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Fête de la musique 2019

Friday 21 June 18:00-22:00

Created in 1982 the Fête de la musique is now an established tradition in France (and many other places around Europe and the Francophone world) taking place on the 21st of June. On that very special day, every musician – amateur or professional – comes out onto the streets, the squares, and the cafés to perform for free.

With close to 4 hours of singers and songwriters, classical musicians, and DJ/MCs, the Institut français d’Ecosse’s fête de la musique is a fun way to kick off your weekend! Looking beyond Scotland, we’ll also be participating in one of the global objectives of the fête this year, now in its 38th edition, to celebrate and focus on Europe by kicking off the evening at 6pm with a participative performance of the European anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, and a reading of the German poet Friedrich Schiller’s text.

The programme for the evening will proceed as follows*:

6.00pm: Ode to Joy and introductions
6.30pm: James McGinley - Acoustic guitar
7.00pm: Mark Rogers & Roisin Lavery - French compositions for the piano
7.30pm: Sofia Ros Gonzalez – Classical music for accordion & violin
8.00pm: Sylvain Ayite & Friends - acoustic music in French, Portuguese, Creole, Wolof, etc.
9.00pm: MC1SP - DJ/MC set

Event Details

Fête de la musique 2018
Friday, 21 June 2019 | 6.00 - 10.00 pm
FREE & open to all

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are 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
While this event is free and open to all, the Institut programmes many members only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Design credit: Studio des signes
*Programme subject to change.

Institut Français Écosse 2019