzig to Lochaber, from Glasgow Green to Gilmerton Miners’ Welfare Club. We play and call the steps for all the well-known Scottish ceilidh dances and a few of the more unusual ones besides, with a line-up of fiddle, accordion/whistle, guitar, bass and percussion.

Event Details

Scottish-Breton Ceilidh: The Robert Fish Band
Saturday, 4 May 2019 | 8.00 - 11.00pm
£10 (£8 Concession)

Institut français d’Ecosse
Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or info ifecosse.org.uk

IFE Membership and discount rates
To take advantage of discounted member rates on events like this one and others throughout the year, we invite you to become a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Image Credit: The Robert Fish Band

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